Herbal Conferences 2018

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

June 1 – 4, 2018 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 five optional Friday events to choose from on June 1

  • Ethnobotanical and Native Plant Field Study with David Winston
  • Pre-conference Intensive. Botanical Medicine in a Clinical Psychology Practice: Chronic Pain, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression with Amanda McQuade Crawford
  • Medicinal Mushrooms in the Kitchen and Apothecary–A Demonstration Intensive with Marc Williams
  • Ecology, Propagation and Cultivation of Native and Oriental Medicinal Herbs with Joe Hollis at Mountain Gardens (FULL)
  • Friday Morning Field Trip to the BioNetwork Lab: Using a Microscope for Botanical Identification

Naturopathic CE 2018The main symposium is Saturday, June 2 to Monday June 4. Program details here.

Speakers: Teresa Boardwine, Mary Bove, Amanda McQuade Crawford, Walter Crinnion, Doug Elliott, Joe Hollis, Chris Kilham, Kathleen Maier, Robin McGee, Kenneth Proefrock, CoreyPine Shane, Vickie Shufer, Jill Stansbury, Marc Williams, David Winston and Donald Yance.

Continuing education approved for nurses, acupuncturists, naturopathic physicians and NC pharmacists. Pending for NC chiropractors. Details here.

We hope you’ll join us at beautiful Blue Ridge Assembly in June!

 


 


Botanical Medicine for Naturopathic CE

Recordings from the 2018 Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine now available: Mp3 audio for immediate download. Connection not fast enough for downloading? Contact us to special-order USB flash drives and printed books by mail.

View complete SW conference program here. And thank you again to everyone who spoke at the event and attended!

Remembering Jim Duke

Remembering Jim Duke, who died December 10, 2017 at the age of 88, we offer audio excerpts of the fun and folksy concert “Herbal Adventures” he gave on June 4, 2011 at Medicines from the Earth in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Photos of JIm’s life and travels provided by Helen Lowe Metzman and Andrea Ottesen. Video assembled by Robin St. James.

James A Duke, PhD was an ethnobotanist, plant researcher, author, musician, songwriter and passionate advocate for the rain forest. He left a legacy of knowledge that will influence botanical medicine for generations.

To quote Mark Blumenthal, director of the American Botanical Council: “He was a brilliant, dedicated, funny, and humble man, who earned the admiration, respect, and love of thousands of scientists and herbal enthusiasts. Jim’s huge body of work, love of plants and people, sense of humor, and generosity of spirit are positive examples for all of us.”

Read an account of Jim’s life and work here: https://thegreenfarmacygarden.com/from-the-desk-of-james-a-duke

And another tribute by Jim’s daughter Celia Larsen https://thegreenfarmacygarden.com/jim-dukes-legacy which tells how to lend support for continuing Jim’s work.

 

2017 Recordings and Books Ready to Order

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Forest Trail at Blue Ridge Assembly

Order audio recordings and lecture notes, download and listen in a matter of minutes:

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.

Read program summaries from our archives here:
ME 17 Program
SW 17 Program



Continuing Education
Our herbal conferences provide opportunities for continuing education (CE, PDA, CEU, CNE, CME) in areas such as naturopathic medicine, integrative medicine, complementary medicine, holistic medicine, functional medicine and more.

For specific CE credits and hours for upcoming events please see the dedicated pages for naturopaths (naturopathic doctors), acupuncturists and nurses for each event.

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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:

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

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

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