2019 Event Registration is Coming Soon! We are ramping up and excited about our 2019 program, June 1 and 2, in beautiful central Arizona.
Saturday June 1, 2019
Highlands Center for Natural History
8:30 am - 4:00pm (Full-day registration includes lunch and all classes listed here)
Early Bird Registration (November 1 - February 28, 2019) $115.00
Registration March 1st or later $155.00
Commonly Prescribed Drugs and Their Herbal Alternatives - Dr. Katie Stage
Desert Medicines: 3 Powerful Herbs - JoAnn Sanchez, AHG
Healing Takes Guts - Dr. Stephanie Nishek
Herbal Blending: The Art of Synergy - Feather Jones
TCM Energetic Concepts and Western Botanicals for Respiratory Support - Brittany Sounart, RH (AHG)
Herbal Honey Infusions - Bella Donna
Kitchen Medicine - Madalyn Johnson
7 Herbs for 7 Chakras - Darcey Blue
Journey of the Medicine Wheel - Rebecca Cutehands
Sunday June 2, 2019
Various Locations (Spaces are limited)
Events run 8:00am-4:00pm
Your Sunday registration is per event as an optional add-on to your SW Herb Fest experience. Save by registering for all three events (Full day registration $79.00)
Medicinal Plant Walk - Kris Vaughan, CH
8:00-10:00am - Location TBD
Limited to 20 participants
Kris Vaughan leads you on a plant walk to discover the medicinal plants in the Prescott area. Learn the identifying characteristics of the plants as well as their most common uses and indications. Spend the morning in the beautiful Prescott area and enjoy an easy walk in nature.
Plant to Plate - Debbie Maranville, CH
11:00am-1:00pm - The Natural Healing Garden
Limited to 22 participants
Debbie Maranville offers a cooking demonstration that teaches you how to make every meal a healing meal by using the many medicinal herbs from your garden. Our Herbal Lunch option consists of a demonstrated herbal meal, made onsite with local and organic foods served during the program. Participants will learn how they can easily incorporate herbs into all of their daily meals. In addition to a wonderfully prepared meal, ideas and recipes will be available for future reference. Herbal teas will be served.
From the Ground Up: Soil to Table - Bella Donna
2:00-4:00pm - The Natural Healing Garden
Limited to 22 participants
Our From-the-Ground-Up program is hands-on, down in the dirt as much as you care to be. We will work together building a small raised bed, showing the components needed for rich soil which produces rich and nutritious plants. Each participant will plant their own herb to take home as we’ll be focusing on the cooking and medicinal values of basil. Take home includes- Planted seeds, as well as additional seeds.
Apply to be a volunteer at the SW Herb Fest to receive a 40% refund on your registration. All volunteers must pay their registration in full. Refunds will be provided at the completion of your volunteer activities.
Prescott, Arizona is located just 90 minutes north of Phoenix and is nestled at an elevation of 5,200' feet above sea level among the largest stand of ponderosa pine forests in the United States. Prescott's perfect weather provides an average temperature of 70 degrees, with four beautiful and distinct seasons, and breathtaking landscapes complete with granite mountains, lakes, streams, and rolling meadows filled with wildlife.
Phoenix - 90 minutes
Flagstaff - 1.75 hours
Grand Canyon, South Rim - 2.5 hours
Tucson - 3.5 hours
Las Vegas - 3.5 hours
Los Angeles - 6.5 hours
Prescott has some of the most charming hotels in the country. The town’s steady flow of tourism year round keeps the hotels busy, but not in such a way that you must act quickly during a peak season to find a decent place to put your head down for the night. Between Prescott College, Prescott Frontier Days, being a prime location for conventions and hosting different events pretty regularly, Prescott hotels provide plenty of rooms to accommodate its guests. Although some of the Prescott hotels offer amenities such as pools, room service, golf and exercise rooms, Prescott is not generally considered a luxury resort destination like its neighboring town, Sedona. Prescott is more known for its authentic, Old West atmosphere and endless outdoor activities. You’ll find hotels in Prescott to fit every style of traveler as it is a town that has something for everyone. Learn More
Our Premiere hotel for this event is Forest Villas Hotel. Forest Villas is a beautiful Mediterranean Style hotel with the best views of Prescott and gorgeous and peaceful grounds. Enjoy relaxing by the pool, complimentary breakfast service, and even cocktail hour in the evenings. Everything you could want for a relaxing destination.
Hotels Closest to The Highlands Center for Natural History: