Spring News   April 2024   Vol.16 No. 1

In this Issue

  • Herb Day at Well Sweep Farm
  • Store Opening!
  • David Winston honored by ABC at Expo West!
  • History of Herb & Supplement Regulation
  • Musculoskeletal System Blog 
  • David Winston's Students: Where are they now? Megan Stypulkoski
  • Local Earth Day Clean Up!
  • Media Update
  • New Label Look
  • Sales, Deals, Rewards and More!
  • Herbal Jeopardy Contest
  • 2024 Herbal Salon Schedule
  • Herbalist Training Program Information

Herb Day at Well Sweep Farm

We are all looking forward to the

2nd Annual Herb Day Celebration at

Well Sweep Herb Farm, Port Murray, NJ

Saturday May 4th from 9 am – 5 pm

Vendors - Music - Food - Live Plants - Raffles

Held in conjunction with the

New Jersey chapter of the American Herbalist Guild,

there will be multiple herbal medicine presentations and plant walks throughout the day. Teachers will include our own

David Winston RH(AHG) and Kerry Adams RH(AHG).

Admission is free.

For more information...

Store Opening!

It's finally happening!

Because of our new larger home, we now have room for a store where people can buy products and pick up orders.

Browse our product line!

We'll have a curated selection to start with but our catalog will be available

Join our live events!

with herbal educators such as our own

David Winston, RH (AHG)

Soft Opening COMING SOON

Grand Opening in June 2024

Interested in picking up your order? Click here...

David Winston Honored by ABC at Expo West!

The American Botanical Council (ABC) awarded its 2024 Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award to David Winston, RH (AHG), founder and president of Herbalist & Alchemist (H&A), and dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies at the 19th annual ABC Celebration and Botanical Excellence Awards Ceremony on March 13, 2024, held in conjunction with Expo West in Anaheim, California.

This award is given annually to individuals who have played a significant role in creating a sense of connection and community among herbalists, botanical researchers, members of the herb and natural products communities and industries, and others who work with medicinal and aromatic plants.  

On returning from Anaheim, David said,

“I was wonderfully surprised and honored to be the recipient of the 2024 American Botanical Council's Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award. This prestigious award was first given to visionary herbalist Rosemary Gladstar over 10 years ago and I am thrilled to be in such good company. The award is a recognition of people who have contributed to the American and worldwide herbal renaissance of the last 50 years. I have been fortunate to be a part of this through my 50 + years of teaching, writing, committee work (AHG, AHPA, ABC) and practicing as a clinical herbalist and helping to create the wonderful herbal community we share today.”

This ABC press release is worth the minute to read...

We also asked David about the Expo/AHPA Herb Walk:

“The AHPA herb walk was, as always, a highlight of Expo West. Held at the Fullerton Arboretum, Erin Smith and I led one walk, while Roy Upton and Feather Jones led the other. Each group was well attended with enthusiastic participants eager to spend some time in nature before the overwhelming busyness and hectic days of Expo. We spent several hours looking at and talking about Roses, Lavender, bitter and sweet Oranges, Feverfew, Dandelion, California Poppy, Horehound, Calendula, Wild Lettuce, Rosemary, as well as many other edible and medicinal plants found at the arboretum.”

History of Herb & Supplement Regulation

AHPA created a wonderful video about the history of one of the main laws that regulates herbs and supplements, DSHEA (Dietary Supplements Health & Education Act), with interviews of people involved in writing and passing the bill. It also conveys very well the environment that made it necessary for the industry to have that protection.

Watch video here...

Musculoskeletal System Support Blog...

The term “musculoskeletal system” (MS) might sound like a less than exciting topic, but without a healthy MS system you cannot breathe, walk, move, or easily function without pain or paralysis. The musculoskeletal system gives your body its structure and support, and enables us to move, breathe, return blood from our periphery, cough, chew, and other essential bodily functions. It is made up of bones, muscles and joints, along with cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue (fascia).

Delve deeper into Musculoskeletal System Support...

Browse our Library of Blog Posts 
David Winston’s Students: Where Are They Now?

Megan Stypulkoski is an herbalist & artist whose company, Sheep Hill Herbals, is in Boonton, NJ. She gives herbal consultations, holds workshops, and sells her artwork, bulk teas, tinctures, and many other herb related items.

Read how Megan uses her

combined studies of art and biology...

Check out interviews with past students

Our Green Team at Local Earth Day Clean Up!

The H&A Green Team (and a junior!) joined up with over 200 volunteers with the Musconetcong Watershed Association for the annual riverside cleanup event. We braved the blustery weather and cleared litter from the local waterways, parks, and paths. An excellent day spent in good company and a stark reminder of how much impact one piece of trash can have on local ecosystems.

In honor of EarthDay2024, we are also continuing our support of four incredible local orgs working to preserve & restore NJ’s land & water 🌎

View our Post... 

Media update

David Winston RH(AHG) contributed his expertise for a WholeFoods Magazine article on liver health:  

Read the article...

As we mark the 30th anniversary of the passage of one of the main laws that regulate dietary supplements, Insider magazine asked industry leaders to share their reflections. Beth Lambert was asked to speak about the industry's relationship with the FDA.  

Read the article...

Click Here for more H&A in the News...

New Label Look

Updated H&A Logo &

BCorp Logo added

You may notice some differences on our product labels. While the colors and art have not changed drastically, we’ve made some adjustments.

#1 -The B Corp logo has been added!

Today so many more people know what that says about a business than when we became the first herbal products B Corp in 2010. 

Sales, Deals & More
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(Wholesale Accounts Not Eligible)
Find out about our popular REWARDS PROGRAM
New Awards were recently placed on accounts.
Check your Active Promotions to see if you earned a discount!
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Herbal Jeopardy Contest - Spring Edition   

Answer correctly & you will be entered into a drawing to win an H&A "Coupon" worth $50.00 towards future purchases of our quality products.  


Our Winter Contest Winner was Denise P, but Congrats to all who answered Pomegranate, botanical name "Punica granatum"

David Winston's Herbal Salon 2024 Schedule*   

Wholesale customers: Want to deepen your herbal knowledge but don't have much time? Spend an hour a month in David Winston's Herbal Salon. 


An exclusive educational opportunity for Practitioners, David Winston takes on a topic and provides in-depth information on the effects of various herbs. You have the opportunity to ask questions as he teaches. 

  • Open to Herbalist & Alchemist wholesale accounts
  • Online once a month on Wednesday at Noon - Eastern time
  • Practitioners or health food store employees who wish to receive an invitation, contact karen@herbalist-alchemist.com

2024 schedule:

MAY 1 - Improving Sleep

JUN 5 - Slowing Progression of Alzheimers

JUL 3 - Travel Woes

AUG 7 - Genito-urinary Health

SEP 4 - Liver Health

OCT 2 - Bone Health


DEC 4 - 3rd Annual Ask the Herbalist

*Dates and Topics are subject to change 

Click here for information on David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies 2-Year Herbalist Training Program

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