2017 Annual Herb Fair – Seed Medicine

Seed Medicine – Sowing the seeds of herbal medicine.

Join the Herbalists Association of Nova Scotia learn what the seeds have to teach us at the beautiful Heartseed Farm in Middleton. We have a day full of presentations featuring seed medicine and plant-related topics culminating with a special Seed-Saving afternoon presentation by our host, Owen Bridge of Heartseed Farm.

Herb Fair Registration: $30 ($25 for members)
HANS annual membership: $25

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017
 Heartseed Farm, 8528 Hwy 201, Middleton, NS B0S 1P0
Lunch: To be announced.  Water and herbal tea will be provided.
Sharing: Optionally, bring something for the herbal give-away blanket.

SCHEDULE (click here for workshop details)

Registration: 8:00-8:45

Opening Circle: 9:00am

First Workshop: 9:45 – 10:45
Seed Medicine by John Cummings, Greenman Botanicals
Plant Spirit Medicine by Megan Tardif-Woolgar, RMH-AHG

Second Workshop: 11:00 – 12:00
The Secret Messages of Plants by Michelle Greenwell

Lunch & AGM: 12:00 – 1:30

Third Workshops: 1:45 – 2:45
Demos: Making Your Own Medicines by Valerie Wilson
Magikal Medicinal Plant Walk by Gaelle McNeil

Fourth workshop: 3:00 – 4:00
Seed Saving by Owen Bridge, Heartseed Farm

Closing Circle & Herbal Give-Away: 4:15 – 5:00


Herbal Adaptogens with David Winston

The Herbalist Association of NS is pleased to announce this special educational opportunity and evening with renowned American herbalist David Winston.

“No category of herbs holds more potential for overworked, overstressed Americans than adaptogens,” says David Winston, RH (AHG), herbalist, ethnobotanist, and coauthor of Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief (Healing Arts Press, 2007). “They are a bridge that can carry us over stressful situations with our health intact.”

This lecture will appeal to herbalists, herb students, naturopaths, physicians, nutritionists, and anyone wanting to learn more about the value of this broad reaching category of herbs.

$25 HANS members
$30 Non members
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WORKSHOP: A Holistic Approach to Mental Health Issues: Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Presented by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH – Medical Herbalist

Location: King’s College, New Academic Building, Archibald Room, 3rd Floor

During this evening we will:

Explore the impact that long term st ress has on the body, including the HPA Axis, and some theories behind PTSD and related mental health issues (anxiety and depression)

Investigate the connection between systemic inflammation and optimal digestive function and dis-ease and the role which healthy microbiome plays in mental health and cover tools for re establishing health including:

  • Herbal Medicine options for peace f mind and applications
  • Tips for Nutrition and Nutritional S upplements
  • Lifestyle considerations and
  • The role which ‘Connection’ has on our state of mind

Katolen Yardley, MNIMH – Medical Herbalist

Katolen is a nature knower who teaches herbal medicine courses and lectures internationally and resides in Vancouver ? BC. She is the Vice president of the Canadian Council of Herbalist’s Associations and second term President of the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of BC. Since 1998, she has appeared monthly on a nationally syndicated news program offering information to the public on herbal medicine.  Her personal interest in health lies with the emotional connection to wellness and dis-ease.

Her book “The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies” is set for release in August 2016. For more information visit: www.katolenyardley.com

Cost: $25 (Cash only please)