h - herbalist www.americanherbalistsguild.com
g - guild
symposium - fancy conference.
2 hours north of oakland (florentina craft's home base) is santa rosa; where the ahg symposium was held. the ahg is a supportive educational non-profit organization developed by herbalists for herbalists. and once a year they hold a huge herbalist gathering, designed for connection and education with a chance to share herbal goods.
and i camped, van camped, in a little town next to santa rosa - kensington at the sugar loaf campground (see above picture). i'm glad i camped, from the day long crowds at the symposium to the quiet campground at night - it proved to be a great contrast.
plus i had several incredible dreams - with the help of mugwort, which i burned in my brass cauldron (see above, the hanging incense burner). when the smoke filled the van, i felt like a gypsy traveling with my snake oils.
it was magical.
on display at the ahg symposium, we shared our scented herb jewelery, lotion bars, holy smokes, flower essences and cordial.
we were a hit!