Herbal Education Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
dedicated to bringing herbal education to the community.
19 years ago, we met at a small private college and alternative healing center in Chicago. Gina, Nicole, and Cricket were studying Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbalism, while Hetty was (is) a professional Massage Therapist. Our love of healing quickly grew into a genuine love for one another. We have been through 13 years of organizing and running Midwest Herb Fest together.
Midwest Herb Fest has never been about making a profit. Every cent that we've earned in profit has always gone back in to run the following year's event. When we did some research and realized we'd been running a nonprofit without the benefits of incorporation as such, we decided it was time to take what we've learned to the next level with the formal incorporation of Herbal Education Inc. as a not-for-profit company.
We strive to bring education about the historical, modern, spiritual, and scientific uses of herbalism to enrich the lives and livelihoods of professional herbalists, lay herbalists, and hobby herbalists.
We envision growing Herbal Education, Inc. to bring small classes and workshops to retail stores, grocery stores, nature centers, park districts, farmers markets, libraries, and schools. We would like to raise money for scholarships for people of limited means to study herbalism, both at our events and others. Our core focus will remain organizing and running Midwest Herb Fest, an annual camping event bringing professional herbalists, lay herbalists, and hobby herbalists together in community to study with and about the Plant People.