NCHA Presents: Wild Herb Weekend

Wild Herb Weekend is our annual conference, held in the beautiful high mountain location of Valle Crucis, NC in late July. There is something for everyone at this intimate little conference. Whether you grow herbs for a hobby, use herbs for healing, or want to start a commercial herb operation, you will find many interesting sessions and hands-on workshops and plant walks to participate in!

Wild Herb Weekend July 22-24, 2016

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2016 Keynote Tradd Cotter, Mycologist



  Updates coming for 2016.
Saturday Schedule 2016     Sunday Schedule 2016     Teacher Bios     Class Descriptions
Best Foods Contest - Win $50 Cash!!

Food is one of the main "delivery systems" for many of our wonderful herbs, and we are always looking for new recipes. So, plan to share by bringing in a favorite dish for the Best Foods Contest. Not only do you have a good chance to win $50, but your efforts will be appreciated by all attendees at the Friday night reception. Categories are: Most Tasty, Most Herbal, and Most Creative. To participate, you must bring a dish and present the written recipe with the name of your dish, recommended amounts, and your name. Also, please bring a serving spoon, tongs, or fork if needed to serve your dish. Winning recipes are published in the newsletter!


The raffle is a perennial favorite at WHW. With a donation from each vendor, as well as member and sponsor donations, there is always something for everyone to vie for!


The raffle is more than just good fun - all funds raised from the raffle go to support our internship program. The 2014 raffle raised enough to cover the cost of four interns (see Internship Program below) in 2015!


Please consider donating an item to the raffle!

Internship Opportunities

Being an intern is an excellent opportunity for young people to attend WHW tuition free, a $275 value! Interns are in charge of coordinating the raffle, assisting presenters, and helping the NCHA members who run the conference. Interns also have the opportunity to attend some of the classes, have lunch with the conference keynote speaker, and still have lots of time for networking, making new friends, and having fun!


Learn more about the internship program

Sponsor Opportunities

Our generous sponsors help us keep WHW great year after year. Benefits include advertisement in our WHW program and on our website, as well as weekend tickets and more!


Learn more about sponsorship

Vending at WHW

Vending at WHW is fun and profitable! The vendor booths are a popular place to visit during down times. Vendors are also able to attend all WHW classes, events, and meals!


More about vending

About Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis has been the home of WHW for more than 25 years! A gorgeous place to stay, it is rustic yet cozy. Shared rooms come complete with linens and towels, and you can indicate your roommate preference with your registration.


More about lodging and what to bring