September  16th, 17th, 18th,  2016

Having been raised in the simple ways of natural health, David's interests grew beyond his university study. In 1974 David Christopher, M.H., took his place by his father's side at The School of Natural Healing. David's book entitled "An Herbal Legacy of Courage" is a loving tribute to his father.
In 1979 he became a Master Herbalist and the director of The School of Natural Healing.  Today, thousands safely apply the Christopher methodology thanks to his directorship.
David is an international lecturer and was instrumental in influencing natural healing to principles taught in several European Herbal Colleges. David and his wife Fawn host a weekly radio program, "A Healthier You."
He has generated new ideas on the management of high blood pressure, diabetes, and auto-immune diseases, as was one of the first to discourage the use of Prozac in favor of natural methods.
David Christopher's goal in life is to help others learn to benefit from a healthier lifestyle. Type your paragraph here.

Christopher Hobbs

Internationally known herbalist and aromatherapist, Kathi Keville, has

conducted medicinal herbs and

aromatherapy seminars in North

America and Europe for over 40 years.

Her Green Medicine Herb School hosts year-round programs including wild

herb walks, herb garden tours, herbal

apprenticeship program, body systems

series and aromatherapy seminars, plus appearances by internationally-known herbalists. She teaches wild edibles and medicinals for San Francisco State

Kathi's 15 popular books have been

published in nine countries and seven languages.  She has written 150 articles

for national magazines and has

consulted on National Geographic,

Newsweek, and Women's Day.
Kathi grows 450 medicinal herb

species from around the world at

her Oak Valley Herb Farm in Northern California's Sierra foothills.
Kathi is the Directory of the American

Herb Association, founding member

of the American Herbalist Guild,

and United Plant Savers, and

honorary member of the National

Association of Holistic Aromatherapy

and previous American Aromatherapy Association.
Kathi appears in her garden on the aromatherapy show "Everybody Nose"

and has a Garden Forum: Herb Edition

which is on KVMR, Nevada City, (89.5 FM).

Our lovely Appalachian Southern Herbalist. Phyllis D Light, MA, RH (AHG) is a fourth generation herbalist and healer. Her studies in Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine began at the age of 10 in the deep woods of North Alabama with lessons from her Creek/Cherokee grandmother and continued with well-known folk herbalist Tommie Bass. She continued her education with a Master of Health Studies from the University of Alabama.
As a practicing herbalist, Phyllis has seen clients for over 25 years . She also worked in a medical clinic in Birmingham, AL and was supervising herbalist at Common Ground Medical Clinic in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. One of her goals is to be a bridge between traditional and scientific knowledge.
Phyllis is a registered herbalist and currently vice-president of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of the Admissions Committee. Locally, Phyllis is the director of the Appalachian Center for Natural Health in Arab, AL which offers both online and residential classes.


Yes, Christopher is back again!!  He is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, herbal clinician, research scientist, consultant to the dietary supplement industry, expert witness, botanist, mycologist with over 35 years of experience.
The author or co-author of over 20 books, Christopher lectures on herbal medicine world-wide. He has taught at universities and medical schools such as Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, Bastyr University, and the National School of Naturopathic Medicine. He has taught classes for the last 6 years at the University of California, Berkeley as a Ph.D. graduate student in evolutionary biology, phylogenetics, plant chemistry, and ethnobotany.
He is also a grateful father of Ken Hobbs.

Minnesota Herbal 


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Welcome to the MidAmerica Herbal Symposium offering intensive classes on the art of herbal medicine.

We offer a quaint little herb conference with a big impact! All nestled in a beautiful forest setting. Not overwhelmed with 500 people walking the grounds, just the perfect size, where we get to know each other and the plants and teachers sit amongst us!

Southeastern Minnesota near the banks of the Mississippi in Whitewater State Park, Altura, MN

A Conference we can really get into!!  The classes are all Intensives!!  No need to pay extra and sign up for intensives!  The classes are all 2 and 3 hours in length!!




2016 Honorary Teachers

Phyllis D Light

Kathi Keville