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Help Celebrate HerbDay 2014 on Saturday, May 3

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Plan an event to commemorate the ninth annual international HerbDay

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ninth annual international HerbDay will be held Saturday, May 3, to honor the many ways herbs enhance lives.

Herbs are essential components of everything from dietary supplements to incredible cuisine, beautiful gardens, and effective personal products. HerbDay commemorates the many unique benefits of herbs and botanicals through a coordinated series of independently produced public educational events that celebrate the importance of herbs and herbalism.

"People around the world have passed down the long tradition of using herbs, from simple teas to complex extracts for self-care and improvement," said Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council. "HerbDay events celebrate these essential botanicals and raise awareness of reliable herbal resources in each community, including herbalists and other experts, who can help participants make informed choices to improve and maintain their health."

Show your support for herbs

Everyone is invited to participate in HerbDay 2014. Show your support by hosting, sponsoring, and/or attending an event. HerbDay events vary widely and include lectures, workshops, herb walks, cooking demonstrations, in-store events, presentations by herbal product companies, herbal-themed children's activities, and much more. Past events have been held at retail stores, schools, farms, botanical gardens, garden centers, and public parks worldwide. If herbs are important in your life, please consider planning an HerbDay event on May 3 or during the weeks preceding and following HerbDay.

Once you've planned an event, promote it by submitting it to the HerbDay website, www.herbday.org. For more information about HerbDay activities, resources, and sponsorship opportunities; to find teachers and experts; and/or to register and promote events, visit www.herbday.org. Follow HerbDay2014 on Twitter and "like" HerbDay on Facebook to share your ideas and keep current on the latest news and announcements.

About HerbDay and the HerbDay Coalition

HerbDay was launched in 2006 by the HerbDay Coalition to raise awareness about the significance of herbs and the many ways they can be used to enhance health, beauty, and cooking. The HerbDay Coalition includes the American Botanical Council (ABC), American Herbalists Guild (AHG), American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), and United Plant Savers. The HerbDay coalition can be contacted here.

Contact: Sara O'Connor, sara@herbalgram.org,  512-926-4900 x129

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