Meetings With Remarkable Women
A wealth of information passed from during the conference--no one woman could harvest all of it, as five classes occured at once throughout the conference.
Tents full of simultaneous classes on healing
I attended Bevin Clare's fascinating talk The Herbal Traveler: Keeping Healthy on the Road. Bevin explained that when she was growing up, her family would skimp on other expenses so that they could travel for pleasure frequently, and she has continued this into her adult life. She said that in third world countries, people would ask her for medicine simply because she was an American. She found that many of her favorite remedies, notably ginger and garlic, were available almost everywhere, and she would teach people that the herbs they have on hand are effective. I hope she writes a book.
Bevin Clare teaching
My class, A Natural and Spiritual Approach to Weight Control, drew a crowd--standing room only! I packed in as much information as I could into the mere ninety minutes of class time, but I played it for laughs. We had a wonderful time.
Alicia tells it like it is.
That evening, Rosemary threw a dinner party for the teachers by the lake. I hope I can introduce you to them all. Sincere apologies to any teachers I missed!
Missisquoi Abenaki Indian storyteller Marge Bruchac
Margi Flint, an herbalist with a scientific approach
Rita Bykhovsky, a scientist and writer
India Collins, who lectures on the
Herbalist Pam Montgomery, author of Partner
Herbalist and traveler Bevin Clare,
English herbalist and
Herbalist and author Kathi Keville, and
Rosemary's right hand
Mohawk herbalist, teacher, and baker
Herbalists/teachers Jane La Force, Linda Patterson, and Mindy Green
Kathleen Maier, founder of the
Dreamtime Center for Herbal Studies, who also teaches
Roberta Horsman, who teaches wheat
Author/teacher/herbalist Susun Weed,
and Alicia Bay Laurel
The teachers' dinner ended with an
enormous carrot cake painted with the
An eager audience awaited the talent show of that evening
Rosemary Gladstar introduced more of
We were all blown away when Ariel
Poet Didi Pershouse read her powerful verse.