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 specialprojects@americanherbalistsguild.com

ACHS Spring Accelerated 2017 Herbal and Aroma Online Class Offerings
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
When: March 9, 2017 to April 30, 2017

ACHS is pleased to announce its herbal medicine and aromatherapy courses for the 2017 Spring Accelerated Semester beginning on March 9, 2017.

Registration for the following courses will remain open until February 17, 2017.

Undergraduate Herbal, Aroma, & Holistic Health Classes:

HERB 101: Basics of Herbalism Online  *8-week accelerated course

AROMA 101: Introduction to Aromatherapy Online  *8-week accelerated course
SPA 220: Retail Management for Spa Managers *8-week accelerated course
SPA 250: Supervision in the Hospitality Industry *8-week accelerated course
SPA 367: Financial Management for Spas *8-week accelerated course

Graduate Herbal, Aroma, & Holistic Health Classes:
HERB 502: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online *8-week accelerated course

NUT 509: Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition Online *8-week accelerated course
RES 501: Assessment and Integration of Research Online *8-week accelerated course

Phone: (800) 487-8839
Tropical Herbal Apprenticeship
Offered by: Centro Ashé
When: April 20, 2017 to May 18, 2017

Join us in the tiny beach village of Manzanillo for a month exploring tropical herbal medicine, where the jungle meets the Caribbean Sea. It’s an amazing opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the local culture and to explore plant medicine while surrounded by natural beauty. This program focuses on providing a strong foundation in folk herbal medicine, and includes an engaging balance between field studies to local indigenous and traditional herbalists and farms, practical and theoretical classes at our center, and time working with the plants in our gardens. You will stay at our rustic group Caribbean Cabina located in the heart of Manzanillo, just one block from the beach! Staying in a private room in a nearby hotel is also possible. The activities take place in the weekdays, the weekends are off to give you the opportunity to explore the local area. We accept only a limited number of apprentices per session, so we encourage you to reach out if you are interested!

For more information and to register, visit:
http://www.centroashe.org/tropical-herbal-apprenticeship.html

Cost: $2888 (shared room in rustic cabina) or $3650 (private hotel room), includes local transport to field studies, housing, and three meals daily Monday-Friday
Instructor: Molly Meehan

For more information, visit: http://www.centroashe.org/
Elementary Aspects of Canonical Chinese Medicine
Offered by: Acupuncture Society of Virginia (ASVA)
When: April 22, 2017 to April 23, 2017

Elementary Aspects of Canonical Chinese Medicine, presented by Stephen Bonzak, MS, DCCM, FICEAM, L.Ac.

This is a course designed for non-herbalist and herbalist alike who wish to develop a more accurate and deeper understanding of the application of clinical herbal medicine. Participants will achieve this objective by exploring the medicine’s original identity and history via in-depth study of classical Chinese texts.
Topics that will be discussed include:
• Introduction to the original lineages of Chinese Medicine
• Introduction to the Shanghan Lun and Jingui Yaolue (Treatise on Cold Damage and Complex Diseases)
• Shanghan Lun as the fusion of theoretical and clinical medicine
• History and background of Zhang Zhongjing (attributed author of the Shanghan Lun) and his writings
• Evolution of shamanic medicine to pharmaceutical medicine
• Relationship of the Shanghan Lun to the Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon (Huangdi Neijing), the Canon of Difficulties (Nanjing), and the Divine Farmer's Canon of Materia Medica (Shennong Bencao Jing)
• Origins and importance of pulse diagnosis in Chinese herbalism
• Classical herb/formula classifications and their clinical presentation and symptomology
• And more!
For more information and to register, visit www.acusova.com/events
*Allied State Organizations include: Acupuncture Society of DC (ASDC), Maryland Acupuncture Society (MAS), North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCAAOM), Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania (APA), and Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CSAOM)

Saturday, April 22nd Sunday, April 23rd
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
16 NCCAOM PDAs (Core) 16 CA CEUs (Live Category 1)
Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy Fairfax, Virginia 22033
Seminar Rates
Early bird ends March 11th!
Early bird rate/regular price
• ASVA Member (current/active) - $325/$350
• Current Acupuncture/Herbal Student - $250/$280
• Allied State Organization Member* - $337.50/$360
• Non-ASVA Member or Non- Allied State Organization Member - $375/$400

For more information, visit: http://www.acusova.com/events
Southwestern Medicine Women Gathering
Offered by: Medicine Women of the Southwest
When: May 4, 2017 to May 7, 2017

You are cordially invited May 4 – 7, 2017 to join the Medicine Women of the Southwest.

