Bastyr University Blooms for 13th Annual Herb and Food Fair on Saturday, June 4

Monday, May 30, 2011

Oregano. Photo by Thomas Then.
The 13th Annual, student-run, Bastyr University Herb and Food Fair is set to kick off on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 10 am to 5 pm on the University campus in Kenmore.

This year’s theme is "Growing Healthy Families," and highlights the numerous connections that herbs, nutrition and other natural health practices have with supporting the wellness of our community.

“For more than a dozen years, Bastyr University has welcomed our friends and neighbors to the campus for the Herb and Food Fair,” said University President Daniel K. Church, PhD. “It is a wonderful time to learn about natural health and wellness in a beautiful and family-friendly setting.”

Among the highlights of this year’s Herb and Food Fair are guest speakers Chanchal Cabrera, an author and herbalist who lectures widely on herbalism, nutrition and health; and Cynthia Lair, a whole-food cookbook author, Bastyr faculty member and creator of the web show Cookus Interruptus.

Thyme. Photo by Marie Richie.
The Herb and Food Fair also offers expert cooking and herbal medicine-making demonstrations, live entertainment, tasty food and herbal gifts for sale, herbal foot soaks and facials, free acupuncture demos, children’s activities, and guided tours through the surrounding gardens and woods.

The free event is expected to draw 3,000 to 4,000 attendees.

Tarragon. Photo by Rbaucher.
Parking Information: Event visitors are encouraged to park for free at the Kenmore Park and Ride (at 7346 N.E. Bothell Way) and take the free Bastyr shuttle directly to the Herb and Food Fair. The bus runs every 15 minutes from 9:30 am to 5:45 pm. Limited parking also will be available on campus for a $5 fee. Bastyr University is located at 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore, adjacent to St. Edward State Park.

Out of respect to the neighbors, please do not park at St. Edward State Park.

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