The 14th annual Bastyr University Herb and Food Fair puts the focus on global health this year with the theme "Restoration of Body and Planet." The free community event, which is part of the Seattle Science Festival of events, will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012 and is expected to bring several thousand visitors to Bastyr University's 51-acre campus near the shores of Lake Washington. Among the highlights:
This year’s Herb and Food Fair is also where a new garden project will have its official kickoff. Bastyr University is honored to have been selected as the Pacific Northwest representative of the Sacred Seeds Sanctuary, an international effort to cultivate native plants, encourage seed saving and retain local ethnobotanical knowledge. We are the only sanctuary on the entire west coast and will be working closely with community representatives and local tribes to create a communal space in which to share the uses and importance of native plants.
Attendees can park for free at the Kenmore Park and Ride (at 7346 N.E. Bothell Way) and take a free Bastyr shuttle directly to the event. The bus runs every 15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Very limited parking will be available on campus for a $5 fee. Bastyr University is located at 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore, adjacent to St. Edward State Park. No event parking is permitted at St. Edward State Park.
While the fair is free, donations are always welcome. Proceeds from the Herb and Food Fair benefit Bastyr University students by contributing to the University's garden improvements and providing funding to purchase supplies for its herb- and food-cultivating classes.
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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.