Celebrate Nature at the Herb and Food Fair June 1

View of Herb and Food Fair from hillside

Join Bastyr University at the Herb and Food Fair on Saturday, June 1, a free annual festival that brings thousands of visitors to the Kenmore campus. With gardens blooming and the campus forest buzzing with new life, it's a great time to soak up spring colors and learn about the endless uses of plants.

This year's theme is “Everything Old Is New Again.”

Herb and Food Fair entrance

Festival Activities

  • Educational speakers and workshops
  • Cooking demonstrations from nutrition and botanical medicine experts
  • Nutritious and delicious food
  • Garden tours
  • Guided walks through the surrounding woods
  • Craft sale with tea, artwork and herb-related goods
  • Plant sale with medicinal and culinary plant starts from Bastyr's organic garden
  • Relaxing herbal foot soaks and facials
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Free acupuncture demonstrations
  • Children's activities, including face painting and games

Keynote Speakers

  • Robin DiPasqauleRobin DiPasquale, ND, RH, teaches people how to develop a relationship with healing plants through growing, harvesting, cooking, medicine making and therapeutic application. She has been working in botanical medicine for 30 years, publishing and teaching throughout the U.S., Canada and Italy. She is known internationally for her work in herbal medicine and gemmotherapy, a form of herbal medicine that focuses on shoots and buds of plants. She formerly served as Bastyr's chair of botanical medicine and developed the University's Bachelor of Science in Herbal Sciences program.
  • Maxime BiletMaxime Bilet is a chef and co-author of the acclaimed six-volume book Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. He is the former director of culinary arts at the cooking lab at Intellectual Ventures in Bellevue, Washington. His work with Nathan Myhrvold has led to 10 pending patents. Bilet has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods, Top Chef Seattle and the History Channel’s Modern Marvels. In 2011, Forbes named him one of the top "30 under 30" in the food and wine industry.
  • Jennifer AdlerJennifer Adler, MS, CN, is a food expert, chef and founder of Passionate Nutrition, a nutrition practice with six Puget Sound locations. When she is not harvesting seaweed or foraging mushrooms or wild greens, she works with clients and teaches cooking and nutrition classes throughout the Northwest. Adler also teaches at Bastyr University.

More Details

The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Download a full schedule of events. (PDF)

You'll have the opportunity to meet regional and national experts in the natural health arts and sciences, including herbalists, culinary artists, nutritionists and educators.

It's also a place to learn about Bastyr's programs in herbal sciences and holistic landscape design (permaculture).

Proceeds help Bastyr University students by contributing to campus garden improvements and funding for supplies for its herb and food cultivation classes.

Transportation and Parking

Visitors can park for free at the Kenmore Park and Ride (at 7346 N.E. Bothell Way) and take the free Bastyr shuttle directly to the Herb and Food Fair. The bus runs every 15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Limited parking is also available on campus for $5. 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.