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About the Ohio Herb Center


One of the Herb Capital of Ohio’s BEST assets is located in the heart of Gahanna! The Ohio Herb Center is the perfect place to experience the world of herbs – gardening, culinary, aromatic, health and wellness. The Nafzger-Miller house (110 Mill St. Gahanna, Ohio 43230), is home to the Herb Center. It is listed in the National Register of Historical Places, with the earliest part of the house dating to 1855. Take a class or workshop on a variety of classes, ranging from Tea Blending and DIY Herbal Cosmetics to Thrifty Herbal Homecare. Or rent the center for a small meeting, baby or wedding shower or group event. Call (614) 642-4372 to learn more. 

Meet the Staff


Amanda Ferguson / Ohio Herb Center Coordinator

Amanda’s experience with herbs started in 1996 after she read Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Healing for Women. In 1997 she decided to start making soap after her daughter wasn’t able to use commercial soap. That put her on a path to start her own small soap-making business, Thymeless Apothecary, that she ran for 6 years. She develops classes and instructs at the Ohio Herb Center. One of the great joys of learning herbs is sharing that knowledge. She has created and taught over 25 classes, workshops, and outreach events at the Ohio Herb Center. Currently she is taking courses through the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine.

Amanda has extensive herb gardens at home and loves spending time in the garden. As an outdoor enthusiast, she is also interested in plant ID, taking classes on Native Medicinal Plants at Rural Action, Sovereignty Herbs and United Plant Savers. Amanda is a Certified Ohio Pollinator Advocate, has raised/released monarchs and swallowtail butterflies. She loves to talk and teach about the insects that come to our gardens.

Listen to Amanda on the Herbology Talk Podcast, Episode 2: Finding Inspiration in Herbalism w/ host Mary Colvin.

Natalie Scott / Ohio Herb Center Coordinator

Natalie’s love of herbs began as a young child, sitting in a field of Red Clover eating their flowers. That love grew as she emersed herself in nature, books, and educational courses. She has taken classes in Natural Resources and Herbology where she learned to identify, forage, and utilize many native plants to help heal herself and family of common illnesses, clean, and eat(her favorite).


Natalie spent ten years in Early Childhood Education, helping to spread that love of nature to young children, teaching about how to nurture the Earth as we nurture ourselves. She is excited to take that knowledge and continue educating and learning about herbs. Her favorite herb is Lavender because of their beautiful smell, color, and energy.  She enjoys gardening, hiking, and reading in her spare time.


Our Mission:  The Ohio Herb Center strives to offer a place where people can learn to incorporate herbs into their daily lives to enhance wellness and well being.  Whether you are looking for new culinary twists, in-depth gardening advice, wellness information or ideas on how to use your herbs, we offer programs that inspire you to try something new. The Ohio Herb Center is operated and managed by Visit Gahanna (The Gahanna Ohio Convention & Visitors Bureau).

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