14th Annual International Herb Symposium

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Date(s) - 06/07/2019 - 06/09/2019
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Wheaton College


14th Annual International Herb Symposium

June 7-9, 2019

Founded by Rosemary Gladstar in 1991, the IHS brings together plant lovers & herbalists from around the world, representing many traditions and aspects of herbalism: folkloric, scientific, community outreach & therapeutic applications, farming and gardening, ceremonial and plant spirit teachings and many others. Hosted biennially, the Symposium also places a special emphasis on medicinal plant conservation and is held as a benefit conference for United Plant Savers, a non-profit organization dedicated to the medicinal herb conservation. We believe that by gathering in the spirit of the green, we can expand our communities, both locally and globally, creating a “mycorrhizal network” that helps to increase individual and planetary healing.

This year, the International Herb Symposium will represent 14 countries with diverse ideas and beliefs.  The presenters are exceptionally experienced herbalists who have been at the international forefront of the herbal revolution as land stewards, healers, innovators, writers, farmers, teachers, activists and artists. Keynote Speaker: Leah Penniman!

Teachers this year include: Rosemary Gladstar, Julia Graves, Christopher Hobbs, Guido Mase, Mindi Green, Phyllis Light, Linda Black Elk, David Hoffman, Richo Cech, Yeye Luisah Teish to name a few! Please visit Teacher Bios & Classes to learn more.  

Wheaton College, Norton MA, has been the home of The International Herb Symposium since 1992. The warm and friendly staff and lovely campus has been a perfect fit for the event. This event is accommodating to a large amount of people but it does register its maximum attendance by early Spring! Register early to attend.


Registration is $330 for the weekend but register before Feb. 15, 2019 to get a 10% discount. If you have a membership to United Plant Savers, you may also get a 10% discount. Senior citizen, teen and younger child discounts but no separate classes for children. Details at the site.

 Friday and Saturday night lodging in classic older dorms & 6 meals, Friday dinner thru Sunday lunch. $190 pp for double/triple occupancy or $210 per person single occupancy

New Dorm Lodging: Friday and Saturday night lodging in newer air-conditioned dorms & 6 meals, Friday dinner thru Sunday lunch. $250 pp for double occupancy or $280 pp for single

Symposium Proceedings book or flash drives are available to purchase as well. A great bargain with 300 pages of teacher notes, handouts, directories and resources. Must be pre-ordered.

The meals at Wheaton are excellent. As you can imagine at an event such as this, there are many food concerns, issues and expectations; i.e. vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, carnivores, and localvores!

The International Herb Symposium commits to creating a welcoming, engaging and inclusive gathering that represents and honors the diverse and varied traditions present in herbalism. We come together in honor of the plants and in the spirit of respect & reciprocity  to share and learn from one another. By coming together in this way, we strive to create  local & global communities dedicated to healing and caretaking the Earth and all beings.


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