HerbDay 2019

HerbDay is always on the first Saturday in May!

The 14th annual HerbDay will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019. HerbDay is an international celebration of herbs and herbal products that are packed with events aimed at educating and sharing ideas about the many ways herbs bring joy and well-being into our daily lives. We celebrate herbs’ use in food, beverages, medicine, beauty products, and crafts, along with the art of growing and gardening with herbs.

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HerbDay is a grassroots movement and its events belong to everyone who chooses to participate.
Although May 4th will be the focal point of our celebration, we encourage you to commemorate HerbDay any time, any day, any time of year!

The HerbDay Coalition consists of the American Botanical Council, United Plant Savers, the American Herbal Products Association, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and the American Herbalists Guild.

HerbDay 2019. May 4, 2019. Austin, TX. The American Botanical Council will celebrate the 14th annual HerbDay with a variety of herbal educational activities, including presentations from local and national herbal experts. This event will include herb walks led by local herbalists, plant and book sales, refreshments, and activities for children.

Events:

May 4, 2019 (Saturday) from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST – HerbDay at the American Botanical Council – 6200 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78723
Join us for the 14th annual HerbDay celebration. It is free and open to the public and will include free refreshments, samples, and educational materials, children’s activities, plant sale, vendors, music, and tours of ABC’s 25 theme gardens with local herbalists, Nicole Telkes and Ellen Zimmermann. Highlights of the schedule include presentations on A Physician’s Top Ten: Herbs for Common Ailments by renowned physician, teacher, founder of Medicine Lodge Ranch, an internationally known expert in the fields of dietary supplements, herbal medicine, women’s health, and natural medicine, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog; and ABC founder and executive director, Mark Blumenthal’s popular cartoon show, Humorous Health: Conventional & Alternative Medicine, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Diet, and Lifestyle as Seen through Cartoons. For more information about HerbDay and the American Botanical Council, visit www.herbalgram.org.

May 4, 2019 (Saturday) – 4th Annual BotanicFest –  Elmira Grange, 88764 Sprague St, Elmira, Oregon 97437
A local celebration of HerbDay to build community, raise awareness and support Occupy Medical in Eugene. A free fun-filled day of learning all things botanical. Vendors, music, speakers, and activities for kids. Classes at BotanicFest 2019 include Intro to Medicinal Mushrooms – Jason Scott, Feral Fungi; Medicine Making Basics – Nicki Neilson, Lovelight Herb Farm; Ashwagandha: Cultivating the spirit of strength and relation – Jeff Johnson, Portland Ashwagandha Farm; Basic Principles of Spagyrics – Jason Scott, Feral Fungi; Bones & Teeth Herbs – Randi Embree, Elder Spirit Herbals. More information at www.botanicfest.com.

May 4, 2019 (Saturday) from 10:00 AM–4:00 PM EST – HerbDay St. Pete   2520 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Hosted by Traditions School of Herbal Studies & Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies, this event is FREE and open to the public. Plant enthusiasts in the Tampa Bay/St. Pete area is invited to come together to celebrate the power of plants. Local vendors will sell herbal remedies, medicinal and edible plants, and all things herbal. Raffles will benefit the Florida Herb Society and the local chapter of the American Herbalists Guild (West Coast Florida Regional Chapter. Two tents will feature classes throughout the day, showcasing herb school students and leading herbalists from the local community. Class schedule TBA. More information at http://www.TraditionsHerbSchool.com and http://www.AcuHerbals.com. And for your viewing pleasure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nie1sJmPXEI&t=8s.

May 4, 2019 (Saturday) from 11:00 AM–4:00PM EST – HerbDay Orlando – 618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
We’ll be celebrating all our plant friends in the Bodhi Garden. HerbDay features local vendors offering unique herbal products and educational gifts, workshops and demonstrations, plant sale, music, and more! Come visit us for FREE SEEDS for your spring garden, FREE CLASSES about herbalism and plant-based wellness, and a beautiful day in the Bodhi Garden with other “herbies!” Plus enjoy lunch next door at Dandelion Community Cafe. Register for this free event or contact the organizer.

