BotanicWise

Women's Herbal Gathering

September 25-27, 2020

Presenters

The BotanicWise Women’s Herbal Gathering (previously known as MidAtlantic Women’s Herbal Conference) is a place where plant wisdom can be shared and where like-minded people can connect and build a community to steward land, medicinal plants and supportive relationships with each other.

The class offerings at these events are more than informational. They touch heart and soul, awakening the intuitive mind and weave a growing network of herbalists, healers and others with a desire to learn about sustainable health and stewardship of medicinal plants.

Our gathering this year will be virtual, but we are so looking forward to it!

Each BotanicWise event offers the opportunity to learn from internationally acclaimed teachers who have a depth of experience in herbal knowledge. These mentors teach from the heart and work diligently to help build a community who not only is knowledgeable about the use of plants as medicine, but who also support land and plant stewardship.

The class offerings at Allies for Plants & People are more than informational. They touch heart and soul, awakening the intuitive mind and help weave a growing network of herbalists, healers and others with a desire to learn about sustainable health and stewardship of medicinal plants.

Our Keynote Presenters

Amikaeyla Gaston

Proclaimed as one of the “purest contemporary voices” by National Public Radio (NPR), Amikaeyla is a force for change. A Cultural Arts Ambassador for the State Department, as well as a highly sought-after performer and public speaker, she travels worldwide doing expansive work with political refugees, war survivors, and jeopardized populations. Founder and Executive Director for The International Cultural Arts and Healing Sciences Institute (ICAHSI), Amikaeyla unlocked her self-expression and healing in an intensive care burn unit after a near fatal hate crime.

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Tokunboh (Ola) Obasi

Olatokunboh Obasi MSc, RH (AHG), CNS is a wellness professional in herbal medicine, nutrition and indigenous ways of practice. She is an educator/founder of Well of Indigenous Wisdom school for herbal medicine and African cosmology. She is the Puerto Rico Coordinator for Herbalists without Borders International and Owner of Omaroti a wellness shop for wellbeing. Birth doula, yoga and dance instructor, author, presenter and healer, her devotion is to serve humanity and caretake the earth.

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Class Presenters

Maya Blow

Maya Blow

Maya is a wife, mother, herbalist, classical homeopath, organic farmer and educator practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Maya has been studying, practicing and making herbal medicine her whole life and brings to her practice an innate sensitivity, empathy and powerful intuition towards her clients.

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Atava Garcia Swiecicki

Atava received an undergraduate degree from Stanford in Feminist Studies and a graduate degree from Naropa University Oakland in Indigenous Mind. She is a clinical herbalist, flower essence practitioner, curandera, dreamworker and is certified in acupressure and Jin Shin JyutsuⓇ.

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Erika Galentin

Erika is a Clinical Herbalist, aromatherapist, distiller, grower, and medicine-maker, consulting from Sovereignty Herbs in Athens & Columbus, OH. She holds a degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK and Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, Glasgow, UK.

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Kat Maier

Kathleen Maier, AHG. PA has been a practicing herbalist for over thirty years. She is currently director of Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, VA where she offers a Three Year Clinical/Community Herbalist training program.

Pam Montgomery

Pam Montgomery

Pam Montgomery is an author, teacher and practitioner who has passionately embraced her role as a spokesperson for the green beings and has been investigating plants and their intelligent nature for more than three decades

Liz Henke

Liz Henke

Liz is an herbalist medicine-maker, and artisan. She currently resides in Charlottesville, VA with her husband, two children, and her lovable pup. Liz has a passion for plants, as well as crafting and creating.

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Amanda Midkiff

Amanda is a professional artist and certified yoga instructor with online classes available for all levels of experience. Her work and classes are inspired by a deep connection to nature.

FreeDom Flowers

FreeDom Flowers

FreeDom has been a healing artist for over 20 years. She works with several massage modalities & energy work. FreeDom has been an herbalist for over 10 years, teaching herbal workshops, making herbal products, and custom herbal formulas for her clients.

Hailey Cohn

Hailey Cohn

Hailey Cohn, owner of Satori Foods, has been passionate about food since she was very young. She attended culinary school in Vermont and has worked in many restaurants throughout her culinary career.

Susan Wahlrab

Susi Wahlrab

Susi is a lifetime professional Artist and certified advanced yoga instructor for over 30 years, with online classes available for all levels of experience. Her work and classes are inspired by a deep connection to nature and the well being of us all.

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Kerry Smith

Kerry smith is the owner and director of Healing Earth Studio in Lenhartsville, PA. Her over 25 years as a naturopathic consultant has been greatly enriched by her intense study of Ayurveda, Herbalism, Indigenous Healing, and Yoga.

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Charis Lindrooth

Charis Lindrooth, D.C. is founder and director of BotanicWise, a platform dedicated to authentic herbal education, where plant wisdom can be shared and where like-minded people can connect and build a community to steward land, medicinal plants and supportive relationships with each other.

Additional Presenters

Emma O'Brien

Emma O’Brien

Emma O’Brien is a queer full-spectrum pregnancy support advocate and clinical western herbalist. She has been supporting birthing families and working with herbs as medicine for a decade.

Jocelyn Perez-Blanco

Jocelyn Perez-Blanco

Jocelyn Perez-Blanco, is the Founder of Herban Garden, and is an educator, a local herbalist, urban naturalist, conservationist, Flower Essence Therapist, and avid gardener with a background in biology, ecology, animal husbandry, ethnobotany, and agriculture.

Katie Ryan

Katie Ryan

Katie is the Herbalist and formulator behind Heart + Soil Herbal Skincare. The Heart + Soil concept came through a journey into self-care with a passion for medicinal plants.

Andy Rowan

Andy Rowan

Andy has completed the Herbal Medicine for Women and Northeast School of Botanical Medicine programs. As founder of Althea Botanicals she offers consultations and remedies crafted primarily from community gardens and wildcrafting with ethical principles.

April Coburn

April Coburn

April Coburn is a community herbalist practicing in the vitalist tradition. She teaches classes in beginning and advanced herbal medicine making.

Em Dewey

Em Dewey

Em is the headwitch and creatrix behind Garden of the Moon — an herbal wellness platform offering menstrual cycle support & education for folx looking to create a more positive relationship with their periods.

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A portion of the proceeds for this event are donated to United Plant Savers.  Join UPS today to help save endangered and at-risk native medicinal plants.

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