Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Planting the Future Conference, Saturday, September 19th

Join the Ocean State Herbal Association this Saturday, September 19th as we host:

United Plant Savers ‘Planting the Future’ Conference. A day of classes, workshops and herb walks. Teachers include herbalist, Susun Weed along with many well-known New England herbalists. Win herbal products! Shop for locally made herbal products and crafts throughout the day at the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living, 451 Hammet Rd. Coventry, RI. For directions to the center call: 401-397-3430 or go online: www.apeiron.org.

Lily's Garden Herbals bloggers, you can contact Kim Falcone if you have questions.

For event registration call Betzy Bancroft at United Plant Savers: 802-476-6467 or go online: www.unitedplantsavers.org or register the day of the event. Tickets are $60 for UpS members/$70 non-members.

'Planting the Future' is hosted by the Ocean State Herbal Association to benefit United Plant Savers in the preservation of endangered and at risk medicinal plants in North America

Event Schedule

9:00 am Opening Circle

9:45 – 11:15 class session 1
Donna Wood Eaton - The Earth Doesn't Like Bare Spots!
Karyn Sanders - Planting Medicinal Plants from a Native American Perspective
Aviva Romm - Wise Women: Wise Choices
Tim Blakley – The Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils
Herb walk – Tony(a) Lemos

11:30 – 1:00 class session 2
Kate & Dan Rakosky - Gardening with Gaia
Michael Ford - Indigenous Uses of Plant Species of Southern New England
Susun Weed - Favorite Herbs for A High-Energy, High-Intensity Life
Nancy Scarzello – UpS and YOU ~ A Creative Partnership
herb walk – Chris Marano

1:00 to 2:00 lunch
2:00 – 3:30 class session 3
Jeff Carpenter - Growing Threatened Medicinal Herbs for Market in the Northeast
Donna Wood Eaton - A UpS Medicine Trail on Cape Cod
Lupo Passero - Flower Essence and Energetic Medicine of the "At Risk" Plants
herb walk – Betzy Bancroft

3:45 – 5:15 class session 4
Susun Weed – the Peaceful Gardener
Kate & Dan Rakosky - Creating Sanctuary: Tour Sagewood Herb Farm, a RI UpS Botanical Sanctuary
Margi Flint – Plant Love
Jody Noe – Wild Medicinals Traditionally used in Cancer Care
herb walk – Lesley Wooler

5:15 – 5:30 Closing Circle