Free Webinar! the Sacred Art of Incense & Aromatics

The Sacred Art of Incense & Aromatics Webinar

Hey there, 

I wanted to inform you about something very exciting. Evan Sylliaasen, founder of Higher Mind Incense and The Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine, is running a Free Video Webinar this week starting today, "The Sacred Art of Incense & Aromatics." 

I think you'll really enjoy this so I wanted to share this rare opportunity with you.

You can join the free webinar now by CLICKING HERE

In the first video, "The Fragrant Path & the Roots of Aromatherapy", Evan guides us through the ancient art of incense, the rise of aromatherapy, and the ancient application of incense in different esteemed Eastern medical systems. He also speaks about the age-old Japanese practice of listening to incense and its accompanying ceremony, the koh-do; as well as the many sacred and ritual aspects of incense and holy smoke in many different cultures, and more..

I highly recommend checking out the webinar! It's very well done. All you need to do is enter your name and email address to ensure you receive email notifications and links for the rest of the webinar videos.




18 new events from New York to New Orleans

Hey there :)

Just a quick note to let you know I've added 18 new events to ol' HerbRally (thanks for the submissions, y'all).  

There's so much going on! Are you going to make it to any conferences this year? Which ones? 

If you're not able to make it to any of these listed below there's plenty more to peruse on the events page (130+):

Have fun!


Herbal + Handcraft Trade Post + Guided Plant Walk
June 4th, 2017
Richmond, VA

Kitchen Medicine: The Root of Health
June 5th, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Making Herbal Tinctures Using the Folk Method
June 7th, 2017
Washington, DC

Tincture Making 101
June 12th, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Spirit Medicine: Managing Stress and Mental Health
June 19th, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Medicine Makers Series: Salves and Creams
June 21st, 2017
Charlottesville, VA

The Art of Kitchen Herbalism
June 22nd, 2017
Sunderland, MA

Midsummer Mugwort Magic and Wildcrafting
June 24th, 2017
New York, NY

Salves and Infused Oils for Healthy Skin
June 26th, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Harvesting and Drying Herbs for Remedies
July 9th, 2017
Washington, DC

Wild Weeds Club
July 10th, 2017
Charlottesville, VA

Infused Oils, Salves and Creams
July 12th, 2017
Washington, DC

Rhode Island Herb Festival
July 22nd - 23rd, 2017
West Greenwich, RI

Making Herbal Infused Honeys and Oils
August 6th, 2017
Washington, DC

Minnesota Herbal Education Festival
September 17th, 2017
Belle Plaine, MN

Into the Wild: A Wise Woman Herbal Gathering
September 22nd - 24th, 2017
Cloudland, GA

West Virginia Herb Association Conference
September 30th - October 1st, 2017
Jane Lew, WV

Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference
April 20th - 22nd, 2018
Mentone, AL

Featured events

Aaand another cool HerbRally update...

There will now be two featured events on the EVENTS PAGE

To kick things off the two events are: 

Good Medicine Confluence
June 14th - 18th, 2017
Durango, CO

Planting the Future Conference
August 12th, 2017
Kickapoo Valley Reserve, WI

Here's a link to see the events page:

I'll be at the Good Medicine Confluence in Durango next month so perhaps I'll see you there! I'm so lookin' forward to hanging out with everyone and learning. I highly, highly recommend this event for beginners and advanced students alike!  

And in case you didn't see, there is now a page featuring ALL EVENTS (not separated by state). 
Here's the link to that:

Have fun out there! 


117 herbalism events

Hey there,

Just letting y'all know about a cool update to HerbRally. 

There is now a page dedicated to listing ALL of the events. It's not separated by states. Just listed chronologically. 

Currently there's 117 events. 

Here's the link:

It's my hope that this is a valuable resource to the community! Let me know what you think. And as always, please let me know if I'm missing any events. 

Thanks so much,


Herb Fairies!

A quick note to let you know…

LearningHerbs just opened registration for the Herb Fairies Spring Book

Herb Fairies is an herbal learning system that engages kids through
stories and exciting hands-on activities.

This is an amazing way to connect kids with nature, making your family
healthier and stronger.

Don’t miss out – here’s the link


P.S. When you buy Herb Fairies this week, you also get a beautiful box
set of printed books!

