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
"Hops:  Medicine for our Time"
Linda's talk will focus on our society, our high levels of stress, need for more sleep, non-narcotic treatment of pain and digestive support.  Hops are a digestive bitter, it promotes sleep and is antibacterial.

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
"The Customs & Cultures of Tea "
Tea is a journey across all cultures and a gateway to the world.

Join Lisa, a life-long tea lover and tea connoisseur, as she takes you along on her world travels to the countries of tea origin. Her discussion is rich



3:30 -  Michael Larkin of Michael Larkin Garden Design
"Not Your Ordinary Herb Container Garden"
Michael Larkin is a Garden Designer from Harrisburg.  He often gets requests to design unique containers for clients.  The seminar will include a demonstration creating a unique herb container that includes a variety of herbs as well as colorful non-edibles.  Michael will share container gardening care tips for maintaining long lasting beautiful containers. 

3:30 - Lori Stahl, Bee Bees All Naturals
"Tea and Honey Pairing Workshop"



Saturday, April 14, 2018

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


11:00 Lori Stahl, Bee Bees All Naturals
"Tea and Honey Pairing Workshop"

Noon - Linda Shanahan, Barefoot Botanicals
"Hops: Medicine for our Time"
Linda's talk will focus on our society, our high levels of stress, need for more sleep, non-narcotic treatment of pain and digestive support. Hops are a digestive bitter, it promotes sleep and is antibacterial.

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
"The Customs & Cultures of Tea"
Tea is a journey across all cultures and a gateway to the world.
While tasting a cup of tea, have you ever considered the trip it has taken to get to you?
Join Lisa, a life-long tea lover and tea connoisseur, as she takes you along on her world travels to the countries of tea origin. Her discussion is rich
and expansive not only including tea tales, but its history, and all levels of manufacturing from hand processing to machine.​​








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