During the 2014 HerbWalk, presented by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Botanical Council (ABC), a renowned faculty of herbalists will lead participants through the grounds of the Fullerton Arboretum's 26-acre botanical garden, instructing them about the collection of more than 4,000 plant species from around the globe on their culinary, medicinal and traditional uses.
HerbWalk participants will depart from the Anaheim Hilton to the arboretum on the California State University campus. This idyllic setting features ponds, streams and wildlife that will make this event the highlight of your Expo visit.
Amanda McQuade Crawford is a medical herbalist, educator, author, and all-around advocate for natural health. She earned her degree in phytotherapy (herbal medicine) from Britain's College of Phytotherapy. She is an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and the author of popular books on women's health, including The Natural Menopause Handbook, Herbal Remedies for Women, and The Herbal Menopause Book. In 2005 Amanda was clinic supervisor for Canterbury College of Natural Healing in New Zealand and is currently a member of internationally active groups dedicated to quality in health care. A member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and United Plant Savers, she is also versed in ethics and legal issues relating to selling herbs.
"Herbal Ed" Smith has been working as a medical herbalist for over 25 years and is founder and co-owner of Herb Pharm, an organic herb farm and herbal extract company located in Williams, Ore. He is an internationally known teacher and lecturer on herbs and herbal healthcare, and appears at many herbal gatherings, symposiums and expositions throughout the world. His work and teachings incorporate old-world herbal folk knowledge with modern herbal science, and also express his love for Nature and her plants. Ed is a founding member of the American Herbalist Guild and has served on its board of directors. He taught at The California School of Herbal Studies for eleven years, and is a regular guest lecturer at the naturopathic medical schools, Bastyr University and National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
David Winston, an internationally known lecturer, author and ethnobotanist, is the founder of Herbalist & Alchemist. For almost 40 years, David has been studying, practicing, teaching and researching Cherokee, Chinese and Western herbal medicine. David's world-renowned two-year herbal studies program, the Herbal Therapeutics' School of Botanical Medicine, has been educating herbalists, physicians, nurses, naturopathic physicians, veterinarians, and nutritionists in the art and science of clinical herbal medicine since 1980. David has one of the largest private herbal research libraries in the U.S. The Herbal Therapeutics Research Library has over 8,000 volumes, from 1550 to present, and over 15,000 articles on file. This library is a working library used for research for the herbal and nutritional industry as well as for his writing and for Herbalist & Alchemist. David was one of the professional herbalists who founded the American Herbalists Guild, the first professional herbalists' organization in the U.S., which certifies clinical herbalists.
Feather Jones is a registered clinical herbalist in Western herbalism who integrates herbal remedies, holistic nutrition, flower essences and stress reduction guidance. Her 30 year career in teaching herbal medicine and clinical practice, coupled with a background in Native American (Mandan) tribal teachings, provides her clients and students with a synergistic approach to health and healing. Presently she is adjunct professor of botanical medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. As well, Feather was twice past president for the American Herbalists Guild.