Herbal Events Calendar

Welcome to the AHG Calendar of Herbal Events.  If you have an event that you think would be of interest to our members and those who visit this website, send a description and contact information to calendar@americanherbalistsguild.com

Herb Justice Seed to Market - Herbalist Training Program
Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education
When: March 1, 2014 to November 1, 2014

March-November 2014 at Wassaic Community Farm in Wassiac, NY. Herb justice is a belief that all communities should have access to high quality locally grown herbal plants and remedies. Students in the Herb Justice Seed to Market program will learn first hand how to grow, tend and harvest dozens of medicinal herbs that are grown at Wassaic Community Farm, in Wassaic NY. Participants will also work closely with the diversity of medicinal and edible plants that grow wild throughout our area. Throughout the program we will use these herbs to prepare herbal teas, salves and tinctures and bring these remedies to our rural and urban neighboring communities through various farmers markets.   The Seed to Market participants will actively engage in the Herb Justice concept by learning to share herbal healing with the public regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, or community.

125 Certificate Hours from Twin Star Herbal Education.The Herb Justice - Seed to Market course will be offered the third Monday of each month March-October from 9-5 at the Wassaic Community Farm in Wassaic, NY. First Class March 17th 2014.

For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.com
6 Weekend Herbal Apprenticeship Program
Offered by: Heartstone Herbal School, Van Etten, NY
When: May 3, 2014 to October 6, 2014

May-October. 6 Weekend Herbal Apprenticeship Program in the New York Finger Lakes. An in-depth foundation for the life-long journey of becoming a practitioner of herbal medicine. Course includes diverse plants & their healing properties, herbal preparations & remedies, wild edibles & wildcrafting, anatomy & physiology of body systems, diverse medicine-making including infusions, decoctions, tinctures, creams, salves & more. Activities for deepening your relationship with the plants. Kris Miller & Tammi Sweet. Heartstone Herbal School, Van Etten, NY

Phone: (607) 589-4619
For more information, visit: http://www.heart-stone.com
Clinical Herbalist Program - College Park, MD
Offered by: International Integrative Educational Institute
When: May 31, 2014 to October 19, 2014

Get the Clinical Skills You Need with the Clinical Herbalist Program
As herbal medicine grows in popularity, there is more demand than ever for knowledgeable and qualified practitioners. K.P. Khalsa developed this hands-on, professional-level course, to give you vital clinical experience for starting and running your own clinical practice.
Led by Khalsa and other American Herbalist Guild (AHG) professional members, you will participate in the on-going treatment of real clients with real cases. You will manage them over the course of their recovery, from their initial intake session to their recovery. You will also learn about the ins-and-outs of running your own clinical practice; including charting, interviewing, orienting your client to treatment, and follow-up and fine tuning their regimen. Previous herbal experience is recommended.

The Art of Flower Essence Therapy
Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CT
When: August 26, 2014 to October 1, 2014

A six class workshop offers an in depth explanation of Dr. Bach’s 38 original flower remedies. Topics covered include: the history of flower essences, how to use flower essences for people, pets and plants, making your own flower essences, case studies, flower essence consultations, chakra essences and more. This class is limited in size to insure intimacy and individual attention.

Topics covered will include:
the history of flower essences
a slide show of the original 38 essences
the12 healers, the 38 essences & rescue remedy
the affects of flower essence therapy
practical uses and sensitivities
flower essence therapy for children, adults and pets
flower essences for acute trauma and disaster relief
making flower essences in the field
flower essences for each of the chakras
selecting remedies, consultations, case studies & more.
The cost for the workshop is $475

When: August - October, 2014: Weeknights 6-8:30, Tuesday August 26, Tuesday September 2, Tuesday September 16, Tuesday September 23, Wednesday October 1 and one Saturday, August 30th 10-2

Phone: (203) 313-7883
For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.com
Deadline: 2014 Community Service Award
Offered by: AHG
When: October 7, 2014

The American Herbalists Guild Community Service Award was established to support individuals, projects or groups that are making outstanding contributions and lasting impact in the field of community herbalism through their knowledge, skills, and or services on behalf of others on a local or national level.

Help us recognize service in our community and afield.

Read more here http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/community-service-award & download the Full 2014 CSA Nomination Form. Forms need to be completed and submitted by October 7th.

Dyeing With Botanical Materials
Offered by: BioNetwork
When: October 9, 2014

Learn how to create vibrant dyes from plants! You'll learn: how to harvest and prepare dye plants; which parts of the plants are utilized for dyes; how to ethically harvest local plants at the ideal time for optimal colors; growing dye plants that best suit your garden space(s); and methods for mordanting fibers to create a multitude of colors and keep the pigments beautifully saturated in your material. Attendees will participate in dye experiments and take home samples. Please be prepared to get messy!

