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June 9th-10th in beautiful Upper Black Eddy, PA
You are cordially invited to attend the first
Allies for Plants and People
David Winston
Christopher Hobbs
Phyllis Light
and much more
The Allies for Plants and People Symposium is being held at
River Valley Waldorf School
1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
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Join us for a very special weekend honoring the age-old wisdom of plant medicine!
leaf Learn about using, identifying, preparing and growing botanicals for yourself, for your family or to help others on their healing path.
leaf Let internationally-acclaimed presenters inspire you to learn about plant medicine and stewardship. Connect with like-minded teachers and attendees and be part of a weekend long community that supports and honors both science and tradition of natural medicine.
leaf Over 12 workshops on natural health, herbal medicine, gardening, and plant identification. Herbal products and handmade items available by local crafts people. Vegan and gluten-free meal alternatives. Meal tickets are catered by Hive Local Food (to be confirmed) and include organic, locally sourced, gluten-free and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
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David Winston, RH (AHG)
David Winston is an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist with 49 years of training in Chinese, Western/Eclectic and Southeastern herbal traditions. He has been in clinical practice for over 40 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the USA and Canada. In 2013 David was presented with the Natural Products Association (NPA) Clinician’s Award and awarded a fellowship by the Irish Register of Herbalists.
David is the founder/director of the Herbal Therapeutics Research Library and the dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies, a two-year training program in clinical herbal medicine. He is an internationally known lecturer and frequently teaches at medical schools, symposia and herb conferences. He is the president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc., a manufacturer that produces herbal products that blend the art and science of the world’s great herbal traditions. In addition, David is a founding/professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, he has served four terms on the Board of Directors and he is on the American Botanical Council's Advisory Board.
David was a contributing author to American Herbalism, published in 1992 by Crossings Press, and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) , 2000-2013, the author of Saw Palmetto for Men & Women, Storey, 1999 and Herbal Therapeutics, Specific Indications For Herbs & Herbal Formulas, HTRL, 2013 and the co-author of Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief, Healing Arts Press, 2007, and Winston and Kuhn’s Herbal Therapy and Supplements; A Scientific and Traditional Approach, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, 2008. He is also a member of the AHPA Expert Advisory Council that created the new edition of the Botanical Safety Handbook, CRC Press, published in 2013.
Christopher Hobbs
Dr. Christopher Hobbs is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, herbal clinician, research scientist, consultant to the dietary supplement industry, expert witness, botanist, mycologist with over 35 years of experience. The author or co-author of over 20 books, Christopher lectures on herbal medicine world-wide. He earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, one of the world’s most prestigious universities, with research and publication in evolutionary biology, biogeography, phylogenetics, plant chemistry, and ethnobotany. www.ChristopherHobbs.com
Phyllis Light
Phyllis D. Light, MA, RH is a fourth generation herbalist and healer. Her studies in Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine began at the age of 10 in the deep woods of North Alabama with lessons from her Creek/Cherokee grandmother and continued with well-known folk herbalist Tommie Bass. She continued her education with a Master of Health Studies from the University of Alabama. As a practicing herbalist, Phyllis has seen clients for over 25 years. She also worked in a medical clinic in Birmingham, AL and was supervising herbalist at Common Ground Medical Clinic in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. One of her goals is to be a bridge between traditional and scientific knowledge. Phyllis is a registered herbalist and currently vice-president of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of the Admissions Committee. Locally, Phyllis is the director of the Appalachian Center for Natural Health in Arab, AL which offers both online and residential classes. www.phyllisdlight.com
Tammi Sweet
Tammi Sweet is a passionate and energetic teacher, brings 30 years teaching experience into the classroom. Her amazement and wonder of the human body and how it works shines through as she presents the material in ways people can understand and utilize. She loves integrating the wisdom of the body with all aspects of living. Presently she co-directs her Herbal Program at Heartstone Herbal School, and teaches Anatomy and Physiology and herbalism at Herbal schools and conferences throughout the country. Her learning of the body has come through many paths including traditional Master’s level college studies in Neurobiology, teaching College Anatomy & Physiology, Massage School, Yoga Teacher Training, Herbal studies, collegiate athletics and most importantly, an ever-growing love of understanding who we are in relation with this wonderful home we call the earth. www.Heart-Stone.com
Guido Mase
Guido Masé, RH(AHG) is a clinician and educator in the Western herbal tradition. He spent his childhood in Italy and has been living in Vermont since 1996. His practice interweaves clinical experience, mythology, and science.
