International Herb Symposium

Dear Plant Lover,

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.

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IHS Virtual Learning Center 

The new IHS Virtual Learning Center classes will be open to all registrants for a full 18 months from the 15th IHS event kick-off on June 10, 2021 through December 10, 2022. You will have 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!


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