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

Community Herbalist Program
Offered by: Florida School of Holistic Living, Herbalist Emily Ruff
When:
September 18, 2015 to April 30, 2016

Have you been called by the plants into service? … amazed and transformed by the wisdom of the plants …. desire to share their magic with others …

If the green path is speaking to you, then you are student whom the Community Herbalist Program is designed for.

The Community Herbalist Program is an eight-month journey into the world of professional herbalism. We deeply explore the herbs in our Materia Medica, and the herbs in the wild around us through research, presentations, and plant walks. We guide our family and the community, supervised by professional herbalists, to grow more confident in our sharing of this wisdom with others.

The Community Herbalist Program includes rich, guided hands-on study, as well as group discussions and lectures, herb walks, clinics, written assignments, and ceremony. We seek to call forth the spirit of nature within us, and ask it to be present with us to guide us along the path. Each student will have the opportunity to explore those aspects of Community Herbalism that are most important to their journey – be it medicine-making, herb cultivation, or client consultations – while all students will be deeply immersed in all areas for a comprehensive experience.

OUR COURSE CURRICULUM INCLUDES:

Traditional Herbal Medicine

Integration of Folk Traditions and Science

Western Herbal Energetics

Introduction to Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medicine-Making Practicum

Native Plant Identification and Ethical Wildcrafting

Gardening for Herbalists

Clinical Practicum

Teaching Practicum

Discovering Your Plant Allies

Herbal Research and Library

Herbal Mentorship

Personal Wellness and Self-Care in Healing our Community

Spiritual Practices to Ground our Herbal Practice

Diagnostics and Assessment Skills

Legalities within Herbalism in Florida

Nutritional Healing

Contraindications and Interactions

EXPERIENCED THROUGH:

Clinical Practicum

Teaching Practicum

Medicine Making

Garden Immersion

Case Conference Roundtables

Spiritual Disciplines

Group and Individual Studies

Guest lecturers

And more...

Completion of our Family Herbalist program or transfer of relevant education from other institutions is required for enrollment
To register, http://www.holisticlivingschool.org/classes/event-listing/?ee=261

Phone: (407) 595-3731
For more information, visit: http://www.holisticlivingschool.org
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.

 

Herbal Aphrodisiac Chocolate Making - A Special Valentine’s Day Event
When: February 14, 2016


 

Aphrodisiacs....  Sunday February 14th 1-3pm ….the word has an almost mythical quality to it...are they real? Do they work?


Come find out during this special Valentine’s Day class, perfect for couples or singles!
You’ll  learn how to make your own herbal infused aphrodisiac chocolates using some of the most well-known and not-so-known herbal aphrodisiacs, and the amazing chocolate from Nuance Chocolate, made right here in Fort Collins.

Taught by Clinical Herbalist & Nutritionist Sarah Josey
Pre-Registration is required to attend the class.
Cost: $25 per person or $40 per couple


Stop By: 212 S. Mason St. Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: (970) 682-4373
Family Herbal & Tropical Adventure
Offered by: Molly Meehan of Centro Ashé & Lupo Passero of Twin Star Herbs & Education
When:
February 17, 2016 to February 23, 2016

Join us with the whole family 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 depths of the Costa Rican jungles, as well as the beauty of the infamous coastlines.  You will have classes with visit the local animal rescue center, hike to amazing waterfalls in the Indigenous reserve, learn traditional indigenous chocolate making and medicinal plants, learn traditional cooking incorporating herbs, hike with local naturalists, we'll have a scavenger hunt, tropical foods workshop, and more! All in one of the countries most pristine spots! In addition to the trips focus on immersion and understanding of local Costa Rican culture, ecosystems, and plant medicine, herbalists Lupo Passero of Twin Star Herbal Education & Molly Meehan of Centro Ashé Herbs & Education will offer complimentary classes including yoga and Tropical Herbal Medicine Making focusing on BushMedicine of the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica.

Our tours are based out of Centro Ashé Community Herbal Center located one block from the Caribbean Sea in the village of Manzanillo. Centro Ashé is located on the south Caribbean side of Costa Rica in a region called Talamanca.

