Announcing the 15th International Herb Symposium

15th International Herb SymposiumRegistration is officially open for the 15th International Herb Symposium. We are currently offering a 50% Early Bird Discount from now through April 30th with coupon code: IHS4FORESTS

Please note that due to safety and well-being concerns for participants, the IHS will be hosted online this year, June 10-13, 2021. But no worries…

These challenging times present an amazing opportunity through virtual platforms, to connect the international herbal community in a way that has never been attempted. Join us on this journey as we transition the International Herb Symposium to an online learning center kicking off this June.

We are optimistic that the IHS will be able to meet again in person in 2023, ‘til then we are embracing online learning to share herbal knowledge and planetary wellness.

This will allow us to share herbal knowledge with as many people as possible, and to grow and nourish the international community of herbalists. In the spirit of IHS, we hope to bring a collective and diverse voice to the role of plants in the cultural context of healthcare as well as conservation needs and awareness to ensure a future for threatened medicinal plants.

15th International Herb Symposium

~ Highlights ~

Keynote, Diana Beresford-Kroeger — botanist, medicinal biochemist, author
(More speakers to be announced)

Live virtual events and interactive classes

Full 18-month access to a growing library of classes through the new

IHS Online Learning Center featuring:

  • 100+ new classes
  • Botanical veterinary track with optional CEU credits
  • Regenerative herbalism (conservation & cultivation) classes
  • International classes
  • Highlights on herbal traditions
  • Herbal and mushroom walk videos
  • Self-paced learning from the comfort of your home

Tentative Class List – Please note that more classes and details will be coming over the next few months as they are confirmed.

BONUS: Registration also includes access to many popular audio and video classes from past symposiums.

Register Now for Early Bird Savings
ONLY $125

(Regular Price $250)

~ Event Details ~

Weekend Events

Keynote by Diana Beresford-Kroeger, botanist, medicinal biochemist, and expert on the medicinal, environmental and nutritional properties of trees. Her previous books include Arboretum Borealis, A lifeline of the Planet; A Garden for Life: The Natural Approach to Designing, Planting, and Maintaining a North Temperate Garden; Arboretum America: A Philosophy of the Forest and the Global Forest.

Full details for various events and interactive classes on kick-off weekend will be announced in late April.

IHS Virtual Learning Center

The new IHS Virtual Learning Center classes will become available to all registrants on the day of the event kick-off, June 10, 2021. You will be given 18-months of full access to over 100 new online classes that you can enjoy at your own pace along with featured audio classes from past years.

Virtual Class List

Throughout the year, we will continue to add new classes and provide a monthly newsletter highlighting the diverse plants and teachers featured at the IHS Virtual Learning Center. Please note that more classes and details will be coming over the next few months as they are confirmed.

(class list is subject to change)

What makes International Herb Symposium a unique herbal learning experience?

More than traditional herbal classes, we feature Regenerative Herbalism classes that go deep into conservation, sustainability, and cultivation, unique Vet Botanical Medicine classes, herbal video walks from all different ecosystems, and classes that highlight herbal traditions from various cultures and perspectives.

The theme for the 15th IHS is The Healing Forest

The Healing Forest represents planetary health and human health. The International Herb Symposium is the perfect hub and incubator as the synergistic confluence of herbalists, healers, seed savers, growers, planet stewards, and medicinal mushroom experts — all collaborating in a mycelium-like network to give voice to the global importance of ecosystem vitality as a source of medicine, honoring and protecting the sacred and spiritual wellness, and interconnectedness of all beings.

The HUB of the global herbal village

This is a dynamic time as we launch a learning center where together we can cultivate a global herbal village. In the words of Jim Duke, “The herbal village isn’t so much a place or state of mind. It is in fact, a link connecting everyone around the world who believes the secrets to good health and a good life can be found in herbs, roots, and other “green” sources. We all live in a single herbal Village.”

Thank you for being a part!

The International Herb Symposium is a fundraiser for United Plant Savers, a non-profit dedicated to medicinal plant conservation. United Plant Savers was founded over 25 years ago through the IHS. By registering for the IHS Virtual Learning Center you are supporting the work of United Plant Savers.