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

Herbal Practice and Protocol: Twin Star Herbal Training Level II
Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CT
When: December 6, 2014 to May 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Phone: (203) 313-7883
For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.com
Herbal Foundations 9 Month Apprenticeship Program
Offered by: Green Path Herb School
When: January 10, 2015 to September 12, 2015

In Missoula, Montana, ome on a journey with us and experience an intimate connection with healing herbs. Learn how to grow herbs and how essential oils are made. Explore using herbs for different body systems. Learn the art and science of medicine making. Students will foster a life long relationship with herbs as we explore the healing power of plants and the study of herbal medicine.
Herbs for Body Systems: Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Nervous System, Reproductive System, Kidneys and Bladder, Liver and Digestive System, Skin, Muscular Skeletal System, Lymphatic System, Immune System
Medicine Making: Medicine making tools, Herb drying and processing, Capsule making, Tinctures, Cough syrups, Salves, Herbal oils, Teas, Decoctions, Poultices, Liniments, Hydrotherapy
Field Trips: Wildcrafting , Montgomery Distillery
Other Classes: Wildcrafting Ethics, Introduction to Aromatherapy
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.

Offerd: 2nd Saturday of every month from 9am-4pm. Dates are January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, and September 12, 2015. To Register:

Call us at 406-274-2009
Email us at: gp@herbsmt.com
Website: http://greenpathherbschool.com/
Program URL: http://greenpathherbschool.com/herbal-foundations/

Phone: (406) 274-2009
For more information, visit: http://greenpathherbschool.com/
Professional Herbalist Training Program
Offered by: Green Path Herb School
When: February 2, 2015 to July 26, 2015

In Missoula, Montana, a comprehensive program 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.

450+ class hours over a span of 6 months starting early 2014. Classes run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am-4pm, with several wildcrafting field trips. This program is in house only.
Curriculum:
Herbal Therapeutics, Materia Medica, Wildcrafting/Field Trips, Medicine Making, Anatomy and Physiology, Botany, Nutrition, Western Constitutional Herbal Medicine, Plant Constituents & Contraindications, Student Research Projects, Herbal Perspectives on Health Issues, Aromatherapy, Gardening, Permaculture, Wild Foods, Plant Spirit Medicine, History of Western Herbalism, Ayurveda, Physical Assessment, Flower Essences, Clinical Skills, Herbal Body Care, Homeopathy, Chinese Herbs and Medicine.
Upon completion, each student will receive a certificate. Completion entails completing all assignments and missing no more than 6 classes throughout the program.
To Register:

Call us at 406-274-2009
Email us at: gp@herbsmt.com
Website: http://greenpathherbschool.com/
Program URL: http://greenpathherbschool.com/school/

Phone: (406) 274-2009
For more information, visit: http://greenpathherbschool.com/
Foundations in Herbalism - Herbalist Training Program
Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CT
When: March 2, 2015 to October 31, 2015

We offer two Foundations in Herbalism classes:
Our Traditional Weekend Program:
Friday Evening 6:00-8:30 PM  
Saturday 10:30- 5:30  
Sunday 12:30- 5:00    
Our Weekday Program two Monday's a month March-October:
Monday's 9:30- 4:30

Both classes will include:
A Healing Circle             
Herbs for the Systems of the Body           
Herbal Remedies/Recipes              
Plant Identification Walks             
Medicine Wheel Gardening
Wildcrafting/Harvesting/Planting            
Breath Work/Meditation             
Chakra System/Energy Healing             
Asanas for the Chakras  

Program Details:
All participants will create a variety of herbal remedies throughout the program to take home and will be responsible for 50+ hours of homework/self study. 
In addition, each student will receive a certificate of recognition for 175 hours of herbal studies upon completion of the course.  

Phone: (203) 313-7883
For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.com
Herb Justice! Seed to Market: Twin Star Herbal Training Level 3
Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CT
When: March 2, 2015 to November 30, 2015

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. 

This program was designed to be a continuation of level one Foundations of Herbalism or an equivalent of 150 hours of self study of herbal training program.   
Work directly with over 50 edible and medicinal herbs.
Organic farming, harvesting, wildcrafting, drying and storing.
Tea blending, herbal remedy preparations, labeling, guidelines for natural products.
Hands on experience working our farmers market in Bronx,NY
Learn to share your knowledge of herbal healing!

