Word about HerbDay is spreading quickly, as celebrations of beneficial botanicals are being planned in communities across the United States and beyond. Find an archive of past press releases about HerbDay below.
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HerbDay 2012 Set for Saturday, May 5th
Seventh annual international event commemorates the importance of
herbs and botanicals
HerbDay is a coordinated series of independently produced,
public, educational events that celebrate the importance of herbs and
activities are held at retail stores, schools, farms,
botanical gardens, garden centers, and public parks worldwide,
on and during the weeks preceding and following May 5. Events include lectures and workshops,
herb walks, in-store cooking demonstrations, presentations by herbal product
companies, and herbal-themed children’s activities. More events are being planned and added to the HerbDay website, www.herbday.org.
HerbDay was conceived of in 2006 by the HerbDay Coalition, five nonprofit organizations that have interest in these areas, to raise awareness of the significance of herbs and the many ways they can be used safely and creatively for health, beauty, and culinary enjoyment. The HerbDay Coalition is comprised of the American Botanical Council, American Herbalists Guild, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, American Herbal Products Association, and United Plant Savers.
“Herbs are an important health option for many
people in America and around the world. Whether a simple tea or a sophisticated
extract, these products continue a long tradition of self care, and HerbDay
celebrates the value of botanicals,” said Michael McGuffin, president of the
American Herbal Products Association.
“HerbDay events will enable many people to discover reliable herbal resources in their own communities, including herbalists and other experts who can help in making informed choices to improve and maintain their health,” said Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council.
All are invited to participate actively in HerbDay 2012, either by attending or hosting an event or providing sponsorship in the form of financial support. Past HerbDay corporate sponsors have included, GNC, Vitamin World, and Nature’s Resource. It’s not too early to start developing ideas for local HerbDay activities so that every community is part of the celebration.
For more information about HerbDay activities, resources, and sponsorship opportunities; to find teachers and experts; and to register and promote events, visit www.herbday.org. Follow HerbDay on Twitter @HerbDay2012 and “like” HerbDay on Facebook to share your ideas and keep current on the latest news and announcements.