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Fifth Annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference in Wisconsin

Jan 26, 2016 03:58PM

Rosemary Gladstar

The fifth annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference will be held June 3, 4 and 5 at Camp Helen Brachman, in Almond, Wisconsin, between Milwaukee and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Speakers include internationally acclaimed herbalists and authors for both newbies and experienced herbalists. Winona LaDuke, Susun Weed, Isla Burgess, Dr. Jody Noe and many others complement more than 60 workshops, plant walks and a kids and teen camp.

Serving the Great Lakes and beyond, the conference is a “wholistic” gathering of the feminine, including a wide spectrum of Midwest herbalists and Earth-based speakers on topics that include herbs for family health, wild edibles, fermentation, permaculture, movement, herbal wisdom, the Wise Woman way, personal growth, spirituality and much more.    

Susun Weed
Susun Weed

Highlights include swimming, evening entertainment, a marketplace, Red Tent and roundtable discussions on building herbal community. The organizers have experienced herbal apprenticeships in the Wise Woman tradition, and the Red Tent is a communal space invoking the spirit of generations of women and celebrating women’s inner wisdom.

Isla Burgess
Isla Burgess
In addition to the main conference, three-day immersion certificate programs include Clinical Herbalism, with Burgess, and a Radical Doula program with Whapio, of the Matrone. Just prior to the conference on Friday morning, five, three-hour preconference workshops will be held: Herbs for Digestive Health, Herbal Pharmacy: Outside The Box, Recovering the Sacred, Arrow in Her Bow; Initiating the Next Step in Your Life’s Promise and Rhythm, African Dancing and Drumming.

In celebration of the fifth anniversary, an additional event will be held October 7, 8 and 9 with elder herbalist Rosemary Gladstar and friends. Discounts are offered for those registering for both of these events.


For complete information, visit Sponsored in part by Natural Awakenings magazine. Enter for your chance to win a free full conference ticket, including meals and lodging, at