Cost: $1350 shared room, $200 due upon Registration. Registration closes and full payment due by December 1st, 2015
Price does not include flight to and from Costa Rica.
* Deposit and Signed Waiver Form are due upon registration for each participant.

Phone: (301) 375-6082
Herbs 101: an introduction to herbs, what they are, how to use them, and why you want to know!
When: February 17, 2016


Wednesday February 17th  6:30-8pm

Are you curious about herbs?  Want to know more about which ones to use and how to use them to increase your overall health and vitality?
Join us for our most popular class on the Basics of Herbal Medicine where we will talk about the history of herbal medicine, what herbs can be used for, and some of the most common herbs you probably already have at home that you can start using today.
You’ll go home with a better understanding of herbs and how they work, as well as a copy of the book Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

Taught by Clinical Herbalist & Nutritionist Sarah Josey
Pre-Registration is required to attend the class.
Cost: $20 If you don’t want the book, feel free to come to the class and donate whatever you can afford!

Stop By: 212 S. Mason St. Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: (970) 682-4373
Aromatherapy for Immune Health
When: February 20, 2016


Saturday February 20th 12:30-2:00pm
Are you interested in learning more about specific essential oils that are helpful for the immune system?
In this class you’ll learn about some of the best winter time essential oils to have on hand, some great ways to use them, and which ones are safe to diffuse when you have children in the house. You’ll leave with an aromatherapy spray to take home and use right away
Pre-registration is required to attend this class.
Taught by Staff Aromatherapist Leesa Balik
Cost: $20

Stop By: 212 S. Mason St. Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: (970) 682-4373
Social Media for Success: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn | ACHS On Campus
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences
When: February 23, 2016

Join us on the ACHS campus or virtually via a live stream for a more in-depth understanding of social media marketing.

Are you overwhelmed by the thought of getting your business started on social media? Don’t be, it’s a simple and critical tool for growing your business!

ACHS Social Media Specialist Dominic Aiello and Communications Specialist Renee Long are here to show you how to develop a plan to grow your followers and consistently convert visitors into customers.

You will learn:

Why social media is important
How to get started with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
How to gain followers
How to publish content followers want to see
How to convert followers into leads
How to monetize your social media channels
WHEN: February 23, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PST

WHERE: ACHS Campus at 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239.

COST: $35

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Dominic Aiello is a writer and social media specialist for American College of Healthcare Sciences. He manages the college's social media and email marketing campaigns. He is also a contributing writer for a local Oregon newspaper, the Statesman Journal and president of an outdoor advocacy non-profit, the Oregon Outdoor Council. In his spare time, he is an avid outdoorsman.

Renee Long is a writer and communications specialist for American College of Healthcare Sciences where she manages, edits, and contributes to the ACHS Health and Wellness Blog. She is also the editor for the Ruminate Magazine blog and holds an MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from Florida Atlantic University. Her work has been published in Rock & Sling, Tiger’s Eye: A Journal of Poetry, and elsewhere. She has a mild obsession with orca whales.

NOTE: This event is subject to cancellation if registration does not reach a minimum of 15 registrants.

Place: ACHS Campus
5005 SW Macadam Ave
Portland OR 97239 United States

 

Energy Medicine: Daily Energy Routine
Offered by: ACHS
When: February 25, 2016


Class Description: Our bodies contain a vast intelligence. We can begin a dialogue with this intelligence to improve, support, or maintain our health. Energy Medicine shows us how to connect and work with the electrical, electromagnetic, and other subtle energies that vitalize and nourish our bodies. 
We learn exercises to:
• ground us and pull up healing energy from the Earth.
• help our meridians flow smoothly.
• integrate our brain (side to side and front to back) to improve mental clarity and physical stamina.
• clear our heads of energetic clutter.
• protect us from environmental energies that are disharmonious to us.
• strengthen our aura.
• change the way our bodies and minds react to stress.
• improve our energy level.
Location: 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland Oregon, OR Live streamContact: Stephanie Torres, Community Programs and Events Manager

