Balancing Environmental Stewardship, Science, and Traditional Wisdom


Held at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC

April 17-19, 2009 


This symposium provides an opportunity to expand our understanding of herbal medicine by exploring connections between environmental stewardship, scientific research, and traditional herbal wisdom in Western North Carolina.


A weekend of collaboration, brainstorming, environmental advocacy, education, and celebration will take place through workshops, classes, and herb walks on the beautiful campus of Warren Wilson College.


Presenters include:

➢    Dr. James Duke, renowned ethnobotanist, and the author of The Green Pharmacy 


➢    Terezhina de Jesus Soares Dos Santos, “Teka” a researcher in Phytotherapy for the Institute of Scientific Research and Technology for the State of Amapa, Brazil


 ➢    Local Herbalists and presenters- Juliet Blankenspoor, Luke Cannon, Frank Cook, Vishnu Dass, Ceara Foley, Sandi Ford, Robert Eidus, Jessica Godino, Mimi Hernandez, Sierra Hollister, Phyllis Light, Irene Moser, Joan Moser, CoreyPine Shane, Mary Morgaine Thames, Marc Williams, and Corinna Wood


 ➢    Representatives from The Bent Creek Institute, researching the scientific realm of the vast medicinal bounty of WNC flora.



The cost for this symposium is $65.  Meals are available, including lunch on Saturday by chef, Michael Gentry. 


 Want to Volunteer?  Contact csoderquist@warren-wilson.edu



herbconference@warren-wilson.edu or (828) 771-5848 for more information and to register


Come explore the common ground between students, community members, herbalists, ethnobotanists, and scientists.  Together, we can preserve the empowering herbal traditions of Western North Carolina.