Media Press Release:

Herbs for Health and Well-Being

– An Herbal Symposium presented by the Western Reserve Herb Society.

Date: March 10, 2017
Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden

The day portion of the symposium features noted garden speaker and writer, Kirk Brown, who will personify John Bartram: American Medical Herbalist. Other speakers include: Clem Hamilton, Herbals in History: Botany, Philosophy and Daily Life, Cynthia Druckenbrod, Historical Medicinal Gardens, Karen Kennedy, Designing an “Enabling” Herb Garden, and Beth Schreibman Gehring, Creating a Personal Herbal Retreat. Beth will guide attendees as they make an herbal spa product to take home.

The evening portion of the program will again feature Kirk Brown who this time will speak on Olmsted: Urban Parks and the Health of a Nation. Learn about the Olmsted firm’s con-nection to Cleveland’s MetroParks and Fine Arts Garden. Will Hollingsworth, owner of the Spotted Owl, will entice you to explore the Italian herbal liqueur, Amaro in Amari: Italy’s Gift to the World. A cocktail party will conclude the day’s activities and will give guests an opportunity to mingle with the symposium speakers and enjoy Will’s Amaro creation.

Full Symposium–Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum Members-$80; Non-members $105

Day Program-Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum Members-$50; Non-members $75 (Includes an herbal box lunch and beverage service)

Evening Program-Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum Members-$35; Non-members-$50 (Includes a cash bar with herbal cocktails and appetizers)

Register for the Symposium through Cleveland Botanical Garden: Online after January 6th at or call 216-721-1600, ext. 126.

Western Reserve Herb Society:
Kathleen Gips, [email protected] (440)247-5039

Beth Schreibman Gehring, [email protected] (216)496-1479

Western Reserve Herb Society is a unit of The Herb Society of America.

Additional information is on our website: Western Reserve Herb Society.

Our Mission: To further the knowledge and use of herbs and to contribute the results of the experiences and research of its members to horticulture and science, and to disseminate this information through various channels.

It is the policy of The Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment.