The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) was privileged to attend and help sponsor a recent conference to memorialize Herbs, etc.-founder and grandmaster herbalist Michael Moore. Held April 17-19 in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the event brought together students, teachers, users and growers of herbs to celebrate Mr. Moore’s accomplishments and the many lives touched by the beloved “Godfather of American Herbalism.”
“Michael Moore set the standard for American herbalism and shaped the landscape for the current generation of herbalists,” said AHPA Chief Science Officer Steven Dentali, Ph.D., who attended the event and was a friend of Michael’s. “The number and quality of American herbalists who got their start and benefited from Michael’s guidance and teaching is astounding and a tribute to his passion and integrity.”
“He fell in love with plant medicine and he pursued it his whole life,” his widow, Donna Chesner, administrator of his Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, says in his Feb. 24 obituary. “He pursued the old masters of the eclectic traditions in America and he made many outstanding contributions to the modern herbalism based on his own creativity, his own reading of the old texts and his own practice through many, many years of having a store.”
Mr. Moore’s DVD home study courses – a materia medica and a course on clinical and constitutional herbalism – are available and interested parties should contact Dr. Dentali for more information ([email protected]; 301-588-1171 x103).
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the only national trade association devoted to herbal issues. Representing the core of the botanical trade—comprised of the finest growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbal products—our mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. AHPA committees generate self-regulations to ensure the highest level of quality with respect to the way herbal products are manufactured, labeled, and sold. Website: www.ahpa.org.