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What should I bring to the Green Gathering?

If you are camping, be sure to bring a tent and other usual camping gear. We encourage everyone to bring a tea mug, plateware and utensils for community meals, a chair to sit in during lectures, a notepad and writing utensil, and cash for the vendor area and tea tent. You may also wish to bring a yoga mat for morning yoga and a swimsuit for our invigorating morning dips in the Puget Sound. If you are planning to participate if the community potlucks, we ask that you bring food to share if available - homegrown, foraged, and homemade encouraged. For those wishing to enter the herbal cocktail competition bring your libations!

Is car camping an option?

No, cars must be parked away from the group camp area. When you arrive, there is a small parking lot where you can unload your gear. After finding your camping spot, please take your car down the beach parking. It is a 10-15 minute walk back up to camp. If you have limited mobility, please contact us so that we may make sure you are comfortable and accommodated.

Is childcare available?

Kimberly Gallagher, the creator of the Herb Fairies stories and Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game, is organizing a children’s camp for ages 2-10. During class times, parents can bring their children to the camp, where they’ll be engaged in experiential herbal learning of their own! Please note that a ticket must be purchased for all children over the age of 2. This provides the option of using the children’s camp, or not.

What is the food situation?

The Green Gathering has a tradition of holding community potlucks at the beach at dinnertime where we share wild, foraged, and local foods. We are excited to announce that in addition there will be catered breakfasts and lunches from local chef Chris Nau. Chef Nau has a farm-to-table restaurant in Port Orchard called Bay Street Bistro, and recently placed first the World Chef Challenge. In keeping with the Green Gathering’s commitment to affordability and accessibility, meals will be $15 each for an adult and $5 each for a child. Visit our ticket page to purchase. If you are not purchasing meals, please plan to bring a cooler of food with you. There are very limited dining options, and all require driving out of the conference.

What is Dr. Ryan Drum’s herbal clinic?

Dr. Drum is offering 30min one-on-one consultations for a $40 fee. Consultations are purchased on the Green Gathering ticket page; signups for consutation times available upon arrival to the conference.

What is the policy on drug, tobacco, and alcohol use?

No smoking or drug use please - this is a family friendly event. Many people do bring alcohol to share at the potlucks, and that is permissible. Last year we had a very lively herbal cocktail competition that may spontaneously occur again :)

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, but animals must be leashed at all times. We reserve the right to ask owners of disruptive animals to remove them.

I am a medicine maker/grower/herb crafter/kitchen witch/artist. Can I sell my goods?

Yes! We encourage you to come and share your creations. Please note there is a $75 fee upon acceptance, this includes cost of attending although there are times when you are required to be at your booth. Contact

Are scholarships available?

It has always been our goal to make the Gathering affordable and accessible to all. First, we encourage everyone to purchase tickets while they’re at the early bird price (up until June). For those who want to attend but are experiencing financial hardship, we offer partial scholarships in exchange for a certain number of volunteer hours. . Contact to learn about our volunteer opportunities.

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