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Chanchal Cabrera, Medical Herbalist

Chanchal is a medical herbalist and consultant, and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987. She obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales. Her clinical specialty is helping people manage cancer. Widely published in medical journals, Chanchal is also the author of the book, Fibromyalgia – A Journey Toward Healing, published by Contemporary Books. In 2009 She was honoured with a Fellowship in the NIMH for service to the profession over 35 years.

Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, BC with her husband, Thierry. They own Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, and grow food and medicinal herbs for her clinic. Visit her website and browse her online shop – if you wish to purchase anything, please include the promo code: CHC2020 to receive 10% off. Offer good between now and Dec. 5, 2020.

Harmonic Arts is a growing plant medicine company, founded in 2008 by Clinical Herbalists Yarrow and Angela Willard. Located on beautiful Vancouver Island B.C.- our mission is to share the healing power of plant medicine- by crafting high-quality, easy-to-use herbal products.

Explore our herbalist-formulated Elixirs, Organic Mushroom Powders, Tincture Blends, and more at our website:

For 10% OFF your next Harmonic Arts order, enter the code HERBCONF at checkout, or click this link for it to be auto-applied:
Founded in 2003,  Colleen Emery developed Emery Herbals as a small, urban, inner city home based business, providing access to consciously sourced and created plant medicine.  In 2011, Colleen, her husband Ashley and daughter Freya moved from the inner city to an off grid yurt in the heart of the West Kootenay Mountains. Emery Herbals expanded in the small village of Winlaw, BC to house an East West focused Botanical Compounding Dispensary, Healing Suites and Teaching Centre.

Emery Herbals commitment is to provide open access to high quality, consciously sourced botanicals; professional health services and empowering education experiences that aim to encourage and cultivate sustained wellness.

The Botanical Dispensary provides formulating, compounding and dispensing services for the local community, regional health practitioners as well as distant clients and health providers in other areas of the world. Through the many years of formulating and custom blending for her clients, Colleen Emery has created a dynamic offering of shelf products ready to dispense directly to our clients available for purchase in the Winlaw location as well as in the Online Apothecary.

Emery Herbals Healing Suites offers access to educated and trained health Practitioners in a peaceful and enriching environment to help guide and support your wellness and healing journey.

Our Teaching Centre actively provides education experiences to help grow your connection to the natural world and bring empowerment to your healthcare. Providing access to both onsite and online workshops and programs, Emery Herbals offers an array of herbal medicine education options from home use to clinical practice.

Conference Participants can enjoy a 15% discount coupon for all goods purchased in the online apothecary through the month of November. Please enter code CHC2020 in the checkout.

Wild Rose Herbal College

Founded in Calgary, Canada, in 1975 by Dr Terry Willard, Ph.D., Cl.H., Wild Rose Herbal College has grown from a popular brick-and-mortar school with city locations in Calgary and Vancouver to an online herbal learning destination connecting the herbal community from the local to the global. 

Today Wild Rose College is run by a team of passionate and talented herbalists, including Terry and son, Herbalist Yarrow Willard, offering on-line Diploma programs with in-person clinical intensives.

Wild Rose emphasises the wholism of the individual – the integration of the body, mind and spirit. Each of our comprehensive courses offers this within an up-to-date, interactive, on-line platform.

Wild Rose is proud to offer some of the most support for personalized herbal education that you will find anywhere–as well as some of the most innovative topics in the herb world today. Join us!

Faunus Herbs

Faunus Herbs manufactures medical/consumer herbal and natural food products, distributed throughout Canada and the USA, including 1000 products and formulations distributed to thousands of health care professionals within Canada and the USA.  The company has developed and manufactured formulae for some of the most high profile distribution companies in North America.

Faunus Herbs contracts directly with organic farmers to produce herbs , grains and other raw materials for the many products they manufacture.

Faunus Herbs is a family farm based operation, growing and producing a wide variety of herbs, grains, seeds, etc.  Manufacturing facilities are also “on the farm”.  Contract manufacturing, for Canadian Health Food Association CHFA member distribution companies, is also a large part of its operations.  Manufacturing facilities meet Canadian and US GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards and Health Canada Site License requirements.  Fauns Herbs is inspected every year by Eco Cert International, the world’s most respected QC agency for premium organic production.  Faunus Herbs also meets Kosher certification requirements.

