The 2020 Great Lakes Herb Faire will be a two and a half day gathering in Chelsea, Michigan (near Ann Arbor) at the beautiful, rustic, Cedar Lake Outdoor Center which is located at 2500 Pierce Road in Chelsea, Michigan. Click here for a map.This event is dedicated to the sharing of herbal knowledge and the celebration of our community and bioregion. We will have dozens of speakers primarily from around the Great Lakes with a seasoning of herbalists from non-Great Lakes states. Our intention is to empower knowledgeable herbalists and beginners alike, provide a space for networking and sharing knowledge, and to strengthen our regional herbal community. The Faire will have one to two keynote speakers, dozens of classes and workshops, a vibrant marketplace, kids classes/kids tent, music, amazing, healthy food with gluten and dairy free options, access to many acres of beautiful herb filled lands and trail of the Waterloo Recreation area, and a strong feeling of and continuous building of community. Please join us!!
After 5 faires, an incredible sense of community was able to be palpated through the weekend, growing friendships and connections that are lasting the year round. We are so looking forward to doing this again, bringing herbalists from the area and some from farther away together! The feedback we received from people who attended was overwhelmingly positive. People were excited to network and meet other herbalists in their communities, learn directly from teachers rather than relying on books, and walk the trails on the surrounding land meeting the herbs in person. There were many kids attending and we heard from parents and the kids themselves that they couldn't wait to come back next year! There was amazing energy from everyone, the food was delicious and the marketplace was loaded with fantastic herbal creations.
Again in 2020 there will be a great line up of speakers composed primarily of herbalists from the Great Lakes region with a smattering of presenters from farther away. We hope you can join us!