He is chief herbalist at Urban Moonshine, clinician at the Burlington Herb Clinic, faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, teacher in herbal medicine at the University of Vermont, and author of The Wild Medicine Solution and DIY Bitters. He is developing the integrative phytotherapy department at Wasso Hospital in Loliondo, Tanzania. http://burlingtonherbclinic.com http://vtherbcenter.org
http://urbanmoonshine.com http://aradicle.blogspot.com http://aradicle.blogspot.com/p/east-africa.html
Nancy Phillips
Nancy Phillips is a Community Herbalist, Holistic Health Coach, and Yoga Instructor. She loves blending these healing paths together to support people in their health, wholeness and happiness. She and her husband, Michael, own Heartsong Farm and Healing Center, an herb farm, organic orchard, and educational center in the northern mountains of New Hampshire. Nancy and Michael are co-authors of The Herbalist’s Way: Sharing Plant Medicines with Family and Community.
Charis Lindrooth
Charis Lindrooth, D.C. is an herbalist and chiropractor with a busy practice in Pennsylvania. For more than 20 years she has helped her patients working with plant medicine and natural methods to restore well-being on all levels. She believes passionately in sustainable living and integrates “green” methods in every aspect of her practice and life. A teacher at heart, she has offered many workshops and classes locally, online and as a featured teacher at the New England Women’s Herbal Conference. She is the founder and organizer of the MidAtlantic Women’s Herbal Conference, an event held in Pennsylvania that supports women in the region interested in sustainable health and living. Carrying the spirit of MidAtlantic Women’s Conference throughout the year, she developed on online forum, GingerJuice, where women can gather, make connections about sustainable health and where learning continues with Charis and many guest teachers.
Follow Charis's blog at: www.CharisLindrooth.com
Suzanna Stone
Suzanna is an herbalist in Scottsville VA. She founded Owlcraft Healing Ways, an outdoor herb school, where she offers clinical herbal consultations and teaches nine-month herbal apprenticeships and day classes in herbal medicine, traditional foodways, and plant spirit medicine. She was raised in a home where herbs and whole foods were the foundations of health and has spent the last 18 years broadening that foundation and deepening her knowledge and understanding of the healing herbs. She teaches at herb schools and conferences throughout the country and is a co-founder of The Gaia Gathering for Women in Charlottesville, VA. Her passion for the drum led her to Senegal where she studied traditional West African drumming and dancing. Her chants can be found on her CD "Songs from the Spiral". She stewards five acres of plant filled land with her artist/writer partner, their three children and various chickens, goats, cats and the canine herbalist Artemis.
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Saturday, June 9
7:30 am - 9:00 am: Registration
Vendor booths open. Coffee, tea and snacks available for purchase from local vendors.
9:00 am: Opening Circle in the Cedar Hall
Opening Remarks: Allies for Plants and People ~ Charis Lindrooth, DC
9:30 am: Morning Keynote Address
Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine ~ Phyllis Light. Phyllis will share the history of this traditional system of folk medicine and it’s viability for the community herbalist today.
10:30 am: Break
Vendor booths open
10:45 am: Saturday Morning Classes Begin
Cedar Hall
Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief ~ David Winston i
Tulsi Room
Herbal Bitters: Their Role in Appetite Regulation, Blood Glucose Management and Obesity ~Guido Masé i
Sage Room
Cannabis & The Endocannabinoid System ~ Tammi Sweet i
12:15 - 1:45 pm: Break
Vendor booths open
LUNCH served at 12:30 All vendors open for shopping! Time to walk, shop, relax, socialize.
