2019 Maine Herbalist Gathering Call for Presenters
Sat, Mar 23, 10:35 PM (5 days ago)
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Hello Herbal Community!
We are excited to announce some details for our 2019 Maine Herbalist Gathering below and we are now accepting proposals for workshops and classes. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to share your wisdom with the Herbal Community of Maine!
Deadline for proposals: April 19th
Submit proposals to this email address in a 1 page pdf or word doc attachment. Include your name, business (if you have one), email, address, and phone number along with a title, short description and any special needs you have for your talk. Please write in the subject line of your email - MHG -presenter application 2019. Let us know what length the class you are applying with is - the options are 50 min. or 80 min. See draft schedule below.
From feedback we received after last years gathering we are specifically looking for classes in the following areas:
Native People’s traditional herbalism/herbal traditions/Wabanaki leaders
Autoimmune Diseases and Lyme
Native Maine plants and how to use them
LGTQIA+ focused courses and representation
Herbal first aid
Basic "how to make" hands on class- tincture/salve/etc.
You do not have to apply with a class idea in this area but we are on the lookout for these classes in response to the survey results we received.
Merryspring has one indoor classroom space, a gazebo and we will have additional tent spaces to have classes under. It is open to the public and located right off Route One, so stop by to walk the grounds, enjoy the gardens and trails, and see where this year's event will be. Note that we may not be able to accommodate all requests for equipment/media/etc. Preference will be given to presenters who did not teach last year and are Maine based herbalists.
Notification of participation via email: By April 29th
5th Annual Maine Herbalist Gathering
Saturday, October 5th 9am-5pm
Merryspring Nature Center
10-10:50 - session 1
11- 11:50 - session 2
1:30 - 2:45 keynote
3- 4:30 - session 3
If you want to volunteer, let us know!
Please follow our facebook page if you haven't already and stay up to date for when tickets go on sale, vendor info, scholarship info etc. and our website will be updated in the next few weeks. We also have an instagram @maineherbalistgathering for you to follow! Let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to hearing from you.
The Maine Herbalist Gathering Team