Warren Wilson College is hosting a Spring Herbal Symposium the 17th-19th of April. This symposium provides an opportunity to expand our understanding of herbal medicine by exploring connections between environmental stewardship, scientific research, and traditional herbal wisdom in Western North Carolina.
A weekend of collaboration, brainstorming, environmental advocacy, education, and celebration will take place through workshops, classes and herb walks on the beautiful campus of Warren Wilson College.
Dr. James Duke, ethnobotanist and the author of The Green Pharmacy, will be the keynote speaker for the conference on Saturday evening. Duke will be joined by keynote speaker Terezhina de Jesus Soares Dos Santos “Teca,” an ethnopharmacologist and phytotherapist from northern Brazil, who will speak on Sunday afternoon. Additional presenters include Juliet Blankenspoor, Luke Cannon, Frank Cook, Vishnu Dass, Robert Eidus, Ceara Foley, Sandi Ford, Jessica Godino, Mimi Hernandez, Sierra Hollister, Phyllis Light, Irene Moser, Joan Moser, Corey Pine Shane, Mary Morgaine Thames, Marc Williams, and Corinna Wood. Representatives from the Bent Creek Institute will also be presenting on the medicinal plant research currently taking place in Western North Carolina.
The cost for the weekend is $65 in advance. This includes presentations Friday night, workshops all day Saturday, a presentation with James Duke Saturday night and workshops through Sunday afternoon. The price for Saturday only is $45. Registration will be available the day of the symposium for an additional cost. Meals can be purchased on campus for the weekend, including lunch on Saturday by local chef Michael Gentry for an additional cost.
If you would like to register, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, email, and telephone number. If you would like to register over the phone, call 828-771-5848.