The Southwest Region of the United States, carries many medicinal secrets in it’s desert. We are gathering local herbalists, desert enthusiasts, plant lovers and healers to share their Medicine Women wisdom for natural healing and wellness.

This Southwestern Gathering will bring together Medicine Women to share their teachings knowledge of the medicinal plants available to us. We will focus on women’s health and well-being, how to use what is in our backyards. Experiencing the celebration of life, Mother Earth and honoring her beauty and abundance that she shares with us.

Herbal workshops, goddess awakening, desert walk, plant identification, bee therapy, tea blends, salves more.

For more information, visit: http://southwesternherbalgathering.com/
Herbal Wilderness First Aid Course with Herbalist and Green Beret Medic Sam Coffman
When: May 12, 2017 to May 14, 2017

Herbal Wilderness First Aid Course with Herbalist and Green Beret Medic Sam Coffman
May 12-14 in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Join us for this rare opportunity to train with renowned herbalist and former Green Beret Medic Sam Coffman of The Human Path. Sam is offering this 3-Day Wilderness Herbal First Aid Certification in Prospect Park, BK, with local support from herbalists Victoria Albina, FNP, MPH and Sabina Ibarrola.

This 24-hour course taught over 3 days (8 hours per day) is perfect for parents, herbalists, western medical providers, nurses, campers, hikers, nature enthusiasts and those who would like the skills to care for themselves and their communities in a setting where help is not likely on the way.

Through a hands-on, interactive curriculum, you'll gain the skills of of both a conventional 16-Hour Wilderness First Aid program (WFA) plus more than 8 hours of herbal first aid training, which is integrated throughout the curriculum. Attendees will be able to achieve certification in wilderness first aid through the national Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI), which is created, endorsed and underwritten by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Registration & Details:
May 12-14, 2017
Location: Prospect Park, BK (exact location given upon enrollment)
Tuition: $275
Advance registration required: visit http://tinyurl.com/lsj464t OR email HerbalCourseBK@gmail.com

https://sabinaibarrola.com/workshops/wilderness-herbal-first-aid-with-sa...

For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/lsj464t
ACHS Summer 2017 Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Online Class Offerings
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
When: May 15, 2017 to August 27, 2017

ACHS is pleased to announce its herbal medicine, aromatherapy, and holistic health courses for the 2017 Summer Semester beginning on May 15, 2017.

Registration for the following courses will remain open until April 14, 2017.

Undergraduate Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Classes:

HERB 101: Basics of Herbalism Online
HERB 201: Herbal Studies Online
HERB 302: Herbal Materia Medica I Online
HERB 303: Herbal Materia Medica II Online
HERB 304: Herbal Materia Medica III Online

AROMA 101: Introduction to Aromatherapy Online
AROMA 103: Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa Management (7.5 weeks)
AROMA 203: Aromatherapy I Online
AROMA 303: Aromatherapy II Online
AROMA 304: Aromatherapy III Online
AROMA 305: Aromatherapy Chemistry Online
HED 303: Stress Management and Emotional Health Online
HLTH 101: Personal & Community Health Online
HLTH 201: Physical Activity & Wellness Online
HOMB 201: Dynamic Phytotherapy Online
NAT 101: Nutrition, Bodycare & Herbalism Online
NAT 202: Energetic Modalities I: Flower Essences Online
NAT 203: Historical Modalities I: Iridology Online
NAT 204: Energetic Modalities II: Homeopathy Online
NAT 305: Wellness Coaching & Communication Skills Online
NAT 306: Holistic Health Consulting & Business Skills Online
NAT 307: Healthcare Terminology Online
NAT 308: Holistic Nutrition Online
NUT 101: Introduction to Nutrition Online
NUT 309: Topics in Holistic Nutrition Online
SPA 120: A Comprehensive Introduction to Spa Management Online (7.5 Weeks)

Graduate Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Classes:

HERB 502: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online
HERB 503: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica II Online
HERB 504: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica III Online

AROMA 501: Aromatherapy Science Online
AROMA 503: Aromatherapy I Online
AROMA 504: Aromatherapy II Online
AROMA 505: Aromatherapy III Online
AROMA 507: Aromatherapy Chemistry Online
BOT 501: Botany and Plant Identification for the Holistic Health Practitioner Online
HED 503: Stress Management and Emotional Health Online
HOM 501: Homeopathy Online
HOMB 501: Dynamic Phytotherapy Online
NAT 504: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Pathology and Protocols Online
NAT 515: Wellness Coaching & Communications Skills Online
NUT 501: Advanced Applied Holistic Nutrition Online
NUT 509: Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition Online
NUT 510: Nutrition and Dietary Supplements Online
RES 501: Assessment and Integration of Research Online
TOX 501: Fundamentals of Toxicology and Safety in Botanical Medicine Online

