Wikipedia:WikiProject Food and drink/Herbs and Spices task force

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About About the Herbs and Spices task force[edit]

Some Wikipedians have formed a task force in order to make some suggestions about how we might organize data in articles about Herbs and Spices. These are only suggestions, things to give you focus and to get you going, and you shouldn't feel obligated in the least to follow them. But if you don't know what to write or where to begin, following the below guidelines may be helpful. Mainly, we just want you to write articles!


This task force aims primarily to provide a consistent article structure for herbs and spices articles so that Wikipedia can become the true online spice bible, since most web sources out there are very scattered and there is no one true source...many of them say different things depending upon the nationality and experience of the author, and other factors. Eventually this comprehensive information could all move over to the Wikibook:Cookbook.



You can join our project by adding your name to the participant list and placing one of the user boxes ({{User H&S}}, {{User H&S2}} or {{User H&S3}}) on your user page. Feel free to list any special interests after your name.

To add your name, click here.
  1. Willscrlt (talk · contribs · count) - Especially coordination between this WikiProject and its sub-projects. Plus I love the topic.
  2. Lisapollison (talk · contribs · count) - interested in both culinary and medicinal herbs.
  3. John Carter (talk · contribs · count)
  4. jerem43 (talk · contribs · count)
  5. Ellenois (talk · contribs · count) - both culinary and medicinal herbs
  6. CaliJim (talk · contribs · count) - interested in classification and Wikidata of herbs/spices as well as cultivation.
  7. SeraneNorton (talk · contribs · count) - Interested in contributing to the topic
  8. Matthyis (talk · contribs · count) - Lifelong project to try all known extant culinary spices


Members that have made no contributions to Wikipedia for over 6 months are listed as inactive.

  1. Dgrant (talk · contribs · count)
  2. NinetyNineFennelSeeds (talk · contribs · count)
  3. Jamie LaDawn (talk · contribs · count) master herbalist, ethnobotanist. Interested in contributing any way I can.

Ways to contribute[edit]

To do list[edit]

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Here are some tasks you can do for Herbs and Spices task force:
  • Help bring these Top Importance articles currently B Status or below up to GA status:
  • Bring these Top Importance articles currently at GA status up to FA Status:
  • Articles for creation:
  • Get rid of Trivia sections in articles you are working on.
  • Add the {{WPFOOD |herbs=yes}} banner to herb and spice related articles to help bring them to members attention. It could encourage new members to the task force too.

Current projects[edit]

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These are the current projects that the Herbs and Spices task force is working on:
  • (Presently none)

Community forums[edit]

In 2008, a community forum was established to help manage common goals of the associated Food and Drink WikiProjects. The inactive discussion is located here.

Goal specific forums
  • Guidelines forum - This forum has been set up for the various Food and Drink projects to develop a set of Manual of Style guidelines for use in articles under the auspices of all the related Food and Drink WikiProjects and task forces. This would be similar to the MoS guidelines for biographies or legal articles.
  • Restaurant notability guidelines discussion - This guideline is intended to extend WP:CORP, in no way to replace its purpose, in regard to restaurants. It is also not intended to replace, supplant, or otherwise alter the standard notability requirements.

Article information[edit]

Assessment task force[edit]

Deletion Proposals[edit]

Click Here to goto the Deletion Sorting section for food and drink articles listed under Articles for Deletion.
Please list any articles or categories listed for deletion here so that they may be discussed.

  • List new nominations here

Merge Proposals[edit]

  • List new nominations here

Nominations for Top Level Importance[edit]

Please sign underneath the nomination if you support its assessment as Top Level Importance. Discussions should be held below each article for support or opposition, if after 30 days the majority is in "support" the article shall be raised to Top importance. Also please add your own nominations if not already included here


Task Force Banner[edit]


Primary user box:

This user is a participant in the WP Food & Drink's
Herbs & Spices task force

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Additional options:

This Herbs & Spices task force Participant enjoys many varieties of herbs.
This Herbs & Spices task force Participant enjoys many varieties of spices.

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