CLICK HERE to get Herb Fairies now.


by Rosalee de la Forêt

Chocolate lovers can celebrate this exceptionally dark chocolate mousse cake. Each bite slowly melts in your mouth while the cardamom spice enlivens the senses. This is my family’s go-to dessert recipe for potlucks, and we’ve been asked for the recipe countless times. If you don’t have a double boiler, fill a pot with 1 to 2 inches of water and place a tight-fitting bowl over the top.

Yield: 1 9-inch cake, approximately 16 small servings (or 8 large servings)

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup cocoa powder (plus extra, for garnish)
1 (13.5-oz.) can coconut milk
2 eggs
1 tablespoon cardamom powder
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
sliced almonds, for garnish (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.

2. Put 1 to 2 inches of water in the bottom pan of a double boiler. Melt the bittersweet chocolate and coconut oil in the top.

3. When they are melted, remove from the heat. Add the honey and cocoa powder and mix well.

4. Add the coconut milk and mix well.

5. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl. Add the whisked eggs, cardamom, and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture and combine well.

6. Pour the mixture into a slightly oiled 9-inch pie pan.

7. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.

8. When the cake is done, the top should be cracked but the middle should still be soft and wiggly.

9. Cool overnight to allow it to set. Sprinkle with sliced almonds, if desired.

10. Sprinkle some cocoa powder on top before serving.

Recipe from Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal by Rosalee de la Forêt (Hay House, 2017)

Rosalee de la Forêt, RH, is passionate about helping people discover the world of herbalism and natural health. She is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and the Education Director at LearningHerbs. She is also the author of the online courses, The Taste of Herbs and Herbal Cold Care. When she is not immersed in herbs, you can find her taking photos of nature, kayaking with her husband, or curled up in a hammock with a good book.

15 new events, the MidAmerica Symposium + photography for your business

Here's some HerbRally updates for ya :-)

The 4th Annual MidAmerica Herb Symposium is coming up!

September 15th - 17th, 2017 at Whitewater State Park, Altura, MN.
Whether you’re a healthcare professional or a plant enthusiast starting out, you’ll love the lineup of this year's incredible teachers. 

Spend 3 days deepening your connection to the plant people, to our Earth Mother, to Yourself. Sit in on 3 hour workshops and classes; learn to prepare plant medicine, meditate with the plants and walk among them, learn how they fuse with health conditions and help the body. 

To register: or call 507-474-9970

Small business owners! If you want to learn how to take professional product photos in your own space, check out my friend Krystal's new page.

She is an absolute pro. So take a looksie at what she has to offer...

Slowly but surely updating certain pages on the website. Just revamped the "contributors" page and I feel so grateful to get to work with such rad herbalists. HerbRally is a community effort, so if you have a sec, check out the new and improved CONTRIBUTORS PAGE (CLICK HERE)

Please, please, please CONTACT ME if you'd like me to list your events. 

Speaking of events, check out the 15 new ones below... 

8 Week Introduction to Tropical Plant Medicine Apprenticeship with David Bruce Leonard
March 13th, 2017
Maui, HI

Free Orientation for 2017 Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship Level 1
March 15th, 2017
Nevada City, CA

Community Herbalism
March 16th, 2017
Denver, CO

Medicinal Herbs for Springtime Planting with BJ Avery
March 19th, 2017
Oakland, CA

Tincture Making 101
March 22nd, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Free Plant Walk
March 26th, 2017
Austin, TX

Syrups and Immune Health
March 29th, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Community Herbalism
March 30th, 2017
Denver, CO

Spirit Medicine: Managing Stress and Mental Health
April 5th, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Annual America River Herb Walk
April 15th, 2017
Rancho Cordova, CA

Spring Foraging Walk
April 22nd, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Spokane Herbal Faire
May 13th, 2017
Spokane, WA

The 7th Annual Herbal Hoedown
June 3rd, 2017
Lodi, NY

Herb and Garden Day
June 17th, 2017
Concord, NH

American Society of Pharmacognosy Annual Meeting
July 29th - August 2nd, 2017
Portland, OR

Mason is the creator of HerbRally and the Events and Outreach Coordinator for Mountain Rose Herbs. He studied herbalism, wildcrafting and botany at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene, OR.