Phone: (800) 487-8839
For more information, visit: https://www.achs.edu/request-achs-viewbook
Herbfeast 2017
Offered by: Community of Irish Herbalists (CIH)
When: May 26, 2017 to May 28, 2017

Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or student just starting out, we have an eclectic lineup of speakers as well as practical demos, including:

  • 2017 Keynote Speaker: Rosemary Gladstar
  • medicine making
  • plant stalls
  • local food
  • morning yoga
  • herb walks
  • herbal Jeopardy
  • social events

See www.herbfeast.com for more info!

For more information, visit: http://www.herbfeast.com/
Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium, Black Mountain, NC
Offered by: Herbal Educational Services
When: June 2, 2017 to June 5, 2017

Topics include:

  • Resetting the 24-hour Circadian Cycle with Botanicals
  • Neuroinflammation: Signs, Symptoms and Naturopathic Treatment
  • Botanicals for the Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Hepatitis B & C: A Holistic Approach
  • Demonstration of Nebulizer Therapies using Botanicals, Minerals, etc.
  • Pre-conference Intensive: Immuno-psychiatry-- Immune System Influences on Mental Health and Innovative Therapies for Restoring Balance

Early bird registration April 14.  CE credits for health professionals

Phone: (541) 482-3016
For more information, visit: http://www.botanicalmedicine.org
3-Day Clinical Herbalism, Doula Certification and Botanical Drawing Immersions
Offered by: Midwest Women’s Herbal
When: June 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017

Grow your knowledge, understanding and experience as you spend 3 days in an engaging, informative Immersion.  Choose from:

-Can you hear me now? Exploring the Physiology of the Major Communication Networks in the Human Body and the Implications for How You Talk With Yourself with Tammi Sweet
-Certified Holistic Doula Program with Whapio
-Plant Exploration Through Botanical Drawing with Wendy Hollender

Held at Camp Helen Brachman in Almond, Wisconsin

Phone: (920) 452-4372
Pre-conference Intensive Workshops
Offered by: Midwest Women’s Herbal
When: June 9, 2017

When: Friday, June 9, 2017  9am-noon

Five workshops, Friday morning before the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference gets underway, offer a chance to go deeper with instructors on a variety of topics.  A great addition to a full weekend when you also register for the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, or an opportunity to get a taste of what our events are all about!   This year’s offerings are:

Food and the Hunger for Connection with Jessica Prentice
Herbal Pharmacy: Outside the Box Preparations with Lisa Ganora
Healing Our Strong and Tender Hearts - Spiritually, Emotionally and Physically with Robin Rose Bennett
Music as Medicine with Ubaka Hill
Eldership, Peacekeeping and Holding Transformation with Whapio

Phone: (920) 452-4372
Vancouver Island Herbal Gathering
When: June 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017

All are invited to western Canada's largest herbal festival (270 people attended  in 2015, and $4500 was raised for charities). Help us do even better this time!
Held at the beautiful Innisfree Farm and Botanical Garden.
Over 20 great teachers including (Dr. Ryan Drum, Dr. Terry Willard, Chanchal Cabrera, Katolen Yardley, Connie Kehler and more)

Herb walks, medicine making, demonstrations and lectures, full kids program, full meal plan, elixir bar, vendors area, camping option

The Great Herbal Sell, Swap or Giveaway open market

Herb Nerd competitions (name that herb, sniffathon); pre and post conference intensives.

see:  https://herbgathering.org

 

For more information, visit: https://herbgathering.org
Midwest Women's Herbal Conference
Offered by: Midwest Women's Herbal
When: June 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017

Come and enjoy herbal education & personal growth workshops, singing, dancing, plant walks, nourishing meals, swimming & campfires - all in a village co-created in the natural beauty of a lakeside, rustic camp.  Held at Camp Helen Brachman in Almond, Wisconsin.

