Special Events and Intensive Workshops

Current Workshop Descriptions & Dates

2017 Summer Herbal Fair
Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$10 admission / kids 4 and up $3

Plans are well under way for all of the exciting new additions to this year’s fair!

We’ll have a schedule of great activities, including:

~casual mini-classes, demos, and herb walks in our gorgeous hill gardens
~make-and-take fire cider, hydrosol distillation, and fiber-dying with plants
~mini-chair massages and tarot readings
~kids’ face-painting, herbal snow cones, and tons of activities

There will be food from great vendors, including our famous mocktail bar, various musicians throughout the day, and plenty of herbal and healing related crafts, art and products for sale.

Mark your calendars, gather your crew, and plan to make a day of it! We can’t wait!

$10 entry gets you into all mini-classes, demos and walks, music, and vending area. (Bring extra funds for food and beverage vendors and small materials fees for some activities.)

Click here for the full schedule of events.

Resetting the 24 Hour Circadian Cycle with Help from Botanicals
with Mary Bove, ND
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9 am – 1 pm
$45 members / $50 non-members / $40 VCIH students

A focus on using botanical strategies for resetting the 24 hour Circadian Cycle including the day/night cycle, sleep cycle, glucose metabolism cycle, circadian hormonal cycles, and body temperature cycles. Working with restorative herbs, eating habits and lifestyle modification can aid in restoring and re-establishing a healthy 24 hour circadian cycle. Special focus on adrenal health through restoration and enhancement of the HPA axis function, and supporting an optimal 24 hour adrenal cycle. This is a 2 section class; Part 1 focusing on reviewing relevant physiology related to the Circadian Cycle, health, and many of the health challenges of the modern day. Part 2 focusing on specific botanical actions, groups, and individual herbs applied in the restoration of the 24 Hour Circadian Cycle. Case history presentations applied.

Dr. Mary Bove practiced Naturopathic Family Medicine and Midwifery at the Brattleboro Naturopathic Clinic for 24 years, specializing in Naturopathic Pediatrics. Dr Bove is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants, and the co-author of Herbs for Women’s Health. She lectures and teaches internationally on the topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy, childbirth, traditional food medicine and mind-body healing. In collaboration with Gaia Herbs® Dr Bove developed an herbal remedy line designed specifically for children. She is currently Medical Educator for Gaia Herbs Brevard, NC.

Treating Late-Stage Neurological Lyme Disease: Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine with Brendan Kelly
Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9 am – 1 pm
$45 members / $50 non-members / $40 VCIH students

From the view of Chinese medicine, even challenging symptoms like neurological conditions are treatable. Using the Wai Ke/Neurological Tradition, we’ll discuss treating both the symptoms and underlying cause of neurological Lyme disease, including tremors, seizures, headaches and migraines. We’ll also talk about the progression of Lyme disease and how the initial tick bite can manifest as neurological symptoms. Brendan will use case studies of patients he’s worked with to discuss his experiences treating Lyme disease, including the use of western herbs, diet and lifestyle. Brendan will also talk about research from his book published in 2015 by North Atlantic Books—The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis—including how the progression of Lyme disease mirrors the progression of climate change.

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