Tickets are Available for Purchase!

Some updates.. We have chosen again to offer a sliding scale model for tickets.Prices range from $40 to $70. Please select the highest level you can afford.  By choosing a higher tier you are supporting a lower income attendee.  Space is limited. Reserve your space soon!   Tentative Schedule: 9 – 10am  Opening CircleContinue reading “Tickets are Available for Purchase!”

Call For Proposals!!

Hello Herbal Community! We are excited to announce some details for our 2018 Maine Herbalist Gathering below and we are now accepting proposals for workshops and classes. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to share your wisdom with the Herbalist Community of Maine! Deadline for proposals: April 2nd Submit proposals to ( in a 1Continue reading “Call For Proposals!!”

Presenter Bios….2017 Maine Herbalist Gathering

Lauren Pignatello is a traditional herbalist , mother of 7 from Whitefield Maine. Owner of Swallowtail Farm and Creamery , producer of dairy and farm products. As well as owner of Milk and Honey of Swallowtail Farm – apothecary and farm cafe in Portland , Maine. Lauren has been using and studying herbs since aContinue reading “Presenter Bios….2017 Maine Herbalist Gathering”

Workshop Descriptions…Our Presenters…

Workshop Descriptions Morning Session (10am-12pm) Plant Medicine for Activism and Emergency Situations Lauren Pignatello-Traditional Herbalist A talk about our plant allies for the field. Lauren spent 3 weeks working as an herbal/ first aid medic at Standing Rock. She was the herbalist in the tipi at the Rosebud Sicangu Camp during her time there. SheContinue reading “Workshop Descriptions…Our Presenters…”

Third Annual Maine Herbalist Gathering Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Our eventbrite page is up and running and we have 100 spots this year. Reserve your spot today…here . Volunteer Registration Price (for anyone who signs up for 2- 1 1/2 hour volunteer shifts before, during, or after the gathering)… Must sign up before May 1st….$20 Early Registration Price ends March 1st ….$35 General Admission PriceContinue reading “Third Annual Maine Herbalist Gathering Saturday, October 7th, 2017”

Healing, Beauty, and Nature Spirits

In my work with Nature Spirits, the message I have most strongly felt from them, amidst the absolute chaos of homesteading in today’s world, is a most encouraging and inspiring message. With three children, an amazing wife and spiritual partner (which of course means that it’s not always easy), lots of animals, and recovery fromContinue reading “Healing, Beauty, and Nature Spirits”

Registration Deadline for Meals is Sunday, July 31st

Green Eggs & Yam of Many Hands Farm will offer delicious vegetarian meals prepared with local and organic ingrediants. There will be vegan and gluten free options included at all meals. You can view the menu by clicking here. During ticket registration there will be the option to include all meals, or choose individually. Please bring a setContinue reading “Registration Deadline for Meals is Sunday, July 31st”

Calling All Maine Herbalists!

Request for Proposals: 2016 Maine Herbalist Gathering   Saturday, August 13 – Sunday, August 14 Many Hands Farm, Thorndike, ME Herbalists from around the state will travel to this lovely permaculture farm for a two-day celebration to learn together and walk in the gardens, fields and woods building our herbal community in Maine. Please considerContinue reading “Calling All Maine Herbalists!”