2017 National Herb & Aromatherapy Event Calendar

2017 HERB EVENTS CALENDAR

April

  • April 5-9. San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Herbalist/Aromatherapist Kathi Keville’s talk ‘A Garden Filled with Fragrance’ will be on April 7th from 12-1pm. ‘Grow Your Six Medicinal Plants’ panel discussion with Kathi. 3:45-5:15pm. San Mateo Event Center. www.sfgardenshow.com

 

  • April 7~9. SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE on BOTANICAL MEDICINE. Tempe, Arizona. Features herb-drug interactions, the effects of inflammation on immunity and other clinical topics. Friday Field Studies in the desert, medicine making classes in the garden and much more. CE credits for health professionals. 541-482-3016.

 

  • April 9~11. Sacred Healing Symposium in the Bahamas. Kathi Keville presents herbal and aromatherapy for body and soul at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, Nassau. Easter Week Rejuvenation Retreat. Kathi Keville presents talks on herbal healing and Ayurvedic aromatherapy for health and wellness. Sivananda Ashram, The Bahamas

 

  • April 22. Spring Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show. Kathi’s free talk ‘Aromatic Gardening’ 1~2pm. The Aromatherapy Garden book signing. Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA.

 

  • April 29~30. MEDICINAL CANNABIS CONFERENCE. Our 3rd Annual conference designed to educate consumers, growers, and our medical providers so they can make more educated and effective decisions concerning the medicinal applications of cannabis. Presenters are international, national and local experts that will utilize substantiated research and experience to advance your knowledge base on Cannabis to the next level! Dandelion Herbal Center, Kneeland, CA. Register online or call 707-442-8157.

 

  • April thru Aug. MEDICINAL HERB APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM with herbalist Kathi Keville, AHA Director. Green Medicine Herb School at Oak Valley Herb Farm, Nevada City, CA. One weekend a month. Field trips, medical botany, plant ID, energetics, aromatherapy, medicine-making, flower essences, wild food potluck, Sierra campout. Green Medicine Herb School, message: 530-265-9552.

 

  • May and June: Wild Herb Walks on weekends with herbalist and AHA director Kathi Keville in Nevada City, CA area. Easy 2-3 hour walks cover 40 wild, medicinal, edible, and useful plants of the Sierra. Foraging and sustainable harvesting detailed. Weekend dates TBA. Green Medicine Herb School at www.ahaherb.com Message: 530-265-9552.

 

May

  • May 4. Aroma Herbalism. 6-8 pm with Mindy Green at Wildflower Herb School, Austin, TX. Info/registration: nicole (at) wildflowerherbschool.com

 

 

  • May 5~7. Asheville Herb Festival. America’s Largest – our 28th Year. Check online for workshops and special events!

 

  • May 6. Celebrate Herb Day with free all day events. American Botanical Council, Austin, TX. Rose Class with Mindy Green. 828-301-8968.

 

  • May 7. Wild Herb Walk with Kathi Keville. 10am – 1pm. Independence Creek Trail outside Nevada City, CA. Stroll along trail with herbalist & author Kathi Keville to see 40+ herbs with Foraging, Medicinal, Edible, Utilitarian, Native American & Worldwide Uses. Learn to identify, prepare and use them. We will walk to a waterfall and enjoy views of the Yuba River. Pre-registration required.

 

  • May 19-22 (Session 1)  May 26-29 (Session 2). 27th annual SPRING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S HERBAL SYMPOSIUM. Two separate sessions, join 1or both. Each session is four full days of herbal and sustainable living classes, rites-of-passage ceremonies, drumming and dancing, handcrafted marketplace items, campfires, swimming-holes, and connections with remarkable womyn. Each session is a separate event with different teachers and over 50 beginning, intermediate and advanced classes, as well as classes for children, young women (teens), and Honored Crones. All levels and ages welcome. Black Oak Ranch in Mendocino County, CA, nestled between two creeks and under the ancient oaks. Work exchange and Elder discounts available. Call 707-824-1429 for more information.

