2019 NE Women's Herbal Conference Tentative Schedule

Final Schedule Available August 1



Thursday Early Arrival Registration 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Registration Friday, 7:30am to 12:30pm
Opening Circle Friday 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Closing Circle & Celebration Sunday 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Departure Sunday 2:30pm to 4:30pm


Breakfast - Pre-Conference Meal Plan:
7:00am to 8:30am

Registration: Friday 7:30 am to 12:30pm

Pre-Conference Intensives:
Friday 8:15 am to 11:45am

Please pre-register, $35 each. Click here to see intensive descriptions

Pre-Conference Community Workshops: Friday 10:00 am to 12:30am

  • The Labyrinth: Exploring Labyrinths for Ourselves & Our Community - Jude Christian

  • Dancing with the Plants: An Authentic Movement Practice - Lydia Russell

  • Drumsong The Art and Spirit of Drumming - Ubaka Hill

Pre-Conference Community Herb Walks: Friday 11:00 am to 12:15am

  • Patterns in Nature - designs with purpose - Joann Darling (Herb Walk)

  • Wild Medicinals of the Forests - Maria Noël Groves (Herb Walk)

Lunch ~ Pre-Conference Meal Plan or Food Vendors: Friday 12:00pm to 1:00pm



Opening Circle: Friday 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Workshops: Friday 2:30pm to 4:00pm

  • Organizing for BIPOC liberation within Western Herbalism - Amanda David & Mandana Boushee (Black, Indigenous, and, People of Color (BIPOC) only)

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pine - Alicia Cook

  • Sacred Sound Ceremony - Jan Sandman

  • Current State of Cannabis Genetics - Eleanor Kutnz

  • Zen Esthetics ...the divine art of beautyand healing rituals from around the world - Lucretia VanDyke

  • Make Your Clinic, Classes or Activities More Gender-Inclusive for Trans, Non-Binary and All Clients and Participants - Vilde Chaya Fenster-Ehrlich co taught with Larken Bunce

  • Creating Ancestral Gardens - Rachel Thomas

  • The Importance of Sleep - Donna Bryant Winston

  • Sacred Scent-Creating Perfume Elixirs with Botanicals - Jenn J Allen

  • Clinical Ayurvedic Assessment - Shabina Lafleur-Gangji

  • Attracting Beneficial Insects: Promoting Diversity Above and Below the Ground - Cat Buxton (Herb Walk)

Inipi Ceremony: Friday 2:30pm to 6:00pm

Intensive: Friday 2:30pm to 6:00pm

Workshops: Friday 4:30pm to 6:00pm (*end at 6:30)

  • Music As Medicine - Healing with an Artful Purpose - Amikaeyla Gaston

  • Healing our Bao-Mai our heart-uterus connection using nature's’ allies - Carina Lopez

  • Wild Medicinals of the Open Spaces - Maria Noël Groves (Herb Walk)

  • Wear Your Plant Medicine: Intro to Using Plants for Natural Dye - Jennifer Johnson

  • *The Digestive System Connected to the Nervous System - Betzy Bancroft (6:30)

  • *The Roots Of Our Resistance: Remembering Our Ancestors Through Plants - Sade Musa (BIPOC only) (6:30)

  • *Traditional Wabanaki Plant Medicine - Dr. Jus Crea Giammarino (6:30)

  • *Taking Off the Drapes. Our culture has developed a gynecologic practice born from racism, enslavement, and misogyny. Herbalists, let’s change this. - Isa Coffey (6:30)

  • *Honey as a Medicine Making Medium - Dawn Combs (6:30)

  • *Protecting and Healing Essential Oil-Bearing Plants - Kelly Ablard (6:30)

Dinner - Conference Meal Plan or Food Vendors: Friday 6:00pm to 7:30pm

An Enchanted Evening: Friday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

  • Join Amikaelya Gaston & Friends for a night of night of music & storytelling!

  • Ritual Yoga - Becca Herrington/Jody Dougherty (register at the conference)

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Breakfast - Conference Meal Plan or Food Vendors: Saturday 7:30am to 9:00am

Early Morning Activities: Saturday 7:00am to 9:00am

  • Plant Spirit Yoga with Birch, Betula spp. - Lydia Russell

  • Mindfulness Meditation - Manaslu Gurung

Inipi Ceremony for Black, Indigenous, People of Color(BIPOC)only
Saturday 7am to 10am

Workshops: Saturday 9:00am to 10:30am

  • Food as Medicine - Angel Putney Noe

  • Ancient Wellness Tools for Women Part 1` - Rachel Thomas

  • Masala Chai: A historical and ayurvedic perspective- Shabina Lafleur-Gangji

  • Planting green infrastructure as living libraries of resilience - Jess Rubin

  • Use of plants as active elements in human energy changes. Mechanisms to learn the Limpia ceremony - Rocio Alarcon

