Saturday, May 7, 2022; all day online — Virtual HerbDay — Here are a few videos to help you celebrate HerbDay. 

Finding Peace – Rosemary Gladstar and Emily Ruff discuss herbalism and the importance of being connected to nature in this video.

From the Garden to the Research Lab: A Conversation with Nadya Cech – An engaging webinar wherein Dr. Cech talks about how her different perspectives of plants inform the research that she does. She discusses the role of science in understanding how plants work as medicine and what we miss when it comes to understanding the wholeness of plants. View it here.

Maria Noël Groves, TH (AHG) (she/her) is a bestselling author of the award-winning, best-selling Body into Balance and Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies. She is the owner of Wintergreen Botanicals Herbal Clinic & Education Center in New Hampshire. She brings us this video on one of her favorite nervines, lemon balm (Melissa officinalis, Lamiaceae).

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Solanaceae) is one of the most revered plants in traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India. In this video, filmed at the American Botanical Council( ABC)'s headquarters in Austin, TX, ABC Special Projects Director Gayle Engels and Head Gardener Toby Bernal demonstrate how to process the root of the ashwagandha plant. Interested in learning more about ashwagandha and its medicinal properties? Read the herb profile on ashwagandha in HerbalGram issue 99: 

Tamara Hiller is a midwife and professional herbalist who specializes in chronic diseases, fertility and preparation for conception, and herbal support for a healthy pregnancy and lactation period. She lives in Europe and brings us this video on species of rock rose (Cistus spp., Cistaceae) that grow in her area.

In this video, the American Botanical Council’s Chief Science Officer, Stefan Gafner PhD, provides an Introduction to plant metabolites to provide the viewer a basis for understanding the metabolites and how they are named.

Friday, May 6, 2022 - Saturday, May 7, 2022; 9:00 AM EST-3:00 PM EST — Herb Plant Sale — Cook School House — 20025 Mack Plaza, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Best selection of herbs in town for only $2.50 each; cash or check. More info...

Friday, May 6, 2022 - Saturday, May 7, 2022; 9:00 AM EST-3:00 PM EST — Herb Plant Sale — Cook School House — 20025 Mack Plaza, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Best selection of herbs in town for only $2.50 each; cash or check. More info...

Saturday, May 7, 2022; 10:00 AM CST-5:00 PM CST — Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, AR
Celebrate HerbDay with the Ozark Unit of the Herb Society of America with Heritage Herb Garden Tours, herbal hands-on activities, and informative conversations with knowledgeable herbal enthusiasts at the Herb Shop, inside the Craft Village. More info...

Thursday, May 12: 9:00 AM CST-12 PM CST — 83rd Annual Herb Sale — Historic Yellow Springs — 1685 Art School Rd, Chester Springs, PA 19425
Mark your calendar now for the Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America's 83rd Annual Herb Sale to be held outdoors, rain or shine, in the meadow at Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, PA. We can’t wait to see you in person to celebrate our mutual love of herbs! More info...

Saturday, May 14, 2022; 11:00 AM PDT-​6:00 PM PDT — 7th Annual BotanicFest — RESCEDULED due to rain — The Veneta Emporium — 87980 Territorial Hwy, Veneta OR
Join in the 7th annual free BotanicFest focusing on "Wellness Through Nature" and celebrating the 2022 Herb of the Year, Viola, with plant sales, guest speakers, herbal vendors and activities, food, beer, and wine.

Friday, May 20, 2022; 9:00 AM CST-3:00 PM CST — Foraging in the Springtime — Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, AR
Join Susan Belsinger and Tina Marie Wilcox to harvest wild weeds, prepare them for the kitchen, and make some unique recipes with them. Wait til you taste the spring rolls! More info...