Medicinal Herb Growing & Marketing Conference - January 25 Progress Report

We will be at 45 presenters shortly.
I have about 50 people on the list of people who want to work-trade, volunteer or help coordinate. At some point we will have all our positions filled.
15 people have paid their money.
We now are up to 10 sponsors. They will send at least 10 representatives between them.
I have the names of another 40 or so people who have said they are planning to attend.
I hear rumors of others.

Keynote Speakers

Ann Armbrecht of the Sustainable Herbs Project and producer of the film Numen will present on “the Sustainable Herbs Project and its relevance to the Conference and the herb movement in general.” Friday Evening plenary, 7:45pm – 8:15pm.

Educational Formats

Plenary addresses to the whole assemblage on the state of the herb trade. We are planning to have six short keynotes, rather than a few, long ones.

Keynote periods are:

Friday Evening, 8:00-9:00 pm
Saturday 9:45 – 10:15 am
Saturday 8:00 – 8:30 pm



There are two Friday Intensives.  They cost an extra $50. 

Peg Schafer, Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm.

Jeff Carpenter, Zack Woods Herb Farm.



Medicinal Herb Growing & Marketing Conference Organizing Meeting January 24, Sunday, 12:00 to 2:00 pm

We’ll meet in Port Townsend, WA at the Fort Worden Commons lobby (which is the central building on campus). After a bit we will take a walk around Fort Worden to visit the various buildings we will be using. Most likely we will end up in the Café for the latter part of the meeting. The Café is open till 3:00 if anyone wants to stay late. We will discuss the many jobs that need to be done and see who is into the various assignments. We have a few paid positions and dozens of work-trade positions so that some people can work their way into the conference instead of pay.

Letter to herb buyers in the USA

To: Tincture and herbal product manufacturers, herb companies, herb stores, etc
The 1st Medicinal Herb Growing & Marketing Conference is being held April 15-17, 2016 in Port Townsend, Washington on the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula.
The main goal of the conference is to bring herb farmers together with herb buyers so more of them can meet face-to-face, get acquainted and lay the groundwork for future business.  We need each other.
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