2018 SPEAKER & WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  




The 20th Annual Pennsylvania Herb & Garden Festival
Friday April 13, 2018   11:00am - 6:00pm
& Saturday April 14, 2018   9:00am - 5:00pm

York Expo Center/Memorial Hall
334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA  17404 


Friday, April 13, 2018

Noon - Linda Shanahan, Barefoot Botanicals
"Underappreciated Uses and Effects of Hops"
History of use as an antimicrobial, sedative used for pain, insomnia and terminal agitation, and finally is most famous use as a preservative and bittering agent in beer.  The bitter taste of hops and its effect on our physiology, and how incorporating bitter herbs in foods improve digestive function, metabolism, and ultimately immune function and psychological health.

1:30 - Stephanie Jack PhD, Holistic Health Coach & Natural Health Consultant
Stephanie is a Holistic Nutrition Educator, whose specialty is to tailor clients nutritional needs into their lifestyle for optimum health.  She is a member of The National Association of Nutrition Professionals and Author of the book "Food For Thought" Energizing the Busy Professionals. Stephanie also is a contributing writer for Therapeutic Thymes Magazine.
"Let Food Be Your Medicine and Medicine Your Food" 


2:30 - Lisa Baughman, Presenter Global Tea Connection
"Benefits of Tea for Your Body and Soul"

3:30 - Hillary Banachowski, Herbalist & Grower, Sacred Roots
"Making Your Own Herbal Remedies Workshop"


Saturday, April 14, 2018

10:00 - Michael Larkin of Michael Larkin Garden Design
​"Hypertufa Succulent Container Workshop"​

Noon - Linda Shanahan, Barefoot Botanicals
"Underappreciated Uses and Effects of Hops"
 History of use as an antimicrobial, sedative used for pain, insomnia and terminal agitation, and finally is most famous use as a preservative and bittering agent in beer. The bitter taste of hops and its effect on our physiology, and how incorporating bitter herbs and foods improve digestive function, metabolism, and ultimately immune function and psychological health.

1:30 - Wendy Jochems, Hope Hill Lavender Farm
"All About Lavender​"
Wendy and Troy Jochems own and operate Hope Hill Lavender Farm located in Schuylkill County. Wendy will be speaking on how they harvest and maintain their lavender fields. On their farm, they propagate their own plants. She will discuss some of the different cultivars they are growing currently. She will be also sharing the look of several of these cultivars in dry material bouquets and sachets. So see and smell what they look like. She and her husband distill for lavender essential oil. The artisan lavender oil is used to produce their soaps, lotions, candles and other high quality natural products. She will also speak on harvesting lavender for dried material which will touch on the culinary use of lavender. This is a product they also produce on their farm. So, see what the look, smell and taste of lavender is all about at Hope Hill.​

2:30 - Stephanie Jack PhD, Holistic Health Coach & Natural Health Consultant
Stephanie is a Holistic Nutrition Educator, whose specialty is to tailor clients nutritional needs into their lifestyle for optimum health. She is a member of The National Association of Nutrition Professionals and Author of the book "Food For Thought" Energizing the Busy Professionals. Stephanie also is a contributing writer for Therapeutic Thymes Magazine.
"Let Food Be Your Medicine and Medicine Your Food"


3:30 - Lisa Baughman, Presenter Global Tea Connection
"Benefits of Tea for Your Body and Soul"
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