NE Women’s Herbal Conference

Teacher Coordinator and Host for 800+ attendee conference co-created by Gail Ulrich and Rosemary Gladstar.

Founded by Gail Ulrich in 1987, and co-created by Rosemary Gladstar, the 32nd annual New England Women’s Herbal Conference welcomed 800+ herbalists, healers, and plant lovers to Camp Wicosuta in Hebron, NH, in August 2019. (The NEWHC has since been on hiatus.)

Based on my work with the International Herb Symposium, I was hired for the same position – Teacher Coordinator and Host – with the NEWHC, and again worked to streamline the process for collecting data from teachers. I made use of Google Forms and Sheets to collect and organize biographies, class descriptions, travel plans, and other information in ways that were both easy for teachers and practical for staff. I adapted material from the many letters to teachers that the NEWHC has sent out over the years, and worked to make it clear and easy to follow, while still honoring the character of the conference.

I handled communications with and hospitality for 40-50 teachers, made travel arrangements for many teachers, ensured that teachers’ class equipment needs were met, and managed an assistant and work study volunteers at the conference. I also worked with the Director in tracking expenditures and calculating teacher payments, as well as in scheduling programming for the conference.

My work at this conference was informed by my training with Rosemary Gladstar at Sage Mountain, including an Intensive Herbal Apprenticeship (2011), Rosemary’s Science & Art of Herbalism Home Study Course (2011), and the Advanced Herbal Training Program (2012).