Welcome to the 12th International Herb Symposium
“The herbal teaching at the IHS is superb, but even more so in my mind, is the spiritual joyful aspect”
We invite you to join us at The 2015 International Herb Symposium
Updated information for the June, 2015 IHS will be posted by September of 2014. Check back then. thank you!
* Please note; we have opted to leave the information up from the 2013 IHS, so you can get an idea of the vision and scope of this event.
You are joyfully invited to attend this outstanding event
11th INTERNATIONAL HERB SYMPOSIUM
Celebrating the Healing Power of Plants
June 28th - 30th 2013
We're happy to announce that the International Herb Symposium is full.
Registration is now closed for the 2013 IHS
There are sometimes last minute cancellations
If you'd like to be placed on a waiting list, please email the IHS office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will contact you if there is an opening
If you're a woman and would like to attend the New England Women's Herbal Conference there is still room, but it, too, is filling fast. So don't delay!
A Symposium to touch your heart and soul as well as mind and spirit, this gathering is for all people enraptured by the healing essence of herbs. The International Herb Symposium offers herbal enthusiasts an incredible opportunity to learn from the worlds leading experts in botanical medicine and herbal lore. Whether a novice or advanced in your herbal interests, the Symposium offers classes, workshops, panel discussions and learning experiences to touch every level of your being.
Inspiring * Educational * Empowering
Learn, Have Fun and Network with other herbal/plant lovers
A Gathering for All People Who Love Plants
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog
We are incredibly honored to have Dr. Tieraona Low Dog join us as our keynote speaker at the International Herb Symposium this year. Appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, Dr. Lowdog is one of the country’s leading experts on botanical medicine and integrative approaches to health. She is Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University Of NM School Of Medicine. Tieraona was named by Time magazine as an “Innovator in Alternative Medicine for 2001” and was the recipient of the Martinade la Cruz Medal in 1998 for her work with indigenous people. But this is only the beginning of her list of accomplishments; Tieraona is an impassioned advocate for herbs, health, and integrative medicine and is a powerful and visionary teacher who inspires all that hear her. She lives a life of example, compassion, and joy. Her book, Life is Your Best Medicine By National Geographic Books, was published this year and is already heading for the bestseller list.
Keynote address Friday evening ~ Greening of Medicine. A philosophical and inspirational discussion of the current state of health care and how a shifting, or “greening” of consciousness, could improve the health and wellbeing of the People, as well as the Earth.
The Following Amazing Tea Companies
Will be providing high quality herbal tea throughout the Symposium to participants for free!
Recyclable paper cups will be provided, but help us save on paper waste by bringing your own cup along. Thanks!
“make tea, not war’ ~ mountain rose
This is the updated version of the IHS Schedule (posted June 1st).
If there are any changes to this schedule, they will be minor and will be included on a Schedule Addendum you’ll receive when you register. You’ll also receive a printed copy of the schedule but it will be an abbreviated copy with class titles, teachers and classrooms listed, but not class descriptions. If you’d like a copy of the workshop descriptions, we suggest you print a copy of this schedule and bring it with you..
Download 11th IHS Schedule Here: [Download]
A Fellow of Britain’s National Institute of Medical Herbalists, David Hoffmann has been a phytotherapist for 30 years. He is one of the founding members and a past president of the American Herbalist Guild, and is on the advisory board of the American Botanical Council and United Plant Savers. He promotes phytotherapy throughout the English speaking world, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada. He teaches at the California School of Herbal Studies and is visiting faculty at Bastyr University. The author of 17 books, his latest is a textbook on science and clinical skills for phytotherapists entitled Medical Herbalism published by Inner Traditions. An activist for far too long (!) he ran for parliament in the UK for the Green Party in 1983.
Workshops; (1) Bringing Back the Green-The Evolution of Herbalism: Are We Prepared for the 21st Century? (2) Herbs, ‘Natural Products’, and Cell Signaling; (3) Psychoactive Plants
The Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association (VBMA)
at the International Herb Symposium
We’re honored to be hosting the VBMA Vet Track at this year’s International Herb Symposium. The Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association is a group of veterinarians and herbalists that are joined together with their love of animals and the mission to treat these wonderful beings through the art and science of botanical medicine. Herbal Medicine is so much more than learning a plant and its medical indications; it is learning about the soul and spirit of a plant and how that plant can stimulate an animal to heal. There is no place better to learn this than at IHS. In the professional world of veterinary medicine often we as veterinarians lose sight of this incredible energetic influences that plants have on our bodies. We need the spirit of the IHS to help us keep heart. Yet we work so closely with our animal companions we have a great deal of knowledge to share about our animal’s unique needs and their herbal treatments.Continue Reading →
Music to Lift your Soul
Make you Smile & Get up & Shake it loose
Rising Appalachia sisters Leah & Chloe were raised with old time melodies and young veins pumping with underground hip-hop and spoken word movements of the urban south. These girls rock!
