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

13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle
When: January 1, 2014

Since the dawn of our existence women have been gathering together as daughters, sisters, mothers and as healers. Powerful stories have been shared, tears have been shed and many magical moments of healing, strength and love have occurred. It is in honor of this ancient tradition that the 13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle has been created. This group will meet monthly over the course of one year. The circle will begin in January of each year and will meet one evening a month continuing into the following January. Under these 13 moons we will come together as women and healers. Each moon we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, women’s plant allies and the wise woman tradition.  We will also create rituals for honoring our moon cycle, birth, death, divorce and more and will focus on positive manifestations, cutting cords and fully explore our role as women, sisters and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open to women only. If you are interested in sharing in this experience and would like more information please send us a letter of intent to twinstarherbinfo@gmail.com

For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.com
Herbs for Body Systems, Medicine Making, Field Trips and other classes
Offered by: Herbal Foundations SEED Program
When: January 1, 2014

Students will complete Herbal Foundations with a full natural medicine chest created with their own hands, as well as a certificate upon completion of the course. Completion entails completing all assignments and missing no more than 3 classes throughout the program. The Montana Board of Chiropractors has approved Herbal Foundations SEED to offer continuing education units for chiropractors.

Phone: (406) 274-2009
Herbal Foundations ROOT Program
When: January 1, 2014

Students will complete Herbal Foundations ROOT Program with a deeper understanding of holistic healing focusing on medicinal plants. They will learn to research independently, and acquire specific tools for treating individuals with extenuating health circumstances. Students will delve into a deeper understanding of aromatherapy and growing medicinal plants. This section includes detailed instruction on holistic nutrition, a foundation for health in a natural healing paradigm. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

Phone: (406) 274-2009
Winter Care For Colds and Flu
Offered by: Tammi Sweet & Kris Miller
When: January 19, 2014

Come and learn how cold and flu viruses interact with the human body and the myriad of defenses that exist to protect us. Once we’ve learned the basics, we will dive into the supportive world of medicinal plants. Topics include plants and fungi that support long-term health of the immune system as well as plants and their applications during acute bouts of cold and flu. We will discuss herbal tinctures, infusions (teas) and steams to use during acute care. Everyone will leave with a tincture, elderberry syrup, essential oil steam, and an herbal tea & the information to make more! Time: Sunday, 1:30-5:30pm; Location: F.L.S.M.
Cost: $75 + $20 materials fee; CEU: 4 (for LMT’s); Prerequisite: Interest

Phone: (607) 272-9024
HERB 101: Basics of Herbalism Online
Offered by: The American College of Healthcare Sciences (www.achs.edu)
When: January 20, 2014 to May 11, 2014

Herb 101 Basics of Herbal Medicine is the first step in your herbal training and is ideal if you have just discovered herbs and want to know more. Herb 101 provides students with an in-depth understanding of the history and uses of herbs including basic methods of administration and therapeutic actions of each of the botanicals studied. Herb 101 is also a pre-requisite for advanced herbal training. Students in this course may also study some of the topics covered in NAT 101, but in more depth.

Contact: Amy Swinehart, Dean of Admissions

NAT 101: Nutrition, Bodycare, and Herbalism Online
Offered by: The American College of Healthcare Sciences (www.achs.edu)
When: January 20, 2014 to May 11, 2014

The focus of the course is holistic health. Holistic health focuses on restoration of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health through the application of herbal dietary supplements and remedies. All healing modalities offered by ACHS focus on the holistic approach. Our philosophy is that only by taking care of the whole person, the physical, emotional, and spiritual, can health and wellness occur. This course focuses more on the CAM aspects of nutrition such as whole foods, raw foods, and organic foods in addition to giving an overview of macronutrients and micronutrients. It discusses a wellness lifestyle program that includes some information on life stages. Additional module topics: herbal medicine, holistic bodycare, energetic modalities such as homeopathy and flower essences and aromatherapy.

Contact: Amy Swinehart, Dean of Admissions

HERB 201: Herbal Studies Online
Offered by: The American College of Healthcare Sciences (www.achs.edu)
When: January 20, 2014 to May 11, 2014

Description: Herb 201 is designed for students interested in increasing their knowledge of natural health, herbal medicine, and nutrition to improve their health and that of their family as well as move forward with advanced herbal training and choose a career in the natural health industry if desired.
Contact: Amy Swinehart, Dean of Admissions

HERB 302: Herbal Materia Medica I Online
Offered by: The American College of Healthcare Sciences (www.achs.edu)
When: January 20, 2014 to May 11, 2014

Description: Herb 302 is the first of a series of herbal Materia Medica courses, studying each botanical in depth, including its therapeutic actions, active constituents, methods of administration, cautions and contraindications, and current research. Botanicals include a selection from the following therapeutic groups: Alterative, demulcent, cathartic, anthelmintic, astringent, and diuretic herbs.

Contact: Amy Swinehart, Dean of Admissions

Cooling Inflammation
Offered by: Vitalist School of Herbology
When: January 20, 2014 to February 24, 2014

This course will assist students in identifying the environmental and dietary factors driving inflammation and the progression of chronic disease. We will examine the relationship between inflammation and blood sugar, and their effects on neurological health. Instruction will also include understanding the function of insulin, how to use the glycemic index and a glucometer, identifying useful lab markers, as well as practical dietary, herbal, and lifestyle interventions to manage inflammation.

HERB 303: Herbal Materia Medica II Online
Offered by: The American College of Healthcare Sciences (www.achs.edu)
When: January 20, 2014 to May 11, 2014

Herb 303 continues the study of herbal Materia Medica, studying each botanical in depth, including its therapeutic actions, active constituents, methods of administration, cautions and contraindications, and current research. Botanicals include a selection from the following therapeutic groups: Diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, antispasmodic, tonic, stimulant, antiseptic, and hepatic herbs.

Contact: Amy Swinehart, Dean of Admissions

HERB 304: Herbal Materia Medica III Online
Offered by: The American College of Healthcare Sciences (www.achs.edu)
When: January 20, 2014 to May 11, 2014

Herb 304 continues the study of herbal Materia Medica, studying each botanical in depth, including its therapeutic actions, active constituents, methods of administration, cautions and contraindications, and current research. Botanicals include: fennel Foeniculum vulgare, sorrel Rumex acetosa, sweet basil Ocimum basilicum, watercress Nasturtium officinale, feverfew Chrysanthemum parthenium, shepherds purse Capsella bursa-pastoris, and rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis.

