2016 Conferences

Detailed information now available on both of our events in 2016!

Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, 2016
Dates:: Friday April 8 – Sunday, April 10, 2016
Place:: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Arizona.
Pre-conference Intensive with Donald Yance on Friday April 8. More information
Continuing education for naturopathic physicians and acupuncturists.
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Looking forward to seeing you all again in 2016!

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium, 2016
Dates:: Friday June 3 – Monday, June 6
Place:: Blue Ridge Assembly,  Black Mountain, North Carolina
Pre-conference Events: Friday, June 3:
Ethnobotanical and Native Plant Field Study with David Winston
Healing the Gut-Brain Axis with Botanicals with Jason Miller.

The full symposium program is now posted here.
Looking forward to seeing you again in the mountains of North Carolina!

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We hope you will join us for a conference! These events are a great way to meet like-minded people and learn the latest information on botanical therapies for a variety of conditions.

Questions? Email us.and we’ll be happy to help.

Herbal Educational Services
555 Tyler Creek Rd.
Ashland, Oregon
(541) 482-3016

Blue Ridge Assembly–more than just a hotel!

YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly June 2015


What keeps us coming back (since 1996!) to Blue Ridge Assembly for Medicines from the Earth ?

The answers are easy: a peaceful oasis on 1200 mountainside acres, the rushing streams and the wild plants and trails so near at hand. Being able to leave our car behind and walk everywhere. You won’t find a TV in your room, or a cocktail lounge here, but you will enjoy fragrant nights with fireflies! Ahhh.

We asked some of our regular attendees what they appreciate about Blue Ridge and thought you’d enjoy their answers. (Photos courtesy 7Song were all taken at Blue Ridge Assembly)

Sweetshrub (Calycanthus)


Blue Ridge Assembly has a special ambiance that keeps me coming back.  I like the beauty, especially the creek with its soothing sound and the boulders where you can sit and put your feet in the cool running water and meditate.  The whole place just has a special feeling. –SM.


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