 

June

  • June 2~5. MEDICINES from the EARTH HERB SYMPOSIUM, Black Mountain, North Carolina. Pre-conference intensive with Kenneth Proefrock on the relationship of the immune system and mental health. Friday Field Study with David Winston. Clinical presentations, herb walks, medicine making classes. CE credits. www.botanicalmedicine.org and 541-482-3016.

 

  • June 3Wild Herb Walk with Kathi Keville. 10am – 1pm. Rock Creek Trail outside Nevada City, CA. Stroll along trail with herbalist & author Kathi Keville to see 40+ herbs with Foraging, Medicinal, Edible, Utilitarian, Native American & Worldwide Uses. Learn to identify, prepare and use them. Pre-registration required.

 

 

  • June 9~11. Join us for the 13th INTERNATIONAL HERB SYMPOSIUM at Wheaton College near Boston Mass. Classes and workshops for all levels of interest. Over 50 speakers representing 12 countries. Keynote address by Robin Wall Kimmerer. $325 registration. United Plant Saver members get 10% discount off registration. www.internationalherbsymposium.com or call (802) 322-3550 to register or for more info.

 

 

  • June 14-18. Good Medicine Confluence features 5 days of education and celebration! 45 awesome teachers, 100 classes with topics like nowhere else, dance concerts and native plant walks, overlooking Durango and the gorgeous Southern Rockies. For updates, subscribe to the free Herbaria Monthly ezine. Navigate to the Events Page from: www.PlantHealer.org

 

  • June 30-July 2. Edible and medicinal plants of the Sierra with Kathi Keville and friends. Plant ID, foraging and wild food preparation, medicinal herbs and medicine-making. Traditional uses, science and history. San Francisco State Sierra Field Campus. Call 530-862-1230 (after May 15) for more info.

 

July

  • July  13-16. World Music Festival. Amongst the music, herb booth display with medicinal herb plants from Kathi’s Keville’s garden nursery & books in Conscious Living Area. Kathi also presents talks. Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA.

 

August

  • Aug 3-6.  2017 International Aromatherapy Conference and Wellness Expo: Out of the Bottle and Into the Garden. Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). New Brunswick, New Jersey. Aug 3 Pre-Conference at Rutgers University with Kathi Keville, Valerie Cooksley and Michael Scholes. Herb walk with Mindy Green.

 

  • Aug 10-13 & Aug 24-27. Natural Botanical Perfumery. $2950. Only 6 people will be accepted. 8 days of 2 four-day classes from 9am-4pm daily. Enfleurage every day and perfume formulas. Maceration and Perfume formulas. Tinctures for Perfumery. Bases and Accords Basic Perfumery and Vocabulary of Odor. Blending for Health and comparing like-named oils. Advanced Botanical Perfumery. Wonderful Exotics. e-mail for more information aromaticplant (at) yahoo.com or visit Jeanne Rose, San Francisco, CA.

 

  • Aug 25~30. Annual Celebration of the New England Women’s Herbal Conference. Honoring the Wisdom of our Ancestors. Camp Wicosuta, Hebron, NH. AHA’s herbalists Kathi Keville and Mindy Green both teaching. Email 2017WHC (at) gmail.com for more information.

 

September

  • Sept 7-10. The 35th Breitenbush Herbal Conference Reunion Year!  Bringing ’em Back!  So, some 35 years ago, a sweet little gathering was held in the woods. Many hands have held it together since then and those first herbalists have gone on to create the movement that is Western Herbalism. Rosemary Gladstar, Kathi Keville, Mindy Green, Michael Tierra, Ed Smith, Sara Katz, Christopher Hobbs, Jane Bothwell, Ryan Drum, Tim Blakley. We invite you all to gather with us for another amazing weekend of insightful classes from the most respected Herbalists in our community. This is not just another herbal conference. It is a retreat for relaxation and personal growth. It is a chance to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones. It is a time to nourish our bodies with wholesome food and healing waters. It is time to gather in circle for the 35th time. Workshops, demonstrations, herb walks and merriment will appeal to all levels of students. The healing waters and ancient forests of Breitenbush provide an incredible setting for this gathering. Professional Continuing Education Credits and Children’s Program are available. We look forward to sharing this amazing and unique experience with you.  Space is limited. Thursday night lodging at Breitenbush and class fee required for the pre-conference intensive. REG: registration@breitenbushherbalconference.com INFO: Sue 503.288.3588 or info@breitenbushherbalconference.com BEGINS: Thursday dinner or Friday 4:00pm ENDS: Sunday lunch. COST: $300 plus lodging Call for info about early registration, scholarships and work exchanges. Pre-conference intensive $100 plus Thursday night lodging. herbaleducation@gmail.com

