Date: March 4, 2020
Location: Fullerton Arboretum
(Bus from Anaheim Convention
Time: 1-5pm Pacific Time
The AHPA-ABC-AHP 2020 HerbWalk at Expo West features a renowned faculty of herbalists who will lead participants through the grounds of the Fullerton Arboretum's 26-acre botanical garden. Herbalists will instruct attendees about the collection of plant species from around the globe and the culinary, medicinal and traditional uses.
This event will be the highlight of your Expo West visit.
Sign up for the HerbWalk using the "Add À La Carte Options" link when you register for Expo West.
Meet the Herbalists
Erin Smith, MSc, CCH, is a clinical herbalist and ethnobotanist and has been working with medicinal plants for over 25 years. Bringing together her passion for plants and cultures, Smith received her masters of science in ethnobotany with distinction from the University of Kent in Canterbury, where her thesis focused on women’s knowledge of traditional medicine in Morocco. For 10 years, she worked internationally with indigenous communities on various issues surrounding traditional medicine, natural resource management, community-based conservation, and traditional knowledge. Smith has taught internationally on herbal medicine, ethnobotany, and the human/nature relationship for 15 years and has spent more than 12 years living and working abroad in more than 20 countries. She currently oversees education and sustainability at WishGarden Herbs in Colorado as their education and sustainability manager and consults and teaches internationally on herbal medicine and ethnobotany. Smith is the creator of Plant-Passionate Living™, an interactive program for greater health and vitality through a deeper relationship with plants.
Feather Jones is a Registered Clinical Herbalist in Western Herbalism who integrates herbal remedies, holistic nutrition, flower essences and stress reduction guidance. Her 30-year career in teaching herbal medicine and clinical practice, coupled with a background in Native American (Mandan) tribal teachings, provides her clients and students with a synergistic approach to health and healing. Presently, Jones is Adjunct Professor of Botanical Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. As well, she was twice past president for the American Herbalists Guild.
Roy Upton, RH, DipAyu, trained in Ayurvedic, Western, and Traditional Chinese herbalism, and has been working professionally as an herbalist for more than 30 years. He is the executive director and editor of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), an organization dedicated to the development of quality control standards for botanical medicines. Upton is former president and vice-president of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), director of Planetary Herbals, a member of the Standards Committee of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), and serves on advisory committees of American Botanical Council (ABC), AOAC International, NSF International, and the Lloyd Library and Museum.
David Winston is a clinical herbalist and ethnobotanist with 50 years of training in Chinese, Western/Eclectic and Southeastern herbal traditions. He has been in clinical practice for 44 years and is an herbal consultant to clinicians and researchers throughout the USA, Europe and Canada. David is the founder/director of the Herbal Therapeutics Research Library and the dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies, a two-year training program in clinical herbal medicine. He is an internationally known lecturer and teaches at medical schools, professional symposia and herb conferences. He is the president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc. a manufacturer that produces herbal products that blend the art and science of the world’s great herbal traditions.
In addition, David is a founding/professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, and he is on the American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Advisory Boards. He is a contributing author to the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) , 2000-2018, the author of Saw Palmetto for Men & Women, Storey, 1999 and Herbal Therapeutics, Specific Indications For Herbs & Herbal Formulas, HTRL, 2014 and the primary author of Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief, Healing Arts Press, 2019 2nd Ed, and Winston and Kuhn’s Herbal Therapy and Supplements; A Scientific and Traditional Approach, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, 2008. David has also published hundreds of articles in medical and botanical medicine journals and conference proceedings. He is also a member of the AHPA Expert Advisory Council that created the second edition of the Botanical Safety Handbook, CRC Press, published in 2013.
In 2011 David was a recipient of the AHPA Herbal Insights award. In 2013 he received the Natural Products Association Clinicians award and was awarded a fellowship by the Irish Register of Herbalists. In 2018 he was the Mitchell visiting scholar at Bastyr University and in 2019 he was awarded an honorary DSc degree from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR.