Message From the President
Silver Jubilee Message from the President,
Yes, it’s amazing to contemplate, but the American Herbalists Guild is in our 25th year, and I would like to extend a warm welcome to you, members and future members, to help us celebrate this milestone. In 1989, when that founding assembly of herbalists met in the Santa Cruz, California, they were inspired by a vision of an organization dedicated to excellence in American herbalism and the establishment of herbal practice as a viable source of health care in every community. Like a lot of us, I wasn’t there personally, but I was there in spirit. These last 25 years have been an adventure, to say the least, but just look at where we are today. Standing on the shoulders of giants, from past centuries to past decades, we have come a very long way toward the fulfillment of the vision of that original group of founders.
The American Herbalists Guild is the professional association for clinical herbalists in North America, and we have a broad vision for a growing a prosperous and robust field of herbalism far into the future. This first quarter century is just a start. If you are a student of herbalism, or an accomplished professional, joining AHG will help you by supporting your professional needs, and you will play a part in the future development of your profession.
Please join us at our extensive schedule of celebrations, local and regional events, and, of course, the annual symposium, which will be held in Georgia this year. It is shaping up to be our best annual conference yet. Also, I encourage you to join your local chapter, which is where all the action really happens. Again, a warm invitation, and I am looking forward to meeting you personally at an upcoming AHG event. Please reach out. I am looking forward to getting to know you personally.
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa
American Herbalists Guild President