 

  • Sept 9~10. ADAPTOGEN & ADRENAL HERBAL HEALTH. In this two day intensive, you will learn about the wide-ranging actions of adrenal medulla and cortical hormones. You will understand how these hormones affect the nervous system, inflammation, blood sugar, immunity, kidney and urinary function, sexual vitality, and reproductive health. California School of Herbal Studies. Forestville, CA. 707-887-7457

 

  • Sept 11~Oct 9.  FALL HERBAL ESSENTIALS  5 Monday afternoons. Empower yourself with the knowledge seasonal western herbalism. Learn to identify, harvest and use fall medicinal plants. Hands on demonstration and introduction to basic medicine making. California School of Herbal Studies. Forestville, CA. 707-887-7457

 

  • Sept 15~17. Join us for the 4th Annual MidAmerica Herbal Symposium. Whether you’re a healthcare professional or a plant enthusiast starting out, you’ll love the lineup of this years incredible Women of Herbalism; Karyn Sanders, Sarah Holmes, Kathleen Maier, Deb Soule, Suzanna Stone, Amy Goodman Kiefer and Sylvia Gaboriault. Spend 3 days deepening your connection to the plant people, to our Earth Mother, to Yourself.  Sit in on 3 hour workshops and classes; learn to prepare plant medicine, mediate with the plants and walk amongst them, learn how they fuse with health conditions and aid the body. Join us and expand your knowledge of plant medicine at Whitewater State Park, Group Camp, Altura, MN. Visit www.midamericasymposium.com or call to register 507-474-9970.

 

  • Sept 23~24. AROMATHERAPY SEMINAR with Kathi Keville, aromatherapist and herbalist, at beautiful Oak Valley Herb Farm in Nevada City, CA. Physiology, Chemistry, Formulation and Blending. Design/Create product & distill oils. History of fragrance. Fragrance garden tour. Medicinal Uses, Skincare, and Clinical Applications. Message: 530-265-9552.

 

October

  • Oct 5~9. Herbalism in Action: The American Herbalists Guild Annual Symposium. The American Herbalists Guild hosts one of the country’s leading herbal events on in Silverton, Oregon. The 28th Annual Symposium hosts some of the world’s leading herbal educators, delivering cutting edge presentations on a wide range of topics in herbal medicine. The Annual Symposium features over 40 lectures, as well as pre- and post-symposium intensives, with sessions ranging from beginner to advanced along with an Infections Disease and Herbal Therapies track. And there’s more! The weekend also includes a keynote address by Dr. Patrisia Gonzales, plant walks, panel discussions, lots of networking opportunities, a dance party and plenty of time to meet with representatives of leading herb product companies, schools and other herb industry businesses in the Expo Hall. All classes eligible for NCCAOM PDAs. Registration and more details at www.americanherbalistsguild.com. Act now to take advantage of the early registration discount! For more information, please contact the office for the American Herbalists Guild, office (at) americanherbalistsguild.com or call 617-520-4372.

November

 

2018 HERB EVENTS CALENDAR

 

Jan~Mar. BODY SYSTEMS HERB CLASSES with herbalist and author Kathi Keville. Sundays  for 9 weeks. The use of herbs specific to each body system, herbal therapeutics and preventive care. Includes 9-course meal made completely with foods and spices good for the organ of the day. Also aromatherapy, chi gung, yoga, color and music therapies, flower essences for the organs. Recipes and handouts.  Green Medicine Herb School, Nevada City, CA..

