2019 NE Women's Herbal Conference Final Schedule

Any last-minute changes will be provided at the Conference.



Thursday Early Arrival Registration 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Thursday Dinner - Pre-Conference Meal Plan Only 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Special Offering at the Red Tent: Riding the Vines: A Plant-themed Dream Circle 8:00pm

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

Special Offering at the Red Tent: Morning Invocation 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Generative Space Care - sára abdullah

  • 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) 7:30pm to 9:30pm

  • Earth based, Divine Feminine centered Jewish ritual: Friday night candle lighting ritual - Jess Rubin 7:30pm to 8:30pm

  • Healing Energy Trade at the Red Tent after the evening performances (9pm-ish - 10:30pm-ish)

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Early Morning Activities: Saturday 7:00am to 8:45am

  • Morning Invocation at the Red Tent - Laura Night (7:00am to 8:00am)

  • 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

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

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 L 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 Cohn

  • 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 (3 Hour Class 2:00pm to 5:00pm)

  • Music as Medicine - Ubaka Hill

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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) (please bring 1/2 oz dropper bottle)

  • Tending Your Garden: How the Weeds of Racism Are Strangling Your Tree of Life - Laura Night

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

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

  • 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.

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 ($10 material fee)

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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • Herbal Transition to Nourish Trans Women - Josephine Parker Co-Teaching with Spice Rack (Irma Preikschat)

  •  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

  • Earth based, Divine Feminine centered Jewish ritual: havdallah ritual Saturday eve. (7:30pm to 8:00pm)

  • Ritual Yoga - Becca Herrington/Jody Dougherty (register at the conference) (7:30pm to 9:30pm)

  • Wild Women Fire Circle (9:00pm to midnight)



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

  • Morning invocation at the Red Tent (7:00am to 8:00am)

  • Metta Meditation - Manaslu Gurung (7:00am to 8:45am)

  • Plant Spirit Yoga with Nettle, Urtica dioica - Lydia Russell (7:00am to 8:45am)

  • Nature Constellations: Movement Prayer for the Earth - Jan Sandman (7:00am to 8:45am)

  • Decolonizing Pedagogy: Training of Trainers for Herbalists - Claudia Ford (7:00am to 9:00am)

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

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

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

  • “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

  • Herbal Transition in Trans Communities (queer/trans/non-binary only) - Josephine Parker Co-Teaching with Spice Rack (Irma Preikschat)

  • 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

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

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

  • The Persian Herbal - Mandana Boushee

  • The Comfort in Depression: A Holistic Perspective on Depression - Laura Night

  • 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

More than just a closing circle, this is a celebration of spirit. Join in - Take it to Heart! Take it home with you and rejoice! Spread the joy to your family, circles of friends and community...