Herb Day 2014 takes place 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, May 3, and herbalists and lovers of herbal medicines will celebrate the importance of plants in health. The free celebration is hosted by Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies and St. Petersburg Health & Wellness, at 222 Second St. N. The event is free and open to the public.
There will be lectures, free herb and food tasting, Kava Kava, local herb plants for sale and herb-related vendors.
“This is one of my favorite days of the year," says Bob Linde, registered herbalist and owner of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies. "We get to meet with hundreds of like-minded local people to create a stronger herbal community.”
Herb Day, in its ninth year, was created and organized by the Herb Day Coalition, a national group of non-profit herbal organizations dedicated to herbal education, research, quality control, plant preservation, and the responsible use of herbs in human health.
The St. Petersburg event is a collaboration with the Florida Herb Society, the West Coast Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild, Willow Herbal Delight Gardens and the Professional Herbalist Training Program.
There will be raffle drawings throughout the day to benefit Florida Herb Society and the West Coast Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild.
Lectures will be held every 45 minutes throughout the day on subjects including Growing Herbs in Florida, Herb and Drug Interactions, Becoming an Herbalist, Making Herbal Medicines, Cooking with Herbs and other topics.
Lectures will be given by local herb experts Robert Linde, AP, RH, director of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies and the Professional Herbalist Training Program; Deserie Valloreo of Herbal Wise; Willow LaMonte of Willow Herbal Delight Gardens; and more. Vendors include the Florida Herb Society, Florida Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild, Professional Herbalist Training Program, and many others. Music will be provided by the Urban Gypsies from 11 am to 2 pm.
For more information visit www.acuherbals.com andwww.herbday.org or call 727-551-0857.
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