Dedicated to Developing Responsible Herbal Practice
Established in 2002 by Susan Wynn, DVM, CVA, CVCH, AHG, DACVN
In March of 2014, the VBMA visited HAWAII. VBMA EcoTour Consultant Ihor Basko calls this spectacular island paradise his home, and he was kind enough to organize the wonderful adventure.
We met with a Hawaiian herbal medicine woman, Ginger Saiki, who was our “kahuna” and taught us about Hawaiian Medicine herbs, visited tropical gardens and herbal gardens (including Lima Huli Gardens)...and had plenty of free time to go horseback riding, zip limning from tree to tree, snorkeling, hiking Kauai's trails or surfing and swimming at the beaches as well as whale watching.
Below you'll find a slideshow of our photo collection from the trip, courtesy of Cynthia Lankenau, Ihor Basko and Cornelia Wagner. Enjoy the incredibly beautiful HD images...FOR BEST VIEWING, CHOOSE THE FULL SCREEN OPTION AND AT LEAST 720p RESOLUTION.
The 2012 VBMA ecotour took us to sunny Spain! This tour combined a bit of culture with a lot of hiking, relaxation, eating and some herbal education. The dates were April 19 – May 1, 2012. We started our tour in Barcelona to sample the art, architecture, and tapas. We then moved on to the mountains, where we had 6 days of seminars, hiking, and culture with a team consisting of a traditional Spanish curandero and an herbalist who earned a BSc in herbal medicine at Middlesex University. Next, we went to Cabo de Gata National Park, a quiet spot in the hills with easy access to the beach for 2 days of leisure.
Our guide, Julio, authored a wonderful book containing 200 different herbal monographs, which some of you have purchased. We are slowly but surely translating it into English. You can find what we have so far HERE.
Below please find Cynthia Lankenau's photo collection from the EcoTour...there are MANY notes, so feel free to pause and read as you go. If you prefer, just watch and check out the beautiful scenery! FOR BEST VIEWING, CHOOSE THE FULL SCREEN OPTION.