We are a small woman-owned and operated company that produces high-quality, delicious and nutrient-dense chocolate products with business practices that support social justice and environmental sustainability. Based in Slocan, BC near Nelson, we wholesale a line of dairy-free bars and drinking chocolate to groceries and cafes across BC and AB and soon all of Canada. We also sell directly online and at markets.

We source our cacao from Ecuador and Guatemala and strive to ensure that we are paying more than market prices to support the farmers. Our chocolate is lovingly made in small batches and is free from dairy, soy, gluten and refined sugar. Nutritionally dense and created to support your mind and body wherever they take you. Based in Slocan, BC near Nelson, we wholesale a line of dairy-free bars and drinking chocolate to groceries and cafes across BC and AB and soon all of Canada.

Check out our online store to purchase directly and Use promo code HERBLOVE for 10% off at checkout until the end of November.

Pacific Rim College Online (PRCO) is the virtual learning platform of Pacific Rim College, a leading institute of Holistic Medicine and Sustainable Living located on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees) and WSÁNEĆ nations in Victoria, BC, Canada. Since 2006 Pacific Rim College has educated thousands of students, forged innovative curricula, and earned a global following with its award-winning services.

PRCO was brought into existence to help people from around the world to not just be healthy, but to thrive, in the most sustainable and conscientious manner possible. Using high quality videos, graphics, audio, and learning resources, PRCO brings to your screen leading experts in natural medicine, business leadership, human performance, mindfulness and sustainability.

20% off any course or program coupon code for all attendees and valid until November 22nd, 2020 at midnight (not valid for PRC Electives).

Apply this discount code at checkout: PRCO20

The Hollow Reed School of Healing Arts & Herbals

Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Hollow Reed School of Healing Arts & Herbals is dedicated to delivering quality herbalist training during this time of rising need for more well educated herbalists in our communities.  The school was created by Master Herbalist Chad Cornell  who has been consistently honing his skills via practice with clients, research, and teaching for the past two decades.  The Hollow Reed School of Healing Arts offers a unique Integrative Herbalist Apprenticeship Program, which not only provides an in-depth guided journey into the living tradition of herbalism & various healing arts ~ but also delivers a genuine path for personal transformation!

Richters has been growing and selling herbs since 1969. Our first catalogue dedicated to herbs came out in 1970. We have lived, worked and breathed herbs ever since. If you grow your own herbs or make your own herbal products, or if you are in the business of herbs, make Richters your destination. For plants, seeds, books, dried herbs and more, Richters is your best source for everything herbal. Order or download a free copy of the Richters catalogue at

Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a world recognized author, medical biochemist, botanist and climate change visionary. She possesses a unique understanding of modern western science and ancient Celtic knowledge.  Orphaned in Ireland in her youth, Beresford-Kroeger was educated by her Irish elders who instructed her in the Brehon knowledge of plants and nature.

Told at a young age that one day she would need to bring this ancient Celtic knowledge to a troubled future, Beresford-Kroeger has done exactly that.

She created an ambitious bioplan encouraging and educating ordinary people how to replant the global forest. This plan was adopted by the city of Ottawa.

Diana’s documentary, “Call of the Forest” was released in 2016 and alongside it was a tree-planting app “which keyed species to plant to the regions where people lived.”  

Her most recent book is To Speak for the Trees, published in 2019 and a recent national bestseller in Canada. Her other  books include The Sweetness of a Simple Life, The Global Forest, Arboretum Borealis: A Lifeline of the Planet, Arboretum America, and A Garden for Life.  Beresford-Kroeger was inducted as a Wings Worldquest fellow in 2010, she was elected as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2011, and in 2016 the Society named her one of 25 women explorers of Canada.