Phone: (920) 452-4372
For more information, visit: http://www.midwestwomensherbal.com/
Celtic Herbal Medicine Intensive
Offered by: Scottish School of Herbal Medicine
When: June 12, 2017 to June 25, 2017

A 14-day intensive on Celtic Herbal Medicine with the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, Isle of Arran. The includes 4 days of visits to Arran's special and sacred sites, interspersed between the teaching days. This intensive has its zenith on the 21st with a Celtic Fire Ceremony for the Summer Solstice. We are delighted to announce that the wonderful Irish Herbalist and medical scholar Danny O'Rawe MSc MIRH is joining us as guest speaker for the Solstice celebrations. Keith Robertson MSc FNIMH co - founder of the school is your host and provides the Scottish input while Nicola Dee Kelly MNIMH will be bringing a Welsh perspective. Other special guests to be announced. If you can feel the pull of the Herbs and /or the Celt within, please come and join us on an experiential journey to reawaken the heart of Celtic Herbal Lore.


Please see www.veganherbal.com for details
(Cost including all materials etc. £950 plus accommodation and meals.)

For more information, visit: http://www.veganherbal.com
Celtic Herbal Medicine Intensive
Offered by: Drimlabarra Herb Farm
When: June 12, 2017 to June 25, 2017

After the success of our  first Intensive last year we are very happy to offer another 14 day intensive on Celtic Herbal Medicine; this is included as part of  the Apprenticeship programme. The intensive includes 4 days of guided herb walks to Arran’s special and sacred sites interspersed between the teaching days. This intensive has its zenith on the 21st with a Celtic Fire Ceremony for the Summer Solstice . Please get in touch if you want to join us next year in Scotland.

Cost including all materials etc is £950 plus accommodation and meals.
Full Board – our accomplished team use Vegan Organic Local  produce –  Camping own tent etc £35 per day. Individual packages available. Local accommodation is also available and meals can be supplied here if required.
From the beginning of human her/history we have lived in an elemental world.

Without the soil and rain and wind and sun and space we could not have stood here in anything like our present form. After many years of study and research into the elements of Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Ether and their inter-relationships with health and healing plants, traditional herbalist and renowned teacher Keith Robertson MSc FNIMH is ready to bring his own systematic approach on seeing how these elements move through plants and humans. Keith was born on the Island of Arran into a family with strong healing and Celtic roots and this new initiative of the Celtic Herbal Medicine Intensive, and the wider apprenticeship programme for 2016, springs from an ardent desire to reconnect with an authentic spirit of Celtic healing, using primarily the living medium of our native plants. As humans we find ourselves mobile in space but constrained by linear time. Plants are mainly constrained in space but more mobile in time, as they reincarnate as seeds or clone themselves by shoots, runners etc. This makes them such important teachers as they so different and yet so closely entwined with the human being.

This Intensive will use the progression of the Elements as a structure to view plants and the human body, working through each element in sequence and fully exploring all their many aspects. A contemplative and experiential approach has been built up over the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine’s long career and this is our key into unlocking the book of nature and allowing us to glimpse the meanings emblazoned on creation.

The Celtic Mysteries, so important to seers such as Rudolf Steiner, have been mainly lost in a sea of Celtic Bling. This initiative is an honest expedition back to the heart of the plants and the land here (set up as a veganic sanctuary for the purpose of facilitating this work) and to the heart of what it means to be a Celtic Healer in today’s world. If you would like to be part of this exciting journey then please get in touch.

My personal e-mail is keith at herbalmedicine.org.uk (please help us avoid spam by the supplying the @ yourself) and we are also on Facebook at Drimlabarra Herb Farm and as Keith Robertson.

Exploring Medicinal Plants of Maine and Beyond with Steven Foster
Offered by: Eagle Hill Institute and Steven Foster
When: June 18, 2017 to June 24, 2017

Whether you’re a seasoned natural history professional or curious outdoor enthusiast, a working knowledge of  medicinal plants promises new appreciation of how humans relate to and utilize plants. The use of plants for medicinal purposes has preoccupied humans for millennia, across all cultures and every conceivable geographic region and landscape. Maine is home to a treasure-trove of pharmacologically active, useful and fascinating plants, each with a story to tell about human experience, past and present. We will emphasize field identification, traditional and current scientific understanding of medicinal plants found in Maine (and elsewhere), both in the classroom and the field.