  •  Reciprocity and Reparations: Ways to Give Back as Herbalists - Dana Woodruff

  • Medicine Making with Cannabis Root - Marita A Orr

  • Applying Soil Health Principles Everywhere - Cat Buxton

  • Hormones & Hair; Hormones Down There; Hormones Everywhere: PCOS and Androgenic Alopecia - Xeo Thuy-Tien

  • Making Herb-Infused Medicinal Chocolate - Hailey Cohen

  • An Invitation from the Trees - Kate Gilday (Tree Walk)

Saturday 9:00am to 12:30pm

Workshops: Saturday 11:00am to 12:30pm (*ends at 12:45)

  • Authentic Movement: Moving with the Spirit and Wisdom of the Plants - Jan Sandman

  • The Electuary Around the World - Dawn Combs

  • Tick Magic - Mandana Boushee

  • Hemp and Nettle, Fibers from the Goddess Joann Darling

  • Sowing Solidarity: Cultivating an Herbal Practice Rooted in Racial Justice - Sade Musa 

  • Plant communities - Alexis Doshas (Herb Walk)

  • *Kitchen Apothecary 101: Core Medicine Making Techniques - Maria Noël Groves (12:45)

  • *“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”: Oxytocin Disruption, Traumatic Stress, and Herbal Strategies - Ayo Ngozi (12:45)

  • *Canndor Herbarium: Why & How of Herbarium Establishment - Eleanor Kuntz (12:45)

  • *Healing Black Women Wholly - Karen M. Rose (12:45)


Lunch - Conference Meal Plan or Food Vendors: Saturday 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Workshops: Saturday 1:45pm to 3:15pm(overlap with workshops below)

  • Herbs, Slavery & America - Angelique "Sobande" Moss-Greer

  • Medical Marijuana Clinical Applications - Dr. Jody Noe

  • Music as Medicine - Ubaka Hill

  • Healthcare Injustice, Herbalism and Black Folks - Amanda David

  • Herbal Accomplices: HPV, Herpes, and DIY Suppositories - Xeo Thuy-Tien

  • Mind Games and Body Feels: Activities to Experiencing Plants and Our Selves More Fully - Vilde Chaya Fenster-Ehrlich

  • Wild Weeds for Food & Medicine - Juliette Abigail Carr (Herb Walk)

Workshops: Saturday 2:00pm to 3:30pm (overlap with workshops above)

  • Arriving at the correct remedies by using our homeopathic repertory,  Ancient Chinese and Naturopathic cues - Carina Lopez

  • From Okra to Sage - Carrying on a legacy of Women of color and the healing arts - Lucretia VanDyke

  • The Flying Herbalist – The Magic & Mythology of the Honeybee & the Elixirs of the Hive - Jenn J Allen

  • Decolonizing Menstruation for Black and Brown Bodies - lara pacheco (BIPOC only)

Inipi Ceremony: Saturday 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Intensives: Saturday 2:00pm to 6:00pm(overlap with Free Thyme)

Free Thyme Community Activities!: Saturday 3:30pm to 5:00pm

  • Community Weaving Space Weave your intentions, magic, yarn, fabric, plants and more into a community-created weaving

  • Visit the Herbal Emporium you’ll find a wide variety of herbal items, woman made crafts and books, many written by the speakers. Support your local herbalists!

  • Fire Cider Tasting & Contest Stop by the Free Fire Cider booth in the Herbal Emporium to taste & sample a variety of Fire Ciders. And cast a vote for your favorites!!! And cast a vote to ‘Free Fire Cider’ from trademark restrictions. Don’t buy ‘pirated’ fire cider!

  • Relaxation Oasis with Dee Slingerland ~ Need a little pampering? Some R & R? Stop by the Relaxation Oasis for free facials, hand and foot herbal baths and other relaxing treats. The Oasis offers a calm respite from the busy weekend. Bring a friend to exchange treatments, or come and meet a friend.(Located in grassy area in front of Dinning Hall)

  • The Great Barter & Trade Faire If you've brought any goodies to barter, sell, and trade, this is the time to set up. Set up only in the grassy area in front of the Cafeteria. Items will only be able to be displayed during Saturday Afternoon from 3 - 6. Bring your herbal wares, hand made clothing & crafts, your favorite old clothes, jewelry and books to barter, trade or sell.

  • Enjoying Your Time Take time to swim in the lake, rest, catch up with human and plant friends!