Diana’s books may be ordered from Perfect Books in Ottawa:, by phone at 613.231.6468, or via email: [email protected]

Abrah Arneson Cht RH

Hello Plant Lover, Just a note that you may enjoy my books, The Herbal Apprentice and The Herbal Apprentice Workbook. They are about learning to think like a herbalist and go beyond a list of what a plant does, but how it interacts with the body/mind.  Check is out at

or my web site:

Amber Fox - The Embodied Herbalist

Amber (she/they) offers social justice and trauma-informed herbal medicine consultations and custom herbal medicine formulation. For more information or to book, please visit:

Special offer for CHC registrants: receive a complimentary customized tea or bitters blend with your initial consultation.

Angela Bewick Nutrition

Angela has been practicing holistic modalities of health for over a decade.  Based in mindfulness, nutrition, movement, nature and creativity, her work seeks to bring all these elements together and help bring about the conditions for optimal health. Angela uses online and in-person (often outdoors,) consultations to facilitate individualized and group programs that can bring greater connection of the inner and outer resources that can help clients establish and reach their goals.

CHC 2020 participants receive 10% off their first service.

Boreal Folk Apothecary

Boreal Folk is a unique apothecary company handcrafting natural skincare products inspired by Canada’s wilderness. We create plant based products made from sustainably gathered wild plants and Canadian ingredients. We handcraft our line of goods in a mobile 99 square foot workshop called the ‘Wilderness Lab’. Our line is inspired by the beautiful Canadian boreal forest and our products reflect its local essence.

Blue Lotus Ethnobotanicals

Blue Lotus Ethnobotanicals provides handcrafted herbal tinctures, salves and syrups. We use all organic and ethically wildcrafted herbs, many of which we have grown or harvested ourselves in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. Blue Lotus Ethnobotanicals also provides educational workshops and classes related to herbal medicine. We provide custom formulation upon request, and like to work directly with alternative health care practitioners to create products for your clients. Let us know if you are an alternative health care practitioner, and receive wholesale pricing with no minimum order. Any other participants in the Canadian Herb Conference, contact us with code CHC20 to get 20% off your next order.

Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine

The Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine was founded in 2012 to provide high quality distance education, overseas educational opportunities, and mentorship training for aspiring clinicians. Online programs include Food As Medicine (holistic and clinical nutrition), Inside Ayurveda (clinical training for the Western practitioner), and Phytomedica (integrative medicine). Overseas training includes educational opportunities with traditional physicians in both Nepal and India, with a focus on clinical practice and pharmacy. Clinical mentorship and apprenticeship training is available to advanced students at our farm, on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. 

Our founder, Todd Caldecott, is a clinical herbalist and Ayurveda practitioner with over 23 years of experience, with a diverse background in clinical practice, education, wildcrafting, research, writing, and product development. He is a registered professional practitioner with the American Herbalists Guild and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, author of several books including Food As Medicine.

Our passion is herbal education; offering a diploma course, blog, retreat centre, botanical sanctuary and lecturing here on our farmstead:

Back To Your Roots Herbal Retreat – Since 2012, we have brought together budding herbalists, healers, and plant lovers to share their wisdom of herbs and natural healing.  

Herbal Education – A passionate herbal educator, Penelope has taught for 10+ years – The Ginkgo Tree Herbal Course (1-2 yrs, diploma upon completion).   

Lecturing – Penelope has lectured throughout Canada and the USA; lecturing at The Restorative Medicine Conference, New England Herbal Conference, Back To Your Roots Herbal Retreat, Heartwood, Toronto Botanical Gardens, Canada Blooms, and other various organizations and conferences.

Kina Geggo Botanical Sanctuary – Our mission is to protect native medicinal plants and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come. We are thrilled to be a Botanical Sanctuary member with United Plant Savers .

Herb and Wild Edible walks – Spring, Summer, Fall herb walks and “At Risk” herb walks offered throughout the year. Private or group walks welcome.

Clinic – The Ginkgo Tree is home to a small clinical practice using our own herbal tea blends and Faunus herbs tinctures.

Rainbow Healing/Gudrun Penselin

Gudrun Penselin, M.Ed., is an award-winning author, speaker and expert in herbal medicine. She has over 30 years of experience as a complementary health practitioner, combining a wide variety of healing modalities while using a holistic approach to wellness.  She is a natural educator who brings joy whenever she shares her knowledge and experience about plants and their healing spirit. She is a frequent presenter at conferences and has been a featured guest on numerous radio shows. Her clients see her as a compassionate professional, mentor and friend who provides them with support on their journey to health. Leading by example, Gudrun inspires others to live their lives to their full potential. 