Program Details:
125 Certificate Hours from Twin Star Herbal Education    

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

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

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

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

Grassroots Herbal Program: Exploring the Art, Tradition, and Practice of Folk Herbalism - Year 1: Foundations (Bryans Road, MD)
Offered by: Centro Ashé
When: April 4, 2015 to October 31, 2015

Centro Ashé is excited to offer our Grassroots Herbal and Holistic Wellness Program, a community based herbal program - we’re dedicated to putting herbal medicine in the hands of the people! This program offers our community a chance to explore folk herbalism from various traditions, and to understand natures ability to support our health, strength, and vitality. The series is an introduction and includes herbal fundamentals, North American and Mid-Atlantic medicinal plants (and others), practical and therapeutic applications of herbs, body system therapeutics, nutritional healing, herbal preparations and medicine making, harvesting and wild crafting plants, permaculture and herbal gardening, herbal energetics and more. You will receive expert instruction from the abundance of local, expert knowledge.

Program Instructors:
Molly Meehan of Centro Ashé
Ayo Ngozi, Clinical Herbalist
Ileana Gonzalez of Apurva Wellness
Suzanna Stone of Owlcraft Healingways
Holly Poole Kavana of Little Red Bird Botanicals
Mae Wright of 7 Generations Botanical Medicine

The program runs April through October, meeting one weekend monthly at Centro Ashé Farm (Bryans Road, MD). Each class please bring a ready-to-eat potluck dish to share for lunch and please be sure to bring your own mug! Teas and beverages will be provided.

Please visit our site for more information, including cost of tuition and a detailed agenda.
Contact Molly Meehan for more information and any questions about the program!

Grassroots Herbal Program: Exploring the Art, Tradition, & Practice of Folk Herbalism, Year 2: Deepening Your Practice (Bryans Road, MD)
Offered by: Centro Ashe
When: April 4, 2015 to October 31, 2015

Centro Ashe is excited to deepen our offerings for our Grassroots Herbal and Holistic Wellness Program, a community based herbal program. We believe it is as important as ever to continue to work towards putting herbal medicine in the hands of the people! This program offers our community a chance to explore folk herbalism with a second year that is meant to deepen our practice of herbalism. Participants must have either completed our first year of the Grassroots Herbal and Holistic Wellness Program, or have a strong foundation in herbalism. Homework will be assigned between classes.

Program Instructors:
Ayo Ngozi, Clinical Herbalist - Lead Instructor
Molly Meehan of Centro Ashe
Olivia Fite of OHerbals
Derrick T. Jackson of Sign of Jonah Partners in Health
Ileana Gonzalez of Apurva Wellness
Joan Greeley of Plant Wellness Within
Mae Wright of 7 Generations Botanical Medicine & Clinical Nutrition

The program runs April through October, meeting one weekend monthly at Centro Ashé Farm (Bryans Road, MD). Each class please bring a ready-to-eat potluck dish to share for lunch and please be sure to bring your own mug! Teas and beverages will be provided.

Please visit our site for more information, including cost of tuition and a detailed agenda.
Contact Molly Meehan for more information and any questions about the program!

Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, Tempe, Arizona
When: April 10, 2015 to April 12, 2015

April 10 – 12, 2015: Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, Tempe, Arizona
Topics: Alternatives to Common Psychiatric Medications; The Cytokine Connection to Insomnia; Clinical Uses of Cannabinoid Compounds; Working with PTSD. CE credits. Early bird registration March 4. 
Topics include
• The cytokine connection to insomnia
• Working with PTSD
• Analgesia: search for effective pain relief
• Pilot study: Aromatherapy for management of children’s psychiatric conditions
• The human microbiome and health
• Common psychiatric medications: alternatives
• Trauma, bereavement and loss
• Herb walks / medicine making
Friday events 4/10: Intensive: Clinical Uses of Cannabinoids with Kenneth Proefrock. Field Studies with Mimi Kamp and Jane Bothwell.
Herbal experts also include Paul Bergner, Mary Bove, Martha Burgess, Amanda McQuade Crawford, David Crow, Christopher Hobbs, Phyllis Hogan, Mimi Kamp, Rhonda PallasDowney, Kenneth Proefrock, JoAnn Sanchez, Katie Stage, Jill Stansbury, David Winston. CE credits. Early bird registration March 4. Information:www.botanicalmedicine.org .

