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

One Year Herbal Apprenticeship: September 2015 - June 2016
When:
September 23, 2015 to June 2, 2016

One Year Herbal Apprenticeship: September 2015 - June 2016
A wonderful gathering together and commitment to deepening our connection with the plants.

Together we will explore:
* making tinctures, oils, salves, infusions, decoctions and flower essences
* tastes of the plants and actions they impart in the body
* systems of the body and how to strengthen them with plant medicine
* herbal formulation and plant identification
* spiritual relationship with the plants through journeying and dreaming

Our apprenticeship will hold the container for our discoveries. 

Classes are held during the week, one day per month for ten months, from September 2015 through June 2016.
The location is in a beautiful barn in Portland, Maine accessible by the #3 and #6 bus lines, walking distance to the Presumpscot River.
The maximum number of students is 12.  Babes in arms are welcome!
The cost of the full apprenticeship is $900.  A $200 deposit holds your place. 
If paid in full by August 10, the cost for the year is $800. Payment plans are available.

Two apprenticeships will run concurrently:
Wednesdays from 9:00am - 3:30pm
Thursdays from 3:00pm - 9:30pm.

Dates for the Wednesday apprenticeship: Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 6, Feb 3, March 2, April 13, May 4, June 1
Dates for the Thursday evening apprenticeship: Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 19, Dec 10, Jan 7, Feb 4, March 3, April 14, May 5, June 2

Please contact Mischa with an email of interest, describing what you hope to learn about yourself and the plants during our time together, or call her for more information.

Mischa Schuler 207-274-3242
WildCarrotHerbs@gmail.com
www.WildCarrotHerbs.com

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Maine Herbalist Gathering!
Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 - 5:00 at Viles Arboretum in Augusta
https://maineherbalistgathering.wordpress.com/

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Community Herbalist
Portland, Maine
+(1) 207.274.3242
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www.WildCarrotHerbs.com

Phone: (207) 274-3242
For more information, visit: http://www.WildCarrotHerbs.com
Principles of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

CHEM 502: Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate a strong theoretical knowledge of the principles of pharmacognosy (the knowledge of medicinal plant preparations and extracts) and phytochemistry (literally, ‘plant’ chemistry) as they apply to botanical medicine. While providing a comprehensive examination of the details of plant constituents, this graduate course holistically incorporates a solid knowledge base from traditional Western herbal medicine with scientific information from contemporary chemistry, botany, and human physiology. Graduates will be expected to critically evaluate major categories and subcategories of herbal constituents in order to explain how molecules contribute to an herb’s observable actions.

Advanced Herbal Materia Medica III Online
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

Herb 504 Advanced Herbal Materia Medica III completes students’ herbal Materia Medica study with an in-depth review of tonic, adaptogenic, stimulant, antiseptic, stomachic, and hepatic herbs.

Advanced Herbal Materia Medica II Online
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

Herb 503 Advanced Herbal Materia Medica II is an elective specialty for the Master of Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This botanical specialty continues a student’s herbal materia medica study with diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, antispasmodic, tonic, stimulant, antiseptic, stomachic and hepatic herbs.

Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

HERB 502: 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.

Energetic Modalities I: Flower Essences Online
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

NAT 202: Bach flower essences are a simple, natural, and safe modality developed by Dr. Edward Bach. Flower essences are used for emotional and psychological conditions and are safe and effective for adults, children, babies, animals, and plants. In this course, you will study modules designed to take you through the fundamentals of flower essence therapy.

Nutrition, Bodycare, and Herbalism Online
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

NAT 101: The focus of this 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.

Herbal Materia Medica III Online
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

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: fennelFoeniculum vulgare, sorrel Rumex acetosa, sweet basil Ocimum basilicum, watercressNasturtium officinale, feverfew Chrysanthemum parthenium, shepherds purse Capsella bursa-pastoris, and rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis.

Herbal Materia Medica II Online
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

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.

Herbal Materia Medica | Online
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

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.

Herbal Studies Online
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

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 a career in the natural health industry if desired.