For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/abtech-classes
Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference
Offered by: Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference
When: October 10, 2014 to October 12, 2014

The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference is a weekend for women to learn, celebrate and connect. The 10th Anniversary event will be held October 10-12 at beautiful Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC. Learn about herbal medicine and women's health from dozens of inspiring presenters and over 60 classes with topics ranging from plant identification, using herbs and traditional medicine, nutrition, health and healing, creativity, mindful living, and more. Celebrate earth-based healing and women's wisdom in a joyful and loving community. Connect with the web of wise women dedicated to a new paradigm of health and wholeness for ourselves and the earth.

Special guests include Rosita Arvigo, Aviva Romm, Rachel Bagby, Monica Corrado, Kathleen Maier, ALisa Starkweather, Robin Rose Bennett, Jody Noe, and many more!

Phone: (877) 739-6636
For more information, visit: http://www.sewisewomen.com
Voucher Specimens and Retention Samples
Offered by: BioNetwork
When: October 17, 2014

Learn botanical identification and traceability protocols for creating voucher specimens and retention samples. These techniques can help enhance or improve quality control (QC) systems for companies that are manufacturing botanical dietary supplements. This full day workshop includes both lecture and hands-on experience in these QC methods that can be easily adapted to both small and large production facilities.

For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/abtech-classes
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Cosmetics
Offered by: BioNetwork
When: October 21, 2014

This course will provide an overview of current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GMP regulations and guidance regarding cosmetics. The FDA defines cosmetics as products that are applied on the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance. Products in this category are topical herbal preparations, skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, makeup, shampoos, deodorants, and hair waves and colors. Topics include: documentation, terminology, and labeling requirements. Examples of documentation records will be discussed and generic templates for this documentation will be provided. The last hour of class will be an optional Q&A. Registration includes lunch.

For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/abtech-classes
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Dietary Supplements
Offered by: BioNetwork
When: November 3, 2014 to November 4, 2014

This course will provide an overview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GMP requirements per 21 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 111. These FDA regulations affect ALL companies involved with the manufacturing, packaging, labeling and holding of dietary supplements. Topics include: botanical identification, documentation, and terminology. Examples of required documented records will be discussed and generic templates for this documentation will be provided. The last hour of class each day will be an optional Q&A session. Registration includes lunch both days.

For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/abtech-classes
Herbal Practice and Protocol: Twin Star Herbal Training Level II
Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CT
When: December 6, 2014 to May 12, 2015

Beginning in December of 2014 the level two portion of Twin Star Herbal Studies will begin. We will be meeting for one full Saturday and one weekday evening a month December - April of 2015.

The class will be a total of 125 hours of combined classroom hours and home study and may be paired with our Costa Rica trip for an additional 75 hours in tropical herbalism.

Topics covered will include: Advanced herbal medicine making, Pathology and protocol for common ailments and disease, Materia medica on 50 + popular herbal remedies, Herbal Case Studies, Herbal Shamanism, Botanical Illustration and Wild Food feast.

2014-15 Class Dates: Saturdays (9-5) & Tuesdays (6-8:30), December 6TH & 16TH, January 3 &13, February 7 & 10, March 7 & 17, April 4 & 14, May 2 & 12

*Please note Twin Star level one or another comparable herbal studies course is a pre-requisite for Twin Star level II.

Phone: (203) 313-7883
For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.com
Bioregional Herbalism Certificate Course
When: March 14, 2015 to October 18, 2015

This course begins March 2015 in Naperville, Illinois and will be taught by Linda Conroy, founder of Moonwise Herbs and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference. We have had the pleasure of hosting Linda Conroy for several weekend workshops in 2013 and 2014 and have enjoyed her energy, teaching style, and wealth of knowledge. It is with much excitement that we invite Linda back in 2015 to teach a Bioregional Herbalism Certificate Course.

The TRI Bioregional Herbalism Certificate Course will focus on teaching students how to incorporate herbs into their daily life to promote health and to develop the skills to use herbs for everyday ailments and injuries. Students will be led on plant walks where they will learn to identify and harvest herbs seasonally for food and medicine. In the classroom, students will be guided through the process of transforming plants into herbal preparations. Each weekend includes instruction, plant walks, hands on projects, snacks and time to reflect and ask questions.

The course will meet one weekend a month for eight months beginning March 14th and ending October 18th.

The 4th Annual Midwest Women's Herbal Conference
When: June 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015

Join us for this amazing herbal learning opportunity. This year's event featuresoin us for this amazing herbal learning opportunity. This year's event features Lesley Tierra, Dr. Jody Noe, Jessica Prentice, Phyllis Light and many more! The weekend includes 40+ workshops and plant walks, preconference intensives, a kids and teen camp, evening entertainment, handcrafted marketplace, organic meals, community, networking and much more! The conference takes place in Mukwonago, WI on Lake Beulah and is just 30 minutes from the Milwaukee airport.

For more information, visit: http://www.midwestwomensherbal.com
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