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 specialprojects@americanherbalistsguild.com

Herbal Medicine/Wild Food Certificate Program
Offered by: Moonwise Herbs
When: April 21, 2018 to November 18, 2018

The focus of this program will be on incorporating the plants that grow around us in daily life for food and medicine. In addition, participants will be invited to shift and change their own health paradigm. Be prepared to be delighted and stretched at the same time! This is a full experience, participants should be prepared to experience the plants on all levels.

Phone: (920) 452-4372
Ancestral, Folk and Indigenous Herbalism and Healing Series
Offered by: Native Roots
When: May 13, 2018 to August 11, 2018

Native Roots coordinates educational classes and workshops based on land-based spirituality, self-care, and community healing. Our summer classes provide a remarkable opportunity for people to meet with many extraordinary traditional healers from around New Mexico. This includes Emigdio Ballon who is director of the Institute of Natural and Traditional Knowledge and Agricultural Director of the Pueblo of Tesuque. Emigdio was also featured in the documentary “Seeds”. Lakota Sundance Chief Howard Badhand, Curandera Tonita Gonzales, UNM instructor Ana Chavez, and Henrietta Gomez from Taos Pueblo are among others who will be teaching the series.

Classes will take place on Sundays from 10-3pm at the Tierra Drala Permaculture farm in El Prado, NM (Taos County).  A different teacher will present each day. Cost is by sliding scale, and are open to tribal members of New Mexico on a donation basis. 

May 13 – Emigdio Ballon, June 3 – Karen Miranda, June 17 – Bernadette Torres, June 24 – Tonita Gonzales,  July 1 - Howard Badhand, July 8 – Margaret Garcia,  July 22 – Ana Chavez 

For those coming from out of town, there are also two consecutive-day intensive options from August 2-11 and August 6-11. For more information and to pre-register visit www.nativerootshealing.com.

Phone: (914) 400-7558
For more information, visit: http://www.nativerootshealing.com
Internship Program
Offered by: Eclectic Institute, Inc.
When: July 8, 2018 to August 17, 2018

This summer, we are launching our first-ever internship for beginning herbalists. It will be a hands-on, cost-free educational opportunity to gain a foundation in herbalism. We will welcome 5 interns to live in our guesthouse for 6 weeks. Interns will help on the farm 4 days per week with the cultivation, maintenance and harvest of medicinal herbs. In the evenings, they can expect classes on a wide range of topics in herbal medicine and holistic health, taught by experienced teachers, herbalists, and activists (our program will be taught through a social-justice lens). We will supply essential medicine making supplies to encourage interns to develop their skills over their 6-week stay. Weekends will be mostly free to explore the area, with a few plant-focused field trips!

Located in Sandy, Oregon, Eclectic Institute is in a prime spot for summer adventures. We have Mt. Hood National Forest as our backyard, the scenic Columbia River Gorge just 15 miles to the north, and rapidly-growing Portland, Oregon just an hour drive west. There is no shortage of beautiful wilderness, world-class hiking, and epic fun to be had around here!

Eclectic Institute is tucked just outside of the Bull Run wilderness area, about 30 miles east of Portland.

Phone: (503) 668-4120
For more information, visit: http://www.eclecticherb.com/internship
Unraveling the Mysterious: Medicinal Mushroom Workshop
Offered by: Danielle Ryan, C.H and Lisa Ganora
When: September 24, 2018

Discover. Evolve.Grow: Medicinal Mushrooms: Join Danielle Ryan, C.H and Lisa Ganora, Director of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, as they walk you through the wondrous evolution of the fungi kingdom. Discover which mushrooms are most powerful for your health, learn simple, delicious recipes to get confident in using mushrooms as a culinary medicine, and join in a hands on demonstration on how to cultivate medicinal mushrooms at home using the liquid culture technique. You will go home with the confidence and skills necessary to cook with medicinal mushrooms, make decoctions and daily mushroom tonics for longevity, and grow your own mushrooms in your own home!

Price: $125 ($75 for current CSCH students) Please bring cash to pay upon arrival.

Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference
When: October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018

The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, October 12-14, is a weekend for women to learn, celebrate and connect. For one weekend in autumn, we share inspiration, celebration and practical learning about earth-based healing and women’s health. Surrounded by the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, our venue at Kanuga Lake offers a serene backdrop for over 60 workshops and classes in herbalism, nutrition, personal growth and natural healing. Our featured speakers include Rosemary Gladstar, Ubaka Hill, EagleSong-Gardner, Deena Hayes-Green and many more!

For all of the details and easy online registration visit www.sewisewomen.com.

Phone: (828) 669-0012
For more information, visit: http://www.sewisewomen.com
Ayurveda Overseas Study Program
Offered by: Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine (DSBM)
When: September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

The classical texts of Ayurveda contain a vast body of knowledge based on a perennial philosophy that provides for deep insights into the nature of health and healing. Rather than simply being a stale body of knowledge, Ayurveda is based on empirical observations and practices that have been maintained and supported by an authentic living tradition for thousands of years.  With a recent emphasis upon the Western academic model, however, this type of traditional knowledge is at risk of being lost in India, and is only maintained by a precious few traditions. The focus of the Ayurveda Overseas Study Program is to introduce students to two authentic and distinctly unique lineages of traditional Ayurveda, found today in modern-day Nepal and southern India.

In its entirety, the Ayurveda Overseas Study Program consists of 10 weeks of overseas training, consisting of two five week programs that can be taken together or individually. The first five week program takes place in Kathmandu, Nepal, where students will be introduced to the 800 year old Bajracharya lineage. Here students will learn clinical techniques in Ayurveda from several different physicians, including Vaidya MB Bajracharya, a hereditary physician of Ayurveda with 42 years clinical experience. Students will also have the opportunity to prepare and purify remedies such as sulfur and guggulu, as well as learn to make classical remedies such as Chyavanprash and Kaishora guggulu, and even how to prepare bhasma. After a week’s break, the program reconvenes in Kerala to introduce students to the Keraliya school of Ayurveda, to study with highly esteemed physicians including Vaidya KV Unnikrishnan, who was a direct disciple of the late Shree Poomully Neelakandan Namboodiripad. During this program, students will gain a unique insight into the Keraliya school of Ayurveda, learning valuable clinic techniques including some of the practices of pancha karma, the treatment of cancer, and the preparation of classical remedies.

Instructors: Todd Caldecott, Vaidya MB Bajracharya (Nepal), Vaidya KV Unnikrishnan (Kerala)

Dates: September - November, 2019

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