The 2015 HerbWalk, presented by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Botanical Council (ABC), features a renowned faculty of herbalists who will lead participants through the grounds of the nearby Fullerton Arboretum's 26-acre botanical garden. HerbWalk faculty will instruct attendees about the collection of plant species from around the globe and their culinary, medicinal, and traditional uses. With ponds, streams and wildlife, this event is sure to be a highlight of your Expo visit—register for the HerbWalk when you register for Expo West.
HerbWalk faculty (to date)
"Herbal Ed" Smith cofounded Herb Pharm and serves on its board of directors. He has worked as a medical herbalist for more than 40 years and is an herbal researcher, teacher, writer, and entrepreneur. Last year, Ed was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Sciences Degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine for his lifetime achievements in herbal medicine and medicinal plant conservation. Ed is a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild and United Plant Savers. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the American Botanical Council. He has traveled to more than 60 countries worldwide in his constant search for medicinal herbs and herbal knowledge, and he loves to share his botanical adventures in his lectures, classes, and herb walks.
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. Additionally, Feather has twice served as president of the American Herbalists Guild.
Jane Hawley Stevens has been working with herbs—from starting seeds to creating herbal wellness—since 1981. Jane believes that healing comes from Nature, so she dedicates her power to nurturing healing herbs, both cultivated and wild. These are hand harvested at peak potency to create her unique line of remedies. Jane has contributed her message of honoring Nature to schools, civic groups, and through Four Elements Annual Open House over the past 23 years. Four Elements Organic Herbals is located in the Pristine Baraboo Bluffs, Wisconsin, on a 130-acre certified organic farm, composed of cultivated fields, prairie, and woodland.
Dean G. Morris is a fifth-generation herbalist who has diverse experience in organic horticulture, the natural foods industry, and health care. While attending Brigham Young University in pre-professional nutrition, he worked for a nationally distributed dietary supplement manufacturer. After college, he served as dean of admissions, author, editor, and teacher for John R. Christopher's School of Natural Healing. In 1997, Dean was invited to help form a multi-disciplinary alternative medicine team and was granted full practicing privileges as an herbalist at the Columbia Hospital Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, Florida. From there, he was recruited by Nature's Way to be their senior educator, formulator, director of new products, and director of technical services. In 2009, Dean resumed full-time directorship of Nebo Health, a consultancy for the dietary supplement industry. As an independent consultant, he enjoys sharing the benefits of the many products he helped launch in the 11 years he worked for Nature's Way. Dean most enjoys the herb walk presentations he feels fortunate to provide throughout the world.