September 21 - September 23

20th Green Nations Gathering Celebrates Herbalism
Keynote Speaker Pam Montgomery, Special Guest Susun Weed

20th Green Nations Gathering
Celebrate Community
September 21-23, 2012

This program has already happened. Please see our current schedule or call us at 413-339-4954 to find out when this presenter will next be at Rowe Center.

We extend a warm invitation to gather together in the communities of the Green Nations, herbalists, gardeners, farmers, environmentalists, healthcare providers, spiritual ecologists, and earth stewards; all people who love Earth, respect all her beings, and honor the interdependent diversity needed for peaceful, sustainable life. Ours is a revolution of the heart, taking action to make the world a better place for life.

Green Nations Gathering offers a weekend filled with plant walks, workshops on herbal, spiritual, and health topics. In addition there will be fermented foods and wild edibles demonstrations, a panel covering a live case study, herbal storytelling and more. An emporium, showcasing products and information will run throughout the conference.

We are honored that Green Nations Gathering founder Pam Montgomery will give the Keynote address For the Seventh Generation; Health and Well-being Beyond 2012 on Saturday night.

Our presenters are local community herbalists and practitioners who will share their knowledge in workshops extended to 3 hours, allowing more time for in-depth coverage of the subject matter.

Susun Weed will make a special guest appearance.

Andrea and Matthias Reisen, community herbalists for over 20 years, and co-founders of Healing Spirits Herb Farm and Education Center in Avoca, NY: will teach (1)Teachings from the Plants and (2)Walking with Your Allies (a wild plant/weed walk).

Jody E. Noé, MS, ND, assistant professor at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bridgeport, CT and family health care practitioner at her office, Natural Family Heath and Integrative Medicine in Westerly, RI will teach (1)Cherokee Herbal Medicine and (2)Naturopathic Integrative Cancer Treatment Best Practices.

Michael Steven Ford, MS, MA, herbalist, botanist, natural product chemist, artist, educator and founder & president of Apollo Herbs in Peace Dale, RI will teach (1)Learning Plant Families: Taxonomic, Botanical & Phytochemical Characteristics and (2)Botany from the Ground Up (a weed/wild plant walk).

Chris Marano, RH (AHG), MA, BS, clinical herbalist and founder of Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine and Clearpath Herbals in the Pioneer Valley of MA will teach (1)Five Spirits, Five Emotions, Five Organs and (2)Unsung Local Heroes: A look at lesser known local medicinal plants.

Rowe Conference Center, a spiritual center that supports our visions, dreams and goals, provides the intimate container that enhances our ability to make deep connections with each other, the plants and the Earth. We will learn, inspire each other, network for the planet, play, and renew our commitment to live in beauty and walk in harmony on Earth, our partner.

Visit or call 401-295-1140 for additional information on workshop descriptions, teacher biographies and the week-end schedule.

Green Nations Gathering is made possible by sponsors including: Healing Spirits Herb Farm & Retreat Center, Avoca, NY at, The Herb Wyfe Holistic Health Center, Wickford, RI at and Herbs ‘n Honey, Stafford Springs, CT at

Pam Montgomery founded Green Nations Gathering in 1989 and has been involved in the local herbal community as a past president of North East Herbal Association, a member of the Executive Council of the Board of Directors of United Plant Savers, and has presented the Spirit Healing Conference and the Healing with Flowers Conference. The originator of Green Terrestrial Herbal Products of Vermont, she recently introduced Sweetwater Sanctuary Essences infused with the plant spirit. The author of two books, Plant Spirit Healing; A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness and Partner Earth; A Spiritual Ecology and a contributing author in Planting the Future, Pam offers Plant Spirit and Herbal healing sessions from her home at Sweetwater Sanctuary in Danby, VT.

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