Events Planned to "Celebrate Herbs and Herbalism"
A group of five national nonprofit herb organizations has formed a coalition to present the first annual HerbDay. The HerbDay Coalition is composed of the American Botanical Council (ABC), the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), and United Plant Savers (UpS). The five organizations are working together to present the first annual HerbDay on Saturday, October 14, 2006—and you are invited!
HerbDay is a coordinated series of public educational events celebrating the importance of herbs and herbalism through harmonized, independently planned activities that will occur on October 14, 2006, or during the week leading up to that date. The activities will occur at botanical gardens, parks, and retail stores throughout North America. HerbDay activities will be designed by each hosting venue, which will have broad latitude in selecting its own events, such as the following: lectures and workshops by well-known herbalists; herb walks; in-store cooking demonstrations featuring herbs and spices; seasonal herbal handcrafts; in-store herbal beauty product demonstrations; presentations by herb company representatives; and activities with herbal themes for children.
Members of ABC, AHG, AHP, AHPA, and UpS who want to participate in HerbDay are invited to visit www.herbday.org to review the initial menu of ideas that the HerbDay Coalition has developed. This Web site will be utilized as the primary location for organizing and disseminating information about HerbDay activities and for downloading educational resources. A registration feature will be added in the near future, so that you will have an opportunity to tell others what you are planning to do to join the herbal celebration! Contact any of the offices of the Coalition partners to participate or contact ABC at the American Botanical Council or 512-926-4900 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 512-926-4900end_of_the_skype_highlighting.