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HerbDay 2012 at the American Botanical Council

HerbDay 2012 at the American Botanical Council (ABC) was a rousing success. More than 100 supporters came to ABC headquarters in Austin, TX, to take part in the festivities. Participants enjoyed herb walks, lectures from experts in the field of herbal medicine, and children's activities.

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Whole Foods Market generously donated snacks for the event. 

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Herbalist Ellen Zimmermann leads the first herb walk of the day.
 
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ABC intern Dani Monahan helps an attendee with her
plant purchase.

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ABC's Cecelia Thompson describes the benefits of
membership to an event-goer.

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Herbalist Carlos Hernandez takes participants on the
second herb walk of the day.

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Former ABC intern Lacie Anne Rector takes part in the
maypole.

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Dr. William Morris gives an herbal talk on the Three
Treasures of Chinese medicine.

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ABC's Mark Blumenthal speaks about the growing
popularity of herbs.

 

About HerbDay

HerbDay is a coordinated series of independently produced public educational events celebrating the importance of herbs and herbalism. HerbDay was initiated by 5 nonprofit organizations with interests in herbs and herbalism (the HerbDay Coalition) to raise public awareness about the significance of herbs in the lives of millions of people worldwide and the many ways herbs can be used safely and creatively for health, beauty care, and culinary enjoyment. The HerbDay Coalition includes ABC, the American Herbalists Guild, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, the American Herbal Products Association, and the United Plant Savers. More at www.herbday.org.