Featured Event Friday! Dandelion Seed Conference

Dandelion Seed Conference
October 7th - 9th, 2016
Olympia, WA

Please join us for beginner to advanced level classes, plant walks, interactive workshops, and all sorts of herbal delights. 

This is the 5th year of this conference, focusing on social justice in herbalism. We aim to support an herbalism that is critically engaged in the world around it, placing an anti-oppression framework at the forefront of our herbal tradition. Three days of workshops including medicine making, energetics, clinical skills, integrative care, approaches to mental health, herb cultivation and gardening, materia medica, plant walks, the current state of herbalism & more! 

We are pleased to host Sevensong and Lydia Bartholow as this year's keynote speakers. They will be in great company among many other talented teachers!

Thank you to the Longhouse at The Evergreen State College for again making this event possible!

About:

The Dandelion Seed Conference is the primary fundraiser for The Olympia Community Herbal Clinic*. OCHC is an herbal clinic and resource center in downtown Olympia, WA, that provides personalized herbal consultations and natural remedies at sliding scale, with no one turned away for lack of funds. Services are available on a walk-in basis or by appointment. For more information about the Olympia Community Herbal Clinic, please visit dandelionseedcollective.org

The clinic is a project of  The Dandelion Seed Community Health Project, a community-based organization in Olympia, WA. Our mission is to encourage holistic health on a personal, ecological, and community level. 

We aim to do this by:

·         Offering resources and support for people to make informed, individual health choices;

·         Strengthening the relationship between people and plants;

·         Working to reinstate herbal knowledge as common public knowledge.

We encourage people to take charge of their own health through individual health consultations, herbal education, and facilitating access to community health resources.

We aim to foster and strengthen the connection between people and local plants for individual and ecological health and resilience. Through community garden projects, plant walks and other educational endeavors we help create a symbiotic partnership between people and nature and cultivate a strong connection to place.

Through creative and comprehensive community education, we aim to make herbal knowledge practical, accessible and available as common public knowledge. Ultimately, we envision a culture that values health and empowerment through safe and effective use of herbal medicine on an individual, family, and community level.

To learn more about The Olympia Community Herbal Clinic or our other projects, please visit our website:www.dandelionseedcollective.org

Presenters include: 7Song, Lydia Bartholow, Bonnie Rose Weaver, Mari Amend, Brian Kie Weissbuch, Charlie SittingBull, Chelsea Smith, Corinne Boyer, EagleSong Evans Gardener, Elise Krohn, Emily Peters, Jasmyn Clift, Jon Keyes, Joyce Netishen, Kevin Kunzler, Kirsten Hale, Lara Pacheco, Marja Eloheimo, Paul Bergner, Renee Davis, Rhonda Lee Grantham, Sarah Holmes, Sean Croke, Sean Donahue and Tania Neubauer.

Fore more information, visit: http://dandelionseedconference.weebly.com/