Contact: Amy Swinehart, Dean of Admissions

HERB 502: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online
Offered by: The American College of Healthcare Sciences (www.achs.edu)
When: January 20, 2014 to May 11, 2014

This graduate level survey course provides a comprehensive study of botanical materia medica. Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate an advanced knowledge base of the materia medica, principles of various concepts in botanical medicine including acquiring a strong theoretical understanding of the efficacy based on current research papers of selected botanicals such as alteratives, demulcents, cathartics, anthelmintics, astringents, digestives, anti-inflammatories, and diuretics.
Contact: Amy Swinehart, Dean of Admissions

Green Path Herb School
When: February 1, 2014

Discover a new and exciting direction in your life: explore the ancient art and modern science of herbal healing! A comprehensive program (450+ class hours) catering to those interested in becoming professional herbalists, this curriculum is designed to provide a total immersion into natural healing and medicinal plants. Students will take away from this course the skill set and confidence needed to practice herbalism. Starts February 2014.

Phone: (406) 274-2009
Costa Rica Grassroots Plant Healers Tour
Offered by: Mimi Hernandez & Lupo Passero
When: February 3, 2014 to February 10, 2014

Join us in tropical Costa Rica for an incredible week of breathtaking natural beauty while exploring grassroots approaches to herbalism and plant healing. This tour will bring you in contact with some of the most incredible botanical gardens and sanctuaries, the depths of the Costa Rican jungles, as well as the beauty of the infamous coastlines. You will have classes with local herbalists, learn traditional cooking incorporating herbs, hike with local naturalists, and have incredible workshops with the wonderful Mimi Hernandez MS, RH (AHG) and Community Herbalist Lupo Passero of Twin Star Herbal Education. 7 night Package starts at $950! Participants Earn an Introduction to Community Herbalism Certificate.

For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.com
Food as Medicine
Offered by: Vitalist School of Herbology
When: February 18, 2014 to February 22, 2014

In the tradition of Weston A. Price, this unique, interactive course will focus on the preparation of nutrient dense foods as a primary therapy. Students will get a chance to prepare and sample bone broth, sauerkraut, yogurt, fermented drinks, herbal digestive teas, organ meats, as well as how to adapt various conventional recipes to accommodate common food allergies. We will also explore dietary strategies for dealing with irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, candida, and more. This course will be composed of half lecture, part demo, part hands-on preparation, and plenty to sample!

Florida Herbal Conference
When: February 28, 2014 to March 2, 2014

The third annual event takes place on Lake Winona in DeLeon Springs Florida, featuring keynote speakers Susun Weed and David Winston, alongside thirty Florida herbalists. Workshops, plant walks, crafts, herbal marketplace, musical guests, all in the picturesque beautiful Florida wilderness. CE's available for certain professions. Early Bird Discounts, cabin lodging, and meal tickets now available.

Phone: (407) 595-3731
For more information, visit: http://www.FloridaHerbalConference.org
Foundations in Herbalism Level 1
Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education
When: March 1, 2014

175 hour - 8-month Herbal Studies Weekend Program Begins March, 2014

Each weekend will include: Herbal Healing Circles, Herbal overview for the all Systems of the Body, Herbal Remedies/Recipes, Plant Identification Walks, Medicine Wheel Gardening, Wildcrafting, Harvesting, Breath Work/Meditation, Chakra System/Energy Healing            

All participants will create a variety of herbal remedies throughout the program to take home and will be responsible for 60+ hours of home self-study.  In addition, each student will receive a certificate of recognition for 175 hours of herbal and holistic studies upon completion of the course. One weekend a month - Friday Evening 6:00-8:30 PM, Saturday 9:30- 5:00 and Sunday 10:00- 2:30. For more information please visit

For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.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
APPLIED HERBOLOGY
Offered by: Vitalist School, Ashland, OR
When: March 10, 2014 to April 21, 2014

This intermediate course is intended for herbalists who are seeking to develop their clinical skills. Curriculum will be based on case studies, including assessment, diagnostics, patterns of disease, formulation, and client follow-up. Students will be responsible for weekly homework, including designing and creating their own herbal preparations and protocols. Previous herbal training required.

ADRENAL FATIGUE
Offered by: Vitalist School of Herbology
When: March 12, 2014 to April 16, 2014

An in-depth examination into adrenal fatigue – its causes, symptoms, progression, as well as natural remedies including herbs, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle interventions. This is an interactive course geared towards holistic practitioners or as a vessel of support for those who are currently struggling with adrenal fatigue.

INTRO TO VITALIST HERBOLOGY
Offered by: Vitalist School, Ashland, OR
When: March 15, 2014 to May 3, 2014

Join us for this beginner-friendly, interactive 7-week series! Llearn materia medica, practical anatomy & physiology, how to make your own herbal medicines, identify local medicinal and edible weeds, and prepare delicious, nutrient dense foods.

HERBAL OILS, SALVES AND CREAMS (a.k.a. Lotions and Potions or Therapeutic Herbal Oils, Creams & Salves for the Massage Therapist )
Offered by: Tammi Sweet & Kris Miller
When: March 16, 2014

Come and learn the art and science of making your own massage oils, creams and salves. The art of making herbal infused oils is a time-honored tradition based on a sacred relationship with the plant world. In this afternoon workshop you will learn the arts of wild crafting, how to choose quality herbs, two methods for infusing oils, and finally, how to create salves and creams from infused oil. The workshop will be primarily hands on activities with a small amount of lecture. Participants will make an infused oil, cream and salve to take home with them. Sign up early because space is limited. Time: Sunday, 1:00-5:30pm; Location: Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY; Cost: $75 + $10 materials fee; CEU: 5, NYS and NCBTMB; Prerequisite: Interest!!

Phone: (607) 589-4619
Professional Herbalist Course, Year 1: Module 3 - Online
Offered by: International Integrative Educational Institute
When: April 2, 2014 to June 18, 2014

The Professional Herbalist Certificate Program incorporates practical, clinical applications and herbal preparations for Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs. The focus of this course is herbal therapeutics for each body system, specific healing properties of over two hundred individual herbs and basic principles of herbalism from these three major traditional herbal healing systems.

Introduction to Flower Essence Webinar
Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education
When: April 3, 2014 to May 8, 2014

Thursdays, 6pm-8pm, April 3rd-May 8th, 2014. Join Herbalist and Flower Essence Practitioner Lupo Passero for an in-depth study into the art of flower essence therapy.This course will offer individuals a deep understanding of the original 38 English remedies as well as additional North American essences.Participants will find constitutional and individualized essences for themselves and learn to identify and blend specific remedies for friends, family members and pets.

