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Herb Walk at Cedar Lane Farm 2018

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Cedar Lane Farm

101 Cedar Tree Lane

Parkersburg, WV 26104

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Choose from Morning or Afternoon Sessions

Join Master Herbalist Dave Hawkins and guest herbalists, Dean Morris and Erika Galentin, for a pleasant afternoon outdoors among the native healing plants of our region. Walk around Cedar Lane Farm while they identify medicinal and culinary plants and discuss their uses. Come prepared for walking and light exercise. This event will be conducted rain or shine.

Not up for an outdoor event, but still want to learn about herbs? Check out our event, The Healing Power of Herbs on EventBrite, scheduled for Thursday, May 3, at the First Christian Church in Parkersburg.

The Herb Walk is on Saturday and is a FREE EVENT, but registration is limited to 30 people per group to allow for the best possible learning experience. Click on the SELECT A TIME button in the upper right corner of this page to select a session:

10 AM - NOON


1 PM - 3 PM

Each tour begins at the Cedar Lane Warehouse at the bottom of the hill. Parking is beside the road in the grassy area just outside the gate.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your session to allow time to park and meet up with the group.


From Route 50 East or West, turn onto Dutch Ridge Road, drive about 1 mile and look for the signs.

From Route 47 (Staunton Turnpike) East or West, turn onto Dutch Ridge Road, drive about 2 miles and look for the signs

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About Dean Morris

Master Herbalist, Dean Morris

As a fifth-generation herbalist, Dean Morris grew up on herbs and has diverse experience in organic horticulture, the natural foods industry, and healthcare. Taught by his father to grow lady slipper orchids and other herbs, Dean went on to farm 165 acres of organic herbs in the 80’s. While attending Brigham Young University in pre-professional nutrition, he worked for a nationally distributed dietary supplement manufacturer. After college, he served as dean of admissions, author, editor and teacher for John R. Christopher’s School of Natural Healing.

In 1997, Dean was invited to help form a multi-disciplinary alternative medicine team and was granted full practicing privileges as an herbalist at the Columbia hospital Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, Florida. From there, he was recruited by Nature's Way to be their senior educator, formulator, director of new products, and director of technical services. In 2009, Dean resumed full-time directorship of Nebo Health, a consultancy for the dietary supplement industry. As an independent consultant, he enjoys sharing the benefits of the many products he helped launch in the eleven years he worked for Nature's Way.

Dean most enjoys the herb walk presentations he feels fortunate to provide throughout the world. He and his wife Lorinne are raising the sixth generation of herbalists in the foothills of the Wasatch mountains in Utah.

About Erika Galentin

Master Herbalist, Erika Galentin

Erika Galentin
is a Clinical Herbalist and an ITEC certified Clinical Aromatherapist consulting from Sovereignty Herbs in Athens & Columbus, OH. She holds a degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK and Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, Glasgow, UK. She is a professional member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists(UK) and the American Herbalists Guild (USA). She is also a proud member of Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society in Horticulture (USA).

A decade of clinical practice has provided a platform for a deep and influential understanding of the efficacy of medicinal plants within a clinical environment. It is through this clinical practice that Erika is able to encourage positive, learned relationships between plants and people. She is a firm believer in celebrating the role humanity plays in the ecology of our landscapes and that our relationships with the natural world should be based on reciprocity and exchange. In addition to clinical practice, Erika is both a student and teacher of horticulture and native medicinal plant conservation and ecology.

Erika is also deeply passionate about the history of botanical medicine in the United States as depicted by the American Botanical Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and has built her clinical philosophy around the principles and practice of Physiomedical and Eclectic traditions.

About Dave Hawkins

Master Herbalist, Dave Hawkins

David Hawkins, aka the “Herb Doc,”is the owner of Mother Earth Foods, West Virginia’s leading provider of living whole foods and natural herbal and vitamin supplements.

In addition to his retail business, he maintains his busy Herb Doc consulting practice. He is often a featured speaker and teacher throughout West Virginia and Ohio and has taught courses at both West Virginia University’s Integrative Medicine Program and Marshall University.

Dave began his studies into natural healing in the early seventies. He was very curious about body systems and how to prevent disease processes. Exploring the eastern approach to wellness, he practiced yoga for many years. He became a strict vegetarian and experimented with numerous diet plans including fasting and macrobiotics. He investigated the energetics of different foods based on traditional (Ayurveda, Chinese, Native American Indian) systems from around the world.

Dave is a past president of the West Virginia Herb Association. He has been a practicing herbalist for 40 years and developed his own line of products named Earthworks.

You can catch Dave every Wednesday morning on WVNT 1230 AM on his live radio talk show, Highway to Health. He also conducts the Healthy Living Series, a local program promoting holistic health and wellness concepts.

Dave is a West Virginia native and lives close to Parkersburg, on Cedar Lane Farm.

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Cedar Lane Farm

101 Cedar Tree Lane

Parkersburg, WV 26104

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