You know the weekend of Joaquin well…..
I was nowhere in any danger as the people of South Carolina were in or was anywhere near the coast. I was in the mountains and about 7 hours from the coast. I was in Black Mountain at the Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference and yes it was raining with periodic downpours and marshes where there should have been grass. There was also a small fast flowing stream that decided to form and a creek that turned into a white water river that almost overflowed its banks.
BUT there was also women and herbalists newbie and experienced and many brave souls that camped outside in the rain although I was not one of them. Sorry but my tent was a hotel room~ getting older and needing comfort but of course I could have gone glamping. 🙂
Most of all I got to hear Rosemary Gladstar speak and share her wisdom and humor and stories and passion and enthusiasm for herbs! What a unique pleasure to hear her speak. There were so many awesome classes! I started out with a workshop intensive on crystals and then went on to workshops on herbal recipes, essential oils for soul purpose to salves and Appalachian Herbal Medicine. There were topics ranging from practical recipes to inflammatory issues to women empowerment and many other topics too numerous to note. There was singing and dancing and courageous vendors that stood in the rain with huge puddles before their tents.
The networking and sharing of information was awesome. The last workshop I attended was Rosemary Gladstar talking about preserving herbal traditions in the Wise Women’s Hall and there I gathered information about Herbal Schools, places that sold herbs and other sources of information. This annual conference is for women only and this was the second time I attended and I am definitely planning on going back next year.
How about you?