Conference Honors Wise Women Traditionsam
Women from across the Southeast will gather at the 6th annual Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference on October 1-3, at Lake Eden in scenic Black Mountain, NC. With over 60 classes by more than 30 teachers, the weekend focuses on herbal education, nourishing foods, wholistic sexuality, and ecology. The conference, which has grown to over 600 participants over the last five years, will host special guest author, and internationally renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.
Workshops range from beginner to advanced and cover topics such as herb walks, storytelling, classic kitchen remedies, drumming, seasonal living, self-esteem.
The weekend is designed for women to learn, connect, and deepen into the Wise Woman Tradition, which organizers describe as simple living, earth-based healing, and local plants. “Women are hungry for this knowledge. The conference offers an opportunity for them to steep themselves in teachings which encourage them to take charge of their health and their lives,” says conference Director Corinna Wood.
Cost for the conference is $240 until August 20th and $275 thereafter with additional costs for meals, lodging, and intensives. The conference has applied for continuing education credits for nurses. www.sewisewomen.com 877-SEWOMEN.
The conference is sponsored at the highest level by Red Moon Herbs and Asheville Natural Awakenings with additional sponsorship by the Laurel of Asheville, Whole Foods, Natural Awakenings of Knoxville and Chattanooga, Natural Awakenings of Atlanta, Natural Awakenings of Greenville/Spartanburg, M@in, Mt. Xpress, Natural Products Lab, Asheville.com, Flagpole Magazine, WNC Woman, and the Wise Woman Center.