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Join us for our final session, an evening keynote, and concert!
Special guests will be joining us to celebrate the occasion, followed by a keynote address from Rosemary Gladstar and a concert from Rising Appalachia!
Lean on Me – Plant Allies That Can Help Us Weather the Storm with Rosemary Gladstar
Depression, pandemics, sorrow, grief, strife seem to be raging right now. But so is hope, beauty, love, kindness, and Plant Power. We can learn from the plants how to root deep, hold fast, and weather the storm. And, perhaps, even how to make magic and beauty in the midst of it all.
Roses, Lavender, Comfrey, Nettle, Plantain, Violets, Self Heal, Yarrow, Chamomile, Calendula, Dandelion, and a host of other plant friends and allies are reaching out to us, inviting us to walk the beauty way even as the going gets tough. We’ll be sharing simple plant teachings that can strengthen us, help heal us, and light the way on our journey.
Rosemary Gladstar is internationally renowned for her technical knowledge and stewardship in the global herbalist community. She has been learning, teaching, and writing about herbs for over 40 years. Rosemary is the author of twelve books and director of The Science and Art of Herbalism, an in-depth home study course with thousands of students enrolled across the globe.
Rosemary is returning to the Florida Herbal Conference to celebrate our tenth event, having joined us as our inaugural keynote speaker at our first event in 2012. In addition to her classes and books, Rosemary is known for her outreach and advocacy as a voice for the plants. Rosemary has coined, named, and popularized several common herbal remedies such as “Fire Cider” that have become part of the modern herbalist’s medicine kit. Rosemary has defended these traditional medicines against corporate trademark all the way to Federal Court to ensure access for future generations.
Rosemary is also the Founding President of United Plant Savers, an organization dedicated to medicinal plant conservation, and past director of the New England Women’s Conference and the International Herb Symposium. Rosemary was the co-founder and original formulator of Traditional Medicinal Tea Company.
She recently moved from her home at Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary in Central Vermont, where she has lived, taught, and worked for the past 30 years ~ to a smaller haven where she plans to plant a small garden, dream more, do less, and spend more time with the plants.
Performance by Rising Appalachia
As world travelers for nearly two decades, Rising Appalachia has merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots to create the inviting new folk album, Leylines.
The band has built its legion of listeners independently — a self-made success story that has led to major festival appearances and sold-out shows at venues across the country.
We’re excited to share the live experience with you on Saturday!