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HerbDay 2013 at the American Botanical Council

The 8th Annual HerbDay Celebration at the American Botanical Council (ABC) was once again a huge 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.

HerbDay 2013 - Attendees
Attendees came to ABC headquarters from 10 AM -
4 PM to enjoy the festivities.
HerbDay 2013 - Peoples Pharmacy
Peoples Pharmacy generously sponsored the
refreshments for the day.
 HerbDay 2013 - Nikki Telkes
Herbalist Nikki Telkes gave an Herb Walk; here she is
seen telling attendees about ocatillo.

HerbDay 2013 - Plant Sales
Plants sales benefited the American Botanical Council.

HerbDay 2013 - Maypole
Children and adults alike enjoyed dancing around the
maypole at noon.

HerbDay 2013 - Ellen Zimmermann
Ellen Zimmermann, right, gave an herbal talk on local
herbs for everyday use. 

 HerbDay 2013 - Child with plant
One of the day's youngest attendees got an up-close
look at the plants in ABC's gardens.

 HerbDay 2013 - Carlos Hernandez
Carlos Hernandez leads the second Herbal Walk of the
day, seen here talking about the benefits of rosehips.

 HerbDay 2013 - Mark Blumenthal
ABC's Mark Blumenthal gives a history of herbal
medicine during the last Herbal Talk of the day.

 HerbDay 2013 - Attendees
A family looks at some of the succulents and potted
plants on the ABC grounds.

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