Breitenbush Herbal Conference
Sep
5
to Sep 8

Breitenbush Herbal Conference

We are so excited and honored to be heading to Breitenbush Herbal Conference this year in Oregon. Erika has been asked to teach several classes, the full descriptions of which will loaded on their website soon and include Herb-Drug Interactions, Shame & Inflammation, and a Aromatic Distillation workshop!

The Breitenbush Herbal Conference is an annual gathering for herbalists and healers of all kinds. People come from all corners to celebrate and learn from some of the most inspiring teachers in our herbal community.

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Great Lakes Herb Faire
Sep
6
to Sep 8

Great Lakes Herb Faire

  • Cedar Lake Outdoor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are thrilled to be headed to the Great Lakes Herb Faire again this year! We will be set up vending and Brooke will be teaching a children’s class.: The Secret Blend of the Great Lakes Herb Faire

This event is dedicated to the sharing of herbal knowledge and the celebration of our community and bioregion.  We will have dozens of speakers primarily from around the Great Lakes with a seasoning of herbalists from non-Great Lakes states. Our intention is to empower knowledgeable herbalists and beginners alike, provide a space for networking and sharing knowledge, and to strengthen our regional herbal community.

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American Herbalists Guild 30th Annual Symposium
Oct
10
to Oct 14

American Herbalists Guild 30th Annual Symposium

  • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are delighted and thrilled to be sponsoring the American Herbalists Guild 30th Annual Symposium where Erika will also be teaching two separate classes, one on interpreting herbal research and the other on aroma, psyche, and body.

Join us for our 30th Annual AHG Symposium to be held October 10 to 14, 2019 at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The theme this year is From Plants to People: The Art & Science of Clinical Herbalism. We are also offering a Focused Certificate Track: Clinical Assessment in Herbal Practice. 

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FREE Medicinal Plant Walk with Appalachia Ohio Alliance
Aug
18
9:30 AM09:30

FREE Medicinal Plant Walk with Appalachia Ohio Alliance

  • 9016 Buckeye Troxel Road Sugar Grove, OH, 43155 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Native Medicinal Plant Walk at Mercer Woods

Explore the woodland and prairie portions of AOA’s beautiful 116-acre Mercer Woods Preserve on the border of Hocking and Fairfield Counties.  We will walk parts of the property to survey and identify medicinal plants growing on the site.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about threatened species such as American Ginseng, Goldenseal, and Black Cohosh, their preferred habitats, and tips for growing them on your own property.  We will also examine and enjoy the more common ‘prairie’ and ‘edge habitat’ species. Historical and contemporary medicinal uses of the plants will be discussed as well as their greater ecological significance (pollinators, seed dispersers, wildlife value).

AOA’s Mercer Woods Preserve is located in the greater Hocking Hills region and includes a variety of habitats including a blend of Hemlock and deciduous hardwood forest environments as well as a grassland prairie and wetlands. 

This medicinal plant walk will be led by Erika Galentin, MNIMH, RH (AHG), clinical herbalist consulting from Sovereignty Herbs in Athens and Columbus, Ohio.  Erika utilizes her knowledge of and passion for medicinal plants native to Ohio and the Greater Appalachian region to teach, lecture and write on native medicinal plant conservation and applied ecology, propagation, and clinical efficacy.   For more information about Erika please visit her online at www.sovereigntyherbs.com and connect on Facebook and Instagram: @sovereigntyherbs

The walk will last approximately two hours.  We will be very informal since there is so much to see and discuss!  

This event is free and open to the public.  We will plan to meet rain or shine - so please come prepared and dress appropriately for the weather and hiking on slopes.

Time:  Meet at 9:30 a.m.

What to Bring:  Drinks of your choice, snacks, lunch for those wanting to eat in the woods following the hike.  Walking poles if desired for the steeper slopes.  Bug spray is recommended.

Location:  Mercer Woods is located at 9016 Buckeye Troxel Road, just southeast of Sugar Grove – see Google map link.  Note:  Google link takes you to the driveway address which is 9012). Volunteers and staff will be on hand to direct parking. 

Google Map link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/9012+Buckeye+Troxel+Rd,+Sugar+Grove,+OH+43155/@39.6044331,-2.5374627,19z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8847f2e9a66f715b:0x439d53ef8426c791

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Cullowhee Native Plant Conference
Jul
17
to Jul 20

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

  • Western Carolina Univerisy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are delighted to be returning to Cullowhee Native Plant Conference this year! Erika will be there teaching and vending for both Sovereignty Herbs and Companion Plants. Classes Erika will be teaching include: Medicinal Trees and Shrubs of Appalachia and a workshop The Alchemy of Aroma: Distilling Essential Oils from Native Plants.

The purpose of the Cullowhee Conference is to increase interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape. Past participants of the conference have included landscape architects, commercial nursery operators, garden club members, botanists, and horticulturists from state highway departments, universities, native plant societies, botanical gardens, and arboretums. Both professionals and laypersons will gain valuable knowledge from the informative field trips, lectures, and workshops.

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Distilling the Feminine: Exploring Archetypes through the Alchemy of Aromatic Distillation
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Distilling the Feminine: Exploring Archetypes through the Alchemy of Aromatic Distillation

Join clinical herbalist Erika Galentin of Sovereignty Herbs (Athens & Columbus, OH) for an intensive full moon workshop on exploring archetypes of ‘The Feminine’ using the ancient alchemical art of aromatic distillation. The event will include a nature hike to collect plant materials to distill, anatomy and physiology of the copper still, distillation ritual and process, potluck, and full moon celebration.

