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Spring News        May 2018       Vol.10 No. 1
Spring took its own sweet time to arrive but now that it is finally here...go outside, enjoy the fresh air, spend time in the garden... 
  • Happy Herb Day!
  • Dragon's Dream Won't Put You To Sleep, Sorry
  • Video with David
  • David Winston's Students: Where Are They Now? Traute Ringwald
  • Upcoming Events
  • Contest Winners
  • Herbal Jeopardy Contest
  • 2018 Herbal Salon Schedule  
  • Monthly Specials-Check them Out!
Happy Herb Day!
 
Herb Day is one of our favorite days of the year. On May 5th educational events and celebrations of all things herbal were held across the country.

This year on Herb Day we were excited to co-sponsor EarthFest in conjuction with Basil Bandwagon's 25th anniversary celebration at historic Dvoor Farm in Flemington, New Jersey. Live music, food, environmental education and wellness information - weather was great and it was well attended.  A wonderful day shared by all!  
 
Each year we donate a portion of sales from one day's orders near Herb Day to United Plant Savers, an amazing organization with the mission to protect native medicinal plants of the USA and Canada and their habitat, ensuring a renewable supply for generations to come. If you placed an order on Friday May 4th, you will have contributed too.
 
 
Dragon's Dream Won't Put You To Sleep, Sorry
   
After our changes to the new roller ball glass bottle and, from balm to oil, awareness of this amazing product has grown, along with the number of people asking if it is a sleep aid.

Resulting speculation about what Dragons would dream about aside, the name Dragon's Dream is a fanciful name rather than a description of its benefits. Inspired by martial arts traditions, Dragon's Dream Oilâ„¢ is a penetrating, warming oil. This therapeutic blend of botanicals and essential oils, for external use only, is perfect after strenuous exercise.
 
Video with David  

Vegtv.com interviewed David at Expo West. It's short, and worth your time to see David's explanation of the Spagyric Processing we use to keep the beneficial mineral content, which ordinary tinctures lack, in H&A tinctures.
Herb Walk Recap   
   
More than
 
60 people enjoyed the AHPA-ABC 2018 HerbWalk
the day before Expo West. David Winston and other renowned herbalists led small groups through the Fullerton Arboretum's 26-acre botanical garden, describing the culinary, medicinal and traditional uses of the collection of plant species from around the globe. We do this the day before every Expo East and Expo West, so please join us next time!
 
 
David Winston's Students: Where Are They Now? 

For each newsletter we interview one of David Winston's former s
tudents to find out what motivated them to learn about herbal medicine and how they are using their training.  
 
Our interview with Traute Ringwald in 2010 remains one of our most memorable, so we decided to share it again for those who may have missed it. We called her to get an update on the last eight years. Not surprisingly, she's doing interesting new things.


Upcoming Events
 
May 18-20 TRADITIONAL ROOTS CONFERENCE-Portland, OR
Join us at the 5th annual conference, which draws on clinical tradition and modern scientific research to offer the best of both worlds.  David will be teaching classes on Analgesia, the Search for Effective Pain Relief, The Worst Weeds are your Best Medicine and Tick-Borne Diseases, Their Effective Treatment. Read More...  
 
June 1-4 MEDICINES FROM THE EARTH-Black Mountain, NC 
David will be leading an Ethnobotanical and Native Plant Field Study, demonstrating Pao Zhi - the Alchemy of Herbs and teaching a class on Herbal Synergy, A Key to Great Herbal Medicine. Read More...  
   
June 9 MID-ATLANTIC HERB CONFERENCE Upper Black Eddy, PA
Allies for Plants and People-David will be the keynote speaker at this new conference, as well as leading an herb walk and teaching a class on Adaptogens 
Read More...
 
June 29 EVENING HERB WALK AND STORYTELLING WELL-SWEEP HERB FARM-Port Murray, NJ (6:30-9:00 pm) A unique evening herb walk at a beautiful herb farm, followed by traditional Native stories around the fire.
Contest Winners   

We always give away fantastic prices when we exhibit at conferences and trade shows. Congratulations to our recent winners, who were:
 
Joan Jacobs, a chiropractor from Holliswood New York, received one of our signature Build Your Herbal Library Baskets at the New York Integrative Healthcare Symposium.

Expo West winners of Build Your Herbal Library Baskets were Jennifer Musgrove
from Rising Tide Market and Julie Hawkes from Barleans in Bellingham, Washington.

The
Expo West Kindle went to Dave of Dave's Nutrition in Salt Lake City.
 
The Build Your Herbal Library Basket winner at the
University of Bridgeport Vendor Day was Marisa Houser of Bolton, Connecticut, and the South West Conference on
Botanical Medicine winner was Barbara Oxley of Phoenix.  
David Winston's Herbal Jeopardy-Winter Edition Contest    

Answer correctly & you will be entered into a drawing to win a H&A "cash card" worth $50.00 towards future purchases of our quality products.   
Our Winter Contest winner was Robyn McKenzie, but congrats to all who answered Amla, botanical name "D. Phyllanthus embica" as the correct answer.
David Winston's Herbal Salon 2018 Schedule*    

If you have not attended David's free Herbal Salons, you're missing a unique educational opportunity. O pen to Herbalist & Alchemist wholesale accounts, these take place online once a month on Wednesdays at Noon Eastern time.  If you are a practitioner or health food store employee and wish to receive an invitation to the next Herbal Salon please email karen@herbalist-alchemist.com. 
 
June 6     - Herbal Basics
July 11 - Alteratives
August 1   - Auto Immune Conditions
September 5 - Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome
October 3   - Periodontal Health
November 7   - Chronic Bowel Disorders
December 5   - Vision   
*Dates and Topics are subject to change  
Center For Herbal Studies
David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies     
David's 2016-2018 class is deep into their studies in the current Herbalist Training Program. If you've thought about expanding your herbal medicine knowledge, you can't do better than this two-year program, which David has been teaching for 36 years. David's past students use their training in a variety of ways: clinical work, research, hospital care, product manufacturing, retailing and educating.

Thinking about enrolling in the September 2018 class?  You can attend the two-year course in person or online. Classes are held once a week on Tuesday evenings.  
Use the button above to find more information and see where else David is teaching this year on his Center for Herbal Studies website.

David Winston Resources 
   
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