About our 2018 Gathering

Join us on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 for the 4th Annual Maine Herbalist Gathering, a day of community and classes honoring the wisdom of plants!

This year we will gather at Merryspring Nature Center located at 30 Conway Road in Camden, ME. Check out their website for directions and other info. Merryspring has one indoor classroom space, a gazebo, and we will have additional tent spaces to have classes under. It is open to the public and located right off Route One with ample trails to walk on as well as gardens to explore.

Each session offers a variety of 3 to 4 classes to choose from, please check out our schedule below and class descriptions here. 


8:15 – 8:50 am Arrival and parking

9 – 10 am – Opening Circle

10 – 10:50 am – Herbal Actions and Formulations for UTI/STI, Herbs for Natural Beauty, Responsible Wildcrafting: Rethinking Our Approach to Wild Spaces

11 – 11:50 am – Seaweed for Herbalists, Herbal Support for Trauma and PTSD, Anatomy, Energetics and Herbal Allies of the Lungs

12 – 12:50 pm – Lunch and Barter Circle

1 – 2:20 pm – Interactive Discussion with Sherri Mitchell -Decolonizing Our Relationship to the Land

2:30 – 3:20 pm – Supporting United Plant Savers – what we can do in Maine, Tongue Diagnosis Skills, Full Extract Cannabis Oil

3:30 – 4:20 pm – Walking with the Standing People, 10 Ways Herbalists Can Honor Wabanaki Sovereignty in Maine, Herbal Beer Making, Comfrey From Garden to Medicine Chest

4:30 – 5 pmGathering closing

*If you would like to participate in the lunchtime barter circle, please bring a blanket to share your wares. We will also have a a number of paid spaces available for people to sell their herbal products.

*Vendor information can be found here:
After you have purchased your gathering admission ticket and following approval for of your application, we will send you a link to pay the tabling fee.

There is no camping onsite, but local camping can be found at Camden Hills State Park nearby. We encourage you to post on the event’s facebook wall to see if a fellow herbalist in the area may have camping and/or bedspace available to you.

Babies in arms and kids 10 and up welcome.

*For Tickets, Volunteering and Scholarship info check the Tickets page

What to Bring
– Comfortable clothing for being outdoors (might be warm or cold) and rain gear if necessary
– Camp or lawn chair
– Dishes for lunch: mug/cup, bowl, plate, and utensils
– Items for trade / barter or items to sell if you have vendor space (optional)
– Business cards and flyers (optional)