Bastyr University Blooms for 13th Annual Herb and Food Fair

Bastyr University Blooms for 13th Annual Herb and Food Fair
Event to focus on “Growing Healthy Families”

Kenmore, Wash. (May 27, 2011) — The return of sunshine to the Pacific Northwest comes at a perfect time, just as the 13th Annual Bastyr University Herb and Food Fair is set to kick off. The student-run event takes place Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.
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.
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 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 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 our neighbors, please do not park at St. Edward State Park.

ABOUT BASTYR UNIVERSITY
Bastyr University, located north of Seattle, Washington, is an accredited institution, internationally recognized as a pioneer in natural medicine. Bastyr is the largest university for natural health arts and sciences in the U.S., combining a multidisciplinary curriculum with leading-edge research and clinical training to educate future leaders in fields such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and whole food nutrition. Founded in 1978 as the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University now offers more than 15 accredited degree and certificate programs. Bastyr was the nation’s first natural health arts and sciences university to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Bastyr University Research Institute plays a key role in the growth of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research. The University’s teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, offers quality health care to the greater Seattle community while providing essential clinical training for students. For additional information about Bastyr University and its teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, visit www.Bastyr.edu or www.BastyrCenter.org.

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