For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.com
Herbalism in Context: A Round Table to Enhance Clinical Skills
Offered by: Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round
When: April 4, 2014 to April 6, 2014

JOIN US IN WEST SALEM, OHIO

Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round Table herbalists, Leslie Alexander PhD, RH(AHG) and Leslie Williams RH(AHG) invite you to a weekend intensive in West Salem Ohio. This intensive is aimed at students and practitioners working with clients, family, friends, community or in a clinic to enhance clinical skills

Friday 7-9p.m. A workshop for all to help make sense of what we see: whether applying our herbalist's skills toward family, friends, community or clinic - using interactive practice and pointers to interpret our observations. Evening attendance is open to the public.

Saturday 10a.m.-6p.m. How do we keep track of everything? What works and what doesn’t? The day will begin with non-verbal assessment, honing observational skills, and practical methods to evaluate health. We will focus on root issues while learning to build trust and creating ease for ourselves and for those we work with as herbalists. We’ll give ample attention to disentangling health concerns and disease labels, while ending the day discussing organizational methods and paperwork for following an apothecary, clients, family and friends, cases, inventory, costs and time.

Sunday 10a.m.-3p.m. We'll begin with a client (yes, a real, live client), to apply assessment and interactive skills. From this participatory experience we'll build a client-centered holistic protocol. Focus will rest on improving compliance, identifying immediate & long-term goals and follow-up. Our aim is to further develop clinical skills in a comfortable, safe and productive environment.

For further information on obtaining 15 CEUs, encouragement & other details contact Leslie Alexander: Leslie@RestorationHerbs.com or 814-516-2634.

To register contact Leslie Williams at herbalist.williams@gmail.com or 513-256-3969. Early registration for full weekend is $250, including lunches, herbal tea, water & good snacks. $275 at the door, if space is available. Friday evening only is $20. Enrollment is limited.

Phone: (513) 256-3969
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/AlleghenyHerbal
NOURISH YOUR WOMB
Offered by: Vitalist School of Herbology, Ashland, OR
When: April 6, 2014

PMS? Menstrual cramps? Heavy bleeding? Join reproductive health educator Sarah Bly and clinical herbalist Jon Carlson as they share their favorite herbs and tips to bring your body into balance and help you celebrate your moon cycles!

Nutritional Therapy Program: Spring - Online
Offered by: PCC - CLIMB
When: April 8, 2014 to June 24, 2014

CLIMB's Nutritional Therapy Program is approved by the National Association of Nutritional Professionals. Students who successfully complete the CLIMB Nutritional Therapy program will meet the educational standards required for application to sit for the board exam in holistic nutrition.

OPEN HOUSE FOR HERBAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Offered by: ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism, New York, NY
When: April 10, 2014

Join ArborVitae teachers and fellow herb students, 7-9 p.m. , for an open house introduction to the first foundational year and also to the 2nd year of the professional program. If you are curious for more information about ArborVitae's program this meeting is the time to have your questions answered.

If you already have an herbal training background and wonder if you qualify for the 2nd year, or what the additional training offers, this is also the meeting to come to.

Applications are currently being accepted for both the 1st and 2nd year programs. Come for a taste of herbs, and a taste of the year to come!

All welcome! But please register at http://arborvitaeny.com/classes-and-events/

For more info about ArborVitae professional studies herb programs please visit: www.ArborVitaeNY.com

For more information, visit: http://arborvitaeny.com/classes-and-events/
Nutritional therapy Program: Spring - Portland, OR
Offered by: PCC - CLIMB
When: April 12, 2014 to June 15, 2014

CLIMB's Nutritional Therapy Program is approved by the National Association of Nutritional Professionals. Students who successfully complete the CLIMB Nutritional Therapy program will meet the educational standards required for application to sit for the board exam in holistic nutrition.

Professional Herbalist Course, Year 2: Module 6 - Online
Offered by: International Integrative Educational Institute
When: April 13, 2014 to June 19, 2014

For those seeking advanced training as professional herbalists, the IIEI offers a second year of the Professional Herbalist Course. The second year focuses on evaluation and assessment techniques and clinical application. It presents more in depth information on European, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese herbal traditions. The 9-month training program is offered in a series of three modules: Module 4 – Fall quarter; Module 5 – Winter quarter; and Module 6 – Spring quarter. You need not take the modules in sequence, and you need not finish them all in one year. You will receive a certificate of completion for each module. After successful completion of all three modules, you will receive your Advanced Professional Herbalist Certificate. The prerequisite to enter the program is to have taken all three modules of the first year course or equivalent classes and/or study.

EXPLORATIONS WITH BUCKBRUSH
Offered by: Vitalist School of Herbology, Ashland, OR
When: April 19, 2014

Join two veteran herbalists on a spring journey through three distinct life zones surrounding Emigrant Lake – meadows, chaparral, and oak pine savannah. We will explore the plant communities that live within each, with a special focus on Buckbrush (Ceanothus cuneatus) and the unique role this shrub plays in our eco-system and cultural history. Hiking difficulty: intermediate. Bring enough food and water for the day, and wear appropriate outdoor clothing.

CYCLES OF FERTILITY
Offered by: Vitalist School of Herbology, Ashland, OR
When: April 22, 2014 to May 27, 2014

What does a healthy cycle look like? Want to know what other contraception options you have other than The Pill? Preparing for conception? There are so many choices a woman has to make during her fertile years! In this unique class series, clinical herbalist Jon Carlson and reproductive health educator Sarah Bly join forces and over 30 years of experience to help you make the best choices for YOU. Learn how to bring your body into balance and how to celebrate your moon cycles!

Professional Herbalist Course, Year 1: Module 3 - Seattle,WA
Offered by: International Integrative Educational Institute
When: April 26, 2014 to June 22, 2014

The Professional Herbalist Certificate Program incorporates practical, clinical applications and herbal preparations for Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs. The focus of this course is herbal therapeutics for each body system, specific healing properties of over two hundred individual herbs and basic principles of herbalism from these three major traditional herbal healing systems.
The Professional Herbalist Certificate Course includes clinical and practical applications of herbal preparations and Materia Medica for Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western herbs. The focus of the first year is on gaining knowledge about the different herbs, their use and the traditions they come from. The nine-month training program is offered in a series of three modules: Module 1 – Fall Quarter, Module 2 – Winter Quarter, and Module 3 – Spring Quarter.

