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Announcing the Dandelion Seed Conference 2012: Herbal Medicine for Community & Social Healing

Hey everyone! I’m extremely proud to announce that we’re officially open for registration for the Dandelion Seed Conference 2012: Herbal Medicine for Community & Social Healing in Olympia, WA, September 21-23. This conference brings an eclectic group of nationally-renowned herbalists to educate and inspire herbal practice and local plant knowledge for community health. Check out the schedule below, view conference details & find registration, work trade & scholarship applications below! More information can be found on the Olympia Free Herbal Clinic events page & FB event page. Please help spread the word about this event, and I’ll see you there!

FRIDAY

5-6 Registration, Meet & Greet

6-8 [Keynote Speaker]  Elise Krohn: “The role of plants in social healing”   

SATURDAY

9:30-11:00  Corinne Boyer: “Apples, Rowan and Rosehips: Magic, Recipes and Country Medicines

9:30-11:00  Plant walk (TBA)

11:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:00  Heron Brae:  “Ethical wildcrafting: tending wild stands over time”

12:30-2:00  Erico Schleicher: “Community Based Herbalism: A Model for Radical Collective Caring

2:15-4 Joyce Netishen: “Flower Essences: Working with the Healing Light of Flowers

2:15-4 Kiki Geary: “Running an Herbal Business

4-5:30 Dinner

5:30-7:30  [Keynote Speaker] Paul Bergner

7:30-10 Party: Music, cordials, desserts, & more! 

SUNDAY

10-12  Sean Donahue: “Heart Herbs for Difficult Times

10-12 Plant walk (instructor TBA)

12-1 Lunch

1-3 Panel Discussion with Corinne, Erico, and Elise: “Planting the seeds of herbalism in community and social healing

3-4 Herb Swap!

 *(Please note that the schedule will be updated as more details arrive, and is therefore subject to change!)

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Looking to get involved? You can help by spreading the word–by locally distributing fliers (if you’re in the Northwest) or by posting about it on Facebook or Twitter. We are offering partial work trade hours in exchange for half of conference admission. We always need help with apothecary maintenance (including bottle sterilizing), garden assistants, backup receptionists, and a host of other tasks! Volunteer inquiries can be directed to me.

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