Holistic Wellness & Herbal Medicine

Herbs, Humans, and Health: An Evolutionary Love Story that was “Mint” to Be

Rebecca Andrews, USA

Herbalist, Ecotherapist, Homesteader, Consultant and Author

How can you meet all of your basic healthcare needs with herbs? What common herb were humans cultivating in Neolithic times? Come find out! Human biochemstry has quite literally evolved in relationship with plants. A Year of Herbal Romance includes 4 seasonal classes, available for individual purchase, designed to grow your relationship with herbs and nature over the course of a full year. Get an overview of each session and learn what many indigenous groups and medical systems worldwide already recognize: humans thrive in relationship with plants.

Conscious Consumerism of Herbal Products
Susan Leopold, PhD, USA
Executive Director, United Plant Savers

Herbs are a gateway drug to being an advocate for the planet. In this class we explore how to be conscious consumer of herbal products from growing your own herbs to understanding what questions to ask when purchasing herbal products. United Plant Savers is a non-profit organization founded in1994 with a unique mission of native medicinal plant conservation. In this class we will explore why UpS was founded, how the organization has engaged its membership, and the programs we offer at our Botanical Sanctuary in Rutland Ohio. UpS has a botanical sanctuary network and we will talk about how one can become a sanctuary and join our network.

9 Medicinal Herbs to Change Your Health
Sam Coffman, USA
Founder of the Human Path

Sam Coffman will introduce 10 medicinal herbs that can be easily grown or acquired for practical and sustainable health care from your own home “farmacy.” These herbs have practical application for a very wide spectrum of health issues to include: Gut issues, Respiratory Tract problems, Urinary Tract Infections, Musculoskeletal issues, Inflammation and Pain.


Keep Your Marbles: Your Game Plan for Healthy Brain
Dr. John Kalb, USA
Author of Keep Your Marbles – Wellness Chiropractor and Health Coach

Your brain is the most complex object in the known universe. But, brain health does not have to be complicated. Brain health is now an urgent concern with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day. We are living longer, but we are also facing an epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline. The good news? We can do something about it. We can keep our marbles. We are not helpless victims of brain aging. Cutting edge research shows that we actually have considerable control over our brain health – if we know what to do. That’s exactly what you’ll learn in this class – what to do and how to do it – from exercise and nutrition, to mental, emotional, and social self-care, and beyond. In fact, there are 12 essential BrainSavers for empowering your brain.


Path of Purpose: Personal & Professional Potency


Get to the Soul of Your Sustainable Brand and Connect More Deeply

Carolyn Parrs
Founder/Owner of Mind Over Markets, Women Of Green

Probably the #1 business question business owners and leaders ask brand specialist, Carolyn Parrs, is “How do I get to my core message of my green brand?” It’s a Big One – and of paramount importance because if you don’t know what your core message is, you don’t have a brand. Just some words on a page
or a pretty logo. Getting to your core message requires not only examining what’s on the outside, in the marketplace you exist in, but a deep inquiry inside, to your core reason for being and why that is relevant now. When you understand that, and what your beloved customers really want and care about, you will most definitely attract your ideal client or customer more effectively and easily. If this is new territory for you, or you haven’t asked these kinds of questions in a while, join Carolyn Parrs, founder of Mind Over Markets, a company that specializes in sustainability and green messaging since 2003.

Here’s what you will learn:

  • Why getting to the soul of your sustainable brand will help you connect with your customers more deeply and authentically than ever before
  • The essential questions you need to ask yourself, your team and your customers (or potential ones) so you can get to your company’s true sustainable core message
  • How to create and transform a brand’s core message into a brand line that communicates it all in 2-7 words
  • Why it’s important to reframe your sustainability-driven or green message so it’s relevant to wider audience

This workshop can change the way you view your sustainable brand and do your business for years to come.

The Power of Regenerative Entrepreneurship

Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, USA

  • Our current economy and “business as usual” are degenerative to ecosystems and communities.
  • The urgency of shifting from a degenerative to a regenerative worldview.
  • We can utilize small-scale regenerative entrepreneurship to co-create a future in which all can thrive.