Professional Herbalist Course, Year 2: Module 6 - Seattle, WA
Offered by: International Integrative Educational Institute
When: April 26, 2014 to June 29, 2014

For those seeking advanced training as professional herbalists, the IIEI offers a second year of the Professional Herbalist Course. The second year focuses on evaluation and assessment techniques and clinical application. It presents more in depth information on European, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese herbal traditions. The 9-month training program is offered in a series of three modules: Module 4 – Fall quarter; Module 5 – Winter quarter; and Module 6 – Spring quarter. You need not take the modules in sequence, and you need not finish them all in one year. You will receive a certificate of completion for each module. After successful completion of all three modules, you will receive your Advanced Professional Herbalist Certificate. The prerequisite to enter the program is to have taken all three modules of the first year course or equivalent classes and/or study.

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
National Herb Day
When: May 4, 2014

... it's gotta be good!

OPEN HOUSE FOR HERBAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Offered by: ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism, New York, NY
When: May 6, 2014

Join ArborVitae teachers and fellow herb students, 7-9 p.m. , for an open house introduction to the first foundational year and also to the 2nd year of the professional program. If you are curious for more information about ArborVitae's program this meeting is the time to have your questions answered.

If you already have an herbal training background and wonder if you qualify for the 2nd year, or what the additional training offers, this is also the meeting to come to.

Applications are currently being accepted for both the 1st and 2nd year programs. Come for a taste of herbs, and a taste of the year to come!

All welcome! But please register at http://arborvitaeny.com/classes-and-events/

For more info about ArborVitae professional studies herb programs please visit: www.ArborVitaeNY.com

For more information, visit: http://arborvitaeny.com/classes-and-events/
Herbalism in Context: A Round Table to Enhance Clinical Skills
Offered by: Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round
When: May 16, 2014 to May 18, 2014

JOIN US IN PITTSBURGH

Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round Table herbalists, Leslie Alexander PhD, RH(AHG) and Leslie Williams RH(AHG) invite you to a weekend intensive in PITTSBURGH, PA. This intensive is aimed at students and practitioners working with clients, family, friends, community or in a clinic to enhance clinical skills

Friday 7-9p.m. A workshop for all to help make sense of what we see: whether applying our herbalist's skills toward family, friends, community or clinic - using interactive practice and pointers to interpret our observations. Evening attendance is open to the public.

Saturday 10a.m.-6p.m. How do we keep track of everything? What works and what doesn’t? The day will begin with non-verbal assessment, honing observational skills, and practical methods to evaluate health. We will focus on root issues while learning to build trust and creating ease for ourselves and for those we work with as herbalists. We’ll give ample attention to disentangling health concerns and disease labels, while ending the day discussing organizational methods and paperwork for following an apothecary, clients, family and friends, cases, inventory, costs and time.

Sunday 10:30 -12pm Herb walk, open to the public; 1p.m.-6p.m. clinical workshop - We'll begin with a client (yes, a real, live client), to apply assessment and interactive skills. From this participatory experience we'll build a client-centered holistic protocol. Focus will rest on improving compliance, identifying immediate & long-term goals and follow-up. Our aim is to further develop clinical skills in a comfortable, safe and productive environment.

For further information on obtaining 15 CEUs, encouragement & other details contact Leslie Alexander: Leslie@RestorationHerbs.com or 814-516-2634.

To register contact Leslie Williams at herbalist.williams@gmail.com or 513-256-3969. Early registration for full weekend is $250, including lunches, herbal tea, water & good snacks. $275 at the door, if space is available. Friday evening only is $20. Enrollment is limited.

Phone: (814) 516-2634
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/AlleghenyHerbal
Wild Plant Series: Food and Medicine in the Field and Forest
Offered by: Moonwise Herbs
When: May 16, 2014 to May 18, 2014

Join herbal and wild food educators Linda Conroy and John Holzwart for this informative, fun and hands on weekend. (Friday evening 6pm-Sunday 4pm)

Professional Herbalist Course, Year 1: Module 1 - College Park, MD
Offered by: International Integrative Educational Institute
When: May 17, 2014 to July 13, 2014

The Professional Herbalist Certificate Program incorporates practical, clinical applications and herbal preparations for Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs. The focus of this course is herbal therapeutics for each body system, specific healing properties of over two hundred individual herbs and basic principles of herbalism from these three major traditional herbal healing systems.
The Professional Herbalist Certificate Course includes clinical and practical applications of herbal preparations and Materia Medica for Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western herbs. The focus of the first year is on gaining knowledge about the different herbs, their use and the traditions they come from. The nine-month training program is offered in a series of three modules: Module 1 – Fall Quarter, Module 2 – Winter Quarter, and Module 3 – Spring Quarter.

Professional Herbalist Course, Year 2: Module 6 - College Park, MD
Offered by: International Integrative Educational Institute
When: May 17, 2014 to July 12, 2014

For those seeking advanced training as professional herbalists, the IIEI offers a second year of the Professional Herbalist Course. The second year focuses on evaluation and assessment techniques and clinical application. It presents more in depth information on European, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese herbal traditions. The 9-month training program is offered in a series of three modules: Module 4 – Fall quarter; Module 5 – Winter quarter; and Module 6 – Spring quarter. You need not take the modules in sequence, and you need not finish them all in one year. You will receive a certificate of completion for each module. After successful completion of all three modules, you will receive your Advanced Professional Herbalist Certificate. The prerequisite to enter the program is to have taken all three modules of the first year course or equivalent classes and/or study.

Elemental Medicine
Offered by: Vitalist School of Herbology, Ashland, OR
When: May 28, 2014 to September 14, 2014

Elemental Medicine is a re-wilding field intensive based in the Klamath Siskiyou bioregion. Designed as a series of bi-monthly week-long field trips alternating with day-long field trips, curriculum will consist of: nature awareness, field botany, folk herbalism, restoration forestry, traditional land management / wildcrafting methods. This is a unique opportunity to study herbal medicine through the multiple lenses of science, traditional ecological knowledge, and principles of permaculture. This class will be co-taught by veteran herbalists, Jon Carlson and Harlan Walker Young. Application required.

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium
When: May 30, 2014 to June 2, 2014

Join us: Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC. Topics include:
• Dietary medicine and cancer •The thyroid, Hashimoto's, Grave's and iodine • Herbs for trauma and bereavement
• Sceletium tortuosum for depression • ADHD updates and options • Cancer: targeting hypercoagulation with botanicals
• Plant walks, medicine-making demonstrations, panel discussions and more!
Plus pre-conference intensives May 30: Environmental Influences on Autoimmunity with Walter Crinnion. Ethnobotanical Field Study with David Winston.

