Bastyr University is pleased to announce its participation in the sixth annual National HerbDay on Saturday, May 7, 2011. This nationwide celebration features a series of independently produced educational events to raise public awareness about the significance of herbs in our daily lives and the many ways herbs can be used safely and creatively for health, beauty care and culinary enjoyment.
The annual event was conceived of in 2006 by the HerbDay Coalition, a group of five national nonprofits: the American Botanical Council, American Herbalists Guild, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, American Herbal Products Association and United Plant Savers. This year, nationwide activities will occur at botanical gardens, universities, retail stores and parks throughout the United States. Activities are produced by host venues in cities nationwide and include hands-on workshops, author talks, lectures and classes, cooking demonstrations, gardening programs and more.
Locally, Bastyr University will be offering four days of unique activities open to the public, all to be held at the University’s campus in Kenmore, Wash.
The following presentations are FREE, held on the Bastyr University campus:
The following workshop requires a $15 entrance fee and advance registration. Contact Chrissy Atkins in the Botanical Medicine office by emailing catkins[at]bastyr[dot]edu or calling (425) 602-3287 to register.
Bastyr's renowned award-winning dining commons will be open until 6 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. weekends for those wishing to purchase an excellent meal in conjunction with any of these events. General information on HerbDay including national events, educational materials and more is available on the HerbDay website.
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Bastyr University, located near Seattle, Washington, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in natural medicine. As the largest accredited university for natural health arts and sciences in the U.S., Bastyr offers more than 17 degree and certificate programs in fields such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture & Oriental medicine, and whole-food nutrition. Founded in 1978, the University now includes a leading-edge research facility (the Bastyr University Research Institute) and outstanding clinical training at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. The University’s second campus, Bastyr University California, opened in San Diego, California, in fall 2012, becoming the state’s first and only accredited school of naturopathic medicine.