Instructor: Dr. Kirana Kefalos, MD

Phone: 971-279-7745
Email: stephanietorres@achs.edu

Phone: (971) 279-7745
Introduction to Organic Herb Gardening
Offered by: ACHS
When: March 3, 2016

Class Description: Come learn the steps to successful organic herb gardening; from choosing the right plants, to tending the soil, to attracting the right insects, you’ll learn everything you need to start and maintain a successful garden. Bring your gardening gloves and a small trowel: We'll be planting echinacea plants in the ACHS herb garden!
You’ll learn:
• Gardening that mimics natural ecosystems
• How to replenish the fertility of the soil naturally
• Growing herbs without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers
• How to get and keep nitrogen in your garden
• How to make your own compost
• Natural methods for weed and pest control
Location: 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland Oregon, OR Live stream
 

March 3, Thursday – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Instructor: Erika YigzawContact: Stephanie Torres, Community Programs and Events Manager
 

Phone: (971) 279-7745
Advanced Anatomy – The Neck – For LMTs
Offered by: ACHS On Campus Class
When:
March 11, 2016 to March 18, 2016

Class Description: Would more understanding of the neck help you better support your client’s wellness? If so, join Dr. Allan for a 2 part deep dive to “demystify” this area of the body. Week one will be lecture and Q&A and in week two you will have a model to work with.

Prerequisite: Must be a Licensed Massage Therapist

In this class you will:
• Gain a deeper knowledge of the anatomy of the neck, including boney landmarks, muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissue, nerves, veins and arteries
• Gain a deeper understanding of active and passive range of motion by observing postural strains and having a hands-on experience with the function of the neck
• Learn contraindications for working in this area
• Learn techniques in massage and stretching
Location: 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland Oregon, OR Live stream
Register: https://www.achs.edu/academics/community-wellness/courses

Contact: Stephanie Torres, Community Programs and Events Manager

March 11 and 18, Fridays – 10:00 am – 11:30 am each day
Instructor: Dr. Judith Allan, D.C.

Phone: (971) 279-7745
Seasonal Wellness: Spring
Offered by: ACHS On Campus Class
When: March 16, 2016

Class Description: Come learn the steps to successful organic herb gardening; from choosing the right plants, to tending the soil, to attracting the right insects, you’ll learn everything you need to start and maintain a successful garden. Bring your gardening gloves and a small trowel: We'll be planting echinacea plants in the ACHS herb garden!
You’ll learn:
• Gardening that mimics natural ecosystems
• How to replenish the fertility of the soil naturally
• Growing herbs without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers
• How to get and keep nitrogen in your garden
• How to make your own compost
• Natural methods for weed and pest control
Location: 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland Oregon, OR Live stream
Register: https://www.achs.edu/academics/community-wellness/courses

 

March 16, Wednesday – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Instructor: Amanda LattinContact: Stephanie Torres, Community Programs and Events Manager
 

Phone: (971) 279-7745
Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, Tempe, Arizona
When:
April 8, 2016 to April 10, 2016

This year’s theme, reproductive health, includes these lectures and more!

Environmental links to infertility
Adolescent angst: the teenage brain on hormones
Neuroendocrine responses to stress and how to re-sensitize hormonal responsiveness with botanical agents
Multiphasic dosing during a woman’s cycle
Aromatase excess syndrome--reducing estrogen dominance for optimizing reproductive health
Botanicals, biofilms and chronic infections
Herb walks / medicine making
Friday Intensive: New Drugs in Cancer and Synergistic Natural Medicines with Donald Yance. Field Studies with Phyllis Hogan and JoAnn Sanchez.

Herbal experts also include Paul Bergner, Mary Bove, Tori Hudson, Mimi Kamp, Rhonda PallasDowney, Marianne Marchese, Jason Miller, Kenneth Proefrock, Katie Stage, Jill Stansbury, David Winston. CE credits. Early bird registration March 2. 

Phone: (541) 482-3016
For more information, visit: http://www.botanicalmedicine.org
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
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
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