HEALING SPIRITUALITY (Introduction to Bach Flowers):

I offer herbal health consultations, available by phone or online, as well as in person at my farm clinic in Southeastern Ontario.  I harvest and make almost all the herbal medicines I work with in my practice, and I like to focus on food as medicine wherever possible.  My experience as a practitioner includes a lot of women’s health issues, sleep challenges and recovery from periods of stress/anxiety.  I also regularly teach classes, and lead wild plant identification walks.  All health consults are currently available to everyone on a pay-what-you-can basis.   CHC participants can use the code CHCHAWTHORN to receive a 15% discount on all classes or plant ID walks that are booked by January 30th 2021.  Gift certificates are also available. Please contact me about this.

Canadian Herb, Specialty Agriculture and Natural Health Products Coaltio

Business Contact Email: [email protected]

HSSA CHSNC owns and delivers the only certified Good Agriculture and Collection Practice training and audits.  This program is internationally recognized, validated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and exceed the EU GACP standards.

CHSNC GACPs will give you the skills to help you manage the risk of your operation and help you prove your good work with out burying your self in paper.

Follow us on facebook at hssa chsnc or on instagram at herbs_spice_specialty_ag


Please contact us if you are interested in participating in a training session.

Krista Dawn Poulton,
Medical Herbalist

Krista is a Medical Herbalist in private practice in Victoria, BC.  Krista balances her private practice as a faculty member at Pacific Rim College, teaching courses in herbal medicine and medicine making, along with supervising clinical training.   Krista is passionate about medicine making and has a full dispensary created 95% from herbs she has grown or from tinctures she has made herself from either percolations or macerations. Ethical wild-harvesting, cultivation, and developing those intimate relationships with plants fuels her spirit and her practice. 

Education, medicine-making, and herb growing along with women’s health are strong passions for Krista.  Krista has focused her continuing education within women’s health with herbal mentors such as Aviva Romm, as well as Fertility Symposiums and Women’s Health conferences. Krista has spoken at the American Herbalist Guild Symposium in 2019, Kootenay Herb Conference in 2016 & 2018, with Colleen Emery’s Mentorship Program in Winlaw, the Herb Gathering on Vancouver Island in 2017 and offered a combined practitioner intensive workshop with her inspiring mentor Bev Maya in the Winter of 2018 & 2020 at Pacific Rim College.  Krista also has an online course offered through Pacific Rim College on Menstrual Cycle Tracking and Herbal Medicine for the general public and for practitioners highlighting the differential diagnostics that can be analyzed within the cycle chart with advanced therapeutics. 

Krista maintains a professional membership with the Canadian Herbalists Association of BC (CHA of BC) and is actively involved with this organization as a member of the Board of Directors. She is also actively involved in the People’s Apothecary, a community Herbal Medicine garden located in Quadra Village.

Discount 10% for attendees of the Canadian Herb Conference

The Naturopathic Herbalist (Dr. Marisa Marciano, ND)

Marisa is a Naturopathic Doctor, Registered Herbalist (AHG), and co-author of the Book “Evidence Informed Botanical Medicine”, a multidisciplinary, integrated herbal guide available for students, clinicians and instructors. This book offers an overview of the possibilities of plant medicine and is intended to serve the hobby herbalist, medical student and/or professional health practitioner as a relevant and reliable source of botanical information.

Pemberton Herbs & Apothecary

Pemberton Herbs & Apothecary is a reincarnation of the herb growing company that I had when living in the Lower Mainland of B.C. Previously, I grew certified organic medicinal herbs but as the plot that I am now on is too small to certify, I will grow as if I was certified. Come spring 2021, I will grow a wide range of sustainably grown medicinal herbs and will sell them in dried form. Let me know if you have been struggling to find a specific herb and I will do my best to grow the best!

Phytothera Inc.