Free Thyme Workshops:
Saturday 3:30pm to 5:00pm

  • Healing the Gut - Dr. Jus Crea Giammarino

  • Meet & Greet with Rosemary, Helen, and other teachers for The Science & Art of Herbalism - all welcome! (3:30pm-4:00pm) - Rosemary Gladstar

  • Weaving on Gourds - Tiffany Robbins

  • Ancient Wellness Tools for Women Part 2 - Rachel Thomas

  • How to Find Our Essential Sexual Parts, and Be With Them, with Breath and Fingertips - Isa Coffey

  • Share your Experiences with the Labyrinth - Jude Christian

  • Writing in the Weeds - sára abdullah (BIPOC only)

  • Resilience in the Time of Bullshit - Adaku Utah (BIPOC only)

  • The Way of SoulFire - mz Imani

Free Thyme Workshops: Saturday 5:15pm to 6:45pm

  • Coiling with Sweetgrass, Cattails, Iris Leaves, and Daylilies Coil Basketry Workshop - Marita A Orr

  • Propolis – Medicine of the Ancients - Jenn J Allen

  •  Integrative Herbal Formulation - Angel Putney Noe

  • The Myth of Demeter-Persephone and understanding trauma which when healed leads to renewal and transformation through the use of some of nature’s healing allies through an understanding of Myth, Medical Astrology, Homeopathy and  Herbalism - Carina Lopez

  • Introduction to Phytonutrients - Betzy Bancroft

Dinner - Conference Meal Plan or Food Vendors: Saturday 6:00pm to 7:00pm

An Evening of Delights & The Wild Woman’s Fire Circle: Saturday 7:30pm to 10:30pm

  • Join Ubaka Hill & friends for a night of music (7:30 to 9:00) followed by the Wild Women Fire Circle until midnight

  • Ritual Yoga - Becca Herrington/Jody Dougherty (register at the conference)



Breakfast - Conference Meal Plan or Food Vendors: Sunday 7:30am to 9:00am

Early Morning Activities: Sunday 7:00am to 9:00am

  • Metta Meditation - Manaslu Gurung

  • Plant Spirit Yoga with Nettle, Urtica dioica - Lydia Russell

  • Nature Constellations: Movement Prayer for the Earth - Jan Sandman

  • Decolonizing Pedagogy: Training of Trainers for Herbalists - Claudia Ford

Workshops: Sunday 9:00am to 10:30am

  • Women’s Roles and Responsibilities: How did we get here and where are we going? - Alicia Cook 

  • How to Manage Stress and General Anxiety Disorders Naturally - Donna Bryant Winston

  • “Exploring your “Scentuality” - Joann Darling

  • Chonta as an element to move low vibration energies in the body - Rocio Alarcon 

  • Lyme and other Tick-borne infections - Kate Gilday

  • Poor People's Pharmacy: how to create a low-cost home apothecary with food stamps - Amanda David

  • Elemental Medicine Woman - Sacred Songs, Spells and Chants to Plant By! - Amikaeyla Gaston

  • Revolutionary Self Love or Nourishing the Sacred Self- Lucretia VanDyke

  • Harmful Messages, Body (and Gender) Dysphoria, and Herbs and Practices to Fight Back - Vilde Chaya Fenster-Ehrlich

  • Healing Our Ancestors: Plants and Practices - Ayo Ngozi (BIPOC only)

  • Healing with Peruvian Aromatic Medicinal Plants - Kelly Ablard

  • First Aid Plant Walk - Juliette Abigail Carr (Herb Walk)

Intensives: Sunday 9:00am to 12:30pm

Workshops: Sunday 11:00am to 12:30pm (*end at 12:45)

  • Learning Energetics from Nature - Betzy Bancroft

  • Strong Heart & Resilience Medicine - Angel Putney Noe

  • Slowing It Down. Learning Our Sexual Selves, Over Time, as is Meant - Isa Coffey

  • Plant Allies Here and There; Achiano + Guanajo and the Element of Fire - lara pacheco (BIPOC only)

  • Traditional Plant Medicine for Prenatal, Labor, and Postpartum Care - Dr. Jus Crea Giammarino

  • The Persian Herbal - Mandana Boushee

  • Terpenes the Missing Link - Tiffany Robbins

  • Weeds of Wonder - Rosemary Gladstar (Herb Walk)

  • *Strategies for rewilding ourselves and urban/suburban landscapes with plants - Jess Rubin (12:45)

  • *Healing Black Women Wholly - Karen M. Rose (12:45)

  • *This Rots! Demystifying Compost - Cat Buxton (12:45)

Lunch - Conference Meal Plan or Food Vendors: Sunday 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Closing Ceremony & Celebration: Sunday 1:30pm to 2:30pm