13th Annual National Herb Day Celebration in St. Petersburg
Herbalists and lovers of herbal medicines, come and celebrate the importance of plants in health, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on May 5, with Herb Day 2018. The free celebration will be held in St. Petersburg and hosted by Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies and Traditions School of Herbal Studies.
Enjoy herb and food tastings, botanical teas, local herb plants for sale, numerous vendors related to herbs and free lectures on the uses of herbs in health, safety, medicine making and much more. According to Robert Linde, registered herbalist, acupuncture physician and director of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies, “This is one of my favorite days of the year. We get to meet with hundreds of like-minded local people to create a stronger herbal community.” It is suggested that anyone interested in learning more about herbs, herbal medicine and herbal safety should attend.
Herb Day was created by the Herb Day Coalition, a national group of nonprofit herbal organizations dedicated to herbal education, research, quality control, plant preservation and the responsible use of herbs in human health. The day consists of local herbal events that will take place throughout the nation.
The St. Petersburg event is a collaboration with the Florida Herb Society, the West Coast Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild, Willow Herbal Delight Garden and Traditions School of Herbal Studies. There will be raffle drawings throughout the day to benefit Florida Herb Society and the West Coast Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild.
Lectures will be held every 45 minutes on topics including Herbs for Pets, Herb and Drug Interactions, Becoming an Herbalist, Medicine Making with the Moon, Cooking with Herbs, and more. Lecturers include local herb experts Renee Prince, clinical herbalist and co-director of Traditions School of Herbal Studies, Willow La Monte of Willow Herbal Delight Garden and Linde, among others. Vendors include the Florida Herb Society, Mother Kombucha, Traditions School of Herbal Studies, and many more.
Cost: Free. Location: 2520 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. For more information, call 727-318-2505 or visit acuHerbals.com and TraditionsHerbSchool.com. See ad page 18.Edit ModuleShow Tags
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