Join us for our first hybrid conference experience with in person & virtual options for herb lovers everywhere!  

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

Introduction to the Genus Viola--Susan Belsinger, Culinary educator, author & photographer. Brookeville, Maryland

The Botany of Viola–Pat Kenny, IHA Vice-President, Illustrator, Herb Society of America, & all things herbal. Silver Spring, Maryland

The Edibility of Violets, Pansies & Johnnies— Susan Belsinger

Parma Violets— Kathleen Connole, IHA Secretary & Editor for Viola: Herb of the Year 2022, Ozark Folk Center’s horticulturalist, botanical historian. Yellville, Arkansas

Violet Jelly-Phyllis Williams, RN, (retired) Ozark Folk Center Living History Interpreter, Herb Society of America—Ozark Unit, Chair. Cave City, Arkansas

Salutary Virtues of Viola—Gayle Engels, American Botanical Council, National HerbDay Coordinator, Herb Society of America. Beaverton, Oregon.

Viola Poetry Readings by Gert Coleman, English Professor (retired); IHA board member. Schenevus, New York.

Timing is Everything–Viola Seed Germination, Deb Jolly & Tina Marie Wilcox, Ozark Folk Center Garden Team. Mountain View, Arkansas.


Sunday, October 31st, 2021

Otto Richter Memorial Keynote
Deni Bown, Author of the Herb Society of America Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses. Alicanta, Spain.

The International Herb Association’s Herb of the Year™–Marge Powell, Magnolia Hill Soap Company, Magnolia Hill Nursery, IHA Treasurer. Callahan, Florida.

Educational Opportunities for the Community Herbalist—Emily Ruff, Florida School of Holistic Living & Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary. Central Vermont.

Producing Newsletters for Your Business—Skye Suter, An Herbal Leaf Journal & IHA Newsletter Editor. Staten Island, New York.

Federal Regulations for Medicinal Herbal Products—Daniel Gagnon, Herbs, Etc.®. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Professional Educational Opportunities for Medicinal Herbalists—Glen Nagel NC, American College of Healthcare Services. Portland, Oregon.

So, You Want to Be an Herbalist? Exploring the Many Career Paths for the Herb Nerd—John Mason, Principle of ACS Distance Education. Nerang MDC, QLD AUSTRALIA.