General, Organic, and Biochemistry Online
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

CHEM 501: Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of the relevant concepts of general, organic chemistry and biochemistry, including principles of chemistry, the scientific method, principles of measurement, experimental quantities and margins of error; the structure and behavior of atoms and molecules, chemical bonding and reactions, solutions and solubility, concepts of pH, acids, bases, salts, ions, and electrolytes; the structure and reactivity of functional groups, different structures and characteristic reactions of organic molecules including hydrocarbons, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and the structures, functions, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and enzymes in the human body.

Basics of Herbalism Online
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When:
January 18, 2016 to May 8, 2016

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.

 

Herb & Garden Faire at Landis Valley
When:
May 6, 2016 to May 7, 2016

Herb & Garden Faire at Landis Valley
May 6 & 7
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission:  $10 per person; Free for ages 5 & under

Plants are the stars at the Herb and Garden Faire at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, featuring heirlooms, natives, and other hard-to-find varieties. More than 80 vendors of plants, herbal skin care products, garden art, and jewelry will be spread out over the historic village area of the site.  Visitors can also grab a bite from our food vendors, listen to one of our informative speakers, or tour gardens run by the museum’s Heirloom Seed Project. For more information, please visit our website at www.landisvalleymuseum.org.

I think your online visitors would like to learn about Herb Faire.  We’ve been having this event at Landis Valley for almost 30 years and it is has become a Mother’s Day tradition in our little corner of the world.  If you need any information, please let me know.  Thanks, and have a great rest of your week!

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Rd
Lancaster, PA  17601
717-569-0401 ext. 225
 

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium, Black Mountain, NC
When:
June 3, 2016 to June 6, 2016

June 3 - 6: 
Topics include:

Maintaining the microbiome in infants and children
Common botanicals to eliminate daily toxicant damage
Food allergy, endocrine imbalance and inappropriate weight gain
Rebuilding damaged intestinal walls and treating gut permeability
Integration of botanical medicines with conventional pharmaceuticals: increased or decreased safety and efficacy?
Chronic kidney disease: botanical solutions
Worst weeds are your best medicine
Plant walks, medicine-making demonstrations, panel discussions
Pre-conference intensives June 3: The Digestive System and Neurological Health--Healing the Gut-Brain Axis with Botanical Medicine with Jason Miller. Ethnobotanical Field Study with David Winston. Herbal experts also include : Juliet Blankespoor, Theresa Boardwine, Mary Bove, Chanchal Cabrera, Walter Crinnion, Doug Elliott, Christopher Hobbs, Robin McGee, Kenneth Proefrock, Vickie Shufer, Jill Stansbury, Roy Upton and Marc W illiams. Early bird registration April 14.  Info 541-482-3016 or www.botanicalmedicine.org.

Phone: (541) 482-3016
For more information, visit: http://www.botanicalmedicine.org
STUDY IN GREECE
Offered by: ACHS
When:
June 13, 2016 to June 18, 2016

IMAGINE!!

6 days & 5 nights ... upcoming study abroad program in Greece. I'm excited to tell you more and help you join us on this Mediterranean learning adventure!

 

1. How much does the trip cost? This 6-day, 5-night immersion workshop is $2,900 when you book before March 25, 2016 (pricing based on double occupancy).

2. What does the pricing include? Pricing includes all meals prepared with delicious Mediterranean ingredients; all accommodations; land transportation once you arrive on Syros, Greece; optional daily yoga; and cultural tours and field trips.

3. What other costs should I anticipate? Airfare to Athens and travel (via short ferry or weekly flight) to Syros, at least two nights' hotel accommodations (one night in Athens or on Syros before start of study tour and one night in Athens on outbound travel depending on final destination), travel insurance (required), and optional incidentals such as souvenirs.

4. How do I get from Athens to Syros? Students will travel first to Athens. From Athens, there are daily ferries (about two hours on the fast ferry) to Syros. There are also flights that go 1-2 days per week. The ferry is prety easy to navigate and what ACHS staff use when traveling. We can help you with the specifics :) To get an idea of airfare costs, look for flights to Athens :)

5. What if I want my own room? A limited number of single rooms are available for an additional fee of $750.

6. What if I want to bring a friend? ACHS study abroad programs are open to the public. You don't have to be an ACHS student or graduate to attend. So, grab your husband, wife, kids (over 18 only please), or your BFFs, and share this incredible experience!

