This is it! Midwest Herb Fest 2019 is less than three weeks away! That means we need to wrap up Registration, Meal Ticket, and T-Shirt sales so we can let our vendors know our final numbers. Teaghan Owens is in the final stages of planning the really yummy, mostly locally sourced, organic and sustainable menu for the (optional) meal ticket program. Nicole is poised to send in the t-shirt order. Gina's been busy cross checking all of our various registration, barter, and prese
Midwest Herb Fest is an annual herbal education event put on by Herbal Education, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit. We bring together hobby and professional herbalists, herbal educators, gardeners, nurses, chefs, and herbal enthusiasts of all ages each year for a three day camping conference in Indiana. By participating as a sponsor, your organization will benefit from extended exposure through media campaigns and promotional efforts directed toward the supporters and attendees
LAMMAS RITUAL WORKSHOP Join us for a short introduction to the holiday known as "Lammas." Lammas is the first harvest festival of the year, celebrated at the beginning of August in the Northern hemisphere. This is a celebration of bounty and a marker of the beginning of the labor intensive harvesting part of the agricultural year. Lammas is a tradition in England and Scotland which transcends religion, being embraced by the Christian churches (which mark the event by blessin
HERBAL BOTANICALS LOOSE INCENSE We will be combining herbs, botanicals, resins, essential oils and crystals to create a natural incense that can be used on charcoal, or as potpourri. The blend will have both meditative effects as well as spiritual, and magickal. Elizabeth Kilbourne Elizabeth has been practicing her path for over 40 years having had the opportunity to travel across the country and the world. She has learned different aspects of various paths through her travel
SPROUTS' AUCTION The Sprouts' very own auction! Using "Herb Bucks" provided by the staff, kids will have the opportunity to learn how a real auction works by bidding on real items they can take home. $10 in Herb Bucks for each child will be available in the Welcome Tent for a parent or guardian to pick up. We encourage you to use these Herb Bucks as payment to your child for chores done around camp during the event. An additional amount of Herb Bucks - the same amount to each
Featuring Executive Chef Teaghan Owens With Local Produce from Sprouted Heart Farms Returning for their second year at Midwest Herb Fest, Silver Leaf Cafe produces a variety of healthy and tasty options, including vegetarian and omnivore selections. OPEN FOR Friday: Lunch Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sunday: Breakfast MODIFICATIONS POLITELY DECLINED
(we will accommodate allergies if possible) Because Silver Leaf Cafe uses locally grown produce as much as possible
THE HERBAL GARDEN Learn the basics of seed starting, planting, maintaining, and harvesting some of our most common herbs.
There will also be an overview of "weeds" and how to use them.
This is a hands on class. Please bring gloves and trowels if you want to participate. Hetty Mayer-MacDowell Hetty lives in northern Illinois, where she works her amazing 1/3 acre plot of land, converting it into a mini green oasis. She has worked with plants and herbs since the late 70's.
River Glen "His words and vocals are reminiscent of Brett Dennen, from the idealism and social commentary to the balladeer crooning and wide tonal range." -Julien's Journal
River Glen Breitbach was born in 1989 at Four Mounds, an Indian burial ground, along the Mississippi River (after which he is named). He began his musical career at the age of 2 on the violin. As he grew, his family nurtured his love for music and performance. They formed a family band, The One Hat B
ANIMAL TOTEMS Crafting Nature Amulets provides the opportunity for discussion on meaning of animals totems. Children will choose a stick and decorate it for a home protection amulet for a spirit animal. Ribbon, paint and fabric will be provided. Krista Lauren Fenton, M.S., C.H., L.M.T. Krista is a graduate of Maryland University of Integrative Health's (MUIH, Laurel, MD, 2015) Therapeutic Herbalism Master's program as well as the Clinical Herbalist course from the 2006 class
SOAP MAKING Join Bill Schook of Earth Circle Creations in making cold-pressed soap. You will learn about some of the do's and do-not's of soap making. Including measuring, choice of fragrance, materials and other tips, tricks and techniques. Participants of the two-part workshop will be able to take home a bar of soap we cut during class. Bill Schook Bill has been studying holistic health and education since before 2001 and enjoys aiding in the healing process by inducing the