Herbal experts also include : Juliet Blankespoor, Mark Blumenthal, Teresa Boardwine, Mary Bove, Amanda McQuade Crawford, Doug Elliott, David Hoffmann, Steven Johnson, Kathleen Maier, Robin McGee, Jason Miller, Jill Stansbury, Vickie Shufer, Marc Williams and Donnie Yance.

For more information, visit: http://www.botanicalmedicine.org
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.

Clone of OPEN HOUSE FOR HERBAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Offered by: ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism, New York, NY
When: June 3, 2014

Join ArborVitae teachers and fellow herb students, 7-9 p.m. , for an open house introduction to the first foundational year and also to the 2nd year of the professional program. If you are curious for more information about ArborVitae's program this meeting is the time to have your questions answered.

If you already have an herbal training background and wonder if you qualify for the 2nd year, or what the additional training offers, this is also the meeting to come to.

Applications are currently being accepted for both the 1st and 2nd year programs. Come for a taste of herbs, and a taste of the year to come!

All welcome! But please register at http://arborvitaeny.com/classes-and-events/

For more info about ArborVitae professional studies herb programs please visit: www.ArborVitaeNY.com

For more information, visit: http://arborvitaeny.com/classes-and-events/
The 3rd Annual Midwest Women's Herbal Conference
When: June 6, 2014 to June 8, 2014

Join us for this amazing herbal learning opportunity. This year's event features Tieroana Low Dog, MD, Lisa Ganora and Brooke Medicine Eagle, plus herbalists from the Great Lakes and Beyond! 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
Herbstalk 2014
Offered by: Herbstalk
When: June 7, 2014 to June 8, 2014

Herbstalk is a community conference that teaches people about plants. During our gatherings we offer educational talks and workshops, outdoor plant walks, and a marketplace that celebrates the craft of herbalism. Our focus is on bringing herbalism to urban communities and supporting educational opportunities for everyone. Held in Somerville, MA.
For more information visit: www.herbstalk.org

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Plant Medicine for Changing Times with herbalist, author and wholoistic scientist Isla Burgess
When: June 10, 2014 to June 11, 2014

The Dynamic Evolving of the Plant/Person Relationship. This cutting edge learning opportunity bridges the gap between concerns for the well being of the wild and medicinal plants and our employ of them for medicinal and nutritive purposes.

Where? Wellspring Retreat and Conference Center, West Bend, WI (20 minutes outside of Milwaukee, WI, participants who are traveling by air, can arrive via the The General Mitchell Airport) For an additional fee transportation may be available for an additional fee. Please email rosemarygoddessgooddess@moonwiseherbs.com

We live in a rapidly changing world. So do the plants we use as food and medicine. Isla believes we grow with the plants that grow around us, they change and we change. This relationship may be more important in the future as the planet warms, local climates shift and we both face new challenges.

Herbal Medicine has become the domain of Scientific Research, this herb for this condition, an isolated constituent for that one. Isla thinks it is time for a new way of connecting with the plants we share our world with, a new way of research that both respects them as a sentient life form capable of expressing themselves and that expression we can connect with if we give it time. The process that she uses is an evolving dynamic process, a different, yet valid way of collaboratively working. By immersing many people in this process we together have some insights into the plants wholeness.
Join us for this cutting edge particapatory herbal immersion.

Participants will be invited to be a part of this and if they wish to be a part of an ongoing global collaborative research process that will eventuate in new plant profiles that are not fixed in time but evolving. (10am-5pm each day with an optional Monday evening program)

Salve- Making Workshop
Offered by: www.pollyhillarboretum.org
When: June 17, 2014

Salve-Making Workshop. Learn the fun and rewarding art of making herbal oils and salves and explore the edible and medicinal plants of Martha's Vineyard.

For more information, visit: http://www.pollyhillarboretum.org
Soulful Apothecary™ 2-Day Retreat
Offered by: www.vineyardherbs.com
When: June 19, 2014 to June 20, 2014

Soulful Apothecary™ is a way to learn the "old ways" of herbal healing, crafting pleasurable healing methods including herbal honeys, elixirs, tonics, teas, infusions, and other tasty and lovely treats that soothe the soul and mend the body. With humor and a down-to-earth appreciation of plants, award-winning herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono's classes embrace both the science and the spirit of herbal healing. In this relaxing and uplifting gathering on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard, we'll learn how to craft nourishing herbal foods as medicine and discover a variety of delicious ways to prepare herbs for health. Special emphasis on supporting the nervous system. Lots of sampling, tasting, and indulging!

Phone: (508) 687-9600
For more information, visit: http://www.vineyardherbs.com
The Dynamic Evolving of the Plant-Person Relationship in Healing Presented by Isla Burgess
Offered by: Hosted by StringThyme Music and Herbs
When: June 21, 2014 to June 22, 2014

World-renowned medical herbalist and plant conservator Isla Burgess returns to Vashon Island to present this participatory workshop. From New Zealand, Isla is an inspiring teacher with over forty years of experience as an educator and plant protector. This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to meet Isla and discuss herbalism and insights with a very experienced herbal practitioner.

Throughout the two days you will work with a number of practical processes that allow for a deeper perception of the natural world, specifically the plants growing around you. Combine these skills with your own senses to develop awareness of an individual plant's actions and medicines. All can be done on your own or with a group. See attached doc for more information.

Cost: $295 if registered by June 10th, then $350. A deposit of $150 will reserve your spot. Please send check or money order to:
StringThyme Music and Herbs, P.O. Box 13071, Burton, WA 98013
Payment by credit card will be available at the event; please add 3%.

Times? 10-5 on Saturday 6/21, 10-4 on Sunday 6/22

Lunch, snacks, and tea provided both days. There are no overnight on-site accommodations though we will be happy to recommend B&Bs.

Phone: (206) 462-0835
Community Herbalist Certification Course
Offered by: www.vineyardherbs.com
When: June 23, 2014 to September 21, 2014

This 3-week training and intensive for Community Herbalist Certification is held on beautiful Martha's Vineyard island. Join award-winning herbalist, author and teacher Holly Bellebuono for a 330-hour intensive studying botany, pharmacology, physiology, plant ID and harvesting, herbal remedy processing, written coursework, and a small group dynamic through The Heritage & Healing Herbal School. Intensive can be taken in one 3-week setting or split into a spring session and a fall session. Session 1: June 23-July 1, Session 2: July 2-11 OR September 17-21.

