We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for Herbfest this year.  The air was crisp, the sun was shinning through the trees and we were all vibrating with life, celebrating life.  Learning from Minnesota’s finest herbalists Erin Piorier, Lise Wolff, Matthew Wood, Connie Karstens, Angela Campbell, Trilby Sedlacek, Katherine Krumwiede and LuAnn Raadt, we were blessed with extensive insights into our plant human relationship.

Classes on fermenting vegetables with herbs, tincture, syrup and slave making, growing your own herbal pharmacy, pulse & tongue diagnosis, adrenals, liver, mental health and the list goes on and on.  With so many wild and cultivated plants on the land, Prairie Oaks Institute made for an ideal setting to learn directly from our little green friends.

Knowledge wasn’t the only thing we were eating up as the delectable dessert table left its mark in our hearts.  Chocolate caramel turtle cake, peanut butter chocolate bites, mini cheesecakes, cupcakes, hmmm hmmm hmmm.  There were also tables of quality homemade herbal products for sale.

Erin Piorier and Lise Wolff host this fabulous event once a year.  Sign up on the MN Herbalist newsletter to be informed of next years event.  They day officially ended with a Full Harvest Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse that evening which stopped me in my tracks on my way home.  Wow oh wow that was incredible!