Join us on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 for the 5th Annual Maine Herbalist Gathering!
This year we will gather again at Merryspring Nature Center 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 host 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.
We’ve made some changes to our schedule to allow for a longer afternoon session in response to last years survey results that reflected a desire to make time for more in-depth learning. This year’s gathering will feature a mix of new and familiar teachers, and the addition of a kid’s herb tent that includes an array of kid-friendly herbal activities. We will continue to update all of our online spaces with more information throughout the summer.
*For Tickets, Volunteering and Scholarship info check the Tickets page
Babies in arms and kids 10 and up welcome. Please note we have a limited number of kids tickets available to keep the kid’s tent fun and engaging for all. 🙂
Below we have the basic schedule for the day. Each session offers 3 classes to choose from. Class descriptions and teacher bios can be found here.
8:15 am – 8:50 am Arrival and parking
9 am – 9:20 am – Time to reconnect and gather with your herbal community and drink tea.
9:30 am – 10 am – Opening Circle, Grounding Meditation with Jillian Twisla – Main Tent
10 am – 10:50 am – Morning Session 1
Herbal Remedies for Children with Eileen Patrick – Main tent
Herbal First Aid Plant Walk with Anna Fox – Meet at gazebo
Getting to Know Rhodiola with Melanie Rose Scofield – Ross center
11 am – 11:50 am – Morning Session 2
Herbal Allies for Cyclical Self Care with Gabrielle Jansen – Main tent
Nourishment for our journeys: Herbal allies for emotional support during gender transitions with Rowan Walker – Gazebo
Tincture Making 101 with Bob & Pettina Harden – Ross center
12 – 1:30 pm – Lunch and Barter Circle
1:30 pm – 2pm talk with John Palumbo – The Regenerative Movement… How activism, herbalism and self care are having a powerful impact in this time of The Great Turning.
2:10 – 2:50 pm – Break out sessions – Community conversations on a variety of topics
3 pm – 4:30 pm – Afternoon Session –
Trauma, Ayurveda & Integrative Herbalism: A Wholeness In Healing Approach w/ Siri Temple – Main Tent
Plant Spirits and the Energy Body with Jillian Twisla- Gazebo
The Dark of the Moon – Addressing Anxiety & Depression with Andi Gaylor – Ross Center
4:30 – 5 pm – Gathering 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.
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)
We gratefully thank our Sponsors!