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Gahanna Herb Day
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Gahanna Herb Day

We are pleased to be making an appearance this year at the Ohio Herb Education Center’s Herb Day in Gahanna, Ohio. We will have many of our signature products available for sampling and for sale!

Celebrate all-things-herbal at Gahanna, Ohio's greenest day of the year! Listen to herbal experts on a variety of subjects and shop booths of local artists and vendors that offer unique and special handmade items.

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The VOUCH Sessions: Vaginas, Ovaries, Uteruses, Cycles & Herbs
Apr
6
to Apr 7

The VOUCH Sessions: Vaginas, Ovaries, Uteruses, Cycles & Herbs

  • Proud Lake State Rec Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Erika for a two-day intensive exploring the physiological and energetic love affair between vaginas, ovaries, uteruses, cycles, and herbs. Using blind tea tastings and aroma as a framework for delving into the actions and energetics of some of Erika’s most beloved plant allies, we will be traversing their therapeutics from both clinical and personal perspectives.

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Winter Herbal Wellness Series
Oct
20
to Nov 17

Winter Herbal Wellness Series

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About:

Join Erika Galentin of Sovereignty Herbs in this 3-part workshop series exploring herbs and herbal preparations that can be used safely and effectively to support yourself and your loved ones though the coldest days of winter. Take the whole 3-part series or drop in for a one-off class.

Location: The Bowen House, Logan, OH

Dates: Saturdays, October 20, November 3, & November 17 

Times: 1 - 3 pm

Cost: Bowen House Members: $55 / series or $23 / class.  Non-members $60 / $25.

To Register, contact the Bowen House:

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Herbal Beer Brewing Workshop
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Herbal Beer Brewing Workshop

Join Tara Welty, herbal beer maven, for an immersive exploration of herbal brewing, including hands-on experience of the entire beer-making process. Topics covered include history and lore of herbal brewing, brewing and bottling techniques, sourcing herbs both wild and commercial as well as storing, aging and safety. During the class, we will make and bottle herbal ale as well as partake in extensive herbal beer tasting and sampling!

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Appalachia Ohio Alliance Medicinal Plant Walk (Free Event)
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Appalachia Ohio Alliance Medicinal Plant Walk (Free Event)

Join our clinical herbalist, Erika Galentin, for a medicinal plant walk in collaboration with Appalachia Ohio Alliance.

There will be two walks, the first beginning at 10:00am. We will break for lunch at 12:00pm. There will be a second, shorter walk starting at 12:45pm for those who want to come later or for those who want to learn more!

For more information about the event, please contact Steve Fleegal. Phone:  (334) 399-2345 or Email: sfleegal@comcast.net

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Cullowhee Native Plant Conference
Jul
18
to Jul 21

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

  • Western Carolina University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The conference is held at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Cullowhee is located between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, approximately fifty miles west of Asheville. Close to both the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cullowhee is in an ideal location for anyone with an interest in nature.

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The Healing Art of Aromatic Distillation: Honoring the Summer Solstice
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

The Healing Art of Aromatic Distillation: Honoring the Summer Solstice

In this 5 hour workshop you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of aromatic distillation and participate in the process as a community-based ritual journey of self-reflection. Participants are encouraged to bring with them stones, crystals, or personal symbols / items to contribute to the process. Participants are also encouraged to bring a journal for self-reflection while the distillation is taking place. 

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Experiential Aromatherapy: A Vital Approach
May
16
to May 19

Experiential Aromatherapy: A Vital Approach

Join Jade Shutes, BA, Dipl. AT., Cert. Herbalist, and Erika Galentin, MNIMH, RH (AHG) Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist for a four-day workshop and retreat exploring the practice of clinical and holistic aromatherapy from a physiology-centered, plant-based perspective.

The Experiential Aromatherapy course is being offered as a four (4) day retreat to be held in the mountains of North Carolina! The course is also available via live-streaming so students can attend from any where in the world!

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Ask an Herbalist Day (Free event)
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Ask an Herbalist Day (Free event)

Interested in using herbs to support your health and wellbeing but don't know where to begin? Our clinical herbalist, Erika Galentin, will be available on the shop floor of The Farmacy Natural and Speciality Foods in Athens, OH for free 10 minute consultations to answer questions about the safe and effective use of herbs and dietary supplements in support of your health and wellbeing. This event is free and open to the public. No purchases necessary.

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Herbs for Stress, Strife, and Strain with jim mcdonald
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Herbs for Stress, Strife, and Strain with jim mcdonald

Join herbalist jim mcdonald in a discussion of the herbs and behaviors that will support us through times of stress and strain, whether it be due to acute trauma or just trying to keep up with the unsustainable pace of life that surrounds us. Special attention will be given to differentiating between the herbs that are best used for an immediate short term effect and those that help to nourish and strengthen the body's core vitality over the long haul. The role of the adrenals, the "fight or flight response", and the importance of breathwork and other supportive therapies are also discussed.

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Kitchen Medicine in the Culinary Garden
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Kitchen Medicine in the Culinary Garden

Come and join Erika Galentin, clinical herbalist, on a tour of Companion Plants property and medicinal plant greenhouse to learn all about common culinary herbs and how they can be used beyond flavoring food for support of wellness. Learn how to plant, grow, propagate, harvest, and dry these delicious herbs. We will also learn about standard herbal preparations and have tea tastings so you can experience the wonders of the culinary garden first hand! Participants will receive 25% off Companion Plants greenhouse purchases and $10 off herbal consultations with Erika Galentin. Space is limited to 30 participants. Tickets are available at here: EVENTBRITE.

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