From Jesse Wolf Hardin at anima center:
Preparations continue for the upcoming Plant Healer event: The HerbFolk Gathering – Sept. 18-21, 2014. This will be our 5th Annual event, including the earlier Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference with its Western and clinical emphasis, and the Herbal Resurgence Rendezvous with a focus on the Medicine of The People and herbal access for all. This time our latest incarnation, The HerbFolk Gathering, will have an Enchanted Forest theme evoking Herbalism’s many enchantments as well as the latest in practical herbal knowledge. Teachers like the visionary herbalist David Hoffman, Matthew Wood and Sean Donahue will be presenting spirit infused topics like never before. But one thing that all Plant Healer events have had in common, is the particular community it attracts: the most interested and interesting, unconventional and visionary of herbalists, wildcrafters and culture-healers!
From that first unlikely conference at New Mexico’s famed Ghost Ranch in 2010, to 2014’s celebration at the awesome Mormon Lake Resort in the forests of northern Arizona, Kiva and I have been blown away by the support, affection and enthusiasm of our wilder tribe. It has been an honor to create what our friend Paul Bergner called a “new nexus of the folk herbalism revival,” an opportunity and place for the coming weaving together of community, learning and celebration, helping to usher in not just a more natural healing paradigm but also a healthier world.
David Hoffman • Matthew Wood • Guido Masé • Sean Donahue • Chuck Garcia • Phyllis Hogan • Kiva Rose • Jim McDonald • Kiki Geary • Merihelen Nuñez • Ben Zappin • Kristi Shapla • Asia Suler • Irina Adam • Rebecca Altman • Shana Lipner Grover • Elaine Shiff • Stephany Hoffelt, Jesse Wolf Hardin and more…
“What an exciting conference! Plant Healer events are the new wave of herbalism, featuring speakers and a community rich with a combination of long hands-on experience and fresh creativity.”
Get To Work on That Costume!
Remember that the main night’s entertainment will be centered around an all-species, faeries and woodfolk Masquerade Ball! Come as you really are on the inside, as the magical character, animal or plant that speaks and dances through you!
There will likely also be a second night of dancing with a live band, if we can find a fitting group to perform. The Enchantment theme narrows down the possibilities a little bit, and there are very professional groups of interest in Arizona, so we are researching more bands in California again. If you have a suggestion for an enchanting but also danceable, earthy group, send us an email with the subject “HerbFolk Band.”
Applications are available for HerbFolk Sponsorships, earning benefits equal to the level of your contribution. Promote your business, school, craft or practice, through our website and at this unique herbal event this September 18-21. Write us for the new app with full details: PlantHealer@PlantHealer.org
Tickets for Plant Healer’s 2014 event go up in price in June, so get yours soon for the best deal.
The more folks that you get to participate, the cheaper it is for everyone to attend: 10% discount for 6 to 9 people, 20% off for 10 to 24, and a full 30% discount on groups of 25 or more. The director needs to submit all the names at one time, and to make sure that all participants pay within a week from submission for discounts to apply.
To Register or for More Info click on the Events Page at:
Many of you like to camp in the trees near the event site, or choose to stay at an inexpensive motel in nearby Flagstaff, but those of you hoping to rent a cabin this September will need to reserve yours soon. Cabins always sell out long before the event, so we’re asking folk to please fill the rooms to capacity even if it means inviting friends to share it. More people can be accommodated that way. Contact the Resort directly to make reservations: http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/lodging/
928-354-2227 Ext 10
“There’s nothing like your Plant Healer events, by any name… truly nothing! I am affirmed. I am empowered. I am changed!”