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SCHEDULE Saturday, Oct. 24

9 am - Please go water your garden and make coffee…

9:30 Slideshow begins with DJ Noah Deezlee

10:00 AM  Welcome Introduction with BJ AVERY

10:10 – 10:30 A Special Message from Rosemary Gladstar.

10:30 to 12:30 Energetics Crash Course

Join us for this fun and impossibly short rapid fire 20 minute riff on various traditions of energetics and plant medicine, by these brave herbalists. 

We like to think of it as a sort of  “Energetic Speed Dating” for herbalists!


10:30 - 10:40  Mitcho and Brian Kie Weissbuch of KWBotanicals. 

In the Spirit of October, Brian will start us off with something spooky to think about...the mint family…

10:40 - 11:00 AYURVEDA – Deana Dennard

11:00 - 11:20 TCM - Lauren Kaneko-Jones

11:20 - 11:40 GREEK HUMORS- Matthew Wood

11:40 - 12:00 SOUTH AMERICAN  - Francisca Santinabez 

12:00- 12:20  Mexican and Mexican American - Atava Garcia Swiecicki


12:20- 12:40 There are many other traditions that you do not see represented here. Thank you to all our herbalists who jumped into this huge task.

12:40 – 1 LUNCH BREAK with Marta May. “The Wonders of Garlic”  

A 20 minute presentation. We suggest a simple lunch, to munch while you watch. Perhaps some French Bread, olive oil and garlic, a soft cheese and some green tea. Or a nice Pinot Grigio.


1:00  – 2:15 East/West; Eastern Herbs / Western Herbs AND even more 

-with Michael Tierra  Can one think of a better person to chat a little about the crossovers of various herbs and traditions, than Michael Tierra! 

SPONSORED by the Lilium Initiative 


2:20 – 3:35 Cultivation and Harvesting of Eastern and Western Herbs Peg Schafer, Heidi Herrmann, and Richo Cech.

This should be an enjoyable, fun and informative segment presented to us by three amazing, respected, and truly loved plant people! Plus they are all three quite fun to listen to!


3:35 – 4:00 Shanee May Defenbaugh will show us some simple ways to bring stress reducing groovy relaxing herbs into your everyday life.

4:00 – 5:00 Cannabis, Terpenes, and Essential Oils - with Trinity Ava and Mitcho Thompson. Join us as we take a light hearted look at the terpenes most commonly found in Cannabis. We will touch upon some of the myths and truths currently found in the emerging Cannabis Industry.

A List of the essential oils we will be discussing - so one can SMELL ALONG with us!  

Limonene such as in Essential oil of Lemon

Myrcene can be found in Ylang Ylang

Humulene may be found in Hops, Sage, and Ginseng

Beta-Caryophyllene is found in EO of Black Pepper 

Linalool is that lovely Lavender smell

α-Pinene umm, like as in Pine…

Or if you have a lemon, a pinecone, some lavender soap, black pepper, and a beer – you can smell them!

5:00 - 5:30  “The Formulation of Medicinal Wines and Beers” with Aaron A. Jenks, Ph.D. Join Aaron as he takes us on a short and delightful journey into the fascinating world of medical brews.  No cauldron needed!

5:30 - 5:45  Closing and Thank-you to all!

5:45 - 7 PM AFTER PARTY with DJ Noah Deezlee. Music and visuals. Unwind and Decompress in the Online Herbalists Lounge – connect, chat, and share your contact info!


SUNDAY Schedule, Oct. 25


10:30 AM Welcome.

A lovely Sunday Morning Welcome with David Hoffmann whom has been quite busy, developing a new rant:



11:00  – 12:30 "Honoring the Roots: Reframing Inclusive Herbalism"
Join us for a live virtual panel on cultural inclusivity in herbalism. We’re going in on the reclamation of ancestral medicine. Embodied herbalism. Honoring our elders. And what lights us up. 

Moderated by Erin Wilkins, with Shereel Washington, and Ivy Lee


12:30 – 1:00 Lunch break  Or just a 10 minute break. We will determine this on Sunday


1:00 – 2:00 Round Table Discussion hosted by Shereel Washington. 

If you wish to speak to your experiences or to offer solutions please let us know in the chat and we will add you to the list. Be prepared to be unmuted when it is your turn!


2:15 – 2:30 Let’s take a short break!


2:30 – 3:45   "Asian American Herbalism".  With Erin Wilkins

Join us for a talk on our relationship to Asian American culture, herbalism and ancestral medicine.  


Herbalist and activist, Erin Wilkins, will discuss how race, diaspora and generational healing work informs her experience as an Asian American woman practicing traditional Asian herbalism.


Erin is a fourth-generation Japanese American woman with agricultural roots in Sonoma County going back to the turn of the century. She will share parts of her family history to illuminate the power of language and the importance of knowing- and owning- our stories. 


There will be time for prompted journaling, self-reflection and qi gong meditations during this class. And Erin will share her favorite herbs to work with in clinical practice and how the Eastern and Western energetics interplay.

3:45 – 4:00  wrap up/break


4:00 and beyond!  Closing Comments AND then

Unwind and Decompress in the Online Herbalists Lounge – Chat, connect and share your contact info!

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