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June 30, 2017

THE HISTORY OF DOMESTIC MEDICINE AND ITS MODERN RELEVANCE

Domestic medicine is a term which refers to healing work and self-care that took place in the home.    Historically, physicians were the province of the very wealthy and only called to most homes as a last resort...

June 29, 2017

There are so many interesting and engaging things you can do this summer. Why should you come to Midwest Herb Fest? Well, here's what last year's attendees said in our survey:

 Midwest Herb Fest has all kinds. We have professional clinical herbalists, hobby herbalists,...

June 28, 2017

LABYRINTH MAKING by the KIDS & TEENS

The labyrinth is used as a tool for meditation across many paths. This year's Labyrinth is no exception. To really know this year's labyrinth, we have to look back a couple years. At Herb Fest 8, in 2014, the Labyrinth build team, fr...

June 27, 2017

HAPPY HERBS

 In this introduction to Nervines such as Passionflower, Chamomile & Milky Oat, children will learn some simple plant medicine to address some of the most common challenges children face. Kids in the modern world are not immune to stress and overwhelm, and o...

June 26, 2017

Children are so very inquisitive about everything, sometimes to the complete distraction of their parents. I can only imagine what it might have been like, to be my parents, as I remember being insistently curious about the name of and reason for every plant in my gene...

June 25, 2017

MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS​

The use of mushrooms as medicine has been traced back thousands of years. This workshop will focus on the amazing health benefits and basic identification skills for common medicinal mushrooms. Through lecture and demonstration we will also cover pr...