Once a year we celebrate all things herbal with National Herbal Medicine Week.
Our well trained practitioner members are part of communities all across Australia and have valuable skills and knowledge to share. We encourage our members to run their very own NHMW Event, be that small or large, during the week.
The aim of National Herbal Medicine Week is to promote herbal medicine to the general public, to correct misinformation and myths surrounding herbal medicine, to share our knowledge and show people the vital role that herbalists play in community health and wellbeing.
Previously held in the 3rd week of September, this year we are moving NHMW to the last week of October to be able to fully celebrate the abundant growth and greenery of Spring.
The last week of October is an ideal time to incorporate the outdoors in your celebration of NHMW, with gardens Australia-wide already bursting with new growth and flowers. And for those who want to include some hands-on garden experience, there’s a huge range of herbs, vege’s and flowers appropriate for planting.
Did you know? 2015 is the International Year of Soils!
A perfect fit with NHMW, the aim is to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.
Find out more on the International Year of Soils: http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/
With a new date for NHMW, and so much new growth everywhere by the last week of October, encourage people to make a new start with their health and wellbeing this spring.
The opportunity is there to help people plant the seed.... literally in the sense of planting a garden or some herb pots, or figuratively in helping them start a new healthy habit or learn more about their own health and wellbeing.
We encourage everyone to make these themes a part of any NHMW event they partake in.
For practitioners National Herbal Medicine Week is a chance to market your business and reach out to your local community. How about an open day at your clinic? Or a free talk at a local community centre? Or perhaps there’s a local community garden you could link up with – maybe plant some new herbs?
We have some other excellent ideas too – info sheet coming soon.
For our practitioner members, we have a full colour poster template you can use to help advertise your event. The posters are A4 size and have a blank space in the middle - just add your event details and print as many as you need.
Also for our members, we also have purple and green balloons you can use to give your event an extra air of fun and festivity!
We'll also be sending out info through social media to promote our members events.