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The International Herb Symposium

We’re honored and grateful that almost 2000 participants joined us online for the 15th Annual IHS. This includes over a hundred complimentary enrollments for past and present IHS teachers, sponsors, and guests – as well as full scholarships for 430 participants. More individuals have been able to access teachings than ever before! At the same time, we’ve deeply missed getting to gather with you in person – which is why we’re very excited to share that the 16th International Herb Symposium will be a hybrid event — taking place both online and in person at Wheaton College campus in Norton, MA, on June 9-11, 2023!

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Help us plan the International Herb Symposium!

We’re seeking input on every element of the event, from teachers and classes to Free Thyme activities and evening celebrations, from Opening Ceremonies to Closing Circle! Please click here to let us know who you’d like to see there, what topics you’d like covered, and how we should celebrate! We have a lot of questions but they’re all optional! So, you can answer whichever ones speak to you.


Our Mission

The International Herb Symposium is committed to creating a welcoming, engaging and inclusive gathering that represents and honors the diverse and varied traditions present in herbalism. We come together in honor of the plants and in the spirit of respect & reciprocity  to share and learn from one another. By coming together in this way, we strive to create  local & global communities dedicated to healing and caretaking the Earth and all beings.

All people are welcome at the International Herb Symposium.

People of all racial identities, national or ethnic origins, ancestries, ages, religions or religious creeds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender & non-gender conforming identities, skin colors, and body sizes are joyfully invited to this gathering.

The International Herb Symposium is a
benefit for United Plant Savers.

Join us in helping to protect native medicinal plants.