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Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium 2017

2017 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine

It was a wonderful year. We thank all who made it such a great success.

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Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

Blue Ridge Assembly
YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly

(Past Event) June 2 – 5, 2017 at Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina

The retreat-like setting and the variety of presentations on herbal medicine offer the experience of stepping out of our busy lives to savor this weekend with the plants.

Begins with optional Friday events: David Winston’s field study (pictured below), or a pre-conference intensive with Kenneth Proefrock: Immuno-psychiatry–Immune System Influences on Mental Health and Innovative Therapies for Restoring Balance

The main symposium is Saturday, June 3 to Monday June 5.

Herbalist David Winston and Ginseng
Herbalist David Winston and Ginseng

Speakers: Abby Artemisia, Mark Blumenthal, Teresa Boardwine, Mary Bove, Richo Cech, Jerry Cott, Walter Crinnion, Doug Elliott, Kathleen Maier, Robin McGee, Jason Miller, Kenneth Proefrock, CoreyPine Shane, Vickie Shufer, Jill Stansbury, Marc Williams, David Winston and Donnie Yance

We hope you’ll join us for this herbal conference!


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Past Conference:
Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine

April 7 – 9, 2017 at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona

  • Friday Field Studies in the desert with Mimi Kamp and JoAnn Sanchez
  • In-depth pre-conference intensive with naturopath Lise Alschuler, ND
  • Two full days (Saturday and Sunday) of clinical presentations and medicine making classes.
  • Outdoor classes and meals in the SCNM herb garden
  • Continuing education information.

Speakers: 7Song, Lise Alschuler, Paul Bergner, Mary Bove, Phyllis Hogan, Mimi Kamp, Rhonda PallasDowney, Kenneth Proefrock, JoAnn Sanchez, Katie Stage, Jill Stansbury, Jonathan Treasure, David Winston and Eric Yarrnell.

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Continuing Education
Our herbal conferences provide opportunities for continuing education (CE, PDA, CEU, CNE, CME) in areas such as integrative medicine, naturopathic medicine, complementary medicine, holistic medicine and more. Applications to be submitted for naturopaths (naturopathic doctors), acupuncturists and nurses for both events.

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Remembering Bill Mitchell, ND

It’s been ten years since doctor, philosopher, teacher and author Bill Mitchell, ND passed away in the winter of 2007. We still miss his great sense of humor, his passion for the healing energies of plants, his unbounded knowledge of naturopathic clinical practice and his cosmic perspective on life and learning.  The player below offers an audio excerpt from a talk he gave at Medicines from the Earth in 2001, for your enjoyment and as our way of remembering a great friend and healer. It’s uncanny how this talk applies just as much today as it did 16 years ago!

For more information, and to listen to the audio of the conversation with Bill Mitchell: Continue reading

Past Conferences

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Recordings and Books available from past Herbal Conferences:

Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine 2016
Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium 2016

Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, 2015
Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium, 2015

For more herbal education resources, browse our audio and book library.