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9/24/10 03:14PM
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Fifth Annual National Herb Day event in St. Pete

On Saturday, October 9th, 10AM - 4PM, herbalists and lovers of herbals celebrate the importance of botanicals with Herb Day 2010. The free celebration is hosted by Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies located at 901 Central Ave in St. Petersburg.

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From: Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies
901 Central Ave
St. Petersburg FL 33705
Contact: Bob Linde
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727-551-0857
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Fifth Annual National Herb Day Celebration In St. Petersburg

On Saturday, October 9th from 10 AM to 4PM, herbalists and lovers of herbal medicines will celebrate the importance of botanicals in health with Herb Day 2010. The free celebration in will be held in St. Petersburg, hosted by Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies located at 901 Central Ave.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be lectures, free herb and food tasting, Kava Kava bar, local herb plants for sale, free film showings and opportunities to visit with various representatives from the local herbal industry to learn about the uses of herbs in health and well-being. According to Bob Linde, Registered Herbalist, “this is one of my favorite days of the year. We get to meet with hundreds of like-minded local people to create a stronger herbal community.”

Herb Day was created and organized by the Herb Day Coalition, a national group of non-profit herbal organizations dedicated to herbal education, research, quality control, plant preservation, and the responsible use of herbs in human health. The day will consist of local herbal events that will take place throughout the nation.

The St. Petersburg event will be held October 9th from 10 AM to 4 PM and cosponsored with the Florida Herb Society, the Florida Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild, Willow Herbal Delight Gardens and the Professional Herbalist Training Program. Goodie bags will be given to the first 100 people in the door, and there will be prize drawings and raffles throughout the day.

The event will be at Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies, 901 Central Ave , St. Petersburg . Lectures will be held every 45 minutes throughout the day on subjects such as Herbal Skin Care, Growing Herbs in Florida , Herb and Drug Interactions, Becoming an Herbalist, Making Herbal Medicines, Cooking with Herbs and other topics. Lectures will be given by local herb experts such as Robert Linde, AP, RH, director of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies and director of the Professional Herbalist Training Program, Deserie Valloreo of Herbal Wise, Willow LaMonte of Willow Herbal Delight Gardens, Emily Wenzel of Body & Mind, and other herb experts. Vendors will include the Florida Herb Society, Florida Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild, Professional Herbalist Training Program, and others. Music will be provided by the Urban Gypsies from 11 AM to 2 PM.
For more information see the websites www.acuherbals.com and www.herbday.org. For further information call 727-551-0857

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