 

March thru Nov. BODY SYSTEMS and HERBAL WELLNESS One weekend a month for 8 months. An introductory course on the function of the human body including the actions of herbs specific to each body system, preventive care, and basic herbal therapeutics. California School of Herbal Studies. Forestville, CA. 707-887-7457.

 

March thru Oct. FUNDAMENTALS of HERBAL MEDICINE Weekend Program. Fieldbrook, CA. Deepen your knowledge of herbal healing and medicine making in the garden, classroom, and field. This program teaches you to identify, harvest, and use herbs to maintain optimal health. You will also learn how to help friends and family members maintain their health using herbs. Designed for students and professionals with busy work schedules, the program is offered eight weekends, March through October, 2017. The Northwest School for Botanical Studies is among the few schools in the country to feature an on-site organic botanical demonstration garden containing more than 200 medicinal species. For more information email Christa Sinadinos – herbaleducation (at) gmail.com

 

March thru June. PROFESSIONAL HERBALIST TRAINING PROGRAM. You will learn the medicinal, clinical, and therapeutic uses of herbs, medicine making, physiology, field identification in this 250 program. Classes take place Tuesdays through Thursday. This program is phase one of a two-part program. Northwest School for Botanical Studies is among the few schools in the country to feature an on-site organic botanical demonstration garden containing more than 200 medicinal species. For more information email Christa Sinadinos – herbaleducation (at) gmail.com

 

May 16~20. Good Medicine Confluence is 5 days of celebration and in-depth classes, with cutting-edge teachers and topics like nowhere else, dance concerts and native plant walks, overlooking Durango and the gorgeous Southern Rockies. For updates, subscribe to the free Herbaria Monthly ezine. Navigate to the Events Page from: www.PlantHealer.org

 

January 13~22. AUTHENTIC HAWAIIAN ADVENTURE with Jane Bothwell, Richard Liebmann & Natalie Young. Experience a Kava-Kava Ceremony, traditional uses for local plants, an herbal spa day, lush beaches, yoga, hikes, delicious organic food and more! Register online or call 707- 442-8157.

 

Feb~Nov. 10-MONTH HERBAL STUDIES PROGRAM with Jane Bothwell. Meets 3rd weekend monthly with several field trips.  130-hour program for the serious herb student; includes material medica, herbal therapeutics, flower essences, wild plant ID, sea vegetables and so much more! Dandelion Herbal Center, Kneeland, CA. Register online or call 707-442-8157.

 

June 16~26. Tour Aromatic Tuscany with aroma-herbalist-historian Kathi Keville, BA Fine Arts. Relax at a vintage Tuscany Certano Viilla, surrounded by aromatic plants, olives and wine grapes. Then, tour the countryside, visiting the Assisi Lavender Festival, Medieval botanical garden, famous herbal pharmacy, essential oil distillery, Herb Museum, wild hillsides, Medieval Faire and Festival, weekly markets and so much more. Tuscany, Italy. We’ll explore Italy’s intertwining botanical, medicinal, and art history. Plus, celebrate the Summer Solstice and St. John’s or Herb Day Italian style. Tuscany is the Italian Provence. Go to Green Medicine Herb School for itinerary and photos: www.ahaherb.com To register, contact Richard Liebmann ND: richardliebmann (at) gmail.com

 

The CENTER for PLANT STUDIES & HEALING ARTS In Sedona and Cottonwood, AZ, www.centerpsha.com 928-639-3614. info@centerpsha.com Offers various classes with Rhonda Pallas Downey in Arizona’s Sedona/Verde Valley’s natural surroundings and approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for Massage CEU’s, including Experiential Program: 67 Massage CEU’s “Plant Energetics & Chakra Healing Program: A Journey of Awareness” We discover the profound healing energetics of plants and flowers as herbal medicine, flower essences, and homeopathy. Apply plant wisdom with the integration of the human energy and endocrine systems.  Identify, gather, collect, and journey with plants as your wisdom evolves with the energetics of plant guidance.  This program is offered in two separate four day segments, both required: Please call or email if interested.  Taking applicants for 2018 only. Join me in our beautiful Verde Valley near Sedona, AZ for private individuals, couples, friends, or group organized land journeys, personal flower essence attunements, half or full days. I work deeply with your personal intent for healing and integrate a combination of heart centered healing modalities emphasizing plants and flower medicine. Each participant will return home with a personalized or group flower essence formula.