About the Instructor

Steven Foster has explored medicinal plants on six continents in a career spanning over four decades, starting at the Herb Department of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community in 1974 at age 17. Medical botany specialist and photographer, Steven is the senior author and photographer of three Peterson Field Guides (most recently the 2014 3rd edition of A Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs Eastern North America (co-authored with emeritus Eagle Hill presenter, Jim Duke). He is also senior author (with Rebecca Johnson) of National Geographic’s Desk Reference to Nature’s Medicine, a 2007 New York Public Library “Best of Reference” along with fourteen other books. A Maine native, he now lives in the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, heeding Jim Duke’s advice, “Go south young man.” He serves as President of Steven Foster Group, Inc., recent past President of the American Botanical Council (Austin, TX) and on the Honorary Advisory Board, of the Lloyd Library and Museum (Cincinnati, OH).

Grassroots Herbal Apprenticeship Year 2
Offered by: Centro Ashé Community Herbal Center
When: June 24, 2017 to October 15, 2017

This program offers our community a chance to explore folk herbalism with a second year that is meant to deepen our practice of herbalism. Participants must have either completed our first year of the Grassroots Herbal and Holistic Wellness Program, or have a strong foundation in herbalism.  During our Grassroots Herbal Program, we build cooperatively to keep the knowledge of our food, herbal medicine,  seeds, and our healing traditions alive and vital within our communities.

Birthkeeper Apprenticeship
Offered by: Centro Ashé Community Herbal Center
When: July 1, 2017 to October 2, 2017

Birthkeepers Apprenticeship, a program designed to support mamas, new or expecting parents, babies, birthkeepers and workers and all those who support the birth process to explore together.  Participants will receive their Doula Certification via the Birth Well during the first portion of the course, and then will go on to receive in depth classes as well as develop skills to support mamas, babies, birth and beyond!

For more information, visit: http://www.centroashe.org/birthkeeper.html
ACHS Summer Accelerated 2017 Herbal and Aroma Online Class Offerings
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
When: July 6, 2017 to August 27, 2017

ACHS is pleased to announce its herbal medicine and aromatherapy courses for the 2017 Summer Accelerated Semester beginning on July 6, 2017.

Registration for the following courses will remain open until June 16, 2017.

Undergraduate Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Classes:

HERB 101: Basics of Herbalism Online  *8-week accelerated course

AROMA 101: Introduction to Aromatherapy Online  *8-week accelerated course
SPA 220: Retain Management for Spas
SPA 250: Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
SPA 367: Financial Management for Spas

Graduate Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Classes:

HERB 502: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online

NUT 509: Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition Online
RES 501: Assessment and Integration of Research Online

Phone: (800) 487-8839
For more information, visit: https://www.achs.edu/request-achs-viewbook
Grassroots Herbal Apprenticeship Year 1
Offered by: Centro Ashé Community Herbal Center
When: July 8, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Community based herbal program - we're dedicated to putting herbal medicine in the hands of the people!  This program offers our community a chance to explore folk herbalism from various traditions, and to understand natures ability to support our health, strength, and vitality.  The series is an introduction and includes herbal fundamentals, North American and Mid-Atlantic medicinal plants (and others), practical and therapeutic applications of herbs, herbal preparations and medicine making, harvesting and wild crafting plants, permaculture and herbal gardening, herbal energetics and more.

Humoural Temperaments for Mongrel Herbalists with Jim McDonald
Offered by: Midwest Women’s Herbal
When: August 12, 2017 to August 14, 2017

Jim McDonald will share how he understands and utilizes the humoural temperaments, and how he's adapted them to the six tissue states & contemporary culture.  Held at Echo Valley Farm in Ontario, Wisconsin - just a short drive after the United Plant Savers Planting the Future Conference.

Phone: (920) 452-4372
Chesapeake Herb Gathering
Offered by: Centro Ashé Community Herbal Center
When: August 26, 2017 to August 27, 2017

The Chesapeake Herb Gathering is an annual event organized by Centro Ashé bringing together inter-generational herbal, land-based, and healing communities to celebrate our stories, our knowledge, our culture and traditions.

Enjoy a weekend of workshops, plant walks, youth activities, community artwork, social justice, artisans market, campfire, and community connections with local herbalists, teachers, clinicians, healers, botanists, farmers, birthkeepers, medicine makers, rootworkers, artists, homesteaders, community organizations and much more!

For more information, visit: http://www.chesapeakeherbgathering.com/
Mycelium Mysteries: Women’s Mushroom Retreat
Offered by: Midwest Women’s Herbal
When: October 6, 2017 to October 8, 2017

A unique women’s mushroom retreat - with workshops on wild mushroom gathering and identification, fungal ecology, mushroom medicine & nutrition, ethnomycology, women's roles in the herstory of fungi and more - held at Camp Helen Brachman in Almond, Wisconsin.

Phone: (920) 452-4372
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