PETITION TO AVMA
ON THE PATH TO MASTER HERBALIST
ACVBM ANNUAL HERBWALKS
Our 2019 herbwalk was presented by Julia Popko, Environmental Science Major and Dendrology Teaching Assistant at the University of Vermont, and was held after our Annual Conference lectures. This time around, we took a lovely a tree walk on the grounds of Wheaton College in MA.
A slideshow of the trees we encountered on our walk with Julia appears below.
Our tree walk leader, Julia Popko.
Elm's Squishy Bark
Julia providing species identification.
Julia discussing foliage.
Julia lecturing to the group.
Tree Walk Tree List
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This year's herb walk was presented by Emily Ruff at the ACVBM annual conference in Kissimmee, FL. Emily is the Executive Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living, and founder of the Florida Herbal Conference, and is a community herbalist who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for over a decade. Learn more about her HERE.
Below is a slideshow of images we captured during our walk with Emily.
Emily with Ginger.
Buttons - achalphya, used as an anti-fungal.
Emily with Spanish Needle.
Spatula Leaf, use indoors to improve air quality.
Emily with Stone Breaker.
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The American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine celebrated its third annual conference in San Diego, California, October 3-4, 2017. Our conference started with an herb walk led by Dr. Ihor Basko. This was a sense based experience with the participants selecting a few plants that ‘called’ to them. Then sitting in silence with the plant, one attempted to hear them, smell them, sense them, using all of ones sensory capabilities. It was a wonderful experience to just be with the plants and to try to discern their personalities without relying on a book for information.
"I personally will be using it as a guide. It should be especially useful for those living in the area and are thinking about using local herbs in
their practice. I am planning my herb walk to be more experiential than didactic learning so that the experience can be used in their own locale. I would like people to take pictures of those they find interesting or "are calling to them" and spend some time with the plant...feeling, sensing, tasting, and hearing them."
A slideshow of images we captured is below.
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Science and Evidence Based Veterinary Botanical Medicine Journal Abstracts by Species: