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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Mid-Atlantic Women’s Herbal Conference

The fifth annual Mid-Atlantic Women’s Herbal Conference will be held October 3 and 4 at Red Earth Farm, in Kempton. The conference offers women opportunities to network and share sustainable business practices, healing methods and ideas.

More than 15 workshops will explore women’s health, herbal medicine, Ayurveda, mindfulness and meditation, gardening and plant identification. Activities include herb walks, yoga, herbal remedy preparation, a drum circle, singing and dancing. Local vendors will offer lunch and dinner, featuring teas, fair trade coffee, vegan and gluten-free alternatives. A kids’ camp program for children ages 3 to 12 runs during class and keynote hours.

The keynote address will be delivered by Rosita Arvigo, who has lived among the Maya in San Ignacio, Belize, for the past 35 years, and apprenticed with Mayan shaman-healer, Don Elijio Panti, for 13 years. Arvigo will teach about plants of the Americas—oregano, basil, marigold, rue and rosemary—and how to use these plants as common household remedies.

Costs vary by day and weekend, with student, teen, child and vendor options available online. Rustic camping available on the premises for an additional fee. Location: 5785 Golden Key Rd., Kempton. For more information, call 610-683-9363, email [email protected] or visit WomensHerbal.com.

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