Thursday, February 24th at 6:00 pm PST

Regenerative Agricultural Practices of Elemi in the Philippines

Presenter: Jirbie Go, CA

As of Aug 2019, Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) was classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. In this webinar, Jirbie will introduce you to the different kinds of Elemi available in the Philippines and their properties, the different uses of Elemi resin, and the country’s current sustainable farming programs to preserve the Pili Tree. She will also introduce you to C. ovatum, a more sustainable alternative to C. luzonicum, and the regenerative agricultural practices in producing the Elemi oil.

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About Jirbie Go, CA

Jirbie is the current AIA Rep for the Philippines and the Philippine Ambassador for Airmid Institute. As one of the pioneering Certified aromatherapists in the country, Jirbie has been invited to participate in various public speaking engagements about aromatherapy since 2018. She continues to empower and inspire her aromatherapy students to pursue formal studies in aromatherapy as she believes that proper education can help elevate the current aromatherapy industry in the Philippines. Through her blog, her Youtube channel, her podcast, and through personal mentoring, she uses her multimedia platform to promote safe and responsible use of essential oils. Jirbie remains to be a conduit between small scale producers of essential oils and end users in the hopes of uplifting the Philippine aromatherapy industry as she supports these microproducers in their sustainable and regenerative efforts.


Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
Energetic Herbalism: A Tool for Stewardship

Presenter: Kat Maier, RH (AHG), PA

From her recently released book Energetic Herbalism, Kat states “The word energetic may conjure images of New Age crystals, and the term is sometimes misapplied to any and all new healing modalities. In truth, though, energetic herbalism is as old as the Earth herself. This mode of healing is based on the truth that the vital force of nature and the vital force of an individual human are one and the same. Indigenous cultures the world over call this force spirit in their native language. Ancient Greeks called this force vitality, the Chinese call it Qi (chi), the Iroquois nation calls it Orenda, Ayurveda calls it prana, West Africans call it Ashe”.

When we work with the elements of nature we understand that we are nature and to read our patterns and those of the plants become the most elegant and sustainable form of practice. In this hour we will give an introduction to the various systems of energetic herbalism and look at the concept of medicine of place.”Plants are the ultimate alchemists, and the land a plant calls home is part of its medicine story. This is where apothecary practices begin. When we harvest and work with a medicine, we are gathering so much more than simply the leaf, flower, or root”. This then will lead us to discuss where we as practitioners are on the front line of preserving not only our medicines but the habitats/homes in which they dwell.

To pre-order Energetic Herbalism through November 26, 2021, please visit KatMaierHerbalism.com (highly recommended!)

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Sunday, October 17th, 2021
Say It with Flowers!

Presenter: Anita James

We show our love with flowers. They are gifts to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and achievements.

But how sustainable are the flowers you are giving as a gift? Are you showing your love for the planet in your choice?

In this webinar we will explore the plants used for producing cut flowers, growing methods, transportation, and packaging. We will also look at how to make more sustainable choices when gifting flowers.

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Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
Buying oils and herbs as if the future matters: threats on the horizon for aromatic plants

Presenter: Dr. Kelly Ablard

The webinar will explore the revised Airmid Institute Biannual List of Threatened, Near Threatened, and CITES-Protected Plants, Mammals, Fungi, and Seaweed Species Used in Aromatherapy, Perfumery, and Aromatic Herbalism released on July 1, 2021, highlight key plant species of Least Concern (IUCN), and review vital considerations for ethical sourcing. Attendees will also receive a list of those key plant species of Least Concern.

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Monday, July 19, 2021
Discovering our native, wild and medicinal plants: why our living ecology is so paramount at this time


Presenter: Lori Snyder, Indigenous Herbalist and Educator

Discover our wild, native and medicinal plants that are growing outside our door. The wild weeds, the ones our ancestors ate who offer lessons on how to be a good guest. Who are our native plants and why they are so important for our local ecology and the gifts and teachings they bring. And who are the medicines we can grow in our gardens to make teas, salves, tinctures, incense and who help us build good relationships with our living world. Practices of reciprocity where we take care of each other, honourable harvest, respect for our Mother, remembering our responsibility, and giving thanks with reverence.

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Saturday, April 24th, 2021
The Struggles of Indie Perfumers

Presenters: Heather D’Angelo, Mauricio Garcia, Molly Brennan, and Sydney Buffman

This webinar will explore the struggles of being indie perfumers trying to run their businesses as sustainably as possible, and will highlight unique solutions to overcome common challenges.

The Coalition of Sustainable Perfumery is a network of environmentally and socially conscious creators who through resource sharing, inter-industry relationship building, informed discussion, and collaborative accountability seek to create and distribute scent products that are as sustainable for people and the planet as possible.

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
Sustaining Frankincense in the 21st Century

Presenter: Stephen Johnson

The webinar will focus on the conservation statuses, sustainability practices and challenges commonly traded frankincense (Boswellia spp.) species and community harvesters face. We will also touch on some tips for ethical sourcing of high quality frankincense essential oil.

Stephen Johnson has been working on the sustainability of wild-harvested products since 2016. He has conducted field research and analyses in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana), East Africa (Ethiopia, Somaliland, Puntland), and the Arabian Peninsula (Oman), and has published almost a dozen peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and reports on non-timber forest products, especially frankincense. As the founder of FairSource Botanicals, Stephen focuses on building socially, ecologically, and economically regenerative supply chains, as well as celebrating and promoting the brilliant rainbow of diversity in the scent, chemistry, and ecology of different frankincense and myrrh species. He also runs FrankincenseHoney.com, which uses honey production to provide additional value for the trees and to support propagation and regeneration of frankincense species.

Website: www.fairsourcebotanicals.com

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