Phone: (508) 687-9600
For more information, visit: http://www.vineyardherbs.com
Nutritional Therapy Program: Summer - Online
Offered by: PCC - CLIMB
When: July 1, 2014 to September 16, 2014

CLIMB's Nutritional Therapy Program is approved by the National Association of Nutritional Professionals. Students who successfully complete the CLIMB Nutritional Therapy program will meet the educational standards required for application to sit for the board exam in holistic nutrition.

Junior Herbalists: Kids Day Camp
Offered by: Vitalist School of Herbology, Ashland, OR
When: July 7, 2014 to July 17, 2014

In partnership with Pacifica Gardens, VSH is offering a kids day camp that will introduce your little ones to the local useful plants of southern Oregon. Participants will get to leave with medicines they make and skills that will be useful for the rest of their life! This day camp will take place at Pacifica Garden in Williams, OR. Please note, actual dates are July 7-10 and 14-17

Phone: (541) 890-6588
Herbalism in Context: A Round Table to Enhance Clinical Skills
Offered by: Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round
When: July 11, 2014 to July 13, 2014

JOIN US AT THE LLOYD LIBRARY in CINCINNATI, OHIO.

Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round Table herbalists, Leslie Alexander PhD, RH(AHG) and Leslie Williams RH(AHG) invite you to a weekend intensive at the LLOYD LIBRARY in CINCINNATI, OHIO. This intensive is aimed at students and practitioners working with clients, family, friends, community or in a clinic to enhance clinical skills

Friday 7-9p.m. A workshop for all to help make sense of what we see: whether applying our herbalist's skills toward family, friends, community or clinic - using interactive practice and pointers to interpret our observations. Evening attendance is open to the public.

Saturday 10a.m.-6p.m. How do we keep track of everything? What works and what doesn’t? The day will begin with non-verbal assessment, honing observational skills, and practical methods to evaluate health. We will focus on root issues while learning to build trust and creating ease for ourselves and for those we work with as herbalists. We’ll give ample attention to disentangling health concerns and disease labels, while ending the day discussing organizational methods and paperwork for following an apothecary, clients, family and friends, cases, inventory, costs and time.

Sunday 10:30 -12pm Herb walk, open to the public; 1p.m.-6p.m. clinical workshop - We'll begin with a client (yes, a real, live client), to apply assessment and interactive skills. From this participatory experience we'll build a client-centered holistic protocol. Focus will rest on improving compliance, identifying immediate & long-term goals and follow-up. Our aim is to further develop clinical skills in a comfortable, safe and productive environment.

For further information on obtaining 15 CEUs, encouragement & other details contact Leslie Alexander: Leslie@RestorationHerbs.com or 814-516-2634.

To register contact Leslie Williams at herbalist.williams@gmail.com or 513-256-3969. Early registration for full weekend is $250, including lunches, herbal tea, water & good snacks. $275 at the door, if space is available. Friday evening only is $20. Enrollment is limited.

Phone: (513) 256-3969
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/AlleghenyHerbal
8th Annual Residential Women's Herbal/Earthways Apprenticeship Program
When: July 11, 2014 to July 20, 2014

This residential apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for women to hear the call of the wild and to listen to their own deep wisdom. We will connect deeply with ourselves, the earth, herbal green allies and all that is. Women will have the opportunity to experience living close to the earth while incorporating herbs and wild foods into their daily life. We will create a community of that encourages, inspires and challenges us to look to the mother earth. plant sisters and all that is, for deep healing and wisdom. This program is an authentic apprenticeship where participants are offered support on their own personal journey and encouraged, supported and challenged to journey to their depths.

Herbs: The medicine of the People
Offered by: The Creston Valley Herb Gathering Society
When: July 11, 2014 to July 14, 2014

The Creston Valley Herb Gathering Society is proud to be hosting the upcoming Kootenay Herb Conference, taking place in Creston, B.C. July 11 - 14, 2014. This world-class herbal conference is the first event of its kind in the Kootenays, so we are thrilled to spread the word.

Phone: (866) 740-2687
For more information, visit: http://rachelkhc.wix.com/kootenayherbconf
Nutritional Therapy Program: Summer - Portland, OR
Offered by: PCC - CLIMB
When: July 12, 2014 to September 14, 2014

CLIMB's Nutritional Therapy Program is approved by the National Association of Nutritional Professionals. Students who successfully complete the CLIMB Nutritional Therapy program will meet the educational standards required for application to sit for the board exam in holistic nutrition.

OPEN HOUSE FOR HERBAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Offered by: ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism, New York, NY
When: July 13, 2014

Join ArborVitae teachers and fellow herb students, 7-9 p.m. , for an open house introduction to the first foundational year and also to the 2nd year of the professional program. If you are curious for more information about ArborVitae's program this meeting is the time to have your questions answered.

If you already have an herbal training background and wonder if you qualify for the 2nd year, or what the additional training offers, this is also the meeting to come to.

Applications are currently being accepted for both the 1st and 2nd year programs. Come for a taste of herbs, and a taste of the year to come!

All welcome! But please register at http://arborvitaeny.com/classes-and-events/

For more info about ArborVitae professional studies herb programs please visit: www.ArborVitaeNY.com

For more information, visit: http://arborvitaeny.com/classes-and-events/
Soulful Apothecary 1-Week Immersion
Offered by: www.vineyardherbs.com
When: July 14, 2014 to July 18, 2014

Soulful Apothecary™ is a way to learn the "old ways" of herbal healing, crafting pleasurable healing methods including herbal honeys, elixirs, tonics, teas, infusions, and other tasty and lovely treats that soothe the soul and mend the body. With humor and a down-to-earth appreciation of plants, award-winning herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono's classes embrace both the science and the spirit of herbal healing. In this relaxing and uplifting gathering on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard, we'll learn how to craft nourishing herbal foods as medicine and discover a variety of delicious ways to prepare herbs for health. Special emphasis on supporting the nervous system. Lots of sampling, tasting, and indulging!

Phone: (508) 687-9600
For more information, visit: http://www.vineyardherbs.com
Evolver’s East Meets West Medicine Fest: Herbalism at the Opera
Offered by: Evolver
When: July 19, 2014

Join fellow herbalists and plant medicine enthusiasts for an afternoon of unconventional herbalism seminars, interactive plant medicine meditations and a tablespoon of Opera (to help the medicine go down) at Evolver’s inaugural East Meets West Medicine Fest, where eastern and western traditions of herbal plant medicine are united as one. Topics covered will include: Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, The Doctrine of Signatures, Shamanism, Alchemy and much more. Local herbalism schools and organizations will be tabling, providing information about their programs, and offering products. We will wrap up the evening with an auction for fantastic items like Evolver webinars, trainings in herbalism, books and much more.