Mason is the creator of HerbRally and the Events and Outreach Coordinator for Mountain Rose Herbs. He studied herbalism, wildcrafting and botany at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene, OR.

Lady's Mantle monograph, fermentation and 10 new events


Washington herbalist Leslie Lekos wrote a beautiful new monograph on Lady's Mantle. I hadn't ever studied up on this useful plant before, so this write-up was a great introduction. It's about six pages, so prepare to learn! (CLICK HERE)

Have you heard the Herbal Academy has released a new course on herbal fermentation? Inside this course, you will explore each type of herbal fermentation process via video tutorials with step-by-step directions, and you’ll receive access to downloadable written tutorials and resource and supply lists to equip you with all of the information you may need for various herbal fermentation experimentations. Plus, you’ll get access to exclusive recipes and inspiring fermentation stories to support and motivate you along the way. (CLICK HERE)

Aaaand here's the 10 new events!

Herb Society of Wisconsin Spring Symposium
March 4th, 2017
Cedarburg, WI

Herbscaping - Landscaping with Herbs
March 16th, 2017
Cedarburg, WI

Medicine Making with Erin Piorier
March 18th, 2017
Saint Paul, MN

How to Make Herbal Soaps with Ann Marie Craig
March 25th, 2017
Cedarburg, WI

The Kentuckiana Herb Society Spring Education Day
March 25th, 2017
Borden, IN

Berry Health Benefits Symposium
March 28th - 30th, 2017
Pismo Beach, CA

All About Herbs - The Life of Monarchs and Butterflies
April 4th, 2017
Cedarburg, WI

All About Herbs - Cilantro and Coriander
May 2nd, 2017
Cedarburg, WI

Gaia Gathering for Women
May 5th - 7th, 2017
Charlottesville, VA

Holistic Health and Herbal Education Festival
September 17th, 2017
Belle Plain, MN

The Vitalist Herbal Practitioner Program

Hey there,

I just wanted to drop you a quick line here and remind you that my friend Sajah's herbalism program closes for registration this Monday, February 27th at midnight!

CLICK HERE for all of the program details. 

I truly hope you will take advantage of this amazing opportunity to take your understanding and practice of herbal medicine to new heights. 

Take care,


 PS: This program will be closing down for the rest of the year and won't be reopening until the 2017 session, so now is the time to jump on this opportunity unless you want to wait another year!

Heaps of bonuses when you register for the Vitalist Herbal Practitioner Program

Did you see that my buddy Sajah Popham at the School of Evolutionary Herbalism just opened up registration for his Vitalist Herbal Practitioner Program?

I was just checking out the program details myself and wanted to point something out...

Sajah is giving away bonus materials worth more than the price of the program itself!

On top of 150+ hours of in-depth video training on holistic therapeutics for each organ system of the body, he’s also giving away these incredible addition bonuses:

  1. The Holistic Evaluation Crash Course: Here you learn the in’s and out’s of how to work with your clients and assess them through different methods such as interview, intake, pulse and tongue evaluation, medical astrology, and intuitive diagnostics- so you’ll have multiple tools to work with to understand what’s going on with your clients physically, psychologically and spiritually. 
  2. The Strategic Formulation Blueprint: This bonus module goes through the foundational principles of formulation, as well as moves into advanced formulation strategies so you’ll never just put together a formula haphazardly again! 
  3. Classic Herbal Texts: Love this one. When you register you get literally dozens of old school classic herbals from North American and European herbal traditions. Some of these books are out of print, or at least very expensive to purchase, but you get .PDF versions of them for free!
  4. 1 Year Subscription of Materia Medica Monthly: I couldn’t believe this one- you get 1 year of access to a completely other (equally massive) program that outlines specific herbs in depth, herbal actions, energetics, and constitutional systems. Most monographs are over 20 pages long and the training videos are usually over 2 hours- just on one plant! 
  5. Medical Astrology Case Studies: Here you’ll see medical astrology in action and how you can use this powerful tradition to see what’s going on in the body and it’s relationship to the psyche through specific case studies. Sajah even creates formulas based on someone’s birth chart!

I couldn’t believe how much you get in this course in bonuses alone.

So if you haven’t checked out the Vitalist Herbal Practitioner Program, be sure to click here to get all the program details.

You'll be glad you did!