Win a ticket to the 2021 International Herb Symposium

I am so excited to be offering a chance to win a ticket to the 2021 International Herb Symposium, which will be held online on June 10-13, 2021!

IHS strives to bring 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. IHS believes 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.

With over 60 teachers and over 120 classes from 20 different countries, there’s a lot of herbal goodness being offered! Best of all, the classes will be available for you to view for 18 month so you’ll have plenty of time to see everything you want to.

I will be teaching 4 classes myself, 2 for adults and 2 for kids!

To sign up for your chance to win, fill out the form below! There are lots of chances to increase your odds.

The giveaway closes on June 2, 2021 so be sure to sign up soon! Winners will be announced by Friday, June 4, 2021.

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48 Responses to “Win a ticket to the 2021 International Herb Symposium”

  1. 1
    Karolyn Keefler

    My biggest fear is teaching my kids how to recognize the herb. I want them to be able to locate them not just in my garden but in nature. I want them to protect these valuable herbs. Right now they get excited spotting wild mustard. In fact, we set an area for it to grow in our garden. I want them to use the herbs. I want they to be well educated.

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    Come diceva Aristotele “in tutte le cose della natura esiste qualcosa di meraviglioso”;ho fatto della passione per le piante fitoterapiche il mio lavoro e spero di trasmetterla anche alla mia bambina

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    Danielle Monahan

    Would like a chance to win a ticket to the 2021 International Herb Symposium. Thank you!

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    Candice Fearon

    The international herbal symposium sounds amazing! What a wonderful opportunity to grow in knowledge and experience. I am in the US and I’m new to herbalism. To get a chance to be apart of this symposium would be incredible!

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    My lack of knowledge is my biggest insecurity when it comes to teaching kids. I am working on it, but still feel like i have so far to go!

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    patricia greene

    My biggest fear is not being able to locate the herbs where we are. We live in an urban location and I am not sure if there will be a lot of herbs in our location to learn about besides dandelion, and plantain which are great, but wondering if there are others we have overlooked.

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    I am excited to learn about any of the herbs and their uses. All the classes would suit my need of learning all I can. I love chickweed and am excited to try the Pesto and other ways to use this Prolific herb . Had no clue of the vast nutrient content. How exciting.

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    Linda Zimnick

    Although I have studied herbal medicine for many years, I find that the more I know the more I want and need to know. Learning from such a variety of teachers with such diverse backgrounds and teaching gifts could only help my learning curve. Thank you for offering this opportunity.

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    I’m most interested (at the moment) in the botany and wildcrafting course. I enjoy spending time in the woods but only recognize a few plants so far. I’m amazed how many wonderful food and medicines are available if we only know how to use them.

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    My biggest problem is plant identification. There are so many look-alikes that it’s much easier / safer to buy the herbs…

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    April Chase

    I worry that I will forget to mention something really important or that I won’t give them all the information they need to really use a herb. I don’t want them to think herbs aren’t effective, or to do something dangerous – for them or the plant!

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    Dawn Gallafent

    I’m not worried but excited. You have provided so much wonderful information, and so many plants are coming into season, it’s a challenge to choose which one to acquaint ourselves with first. Thank you for providing us with a fun, informative format to learn.

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    Krystle Willmore

    My biggest insecurity is that I’ll mis-identify an herb. I’ve been told to not use an herb unless you are 110% sure and I’m not sure I’ll get to that point.

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    Randi Bonsell

    There are so many its hard to pick just one class. If I had to pick just one then maybe Herbal Materia Medica for the Nervous System.

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    Deborah Allen

    The way things are going with my Granddaughter, I’m worried she will know more than me soon, lol!

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    Elle Barrett

    My biggest fear is not making it exciting enough to keep her attention!

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    janet Lawson

    I need to learn to weave together the different ways of presenting an herb. I love the way story, art, games and identification are woven together! I want to learn about that more.

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    I am actually most excited about your drawing class! I have attended many IHS conferences when I lived on the east coast and they are amazing. I am learning about plants in new ways and one of them is to incorporate drawing. I am quite intimidated by it so hope to learn from you!!

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    christy persinger

    I think that my response would echo those said, the fear of my children’s over confidence and not noticing if it’s truly the correct herb or not. So far I only share the really obvious, safe ones, to avoid this. But it’s still a concern. And maybe that they wouldn’t want to use herbal medicine, but always western pharma meds!! Maybe that’s even the bigger fear! Yikes!! <3

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    I am excited to teach my kids ALL about herbs, along with trees, and other plants. I fear incorrectly identifying a herb while foraging and causing harm the most. We will take it slow and start with our garden. Study and learn all we can and with practice and experience we’ll be safely wild foraging.

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    Ginny B

    I want to be sure that I teach my kids how to harvest responsibly from the wild and how to properly identify plants. I worry that I may not give them all the info they need to prevent them from canceling out herb benefits when using multiple herbs.

