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Traditions In Western Herbalism Conference – Final Updates

Posted Aug 30 2010 11:56am

Traditions In Western Herbalism Conference
Final Updates

The TWHC is only a little over 2 weeks away now, and it’s great how much excitement we’re hearing expressed from people coming!  There’s some important news below for those of you already coming to this unique event, as well for anyone still considering it.

Time Running Out To Register

There is only a short while left to register, with registration officially closed on the 16th of September, the day before classes start.  To get one of the limited number of tickets remaining, please go to the Registration Page at:

TWHC Booklet

We just spent the last several days focusing on creating and uploading what has turned out to be a heavily illustrated, 86 page Conference Booklet, containing all the pertinent info you’ll need including teacher bios, class descriptions, and 43 pages of informative class reference and notes.… expensive to print, but free this year only to everyone attending.

Website Updated

Check out the many changes at the TWHC website:

Conference Concerts Update

Included on the website are descriptions of the herb-focused flamenco performance as well as of our last minute addition, Tina and Her Pony (the great women’s mountain-folk band band filling in for Arborea now that they’re unable to make it).

Check The Revised Class Schedule!

The days and times of the presentations have been adjusted, so please be sure to look over the newly posted schedule on the site when planning your time at the conference.  Note the exciting new courses we have added, one taught by Rosalee de la Foret and another by Julie McIntyire.


Please check in with our site manager Resolute Michaels at the Registration Table in Social Center when you first get there, before going to your camping spot or rooms.  She will provide you with your:

1. Conference Booklet
2. Site Map
3. Name Tag

Lodging and Meals

If you haven’t reserved a room at Ghost Ranch, you will need to either pay a small fee to them for camping, or reserve a room nearby (see the TWH site for motel contact info).  And you need to contact Ghost Ranch directly to let them know if you anticipate buying your meals at their cafeteria.

Audio and Video Recordings

We will have our own volunteer video crew filming the evening events as well as portions of some of the daytime classes, interviews of willing presenters and attendees, crowd shots, etc., with the intention of:

1. Editing for short TWHC 2011 promo pieces for YouTube

2. Audio CDs of the classes for sale, DVDs of the concerts

3. Possibly using in a future TWHC full length documentary

If you don’t want to be filmed just say so, otherwise you will be asked at the time to sign the usual waiver for our uses.

2011 TWHC: Sept 16-18th

Finally, response has been so encouraging that we’ve made the commitment to try to make this work again in 2011, September 16-18.  We’re going to try for a balance of well received teachers from this year, along with an approximately equal number of other leading herbal healers and speakers.  We’ve already begun the selection process, based on numerous factors including freshness of ideas, quality of presentation, practicality of material, attendee’s preferences and needs, and especially our need to see certain topics covered.  Let us know if you have any recommendations, or if you would like an application to present.


Thank you, to everyone who is registering, and thereby making this event possible in 2010 and beyond.  And thank you as well, to all of you who aren’t coming, but who have done so much to help spread the word.  You’re great!

Jesse Wolf and Kiva Rose, TWHC

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