 

ON-GOING CLASSES

 

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is an accredited college specializing in online holistic health education, with undergraduate and graduate certificate, diploma, and degree programs. achs.edu 800.487.8839. Community Events: ACHS offers community classes, events, and live-streamed workshops open to the public and great for continuing education or learning more about a new modality. Check out the latest events online at http://achs.edu/event-calendar

B-Corp Status: ACHS is proud to announce that it has become the first accredited higher education institution specializing in holistic and integrative health and wellness to become a Certified B Corporation®. ACHS joins a select community of 1,800 companies—including only three higher education institutions—worldwide that have demonstrated their commitment to redefining success in business through this comprehensive certification.

Certified B Corps like ACHS meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability and operate with a clear mission to benefit the communities they serve.

On-Demand Continuing Education Webinars and Complimentary Master Lecture Webinars: Learn on-demand and at your own pace from leading experts in herbal medicine, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition, and other holistic health topics. Use promo code AHA2017 to save $10 on any on-demand CE course from ACHS. Master Lecture Webinars are open to the public.  Learn more at http://achs.edu/ce-courses

May. Accredited Online Semester: Courses offered in Clinical Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition and Wellness and more. New Classes include Personal Fitness Training, Sports Nutrition and new credential in Holistic Spa Management. Learn more about using herbs and essential oils for personal health and wellness, how to make natural perfumes and therapeutic blends, and gain a foundation for advanced training.

May 4. NANP: ACHS Open House: Come visit our new Gold certified sustainable campus, and learn more about Portland’s newest B-Corp business (and one of the city’s best kept secrets) Thursday, May 4. Drop in from 2-7pm, 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239. RSVP https://achs.edu/events-calendar

  • Enjoy shopping for Oregon Tilth certified Essential Oils and Herbs in our Apothecary Shoppe. Sample herbal teas brewed daily, and create your own tea blend or inhaler at special DIY stations.
  • Learn more about ACHS curriculum with graduates from the Holistic Nutrition, Aromatherapy and Complimentary Alternative Medicine programs as they share their Capstone presentations.
  • Join us after 5pm to enjoy some bites from Elephants Deli and learn more about Certificate, Undergraduate and Graduate programs available at ACHS.

July & Oct. Accredited Accelerated Semester: Courses offered in Clinical Herbalism, Aromatherapy and Holistic Spa Management.  Learn more about using herbs and essential oils for personal health and wellness, natural perfumes, and therapeutic blends and gain a foundation for advanced training. Study fully online over 8 weeks and earn 3 credits. Course materials include certified organic oils and herbs. Credential in Holistic Spa Management: Complete five courses to earn an internationally recognized spa management credential in 15 weeks and earn 9 credits.

Aug 13~27. Study Abroad India: SILK, SPICE, and SANDALWOOD: An Aromatic Journey Through Southern India with wellness expert and ACHS President and Founder Dorene Petersen. Immerse yourself in the allure of India’s traditions while studying aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and wellness. Join us for a 14-night study abroad odyssey through southern India designed for aromatherapists, holistic health professionals, and wellness novices alike. Open to the public. Space is limited. Call 800.487.8839 or visit https://achs.edu/events-calendar

Sept. Accredited Online Semester: Courses offered in Clinical Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition and Wellness and more. New Classes include Personal Fitness Training, Sports Nutrition and new credential in Holistic Spa Management. Learn more about using herbs and essential oils for personal health and wellness, how to make natural perfumes and therapeutic blends, and gain a foundation for advanced training. Call 800.487.8839 or visit https://achs.edu for information.