AHG Mid-Summer Stress Buster!

July 19-20 in downtown Asheville, NC:
Please join us for our second fun-filled and educational AHG Silver Jubilee Asheville Event! This event focuses on understanding and dealing with stress.  This stress busting weekend features an intensive workshop with Orgeon based herbalist Howie Brounstein, an herbal recipe demo with local herbalist Melissa Fryar, and an herb walk and outdoor meditation with AHG Executive Director, Mimi Hernandez. Enter your adaptogenic herb balls in our product contest and get in free!!

Read more about our Silver Jubilee Events and Sponsors here!

Event Schedule:
10am-12pm: Adaptogen Herb Balls demo with Asheville herbalist Melissa Fryar
11:30am-12pm: Adaptogen Herb Ball Contest
12pm-1pm: Community Lunch
1pm-5pm: Understanding Adrenalin Stress with Howie Brounstein 

10am-12pm: Herb Walk at Botanical Gardens with AHG Executive Director Mimi Hernandez and Howie Brounstein. The herb walk will be followed by an outdoor meditation to help deal with stress.

Spaces are limited! Register Today!
Members Registration $10

Non-Members Registration $20
Enter the Adaptogen Herb Ball Contest for FREE admission! Email the office for more information and to sign up.

Understanding Adrenalin Stress
Join Howie on a tour of the dark recesses of your body to explore the effects of adrenalin stress. This "fight or flight" response reaches the digestive, reproductive, musculo-skeletal, and central nervous systems, and in addition to the liver, spleen, and kidneys and even causes predictable changes in blood chemistry. These changes are perfectly orchestrated to keep us alive when approached by a large predatory animal while foraging in the wilderness. Unfortunately, in today's world we get the same physiological changes when the phone rings and we think it might the student loan company again. Learn to recognize the larger picture, the predicable patterns, that stress can cause. We will discuss an overview of herbal strategiesto reduce adrenalin stress. 

About Howie Brounstein Howie Brounstein is an owner and primary instructor of The Columbines School of Botanical. He has taught botany, herbalism, and wildcrafting extensively for decades, including such herbal establishments as the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. Howie has a clinical practice in Eugene, Oregon.

What are Adaptogens? (in herbal medicine) an adaptogen is a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes.

About Melissa Fryar Melissa is an Appalachian-born herbalist whose love of plants and concoctions began as a child.She focuses on healing plants that grow all around us here in the mountains as well as wild foods.  Melissa has studied with many amazing herbalists and plant geeks, including Rosemary Gladstar, Matthew Wood, and Deborah Frances.    She currently teaches at the Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism and works as the Health and Body Care Manager at the French Broad Food Co-op.  She can be reached at hbc@frenchbroadfood.cooop.

A special THANK YOU to our AHG Silver Jubilee sponsors! These events would not be possible without your support!












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