Cost: $50 early bird with code "FEST", $60-$75 Sliding Scale thereafter (limited number of early bird tickets, so be sure to get yours while you can - 2 early bird ticket holders will be randomly selected to win an "Introduction to Aromatherapy" course from Floracopeia.com valued at $550, and if you don't win, don't worry, because we will have 1 more course available during the auction!)

Purchase link: http://www.evolver.net/products/east-meets-west-medicine-fest

For more information on presenters and workshops, check the website at: www.EastMeetsWestMedicineFest.com

About the Host:
Evolver is creating a platform for content, learning, and commerce serving the global transformational community, supporting optimal states of well being in mind, body, and spirit.

Tea Blending Class
Offered by: www.pollyhillarboretum.org
When: July 24, 2014

A hands-on (and delicious!) class to learn the enjoyable art of tea blending. Includes tastings of Vineyard Herbs signature teas and complete instruction in selecting and blending herbs for both pleasurable and medicinal teas. A wonderful afternoon with a sister or friend on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard.

Phone: (508) 687-9600
For more information, visit: http://www.pollyhillarboretum.org
Herbalism in Context: A Round Table to Enhance Clinical Skills
Offered by: Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round
When: July 25, 2014 to July 27, 2014

JOIN US AT jim mcdonald's in WHITE LAKE, MICHIGAN

Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round Table herbalists, Leslie Alexander PhD, RH(AHG) and Leslie Williams RH(AHG), along with herbalist jim mcdonald, invite you to a weekend intensive at jim's in WHITE LAKE, MICHIGAN. This intensive is aimed at students and practitioners working with clients, family, friends, community or in a clinic to enhance clinical skills

Friday 7-9p.m. A workshop for all to help make sense of what we see: whether applying our herbalist's skills toward family, friends, community or clinic - using interactive practice and pointers to interpret our observations. Evening attendance is open to the public.

Saturday 10a.m.-6p.m. How do we keep track of everything? What works and what doesn’t? The day will begin with non-verbal assessment, honing observational skills, and practical methods to evaluate health. We will focus on root issues while learning to build trust and creating ease for ourselves and for those we work with as herbalists. We’ll give ample attention to disentangling health concerns and disease labels, while ending the day discussing organizational methods and paperwork for following an apothecary, clients, family and friends, cases, inventory, costs and time.

Sunday 10:30 -12pm Herb walk, open to the public; 1p.m.-6p.m. clinical workshop - We'll begin with a client (yes, a real, live client), to apply assessment and interactive skills. From this participatory experience we'll build a client-centered holistic protocol. Focus will rest on improving compliance, identifying immediate & long-term goals and follow-up. Our aim is to further develop clinical skills in a comfortable, safe and productive environment.

For further information on obtaining 15 CEUs, encouragement & other details contact Leslie Alexander: Leslie@RestorationHerbs.com or 814-516-2634.

To register contact jim mcdonald at jim@herbcraft.org or 248-238-8739, or contact Leslie Williams at herbalist.williams@gmail.com or 513-256-39. Early registration for full weekend is $250, including lunches, herbal tea, water & good snacks. $275 at the door, if space is available. Friday evening only is $20. Enrollment is limited.

Phone: (248) 238-8733
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/AlleghenyHerbal
Intro to Herbal Medicine 1-Week Immersion
Offered by: www.vineyardherbs.com
When: July 28, 2014 to August 1, 2014

Designed for beginners, gardeners, family members, and healing arts professionals, this fun and educational week on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard includes herbal medicine for the digestion, women's health and hormones, cardiovascular health, healing for the skin, herbal first aid, herbs for the respiratory system, evening programs, beach hikes, woodland wanderings, and more. Day's classes can be taken individually if desired.

Phone: (508) 687-9600
For more information, visit: http://www.vineyardherbs.com
Herbalism in Context: A Round Table to Enhance Clinical Skills
Offered by: Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round
When: August 1, 2014 to August 3, 2014

JOIN US AT THE AMERICAN HERBALISTS GUILD HEADQUARTERS in ASHVILLE, NC

Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round Table herbalists, Leslie Alexander PhD, RH(AHG) and Leslie Williams RH(AHG) invite you to a weekend intensive at the AMERICAN HERBALISTS GUILD HEADQUARTERS in ASHVILLE, NC. This intensive is aimed at students and practitioners working with clients, family, friends, community or in a clinic to enhance clinical skills

Friday 7-9p.m. A workshop for all to help make sense of what we see: whether applying our herbalist's skills toward family, friends, community or clinic - using interactive practice and pointers to interpret our observations. Evening attendance is open to the public.

Saturday 10a.m.-6p.m. How do we keep track of everything? What works and what doesn’t? The day will begin with non-verbal assessment, honing observational skills, and practical methods to evaluate health. We will focus on root issues while learning to build trust and creating ease for ourselves and for those we work with as herbalists. We’ll give ample attention to disentangling health concerns and disease labels, while ending the day discussing organizational methods and paperwork for following an apothecary, clients, family and friends, cases, inventory, costs and time.

Sunday 10:30 -12pm Herb walk, open to the public; 1p.m.-6p.m. clinical workshop - We'll begin with a client (yes, a real, live client), to apply assessment and interactive skills. From this participatory experience we'll build a client-centered holistic protocol. Focus will rest on improving compliance, identifying immediate & long-term goals and follow-up. Our aim is to further develop clinical skills in a comfortable, safe and productive environment.

For further information on obtaining 15 CEUs, encouragement & other details contact Leslie Alexander: Leslie@RestorationHerbs.com or 814-516-2634.

To register contact Leslie Williams at herbalist.williams@gmail.com or 513-256-3969. Early registration for full weekend is $250, including lunches, herbal tea, water & good snacks. $275 at the door, if space is available. Friday evening only is $20. Enrollment is limited.

Phone: (814) 516-2634
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/AlleghenyHerbal
Women's Herbal 1-Week Immersion
When: August 7, 2014 to August 10, 2014

Come together with women of all ages to explore women's natural health through herbs. In a supportive, fun and relaxed atmosphere, we'll delve into the pharmacology, anatomy and spirituality of pregnancy and childbirth, menstruation and PMS, menopause and the Crone Years, and Bliss, Moksha and Sacred Women's Herbs. Day's classes can be taken individually if desired; week's immersion includes beautiful beaches, woodland walks, and enjoyable evening programs.