Business Contact Person:
Pierre S. Haddad, PhD

Business Contact Email:
[email protected]


Phytothera Inc. can help you to prepare R&D documents to support formulation, regulatory or marketing needs. This service ranges from thorough literature reviews and lay-language scientific summaries to the rational design of NHP formulations for a wide range of common indications (notably chronic conditions such as musculoskeletal, neurodegenerative, metabolic and cardiovascular disorders). Likewise, Phytothera can assemble the pertinent scientific and grey literature (including ethnobotanical/traditional medicine sources) and build sound evidence-based arguments for the marketing or regulatory assessment of any NHP. Phytothera can also advise you on more technical issues related to the phytochemical assessment, purification, identification and recovery of natural compounds or accompany you in designing the most cost-efficient and scientifically sound research and development strategy for your NHP. This includes designing optimal experimental proposals for preclinical and clinical R&D to obtain proper scientific support for proof-of-principle or for health claims.

Self Heal Distributing

Robert and Laurie Szott-Rogers

Self Heal Distributing is both a wholesale and retail company for flower and mushroom essences, including FES, English, and Prairie Deva; as well as Scents of Wonder essential oils, and over 60 self-authored books.

Restorative Formulations offers health care practitioners a range of therapeutic formulations designed to maximize hormone, cardiac, and immune function in the clinical setting. We set the standard for purity and potency, with 95% of our botanicals and botanical extracts being certified organic.

The urban apothecary is a world class dispensary located in the heart of Toronto. We offer comprehensive herbalist consults and specialize in premium spagyric & multi fraction extracts in addition to herbal tea blends, salves, workshops and more!

Victor Cirone - Clinical Herbalist

Herbal medicine consultations, grounded in a holistic praxis. For anyone who books an herbal consultation, a free session of Marma Nadi Chikitsa will be offered. This is a gentle yet profound Ayurvedic rehabilitative therapy (more information is available on my website). For those who are not able to come to the Toronto clinic, a free gift from the apothecary will be provided with the consultation (flower essence, nasya oil, tooth powder). Sliding scale consultations are available for those in need.

Wild Edge Herbs

Wild Edge Herbs is committed to offering ethically wild-harvested, organically grown local herbs extract with only natural spring water and organic cane ethanol. Each unique extract is available in 50ml dropper bottles. Please email Bev at [email protected] to receive our latest “Fresh Sheet” containing the herbs that are presently available for sale. For all CHC participants, use the code “CHCwildedge” and receive 20% off your entire order!

Heart Seeds Creative bridges Community Herbalism & Therapeutic Art in Victoria BC. We offer fresh herbs, remedies & gifts that we grow or forage ourselves, plant inspired screen prints & DIY workshops. Our mission is to inspire lifelong curiosity, discovery, and growth with land-based education, medicine & artistic practice. We believe that providing opportunities to tap into creativity helps us draw upon ancient wisdoms, that are vital for building thriving communities. Use coupon code “CHC2020” to receive a free 1oz salve with orders made in the month of November.

Ritual Aromatics is a natural perfume and incense company that utilizes the whole plant for a deeper, more complex and sustainable scent experience.  This was born of a love of scent and the journey it takes us on.  As a child this fascinated me, the scents I noticed, but others did not.  It’s the gentle unfolding of raw materials and the appreciation of the whole plant, resin, wood and spice, not only the essential oil. Ritual Aromatics is slow perfumery.  Handmade, small batch art to captivate and transport. Inspired by tradition and timeless secrets mixed with modern magic. For 10% off use HERBS2020. Ritual Aromatics is the rebranded and expanded line from Chamela Giri, . This is the official unveiling.

Little Piece of Paradise Farm

We are a small-scale culinary and medicinal herb farm located along the Slocan River in the beautiful Slocan Valley, BC. 

Using regenerative farming practices, namely, our sheep, goats and pigs to work and fertilize the land, we can ensure that no heavy equipment or chemicals ever touch the soil, or our herbs. 

All of the herbs on our website are either wildcrafted on our land or cultivated in our fields. Everything is picked by hand and dried on site.

We will include 2 sample packs of other herbs, which can be chosen or we will choose you, if you mention the Herb Conference in the “Order Notes” section of their order. Sample packs are 1-3g of herbs, depending on the size of the herb. 

Also, we offer a flat rate of $2.50 for shipping anywhere in Canada and there is free shipping for purchases of $30 or more.

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