JUNE 24, 2014, BOSTON, MA
The purpose of creating the first Herbstalk in 2012 was simple: herbalist Steph Zabel wanted to make a fun and accessible community gathering where people could learn more about using herbs in everyday life. The vibrant city of Somerville seemed to be the perfect setting for such an endeavor, being home to many open-minded folks who enjoy new ways of creating community with one another.
No one ever expected such a large and diverse mix of people to show up from across MA and beyond, causing attendance to swell to almost 1,500 people in its first year. Beginning herbal students, seasoned herbalists, local families, and individuals curious about this local, quirky event all mingled together, enjoying a day of classes, workshops, and plant walks.
In only its second year, Herbstalk had grown into a two-day event featuring beginner to advanced level classes, along with music, food, fun, children’s activities and vendors from across the Northeast.
Our third annual Herbstalk took place on June 7th and 8th in Somerville, MA. We offered herbal classes for beginner and advanced herbal learners, city plant walks, and a wonderful marketplace of handcrafted herbal products. For the past three years we have also run a raffle prize drawing and have donated all of the funds raised through raffle ticket sales to United Plant Savers. We feel it is so vital to support the work and mission of UPS, especially at a time when there is an increasing awareness about and utilization of medicinal plants. Through our 2014 event this year we were able to surpass our previous raffle fundraisers and raised a total of $1,000 for UPS. We look forward to supporting such a wonderful organization for many years to come!
For more information about HerbStalk check out their website: http://herbstalk.org
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