SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE


Friday evening, November 16

Krotona Hall

(46 Krotona St., Ojai CA 93023)

 

6:00PM ~ Check-In and Late Registration
Check-in for those already registered. Late registration will begin Friday evening at Krotona Hall before the Opening Blessing by Julie Tumamait-Stenslie.

6:45PM ~ Opening Blessing by Chumash elder Julie Tumamait-Stenslie
Julie Tumamait-Stenslie has traced her family lineage from her father Vincent Tumamait to at least 11 known Chumash villages and as far back as the mid-18th Century. She is currently the Tribal Chair of the Barbareño/Ventureño Band of Mission Indians (Chumash). Read More

7:00PM ~ Keynote Address by Dr. Kevin Spelman
“Insights into Resilience: The Human-Plant Connection”


9:00PM ~ Social Hour
Join other symposium attendees for socializing at Azu Restaurant and Ojai Valley Brewery (457 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai CA 93023).


Saturday, November 17

Krotona Hall

(46 Krotona St., Ojai CA 93023)

 


8:00AM ~ Check-In and Late Registration
Check-in for the weekend will continue at Krotona Hall prior to the first talk of the day.

9:00AM ~ Welcome and Introductions

9:30AM ~ James Adams, PhD
“Curing Chronic Pain”

10:45AM ~ Sandy Messori, BS Ornamental Horticulture
“The Genesis of Rivendell Aromatics”

11:45AM ~ Kevin Spelman, PhD
“Cannabidiol: The Anxiolytic, Anti-Inflammatory, Analgesic, Nootropic, Non-Euphoric Cannabinoid”

HERBAL MARKETPLACE
10:00AM – 6:00PM ~ Chaparral Auditorium (414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai CA 93023)
Herbal Products and more for sample and sale.
Open to the general public. Vendor applications welcome. Read More

 

 

 

 

 

12:45PM-2:15PM ~ LUNCH BREAK
Click here for lunch suggestions.

2:15PM ~ Fred Siciliano, OMD, LAc, MH
“The Role of Nutritional Herbology in Natural Resilience”

3:15PM ~ Pam Tarlow, PharmD
“Drug/Herb/Nutrient Interactions”

4:30PM ~ Kevin Spelman, PhD
“The Terpenes of Cannabis”


8:00PM-11:00PM ~ PhytoPhunk Dance & Elixir Bar
at Greater Goods (145 W. El Roblar Dr., Meiners Oaks, CA 93023) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, November 18

 

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS (PLEASE CHOOSE ONE)

8:00AM ~ Carol Wade, RH (AHG)
“Medicinal Herb Gardens – An Earthy Avenue for Community Health”
at Earth Island Medicinal Herb Garden (1070 McAndrew Rd., Ojai CA 93023)

8:00AM ~ Mela Gaskins Butcher, MS
Morning Yoga at Greater Goods: All Levels Welcome!
at Greater Goods (145 W. El Roblar Dr., Meiners Oaks, CA 93023)

8:00AM ~ Jess Starwood
Herb Walk at Cluff Vista Park  (304 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai Ca 93023)


MORNING LECTURES (Krotona Hall, 46 Krotona St. Ojai, CA 93023)

9:00AM ~ Check-In and Late Registration
Check-in and late registration for Sunday will continue at Krotona Hall prior to the first talk of the day.

9:30AM ~ Amanda McQuade Crawford, MFT #107854, RH (AHG) & Mary Hardy, MD
“Medicinal Foods & Herbs: Which Adaptogen Suits You?”

11:00AM ~ Mela Gaskins Butcher, MS
“Building Life Force Through Ayurvedic Botanical Medicines”

HERBAL MARKETPLACE
10:00AM – 6:00PM ~ Chaparral Auditorium (414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai CA 93023)
Herbal Products and more for sample and sale.

Open to the general public. Vendor applications welcome. Read More

 

 

 

 

 

12:00PM – 2:00PM ~ LUNCH BREAK
Click here for lunch suggestions. 

 

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION 1 (PLEASE CHOOSE ONE TO ATTEND AND CLICK ON IT FOR LOCATION)

2:00PM ~ Carol Wade, RH (AHG)
“Adaptogens, Nootropics, and Nervines- A Powerful Herbal Trinity”

2:00PM ~ Julie Tumamait-Stenslie
“Learning the Language of the Earth and Its Plant World”

2:00PM ~ Tonantzin Cihualcoutl Guerra
“Creating a Medicinal Ointment”

2:00PM ~ Fred Siciliano, OMD, LAc, MH
“Ginger Root Tea & Mint Tea: Valuable Healing Agents and Resilient Friends”


AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION 2 (PLEASE CHOOSE ONE TO ATTEND AND CLICK ON IT FOR LOCATION)

3:20PM ~ Tonantzin Cihualcoutl Guerra
“Perseverance, Prayer and Joy”

3:20PM ~ Jess Starwood, MS Herbal Medicine
“Wild Epicure: Infusing Local Flavors and Healing Herbs into Gourmet and Everyday Cuisine for Vibrant Health”

3:20PM ~ Mela Gaskins Butcher, MS
“Ayurveda’s Most Celebrated Herbal Medicines”

3:20PM ~ Nathan Kaehler, DACM, LAc
“Herbs for Psycho-Spiritual Resilience and Healing Trauma, including PTSD”


CLOSING CIRCLE AT CHAPARRAL AUDITORIUM, 414 E. OJAI AVE., OJAI CA 93023
4:40PM ~ Tonantzin Cihualcoutl Guerra
Closing Circle


HERBAL MARKETPLACE
5:00 – 6:00PM ~ Last hour of Herbal Marketplace at Chaparral Auditorium 
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