May 4, 2019 (Saturday) from 9:00AM–12:30PM PST – HerbDay at ACHS – 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239 and online!
We’re excited to invite you to this year’s HerbDay Celebration. Join us to learn about CBD and essential oils for both humans and dogs. We will be doing a hands-on demonstration with the help of our rescue dog “Griffin” from China, learn about the uses of CBDs from a naturopathic doctor and join ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen for a demonstration of making CBD salves and creams. See you at the event! Join us on campus or online via webcast! Visit this page for more information.

May 5, 2019 (Sunday) from 11:00 AM–5:00PM PST – Free Herbalism Project – Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 39401 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene, OR 97405
Free and open to the public, the event will feature lectures by Maria Noel Groves and KP Khalsa, a plant walk, yoga, live music, plants and food for sale, and tea to sip. A fundraiser for United Plant Savers. Register for this entertaining and educational event.

May 9, 2019 (Thursday) from 10:00 AM–1:00 PM EST – 80th Annual Herb Sale – Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America will hold its 80th Annual Herb Sale rain or shine in the meadow of Historic Yellow Springs, 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425. Numerous herbs, dozens of vegetable plants, many rare and unusual scented geraniums and salvias will be offered for sale. In addition, our Made By Members boutique tent will feature herbal specialties including chutneys, jams, mustards, notecards, essential oil solid perfumes, baked goods, and a few surprises. An herbal brunch beginning at 10:30 a.m. will also be available by making a reservation. Please visit  www.hsaphiladelphia.org/herb-sale-2019 in order to print the signup form. Fill it in to make your brunch selections and mail it in with your check which must be received by May 1, 2019, to HSA Philadelphia Unit, PO Box 273, Chester Springs, PA 19425.

May 11, 2019 (Saturday) from 9:00 AM–4:00 PM EST – Gahanna HerbDay – Creekside Plaza 117 Mill Street, Columbus, OH 43230
Come celebrate all things herbal and listen to herbal experts speak on a variety of subjects. Stroll through a multitude of local artists and vendors offering unique and handmade items. Shop over 100 varieties of fresh herbs available for purchase. Admission is free.

HerbDay is a coordinated series of independently produced, public, educational events that celebrate the importance of herbs and herbalism. HerbDay was conceived of by the HerbDay Coalition, a group of five nonprofit organizations that have interest in these areas, to raise awareness of the significance of herbs and the many ways they can be used safely and creatively for health, beauty, and culinary enjoyment. Greater familiarity with herbs will increase informed use of herbal products and build public support for maintaining personal choice in the use of botanicals.  The HerbDay Coalition is comprised of the American Botanical CouncilUnited Plant Savers, the American Herbal Products Association, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and the American Herbalists Guild.

The first HerbDay was held on Saturday, October 14, 2006. HerbDay 2012 and all future HerbDay celebrations will be scheduled for the first Saturday in May. Participants in HerbDay include individuals, businesses, and organizations that share a love of and passion for herbs and herbal medicine. These include herbalists and health care providers who use herbs in their practices; authors, teachers, and lecturers with expertise in herbs; herbal product manufacturers and marketers; retailers and distributors of herbal goods; botanical gardens, parks, and schools; and, most importantly, individuals and families who love to use herbs.

Numerous harmonized, independent activities occur on HerbDay, as well as during the weeks leading up to and following the actual day. Events are held at retail stores, botanical gardens, and parks throughout North America and around the world. HerbDay is decentralized in that hosting venues have significant autonomy in developing activities and designing their own site-specific events. Events include lectures and workshops by locally and nationally known herbalists; book signings and talks by renowned herbalist-authors; herb walks guided by experienced botanists familiar with regional habitats; in-store cooking demonstrations featuring fresh and dried herbs and spices; displays of seasonal herbal handcrafts; and in-store beauty product demonstrations.

Events hosted at retail venues include presentations by herb company representatives and herbal-themed children’s activities. HerbDay brings key industry members together with the entire herbal community to deliver a cohesive, honest, and positive message about herbs and herbalism to the entire nation. The vision of HerbDay is realized each year when thousands of Americans gain access to this message. Like any healthy plant, HerbDay will continue to grow and spread.

Officially, HerbDay is the first Saturday in May, but we encourage every person who loves herbs to celebrate HerbDay any day of the year! Start planning now, and be sure to let us know about your event so we can publicize it.

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