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Press Release

Women's herbal conference inaugurates new venue at Kanuga with Rosemary Gladstar

Asheville, NC—August 1, 2018—Over a thousand women of the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference will gather at their new venue, Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center, on October 12-14. Founded by Corinna Wood 14 years ago with 200 women in attendance, the growing conference has met the last nine years at a youth camp in Black Mountain.  

“The Wonder Woman Island of Happy Herbalists,” as conference teacher Lucretia VanDyke fondly refers to the group, will be gathering this fall on 1,400 acres of biodiverse woodlands, nestled around the tranquil 30 acre Kanuga Lake.

A lovely site for herbal education, the conference will span Kanuga’s main conference center campus as well as their two adjoining youth camps. “Appreciating our focus on ecological stewardship and empowerment for a diverse group of women and girls, Kanuga is eager to collaborate with our women’s herbal event,” says conference director Corinna Wood.

“For years we have been very aware of our participants’ long-standing desire for more comfortable, private, and accessible (especially for elders) housing options. We are delighted that this venue will better than ever meet the wide range of housing desires for our whole group," Wood shares.

The conference welcomes back Rosemary Gladstar this fall, a foremother in the women’s herbal conference movement which began around the country 30 years ago and inspired the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference. “I am delighted to support the transition to this new venue,” shares Gladstar. Friday night’s featured session will be an evening with Gladstar, a star elder figure in the field of modern herbalism, internationally renowned for her technical knowledge and stewardship in the global herbalist community.

At the conference, participants can explore the many aspects of the Wise Woman Tradition through over 50 classes and intensives on a wide range of topics from herb walks and medicine making to many aspects women’s physical and emotional health. Dozens of leading regional herbalists and instructors will share their skills, including Sobande Greer, Ombassa Sophera, Jody Noé, Amanda David, EagleSong-Gardener, and Suki Roth.

Ubaka Hill, master drum teacher for over 30 years, will bring song, drums, percussion and melody, “as an energy source that supports body-mind wholeness, wellness and balance,” describes Hill. She and other talented performers will help to facilitate a joyful, ongoing celebration of sisterhood and community that includes music and dance.

The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference offers a unique opportunity to participate in a vibrant gathering of women who are dedicated to health and wholeness for their communities, the planet and themselves. As conference participant Leah Stickels from Fairview, NC suggests, “There is hope for the future when a multi-generational event can provide the joyful and intimate environment for sharing ideas, stories and passing the torch to the next generation!”

The conference is grateful for the support and sponsorship of local and regional businesses and publications that share in the event’s spirit of holism and health. They include: Red Moon Herbs, WNC Woman Magazine, Traditional Medicinals, Frontier Co-op, Mountain Xpress, Mountain Rose Herbs, Food Life, and Sophie Magazine.

Registration discounts are offered until August 31st. For details and online registration visit www.sewisewomen.com. Accommodations options at Kanuga range from camping and economical bunk beds to charming cottages and accessible rooms at the Kanuga Lake Inn. Weekend meal tickets are available, and local food vendors provide alternatives for a range of dietary preferences.

(WC: 550)

Contact Information:
Ema Carmona, Event Coordinator
Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference
(828) 669-0012
Or email through our contact form

Testimonials

"If you go to one herbal conference this year - go to this one!"
Leslita Williams, M.Ed. Herbalist and author

"While I learned so much inspirational and useful information, the best part of the conference for me was experiencing sisterhood and empowerment."
Malory Wood, Groveland, FL

"This conference has become an annual "retreat" for the women in our family aged 5 - 50+. It's a great time for us to come together, experience, learn and share. Each year I am amazed by the wealth of information presented, the evening events we enjoy so much and the fantastic women I meet. It's just a lot of fun!!"
Dawn Feeny, Tampa, FL

Find more rave reviews from past conferences on our testimonials page

Promotional Materials

The full conference brochure and a range of electronic buttons and banners are available for anyone wanting to help spread the word through our promotional materials.

Media Contact

For further information, please contact Corinna Wood at (828) 669-0012 or through the contact form.

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Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference Logo

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Class

Women learn the healing properties of herbs at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Teacher

Herb walk at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Dancing

Women connect at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Celebrating

Director Corinna Wood (second from right) with conference participants

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Rosemary

Featured presenter and renowned herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar

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Ubaka

Featured presenter and renowned drummer, Ubaka Hill

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Corinna

Corinna Wood, Southeast Wise Women Founder & Director, gathering yarrow

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Participants

Participants connecting at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Beeswax and fresh herbs for salve, at medicine making class at Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Students

Students in class at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Mother Turtle

Women connect at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Phyllis

Women connect at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Kanuga

Kanuga Lake at Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center

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Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center

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Historic cottages at Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center

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