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HerbDay 2014 at the American Botanical Council

The 9th Annual HerbDay Celebration at the American Botanical Council (ABC) was an unprecendented 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. Refreshments were generously provided by People's RX and Whole Foods Market.

HerbDay 2014 Attendees
Attendees enjoyed herb walks, herb talks, and more at the 9th Annual HerbDay.
HerbDay 2014 Plant Sales
Plant sales helped raised money for ABC's nonprofit mission.
HerbDay 2014 Ellen Zimmermann Walk 2
Herbalist Ellen Zimmermann led the day's first herb walk.

HerbDay 2014 Ellen Zimmermann Walk 1
Ellen, center, discusses the beneficial plants in ABC's digestive system garden.

HerbDay 2014 Margaret and Cecelia
ABC's finance team Margaret and Cecelia manned the membership and book sales table.

HerbDay 2014 Membership Sales
Visitors learned more about the many benefits of joining ABC.

HerbDay 2014 Feather Jones
Herbalist Feather Jones led a talk about using herbs to treat the symptoms of allergies and reduce inflammation.
HerbDay 2014 Interns
ABC Executive Assistant Amber (center) with PharmD interns Jennifer and Chris.

HerbDay 2014 Ginger Webb
Herbalist Ginger Webb led the second herb walk of the day, discussing the cleansing and antimicrobial properties of sage.
HerbDay 2014 May Pole
Both young and old enjoyed the opportunity to take a spin around the maypole.

HerbDay 2014 Mark Blumenthal
ABC's Mark Blumenthal gave a lecture on health as seen through cartoons.

HerbDay 2014 Mark Feather Gayle Carlos
From left to right, ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal, Herbalist Feather Jones, ABC Special Projects Director Gayle Engels, and Herbalist Carlos Hernandez.

About HerbDay

HerbDay is a coordinated series of independently produced public educational events celebrating the importance of herbs and herbalism. HerbDay was initiated by five 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