1:45 pm: Saturday Afternoon Classes Begin
Cedar Hall
Medicinal Mushrooms ~ Christopher Hobbs i
Tulsi Room
10 Excellent Herbs ~ Phyllis Light i
Sage Room
Understanding Cannabis as Medicine: CBD and THC (the wonder twins) ~ Tammi Sweet i
Maitake Room
A Medicinal Herb Growing & Drying Primer ~ Nancy Phillips i
3:15 pm: Break
Vendor booths open
3:30 pm: Afternoon Sessions Continue
Cedar Hall
Healthy Aging: Research Summary on Prevention of Memory Loss, Musculoskeletal Degeneration and Other Conditions of Aging ~ Christopher Hobbs i
Tulsi Room
Botanical Support for Addiction ~ Guido Masé i
Sage Room
Reduce Stress and Anxiety with Herbs, Nutrition, and Yoga ~ Nancy Phillips i
River Grove (outdoors)
A Walk on the Wild Side - David Winston i
5:00 pm: Dinner Break
Vendor booths open
6:15 pm: Evening Keynote
Cedar Hall
Lessons the Plants Have Taught Me ~ David Winston
7:45pm: River Grove (outdoors, weather permitting)
Drumming Circle ~ Suzanna Stone
Sunday, June 10
7 - 8:15am: Registration / Breakfast
8:30am - 11:30am Intensive Classes
Cedar Hall
Epigenetics & Methylation: The Influence of our Ancestors ~ Phyllis Light i
Tulsi Room
Treating Infections with Natural Medicine~ Christopher Hobbs i
Sage Room
Cardiovascular Health ~ Guido Masé i
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Conference Registration, June 9-10
Join us for both Saturday and Sunday for the best deal. Both days are rich in information, fun and community building.
Pre-conference Plant Intensive with Christopher Hobbs and David Winston, June 8
Join Christopher Hobbs and David Winston on a outdoor botanical identification walk. A truly unique opportunity to learn in an intimate environment from the best of the best. Class size is limited. Friday, June 8, 4-6PM. Meeting place to be announced (close to conference locale).
Registration, Sat Only June 9
Registration for Saturday activities only.
Registration, Sun Only June 10
Registration for Sunday activities only.
Elder Registration June 9-10
Saturday and Sunday Registration for Elders, aka Seniors, 65 years and older.
Student Registration June 9-10
Saturday and Sunday Registration for full time students if in financial need only! ID required.
Pre-Order 2018 Recordings, June 9-10
Pre-order the recordings for the 2018 conference at a discounted price.
3 Meal Package
Buffet style meals, include gluten-free options, organic and locally sourced ingredients, catered by Hive Local Food. Vegetarian and meat options. Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast are included.
Lunch Only Meal Ticket, Saturday
Saturday Lunch - Buffet style meal, include gluten-free options, organic and locally sourced ingredients, catered by Hive Local Food. Vegetarian and meat options.
Dinner Only Meal Ticket, Saturday
Buffet style meals, include gluten-free options, organic and locally sourced ingredients, catered by Hive Local Food. Vegetarian and meat options. Meat and vegetarian options.
Sunday Breakfast
Buffet style meal, include gluten-free options, organic and locally sourced ingredients, catered by Hive Local Food. Vegetarian and meat options. Simple, yet nourishing and delicious.
Our Generous Sponsors
woodland essence
mama flowers
mountain rose herbs
Refund Policy
All refund requests must be received in writing by May 7, 2018, by email to botanicwise@gmail.com or by snail mail to PO Box 5, Kempton, PA 19529. All fees, including tuition and intensives, except $35 processing fee are refundable until May 7th. Emergencies are included. You may also transfer your registration to another person, if you can find someone to take your place. After May 7, 2018 absolutely positively no refunds.