Date: Wed. Sept. 13, 2017
Time: 1:00-5:00 PM EDT
Location: Jim Duke's Green Farmacy
(Bus picks up at Charles Street Lobby in the Baltimore Convention Center)
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and American Botanical Council (ABC) HerbWalk participants will visit James (Jim) Duke's Green Farmacy Garden for a guided tour of its botanical garden. Hop on the bus and join a faculty of renowned herbalists to learn about culinary and medicinal herbs and their traditional uses from a sanctuary of approximately 300 native and non-native species of plants that have been used traditionally and/or researched for medicinal purposes. Hearing about the various herbs from the experts will make this event one of the highlights of your Expo East visit.
The Green Farmacy Garden is located in Fulton, Maryland. Retired USDA botanist, James A. Duke, PhD, and his wife, Peggy, have been collecting medicinal plants for over 60 years, and in 1997, they transformed part of their pasture land into a teaching garden highlighting the plants that are featured in Jim's book, The Green Pharmacy. The Green Farmacy Garden is also a part of the United Plant Savers network of sanctuaries around the country, which strive to educate the public and replant native plants that have become at risk or endangered.
Roy Upton, RH, DipAyu is trained in Ayurvedic, Western, and Traditional Chinese herbalism, Roy has been working professionally as an herbalist for more than 30 years. He is the executive director and editor of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, an organization dedicated to the development of quality control standards for botanical medicines. Roy is former president and vice-president of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), director of Planetary Herbals, a member of AHPA's Standards Committee, and serves on advisory committees of ABC, AOAC International, NSF International, and the Lloyd Library and Museum.
David Winston, RH (AHG), is an herbalist and ethnobotanist with nearly 50 years of training in Cherokee, Chinese and Western herbal traditions. He has been in clinical practice for 40 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the US and Canada. Winston is the founder/director of the Herbal Therapeutics Research Library and the dean of David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies. He is the president of Herbalist & Alchemist, a founding/professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, and is a contributing author to American Herbalism. He is also a member of the AHPA Expert Advisory Council which produced the AHPA Botanical Safety Handbook, 2nd Edition.
Jane Hawley Stevens has nearly 30 years in the business of growing organic herbs to be hand-harvested and manufactured on site into small batches of award winning soaps, creams, body oils, lip balms, salves, deodorants, insect repellants, tinctures and teas. She is a well-known and respected herbalist whose Chakra Garden was featured in the April/May 2010 Issue of Horticulture Magazine. Hawley Stevens and her husband, David Stevens, a curator at the UW Madison Arboretum, has owned a certified organic farm on 130 acres of fields, prairie and woodlands in the pristine Baraboo hills since 1991.