Now that you know the basics, are you ready to learn more and find out how you can join us on this exciting adventure?

Phone: (971) 279-7745
2-Week Herbal Intensive on Martha’s Vineyard
Offered by: The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, with herbalist Holly Bellebuono
When:
June 13, 2016 to June 24, 2016

Join us in June for a delightful and rewarding 2-week training and certification intensive and become a Certified Community Herbalist! This fantastic learning opportunity on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard teaches Holly Bellebuono's herbal curriculum in a dynamic small-group setting for an engaging exploration of all herbal medicine has to offer. In a casual and supportive environment, we study plant ID, harvesting, processing, apothecary, case studies, jurisprudence, and more--with an emphasis on herbal formulary taught by multiple-award-winning herbalist, author, and empowerment speaker Holly Bellebuono.

Organized by body system, the 2-Week Intensive also includes hands-on experience harvesting and processing a variety of folk remedies. Students participate in herb walks, field trips, garden and arboreta excursions around the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard, as well as kitchen processing, pharmacology and physiology based on the body's primary systems (respiratory, reproductive, digestive, etc.), the heritage and folklore of healing, the philosophy of healers from around the world, and more. Ideal if you want to deepen your understanding of herbs and how they work in the body and learn how to apply formulary in family and community settings.

Credential: successful completion confers a Community Herbalist Certificate.

Level: Intermediate. The pre-requisite is experience/education in either plants (gardening, farming, botany, etc.) OR healthcare (nursing, midwifery, herbalism, etc.). Though this is not a clinical program, it is not a beginner program, either.

Early Bird Tuition: $2,295 (until March 1). Normal Tuition: $2,495 (until June 10).

Housing: Housing is available at $400 per week at the Herbal HQ, the charming house where all of our classes will take place, in walking distance to a private beach on the Atlantic Ocean.

What is Martha's Vineyard? Our magical little isle is a truly gorgeous, windswept, sea-embraced island off the coast of Cape Cod; we are blessed with lots of farms and local farmers who are very involved in the community, as well as five small towns and fishing villages, art, culture, history, woodland trails, beautiful beaches, and a safe and friendly family environment. People here are interested in world culture and devoted to local living; it's a place where herbal medicine fits into the fabric of self-sufficiency and Earth appreciation nicely, and we're only a hop-skip-and-jump from Boston and it's history and walking tours.

Phone: (508) 687-9600
For more information, visit: http://www.vineyardherbs.com/training.html
NHHN Herb & Garden Day
When: June 18, 2016

Enjoy a fun day of gardening, herbal workshops, and products! Herbal educators and seasoned growers from all walks of life come together to share their unique knowledge and build upon a tapestry of age old wisdom about herbs and natural medicine, native plants, organic gardening, permaculture, traditional homesteading practices, beekeeping, brewing, and the power of nature to heal.

If you are a curious seeker, intrepid plant lover, herbal entrepreneur, earth lover, or natural health advocate, this event is for YOU!l Enjoy our Herbal Market Fair filled with plants, handmade soaps, herbal remedies, natural body care, herb books, artwork, jewelry, and more! We’ll also have delicious food from local and organic growers.
https://nhherbalnetwork.wordpress.com/herbday/

 

The day will run 9-5. We hope to see you there!

MidAmerica Herbal Symposium
When:
September 16, 2016 to September 18, 2016

Explore the plants of Southeastern Minnesota at the
MidAmerica Herbal Symposium
The Midwest’s best herb gathering…

September 16, 17, 18, 2016 @ picturesque Whitewater State Park

Herbal Practitioners like Phyllis D Light, Christopher Hobbs, Julia Hoffman Graves, and David Christopher will share with you their knowledge and use of the plants through their many decades of clinical experience.
Other local Midwest Herbal Clinicians will be gifting you with more plant wisdom.
Registration is open and space is limited.  Enjoy September in Minnesota!

Phone: (507) 474-9970
For more information, visit: http://www.midamericasymposium.com
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