Phone: (541) 482-3016
For more information, visit: http://www.botanicalmedicine.org
1st Annual Herb & Natural Healing Symposium
Offered by: Natural Choices Botanica
When: April 25, 2015

We are seeking speakers & lecturers who would like to present a FREE workshop or hands on demo at the Riverview Inn Ballroom in Clarksville TN 37040; Time: 9 am – 8pm

Tickets for attendees: $20.00 early bird ticket / $25.00 at the door. Also, both Sponsorship Booths: $100-$250 &
Vendor Booths: $75.00 are available. Contact Natural Choices Botanica for more details
 

Phone: (615) 499-6849
For more information, visit: http://www.naturalchoicesbotanica.com
Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium, Black Mountain, NC
When: May 29, 2015 to June 1, 2015

May 29 – June 1: Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium, Black Mountain, NC
Topics: The Gut/Brain Connection and Mental Health; Ayurveda for Skin Conditions; Managing Panic Disorders; Using Botanicals to Address the Link between Stress and Cancer Risk/Morbidity. CE credits. Early bird savings April 14.Info 541-482-3016 or www.botanicalmedicine.org


Topics include:
• Early childhood development as a basis for mental health
• The gut/brain connection and the microbiome
• Ayurvedic prevention and treatment of skin disorders
• Managing panic disorders with botanicals
• Omega-3s and mental health
• Botanical influences on neurotransmitters and effects on mental health
• The cytokine connection to insomnia
• Plant walks, medicine-making demonstrations, panel discussions
Pre-conference intensives May 29:Using Botanicals to Address the Link between Stress and Cancer Risk/Morbidity with Donald Yance. Ethnobotanical Field Study with David Winston.
Herbal experts also include : 7Song, Mary Bove, Jerry Cott, Walter Crinnion, Doug Elliott, Steven Johnson, Robin McGee, Kenneth Proefrock, Dr. Shubhangee Satam from Mumbai, India, Jill Stansbury, and Elizabeth Sustick. Early bird registrationApril 17

Phone: (541) 482-3016
For more information, visit: http://www.botanicalmedicine.org
The 4th Annual Midwest Women's Herbal Conference
When: June 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015

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

For more information, visit: http://www.midwestwomensherbal.com
9th Annual Women’s Herbal/Earthways Residential Apprenticeship Program
When: July 22, 2015 to August 5, 2015

Held in Plymouth, WI , 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 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.

We will connect with the wise woman within while hiking, kayaking, dancing, harvesting, creating community, crafting traditional foods and medicines, practicing compassionate communication, sitting in talking stick ceremony, exploring nature awareness and learning a wide variety of skills including but not limited to cordage making, basket weaving, broom making, hide tanning and much more!.

This program will be held at the Windhorse Retreat Center in Plymouth, WI, one hour north of Milwaukee, WI. The center is located in a beautiful glacial area adjacent to the 15,000 acre Kettle Moraine State Forest. The Kettle Moraine State Forest is in southeastern Wisconsin, USA. The chief feature of the reserve is the Kettle Moraine, a highly glaciated area. The area contains very hilly terrain and glacial landforms, such as kettles, kames and eskers. This forest offers a vast opportunity for exploring the natural world!

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8th Annual Women’s Herbal Immersion, Rock Island, Wisconsin
When: August 20, 2015 to August 24, 2015

The theme for this weekend is wild Medicine, wild Food and wild Women!

Join herbalist and wild crafter Linda Conroy for this 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 and enjoy camping right along the lake.

We will set up a base camp and all day hikes will be initiated from there. Glorious views and tranquility will bring us closer to the natural world and our own true nature. We will incorporate plants into our daily meals and learn to identify and work with a wide variety of plants for food and medicine. There will be daily instruction both formal and informal, come prepared to focus on learning plant wisdom and wise woman ways.

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