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The 8th Annual

Southeast Women's Herbal Conference

Bringing Back the Wise Woman Ways

October 12-14, 2012 in Black Mountain, NC

Pre-Register Until August 17th


Join us for a weekend of earth-based healing, local plants, and deep nourishment.




Registration: Save $35 off cost of $295 when you register by 8/17.


Intensives: Pay $35 for each intensive instead of $45 until 8/17.



How the Weekend Works:


Your conference registration will get you access to all the regular classes and all the evening events ~ more than 70 classes with over 35 teachers. See the weekend schedule.


Camping is included in the cost of registration. Indoor lodging is available at an additional cost. You can bring your own food with you or purchase food from our on-site vendors offering vegetarian and meat meals as well as coffee and desserts. Or you can add a Nourishing Traditions Meal Ticket to your registration.



Online Registration is Easy and Safe:


The easy online form lets you choose whatever options you desire. You can pay online with a credit card through our secure server and we will send you a confirmation to let you know you are registered.



We Welcome You:


For many, this weekend has become an annual event, a tradition in education, inspiration, and sisterhood. Our community grows stronger and reaches further each year. Join the us in the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains for a weekend you won’t forget!


Visit our website for information on Registration Discounts.


Please note that registration is open to women only.

Aviva Romm, MD's Special Guest Speech

Walking in Two Worlds:

From Midwife-Herbalist to MD





What was your life like before you became an MD?


I was a NYC ghetto girl, went to college at 15, dropped out at 16 to become an herbalist-midwife, all-out-mad hippie girl--dreads, fire by friction, the works!  But a total geek too.  Also, I spent 20 years as a home birth midwife and herbalist, homeschooling my young ones (until college for two of them, high school for the next two).





What inspired you to go to medical school?



All the while I wanted to make radical revolutionary change in health care, and to provide services outside of the scope that an illegal midwifery practice allowed. So before I got too old to lose my nerve I went back to school -- Yale no less -- and became an MD.



What will be the subject of your Guest Speech?



It's called, "Walking in Two Worlds: From Midwife-Herbalist to MD." This talk is about the journey, the reasons for it, and what I’ve learned, using the metaphor of the heroine’s journey. I hope it has lessons and meaning for listeners regarding how to relate to western medicine in a way that is safe and useful, and why and how to honor nature as our first healer from personal, ecological, evolutionary, social, political, and economic perspectives.




 "All I ever needed to know I learned in the garden."

Aviva Romm, MD, herbalist, midwife

Aviva's Special Guest Speech will take place on Friday night of the weekend conference. You must be registered for the entire weekend in order to attend the evening events.


This Year's Fabulous Evening Events

In addition to Aviva's Special Guest Speech on Friday night, here are some other exciting events throughout the weekend.



The Dance of the

Gaian Mayan Shift


Join ceremonialist Kathleen Maier and Leah and Chloe from Rising Appalachia for an evening of inspiration for the time ahead.

Bhangra Dance Party!


Explore and share the joy of this lively folk dance from northern India led by award winning dancer and performer, Lisa Zahiya.


Rising Appalachia Concert

Rising Appalachia’s effortless harmonies are created by sisters, Chloe and Leah, who each play some combination of vocals, fiddle, banjo, jaw harp, kalimba, and spoons. 


The Southeast Premier of

Things We Don’t

Talk About

A groundbreaking 1-hour documentary that shows how the Red Tent movement is empowering women.



Evening events are offered Friday and Saturday nights of the conference weekend. You must be registered for the entire weekend in order to attend these events.

Register Online Today



8th Annual

Southeast Women's Herbal Conference

October 12-14, 2012

More info


Pre-Registration Discounts through August 17th!



Red Moon Herbs and SE Wise Women • 17 Benchmark Rd • Black Mountain, NC 28711
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