Phone: (508) 687-9600
For more information, visit: http://www.vineyardherbs.com
Soulful Apothecary 1-Day Workshop
Offered by: www.vineyardherbs.com
When: August 12, 2014

Soulful Apothecary™ is a way to learn the "old ways" of herbal healing, crafting pleasurable healing methods including herbal honeys, elixirs, tonics, teas, infusions, and other tasty and lovely treats that soothe the soul and mend the body. With humor and a down-to-earth appreciation of plants, award-winning herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono's classes embrace both the science and the spirit of herbal healing. In this relaxing and uplifting gathering on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard, we'll learn how to craft nourishing herbal foods as medicine and discover a variety of delicious ways to prepare herbs for health. Special emphasis on supporting the nervous system. Lots of sampling, tasting, and indulging!

Phone: (508) 687-9600
For more information, visit: http://www.vineyardherbs.com
7th Annual Women's Herbal Trip to Rock Island, WI
Offered by: Linda Conroy
When: August 14, 2014 to August 17, 2014

Join herbalist and wildcrafter Linda Conroy for this amazing journey on a primitive island located off of the tip of Door County peninsula in Lake Michigan. Cars and even bikes are not allowed on the 912-acre island,making for an experience unlike any other. There are 10 miles of hiking trails, including a one-mile interpretive trail and 5,000 feet of beach. This herbal intensive will offer an opportunity to connect deeply with the plants on this remote island. Participants will hike the island, commune with green allies, learn about herbal medicine as well as wild food and enjoy camping right along the lake.

Soulful Apothecary 2-Day Retreat
Offered by: www.vineyardherbs.com
When: August 17, 2014 to August 18, 2014

Soulful Apothecary™ is a way to learn the "old ways" of herbal healing, crafting pleasurable healing methods including herbal honeys, elixirs, tonics, teas, infusions, and other tasty and lovely treats that soothe the soul and mend the body. With humor and a down-to-earth appreciation of plants, award-winning herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono's classes embrace both the science and the spirit of herbal healing. In this relaxing and uplifting gathering on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard, we'll learn how to craft nourishing herbal foods as medicine and discover a variety of delicious ways to prepare herbs for health. Special emphasis on supporting the nervous system. Lots of sampling, tasting, and indulging!

Phone: (508) 687-9600
For more information, visit: http://www.vineyardherbs.com
Camp Botanica: Kids Day Camp
Offered by: Vitalist School of Herbology, Ashland, OR
When: August 19, 2014 to August 22, 2014

Camp Botanica will introduce your little ones to the local useful plants of southern Oregon. Participants will get to leave with medicines they make and skills that will be useful for the rest of their life! This day camp will take place at North Mountain Park in Ashland, OR.

Phone: (541) 890-6588
Girl Empowered Camp 2014
Offered by: www.vineyardherbs.com
When: August 25, 2014 to August 29, 2014

Open to girls ages 11-15, this unique day camp boosts self-awareness and empowers girls to thrive. Built on our highly popular day-retreat, this program offers girls the fantastic opportunity to learn and play in a fun and supportive all-girl atmosphere. Activities include spas and facials, brewing herbal teas and healthy sodas, yoga and movement, herb walks and beach hikes, aromatherapy, vision boards, stories and ceremony, and Red Tent girls-only tips for women's health—learning about menstruation from other girls and women so they're prepared, knowledgeable and confident. Includes one sleepover night! Location: in the heart of Martha’s Vineyard island surrounded by woodlands and beaches; transportation from the ferry to camp is available for girls arriving from the Cape and beyond; please inquire.

Phone: (508) 687-9600
For more information, visit: http://www.vineyardherbs.com
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
The 28th Breitenbush Herbal Conference
When: September 4, 2014 to September 7, 2014

The BBHC is an annual gathering of herbalists, healers and students held at the beautiful Breitenbush Hot Springs near Detroit, Oregon. Breitenbush Hot Springs is a worker-owned cooperative and intentional community on 154 acres of wildlife sanctuary in the Willamette National Forest of the Oregon Cascades. For 28 years, the conference has been held at Breitenbush with many options for personal healing and relaxation, making this much more than just a conference. With its beautiful natural surroundings, miles of hiking trails, healing hot springs and nourishing meals, the weekend promises to be a personal retreat as well as a profoundly insightful experience. We offer a range of workshops, lectures and intensives for attendees of all levels and backgrounds to further their herbal education. Our 2014 conference will be held September 4-7, 2014. The theme will be Expanding our Horizons: From the Garden to the Clinic. We will once again have an experienced line up of teachers who will bring their diverse backgrounds and interesting class topics to the conference. Further information can be obtained from the website (above) and a FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/BreitenbushHerbalConference

For more information, visit: http://www.breitenbushherbalconference.com
2014-2016 Two-Year Herbalist Training Program
Offered by: David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies
When: September 16, 2014

This will be David's last class as primary instructor, so we urge applicants to complete their paperwork as early as possible! The course includes introduction to field botany, Ayurvedic, Chinese Native American, European and Unani-Tibb materia medica, introduction to herbal pharmacy, diagnostics, therapeutic protocols, constitutional therapy, case histories and the history of western herbal medicine.

Phone: (908) 835-0822
For more information, visit: http://www.herbalstudies.net
Wild Plant Series: Food and Medicine in the Field and Forest
Offered by: Moonwise Herbs
When: September 19, 2014 to September 21, 2014

Join herbal and wild food educators Linda Conroy and John Holzwart for this informative, fun and hands on weekend.

Mid-America Herbal Symposium
When: September 19, 2014 to September 21, 2014

Keeping the Tradition in Southeast Minnesota

Herbalism is growing - with this in mind we are honored to bring to Minnesota some fabulous Herbal Clinicians. World renown Herbalists with decades of experience. Authors, practitioners, herbal extraordinary!

30 herbal classes have been arranged over a three day conference designed for the beginner to the advanced. Classes being set up in 2 and 3 hour sessions. Longer sessions for more in depth study including two 3 hour herb walks/adventures.
Gracing southeast MN with their plant knowledge are Christopher Hobbs, Steven Foster, Candis Canton, Bevin Clare and many other Midwest herbalists.

Whitewater State Park will be the host for this event in Altura, MN. First 50 registrations receive Free lodging. See you in September!!

For more information, visit: http://www.midamericasymposium.com
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 November 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 November - 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
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