Bastyr University is the leading university for natural health sciences in the United States, encompassing a multidisciplinary curriculum and world-renowned research. Founded in 1978 by practicing naturopathic physicians, Bastyr integrates the pursuit of scientific knowledge with the wisdom of ancient healing methods and traditional cultures from around the world.
The International Herb Association was founded in 1985 as a professional trade association for those involved in herbal endeavors. IHA encourages herbal entrepreneurs through newsletters, publications and conferences, and offers guidance as an association of peers supporting herbal businesses, as well as information on growing, marketing and using herbs.
Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute) is the leading academic institution for integrative health in the United States. For nearly 40 years, MUIH has educated practitioners in health and wellness through transformative and relationship-centered programs that draw from traditional wisdom and contemporary science. MUIH offers graduate degrees and certificates in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, health and wellness coaching, health promotion, herbal medicine, nutrition, and yoga therapy. Located in Laurel, MD, and at www.muih.edu.
American College of Healthcare Sciences is one of the first accredited, fully online colleges offering degrees, diplomas, and certificates in complementary alternative medicine. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu, call (503)244-0726, or stop by the College campus located at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland, OR 97239.
The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community. HSA is also committed to protecting our global environment for the health and well-being of humankind and all growing things. We encourage gardeners to practice environmentally sound horticulture.
The Natural Products Association (NPA) is the nation's largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry, representing represents more than 9,600 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products including foods, dietary supplements, and health and beauty aids.
Established by Congress in 1820, the United States Botanic Garden offers visitors a beautiful and fascinating living plant museum here on our Nation's Mall at the foot of the U.S. Capitol. The Conservatory is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (address: 100 Maryland Ave SW)