Herbal Conferences 2019

Welcome to the 2019 conference season! Conference summaries are on this page (below), or click these links for speakers, topics, continuing education, lodging, and more:

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium, May 31 – June 3, Black Mountain, NC

Past conference: Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine March 29 – 31, 2019 in Tempe, AZ


2019 Conference Summaries


Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

May 31 – June 3, 2019 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.

Keynote Address with Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP: Endocrine Disruptors: History, Recent Research and Individual and Societal Remedies

Continuing education credits offered for nurses, acupuncturists, pharmacists (North Carolina only) and naturopathic physicians. Basic symposium: 17.5 CE hours; more if Friday pre-conference events are attended.

Speakers: 7Song, Lise Alschuler, Abby Artemisia, Teresa Boardwine, Mary Bove, Jeannie Dunn, Doug Elliott, Kat Maier, Jason Miller, Kenneth Proefrock, Mary Rondeau, Tricia Shapiro, Kevin Spelman, Jill Stansbury, Leo Trasande and David Winston  More details here.



Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine

Ocotillo by Mimi Kamp
Ocotillo by Mimi Kamp

Past Conference: March 29 – 31, 2019 at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. 

Recordings now available!  Click here to view. 

Offering clinical lectures and desert herb walks for continuing education for naturopathic physicians, nurses and acupuncturists. All CE approvals have been received. See the program page for more details.

Begins with choice of optional field study or pre-conference intensive on Friday, March 29. The main conference is Saturday and Sunday. See more details here.

Speakers: Paul Bergner, Mark Blumenthal, Mary Bove, Eric Bresselsmith, Sam Coffman, Phyllis Hogan, Feather Jones, Mimi Kamp, Jeffrey Langland, Jason Miller, Rhonda PallasDowney, Kenneth Proefrock, JoAnn Sanchez, John Slattery, Katie Stage, Jill Stansbury, David Winston and Donald Yance



We hope you will join us for an herbal 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.

Wardwells Receive ABC Award

NEWS: ABC Announces Annual Herbal Community Builder Award Recipients

Linnea and Larry Wardwell have organized conferences on botanical medicine for over 25 years

(Austin, TX. February 25, 2019)  The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) has announced the recipients of its annual ABC Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award. The award for 2018 goes to Linnea and Larry Wardwell, a husband and wife team who have been organizing and promoting herb conferences for over 25 years.

The annual award, named for ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal, is given to individuals who have played a significant role in creating a sense of community among herbalists, botanical researchers, members of the herb and natural products communities and industries, and others who work in the area of medicinal and aromatic plants.

Larry and Linnea Wardwell
Larry and Linnea Wardwell

The Wardwells have contributed significantly to the herbal education of literally tens of thousands of individuals helping build and strengthen the herbal community. Through their company, Herbal Educational Services, they organize and promote the annual Medicines from the Earth conferences in Black Mountain, North Carolina, and the annual Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. Additionally, they have recorded most of the presentations and compiled extensive conference proceedings, making them available via their company – what Blumenthal calls “an important and highly useful herb educational resource.” Many of these recordings and proceedings are part of approved continuing education modules for health professionals. Continue reading

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

Medicines from the Earth Recordings

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Field Study with David Winston and Ginseng

The recordings and lecture notes from this month’s herbal conference are now online and ready to order.

See the post below for details about the event at Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, North Carolina June 3 – 6, 2016. Thanks to all who came to make it a sweet, inspiring and information-filled weekend.

See you next year! June 2 – 5, 2017.