A Weekend in Asheville for Medicines from the Earth: June 2 – 4, 2023

Online event registration will be open through Wednesday, May 31! After that date, you’re welcome to join us for the event and register at the door.

Note: All lodging reservations and meal plans need to be purchased online in advance. Registration closes for lodging and meals on May 24.

UNC Asheville
UNC Asheville by Blue Bullfrog / Flickr

Medicines from the Earth officially starts with a welcome reception on Friday night, followed by speaker introductions and the Keynote Address with Chris Kilham. Lectures, demonstrations and herb walks take place Saturday and Sunday, with the Symposium concluding Sunday at 5:40 PM.

DateJune 2 – 4, 2023

Location: UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC

Theme: Aging, Stress and Neurological Conditions: Tradition and Modern Science


  • 24 herbal medicine lectures to choose
  • 2 panel discussions
  • Herb walks and medicine-making demonstrations
  • Friday intensives and field studies
  • Keynote Address with Chris Kilham
  • Concert with Doug Elliott, Todd Elliott and the Possum Gravy Boys
  • Saturday evening bonfire with songs and stories
  • Qi Gong on Saturday and Sunday morning

Speakers: Lise Alschuler, Rebecca Beyer, Mark Blumenthal, Teresa Boardwine, Mary Bove, Doug Elliott, Todd Elliott, Joe Hollis, Chris Kilham, Kat Maier, Jason Miller, Kenneth Proefrock, Jillian Stansbury, Katie Stage, Marc Williams, David Winston, and Donald Yance

Those who register and attend the symposium in person receive:

  • Attendance at live lectures June 2 – 4 (Friday events, CE fee, lodging and meals are extra)
  • Streaming of all videos made at the symposium for 6 months (except outdoor sessions which won’t be recorded)
  • Full set of audio recordings to own
  • Digital lecture notes to own

Women’s Health Audio Series

An audio series for health care providers – with continuing education for naturopathic physicians – bundled together in one discounted package:

  • Eight (8) audio recordings (1.5 hours each)
  • Digital book of notes (83-page PDF)
  • Continuing education credits: 12 hours for naturopathic physicians
  • Order with one click for $75 ($105 value)

Note: The information in this series is provided as a research resource and is not intended to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care practitioner.

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Mushroom Medicine: Challenges and Potential

Turkey tail

April’s Featured Recording:
Mushroom Medicine: Challenges and Potential with Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc

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2023 Herbal Conferences

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

UNC Asheville
UNC Asheville by Blue Bullfrog / Flickr

Dates: June 2 – 4, 2023
Location: University of North Carolina, Asheville

We’re excited to share the beautiful UNC Asheville area with you. Tucked away in a beautiful location with on-site lodging next to the local botanical garden, attendees have the option of spending quiet time in nature or exploring downtown Asheville just minutes away while attending the 2023 symposium.

Speakers: Lise Alschuler, Rebecca Beyer, Teresa Boardwine, Mary Bove, Doug and Todd Elliott, Joe Hollis, Chris Kilham, Kat Maier, Jason Miller, Kenneth Proefrock, Katie Stage, Jillian Stansbury, Marc Williams, David Winston and Donald Yance

Continuing education for health professionals.

Registration is now open for the in-person Symposium!

Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine

Past conference — Videos and audio from this conference are now available! For CE information, please visit the 2023 SW Recordings CE page.

Sonoran Desert Plants
Sonoran Desert in bloom

Dates: March 24 – 26, 2023
Location: Streaming online, with extended video access

Pre-Conference Intensive: Reclaiming Self: Herbs to Correct Autoimmunity with Eric Yarnell, ND

Speakers: Dee Atkinson, Paul Bergner, Chanchal Cabrera, Deborah Frances, Lillea Hartwell, Jack Lambert, Brianna Piche, Kenneth Proefrock, Katie Stage, Jillian Stansbury, Jen Stovall, David Winston, and Eric Yarnell

Continuing Education for health professionals.

At Herbal Educational Services, we cultivate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We recognize the need for increased diversity in the fields of clinical herbalism and natural medicine and are committed to creating a welcoming environment at our events that affords dignity to all.

To stay up to date on the conferences, join our email list and check back here for updates.

Topical Applications for Pain


March’s Featured Recording:
Topical Applications for Pain with Jillian Stansbury, ND

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Long COVID: Symptoms, Etiology and Management Plans from the EU

Early bird registration for the online Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine ends this Friday.

Here’s a preview of just one of the videos offered as part of the SW Conference: Long COVID: Symptoms, Etiology and Management Plans from the EU with Jack Lambert, MD, PhD, a leading researcher on long COVID, who joined us last week from Dublin, Ireland. Enjoy!

Early bird savings through this Friday, 3/3!

Addressing the Multiple Causes of Insomnia

California poppy


February’s Featured Recording:
Addressing the Multiple Causes of Insomnia with Mary Bove, ND


  1. The featured recording mentioned above.
  2. Complimentary PDF of the speaker’s PowerPoint presentation.
  3. And free CE*: 1.5 general CME hours for naturopathic physicians, approved by OBNM

Steps to order your free* recording:

  1. Order at least one audio recording or digital book from botanical-medicine.org at the regular price.
  2. Proceed to checkout and finalize payment. The free recording will be added to your account automatically!

How to earn the free naturopathic CE:

  1. Listen to the recording and keep a record on this certificate of all completed recordings. It’s as easy as that!

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

*The featured recording is free with the purchase of one recording or book. Continuing education (CME) credits are available for naturopathic physicians.