Together with BeeVital, Herbal Apothecary are delighted to be sponsoring the National Institute of Medical Herbalists ‘Power of Plants Festival‘ which is taking place in Fawley, Buckinghamshire, from 1st – 3rd July 2022.
The event is bringing together practitioners, producers and the general public for 3 days packed full of all things herbal. This is an ‘outdoor’ event – with camping provided on-site for those who wish to sleep under canvas, as well as campfires, evening entertainment and great food and drink.
Friday 1st July
10:30 – Site opens to campers to set-up
12:00 – Festival opens
2:00 – The Power of Plants in Practice: Melinda McDougall is joined by Hannah Charman, Becs Griffiths and Robyn Soma to discuss the different ways that they harness the power of plants in their practices
3:30 – New Member Woodland Ceremony: Join us in our wonderful woodland to welcome some of our new members to their herbal family
4:30 – Steve Kippax talks about his approach to self maintenance and empowering patients to make better health choices
5:00 – Joe Nasr shares his experience of using aromatic waters in practice
Evening entertainment comes from the fabulous Lucky Cat
Saturday 2nd July
10:00 – Martin Powell (Main Tent) talks about medicinal mushrooms, focusing on what the different types of mushroom material are and what they mean clinically – using Reishi as an example
10:00 – Alex Laird (Forest Tent) explains why food IS medicine
10:30 – Jo Webster and The Peach team (Demo Tent) run a live vegetable ferment workshop. Learn about the importance of gut health and make your own vegetable ferment to take home. Spaces are limited, so please sign up in advance
11:30 – Rebecca Lazarou (Main Tent) presents ‘The history of herbalism, the science of herbalism, research in herbalism and the future of herbalism (and why our time has come again!)’
12:00 – Kate Parker (Forest Tent), one of our Registered Junior Herbalist Club Course Leaders, discusses why practitioners should look into becoming a JHC Leader
1:30 – Helen Kearney of Betonica leads a herb walk around the festival site (meet by the main gate)
2:30 – India Elyn (Forest Tent) shares some perspectives from her book ‘Honouring the Loss’
2:30 – Kate Parker and some of our students (Demo Tent) run a Junior Herbalist Club lesson on Lavender, for children of all ages!
3:00 – Amaia Dadachanji (Main Tent) explores the landscape of grief and longing within the wilds of plant kin listening and healing in her session ‘The Wild Beyond and The Tenderness of Grief’
3:00 – Marie Reilly (Forest Tent) talk about her approach to ‘Herbal Medicine and Reproductive Health’
4:00 – Carole Guyett (Forest Tent) explores the use of herbal medicine in pregnancy
5:00 – Anne McIntyre (Main Tent) reflects on how the process of updating her book re-opened her eyes to the possibilities of healing with flowers
Our evening entertainment comes from the Miss Jones Trio
Sunday 3rd July
10:00 – Hananja Brice-Ytsma (Main Tent) discusses herbal approaches to menopause
10:00 – Marcos Patchett (Demo Tent) explores the Secret Life of Chocolate in an interactive cacao session
11:00 – Natasha Richardson (Main Tent) shares her insights on ‘How medical objects changed the female body’
11:00 – Nat Mady of Hackney Herbal (Demo Tent) talks about growing and harvesting herbs
12:00 – Elisabeth Brooke (Demo Tent) leads a magival herbalism workshop. Places are limited so please sign up in advance
1:30 – The Power of Plants in Practice: Robyn Soma talks with Anne McIntyre, Beatriz Linhares and Steve Taylor, exploring the ways that different traditions harness the power of plants
The Festival will close by 3pm to allow time to break camp and travel home
As well as running a stall, Jack, Fin and Shankar will be at the festival for the full weekend. We’ll be on hand to answer questions – we’re really looking forward to meeting existing customers and other manufacturers.
We also have an opportunity to present to the attendees on each day of the festival, in one of the big tents which are being used for the talks and workshops. It’d be great to see as many people there as possible, we’ll be sharing some important information about our business.
Look out for us in our black t-shirts – we can’t wait to see you!
Tickets Still Available
Tickets are still available for the event via the NIMH website.