Michael and Anne at the Herbal Seminar

I have to admit I’ve been a bit irregular with my blogs lately. But there’s a good reason.

I’ve been working with East West student and editor Anne de Courtenay for two years to revise the East West School of Planetary Herbology Herb Course. Given both of our varying schedules it has been an on and off project until last July. It was then that we both put our noses to the grindstone and now we’ll soon have a revised and beautifully laid out Section I, available to all.

Anne also does our e-news and some of our website content maintenance. But she’s also a superior editor and designer. Her work on the revised herb course is incredible, astute, thorough and enhancing. You will all love the end result! Anne is also an East West grad and many of you may know her from the seminars, forum and chats.

So recently I spent a wonderful evening with Anne, Michael and also Ben Zappin (you all know Ben, our chef extraordinaire at our annual seminars). We were at the AHG (American Herbalists Guild) conference in Austin, Texas. Now this is a terrific gathering of herbalists from around the country ‘” even the world, as one of our U.K. students was there, too. East West is well represented by many of our students and new friends are made as old ones reconnect. Multiple classes are held simultaneously with excellent teachers covering everything you could want to learn about herbs. This usually includes a TCM track and often Ayurvedic classes, too. The AHG conference is held annually at various locations throughout the U.S., making it easier to attend when it moves close to you.

So this is what I’ve been up to (among many other things of course!). Creating an even better herb course has been my priority and so thrown my blog ‘schedule’ off. In the meantime, do think about attending an AHG conference AND of course, our annual East West herb seminar coming up this next May 613, 2011. We have some new offerings planned and all will soon be announced on our website.

Stay tuned!

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