“Its unfair to label such an evolving act. But with the unabashed political commitment and emerging talent in the tradition of rap godfather Gil Scott-Heron, the musical prowess of Marie Daulne and Zap Mama, and the light carbon footprints of gypsies, (Rising Appalachia) is certainly the kind of music you can believe in.”
Join United Plant Savers today and save 10% off your IHS registration fee.
United Plant Savers' mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
- Author’s Book Signing & Tea Social
- Botanical Art Exhibit
- Music & Dancing with the Kava Express Band & Rising Appalachia Summer Solstice Ceremony.
- Herbal Film Festival
- The Herbalist’s Summer Fantasy Ball
- Massage & Relaxation Oasis
Ann McIntyre (England), Rocio Alarcon (Ecuador), Julia Hoffman Graves (Germany), Maureen Robertson (Scotland), Paolo Luzzi (Italy), Dr. Dawa Ridak (Tibetan), Conrad Richter (Canada), Dr. Edward Thompson (England), Anna Rósa Róbertsdóttir (Iceland), Robert Rogers (Canadian), Patrice De Bonneval (France), Michelle Lyons (Ireland)
From the United States:
David Hoffmann, Kathleen Harrison, Matthew Wood, Phyllis Light, David Winston, Susun Weed, Doug Elliott, Rosemary Gladstar, Roy Upton, Deb Soule, Kate Gilday, Daniel Gagnon, Rosalee de la Foret, Margi Flint, Kevin Spelman, Paul Strauss, Pam Montgomery, Dr. Michael Friedman, Guido Mase, Chris Marano, 7Song, jim mcdonald, Mimi Hernandez, Michael Ford, Elizabeth Heck, Sajah Popham, Sandra Lory, Timothy Scott, David Bruce Leonard, Donna Winston, William Siff, Nancy & Michael Phillips, Andrea & Matthias Reisen, and Jeff & Melanie Carpenter.
with Special Keynote Address by Dr. Tieraona Low Dog
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The Symposium Registration Fee is $325 & includes all workshops, activities, entertainment, dance and herb walks except for the Intensive Classes which are an additional $35 for each Intensive. Please note; a few of the hands on craft type of activities may charge a small material fee of between $5 - $8 payable to the teacher at the time of the class; material fees when requested are noted on the IHS schedule.Continue Reading →
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog ~ We are incredibly honored to have Dr. Tieraona Low Dog join us as our keynote speaker at the International Herb Symposium this year. Appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, Dr. Lowdog is one of the country’s leading experts on botanical medicine and integrative approaches to health.Continue Reading →
Each year at the IHS, we include several longer more ‘Intensive type’ workshops that offer participants the opportunity to study specific topics in greater depth and to work more closely with favorite teachers. Most of the Intensives have a ‘hands on’ component and allow for interaction and learning by doing. Along with the regular Intensives offered during the weekend, we are offering several special “PRE CONFERENCE INTENSIVES’ which start on Friday morning at 8 a.m. and finish at 12 p.m. The Pre Conference Intensives don’t over lap with any other classes.
Workshop Intensives are approximately 3 ½ to 4 hours in length. The fee for each intensive is $35. Participants must register in advance as space is limited. Intensives generally fill up quite early, so be sure to register early if you want to ensure your space.Continue Reading →
Exhibitor Information 11th International Herb Symposium June 28th - 30th 2013
Are you interested in being a Vendor at this year’s International Herb Symposium? If so, please read on…. The IHS offers an incredible opportunity to network with other herbalists and provides outstanding educational and networking opportunities for herbal enthusiasts from around the world. Though emphasis at the Symposium is primarily educational, the “Herbal Emporium” exhibit hall adds a wonderful dimension to the gathering. It provides both an excellent opportunity for participants to obtain high quality herbal products and a marketplace for herbalists to showcase their products and books. Over 700 people attended the International Herb Symposium in 2011 and we expect another incredible gathering in 2013. We hope you will join us!Continue Reading →
To register for the 11th International Herb Symposium follow this link: Online Registration
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Our Generous Sponsors
We wish to thank the generosity of the IHS Sponsors that help make this event possible. The IHS is a Benefit Conference for United Plant Savers. Sponsor contributions are used for startup expenses and then gifted to United Plant Savers to help with their work of medicinal plant conservation, cultivation and habitat preservation
Silver Sage Sponsors