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    Tiffany Oconnell

    My biggest fear is that I will make a mistake in identifying an herb and it will cause someone to have a reaction. For now I’m starting with the very obvious ones (hello plantain) and taking alot of walks to just get comfortable identifying and not forage.

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    Sky Love

    The classes look great! There are so many I want to take. I am most looking forward to Herbs of the Tropics for chronic issues since I live in Hawaii and it is an area of herbalism that. Us very under-represented.

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    Robin Reid

    My biggest fear is that I don’t know how to really and truly identify herbs and plants…I need to learn more about them before I teach it to anyone else, including children

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    My greatest fear is in teaching my kids about herbs, in the best way on all levels. You make it look so easy and fun! Thank you for your inspiration!

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    I would love to learn more about making natural medicines and knowing when to harvest the plants! I would love to teach & show the children how to grow herbs and share the plants with them too!! Safely that is!!

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    My biggest insecurity about plant medicine is for my grandchildren, great nieces, and great nephews- that our family’s collective knowledge of plant medicine will die out and no longer continue to be practiced in our family. It almost died out when I was growing up, as my mother turned toward pharmaceuticals which were becoming more plentiful during the 1950s and 1960s, leaving behind her knowledge of healing plants, because it was ‘old-fashioned’. If it hadn’t been for my mom casually giving me her mother’s herb book when I was a teenager, the practice of herbalism would have been lost in our family.

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    I just love chickweed, cleavers and nettle vinegar. I use it on my salads all summer long. Nothing like ‘sneaking’ herbs into those unwilling imbiber‘s. I just love using herbs in my everyday life. Why only use them in an emergency?

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    Cinda Vick Beaudin

    My biggest insecurity about my children and botanicals is that the planted seeds aren’t watered by the tender. I’ve noticed as my kids 16/14/9 grow older and develop their own interests my inspired herbal influence being replaced by friends and media. I have great hope that those seeds lying dormant will find their way to the sunshine and bloom at just the right moment

  30. 30

    Hmmmm…I think my biggest fear about teaching my daughter about herbs is that she feels I think I know everything. I actually know close to nothing and she blows me away with her intuition, observation and ability to just know things.

  31. 31

    My hesitancy in teaching my children and granddaughter stems from not having enough of the information for correct identification and usage, as well as making it interesting for them to WANT to learn and utilize.

  32. 32

    I love teaching my son about herbs! I don’t really feel like I have a fear around it though. My sons fear may be that I’ll never stop talking about herbs…

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    Laurie Marie Wind

    Deepening Herbal Knowledge Through Illustration |

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    cristine noller

    I want to teach my grandchildren in a way they will learn, but also have excitement and to want to continue to learn and know how to use herbs!

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    Danielle Monahan

    Would like to be entered into the drawing. Thank you.

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    Courtney Linville

    I worry about getting it wrong. All of the chatter and busyness of small kids leaves my brain a jumble most days.

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    Crystal Waters

    My biggest fear is giving my kids the wrong information particularly with plants ID since I’m just learning myself.

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    My biggest insecurity about teaching my kids about herbs is wild identification.

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    Heather Davis

    My biggest insecurity is teaching them safe foraging for the correct herb

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    Nicole Gause

    I want to be sure I am preserving the plant at the right time using the right method. I also want to have a good understanding of how to use the medicine. And of course pass this information along to my darlings.

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    Colleen McCaffrey

    My biggest insecurity is keeping her interested as she gets older and making sure that my info is correct.

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    I do not have a fear regarding teaching my daughter about herbs. I think it is not about having all the answers, it is about creating a curiosity and love of the earth and an interest in caring for it.

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    janet L Lawson

    I want to bring herbal knowledge to inner city students and I love your multi sensory approach. I want help with teaching plant ID and bringing art and literature and history into the learning. Thank you.

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    Gina Magana

    I believe my own confidence in herbal knowledge has me feeling insecure about teaching my kids about herbs. I also am insecure about making the content interesting enough to capture their attention long enough.

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    Christina Guberman

    I wish the herbs to continually be part of our life so that we keep using them and that they become part of our go-to medicine and food and in so doing create a ripple in the pond of friends and community. If we could all retain the ancient wisdom and pass it onto the next generation.

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    My two children loved the online classes you offer. They took Art and Science of Botany and New to Herbs Course this school year. I teach plant-based nutrition in a garden setting to elementary school students and would love to incorporate herbs more in the future. This looks like a fantastic learning opportunity!

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    Adrienne A

    All the classes sound amazing. I would love to attend Limpia Ceremony Using Aromatic Plants taught by Dr. Rocio Alarcon (PhD, Curandera). I am on a healing journey to reclaim my ancestral knowledge.

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    Dorene A.

    I think my biggest fear was boring my kids with my herbal excitement. But I realized that it shows them I can be passionate about something that they may not be and that’s okay. They can have passions that I can enjoy watching them and learning from them. They get to see me learn male mistakes and laugh and get it right next time.

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