2022 Midsouth Women's Virtual Herbal Conference 

November 11-12, 2022

"Women of Southern Folk Medicine: Herb Docs, Granny Healers, & Midwives"

Keynote Presenter: Phyllis D. Light, MA, RH (AHG)

Join plant people, herbalists, gardeners, folk healers, holistic practitioners, and wise women from the Midsouth and beyond for a weekend of wisdom sharing, connection, herbal medicine classes, and storytelling. Workshop offerings will highlight plants, healing traditions, recipes, remedies, and even a few superstitious tales from Southern Folk Medicine.


Registration Information

Conference Registration: $95

Includes Friday & Saturday sessions

Keynote Recording Included

Recording Package: $25

Includes recordings of all Friday and Saturday sessions

Thursday Intensives: $25 each

Recording included

Conference Workshop List

View Descriptions & Schedule HERE

Thursday Night Intensive

Prayers to the Plants: A Southerner's Take on Connecting with Plant Spirits

Elizabeth Guthrie, MPH, Empathic Herbalist

Friday Night Keynote

Women of Southern Folk Medicine: Stories of Herb Docs, Granny Healers and Midwives 

Phyllis D. Light, RH (AHG), MA

Herbal EdgeDwellers & Outlaws

Leah Larabell, Herbalist & Co-Owner of High Garden Tea

Spiderwebs & Tobacco Spit: Superstitions & Folk Remedies

Michelle Rigling, PhD & Special Guests

Native American Grandmother Medicine

Lisa Bedner, RH(AHG), RN, Pipsissewa Herbs

In our Roots: Legacy, Tradition, & Practices of  'seng Diggers and Root Healers

Joanne Bauman, Herbalist, Owner of Prairie Magic Herbs

Granny's Herbal Tonics: Miss Emma Dupree's Tonics for the 21st Century 

Yolanda Hatch, Community Herbalist

The Southern Medicinal Food Forest

Joanna Mann, Herbalist, Co-Owner of Walden FARMacy

Bless Your Heart: Herbal Allies for Emotional Healing and Self-Love

Ruth Shelton, The Empirical Herbalist

Southeastern Clay Medicine

Leslie Williams, RH(AHG), MA

The Contributions of African-American Herbalists and Midwives to Southern Folk Medicine

Earcine Evans, Herbalist, Francis Flower Farm & Pure Cine'

Herbs for Resilience in Times of Change

Joan Cowden, Herbalist, Bright Circle HerbCraft

Saturday Plenary & Closing Ceremony

We are the Women of Southern Folk Medicine

Phyllis D. Light, Michelle Rigling, and Guests

Meet Our Presenters

View Biographies HERE

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Phyllis D. Light


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Lisa Bedner

Pippsissewa Herbs

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Joanne Bauman

Prairie Magic Herbs


Leah Larabell

High Garden

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Earcine Evans

Pure Ciné

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Joan Cowden

Bright Circle Herbcraft

Elizabeth Guthrie

The Empathic Herbalist

Joanna Mann

Walden FARMacy

Ruth Shelton

The Empirical Herbalist

Leslie Williams

Ordinary Herbalist

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Yolanda Hatch

Community Herbalist


Leanne Holcomb

One Tree Healing Arts

MSWHC Team Member

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Stephanie Chance

MSWHC Team Member

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Michelle Rigling

The Cavewoman Way

MSWHC Team Director

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Heather Holloway

The Cat & The Crow

MSWHC Team Member

Vendors  and Sponsors

Vendor Information

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Sponsor Information

Contact us to learn about sponsor opportunities.

2022 Conference Refund Policy

Effective 3/30/2022

Registrations to virtual events, including the 2022 virtual conference are non-refundable. Virtual conference registrations are not eligible for refunds, transfers, or credits unless the event is cancelled. There will be no exceptions. If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us before registering. Note that many of our emails go to SPAM and promotions folders. If you do not see an email with links to join the conference workshops at least 3 days before the conference begins, please check these folders before reaching out to us. Also, please be sure that you have secure and reliable Wi-Fi or internet access to join the conference if you are attending live. We will NOT issue refunds due to missing links or individual inaccessibility. 

Thank you to our Sponsors


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