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3 days of Herb classes, community and conversation.

We are now in the fifth year and feel more cohesive than ever. Join us for our herbal community celebration on Camano Island State Park, a drive on island (no ferry)  an hour north from Seattle or an hour south from Bellingham. We gather to learn about all things herbal and feel blessed that we can do this on the shores of the Salish sea surrounded by old growth forest. There are several goals with this Gathering - to be outside in nature while learning about the Magic of Nature, to be affordable and accessible to diverse walks of life and to be in a place where we can get together and be fascinated about herbal medicine and earth centric wisdom. There is fantastic camping, in the group area or alone, or come along for the day and stay a while around the fire. Check out the WorkshopsTeachers and FAQ and purchase your Tickets now!
 

When: 29th June - 1st July starting 12pm Friday - 3pm Sunday
Where: Camano Island State Park, WA
How Much? $125 for all 3 days including camping, $98 for 3 days without camping, $45 -55 per day

Workshops and Teachers

The Pacific Northwest is home to many amazing plantfolk - clinical and community herbalists, medicine makers, gardeners, kitchen witches, beekeepers, and more. We are honored to have this rich diversity represented at GG. Experienced and renowned teachers, as well as saplings from the next generation of healers, will be sharing their wisdom with you. Come curious and expect to be inspired! View our list of teachers

The conference weekend includes 3 days of dynamic classes covering diverse perspectives and a wide range of topics for the budding and rooted herbalist. Herbalism is a practice that comes from a rich and varied lineage founded in the storytelling of experience passed down. Our teachers come from all over the PNW to share their wisdom and experience and their knowing. 

 Additionally, we have scheduled an opening ritual, children’s camp, community potlucks, and an onsite clinic with opportunities for private consultations with Dr. Ryan Drum and Micheal Altman. View our Schedule and Workshops

Join Us for a Fantastic Time At Kids Camp

We are excited to be announcing a very special herbalist leading the Kids Camp this year!

Welcoming Kristine Brown, author and creator of Herbal Roots Zine, a fantastic publication that has engaged kids of all ages in the practice of herbalism and fascination with plants. If you don't know this magazine we highly recommend checking it out - Here's what one reader has to say

"Though directed at kids, Herbal Roots Zine is IDEAL for adults.  I love how it keeps things simple, and I love the great, beautiful art. You get to learn through information and recipes sure, but the REAL magic is in the PLAY…songs, poems, crafts, puzzles and stories. These are the oldest form of human learning. We’re hard wired for it, and this is why Herbal Roots Zine is the most effective herbal learning tool I have seen. Kristine is an amazing artist and herbalist. As a mom of 4 kids, she has a true gift for connecting with kids. Though my own children really love Herbal Roots Zine, secretly, it’s me who spends the most time with it. Shhhh.- John Gallagher, L.Ac., LearningHerbs.com and creator of Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game

So we are super excited she is leading programs for the 3-11 year olds including games, projects and observations of the local fauna around, In the works will be nettle fiber and dying as well as some fun infusions and potions magic.

Kids Camp is included in child ticket for ages 3-11  - If you would like to register your child for Kids Camp please email  the name and age of your child(ren) to greengatheringwa@gmail.com to complete registration after ticket purchase.

Latest Gathering News and Herbal Gossip

Schedule and Teachers are announced! Check out our line up this year!
The market place is full! We are delighted to be hosting these wonderful Crafts-Folks and Potion Mixers

The Wales have sum by and Summer is taking over as we are excited to see the profuse blossoming of the Haw and Rose as the Yarrow and Mugwort also explode into flower. Our Market Place is full, the teachers are excited and we are gearing up for a full event of herbal love. We will be having a tea tent, complementary morning coffee and some incredible crafts and herbal explorations at the kids camp with Kristine Brown. Our Herbal Panel on Sunday is shaping up, where you will be able to ask Katolen Yardley, , Skeeter, Joyce Netishen, Fern Wynn and Denise Joy all about Herbs for Resilience and hopefully you are all brewing potions for the cocktail competition at the sunset potluck by the beach, Saturday night. Tickets are selling fast so don't delay and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The Founders

The Green Gathering Herbal Conference is a grassroots educational and community event in its fifth year. The conference was born out of conversations between four herbalists who wished for a gathering rooted in a fierce commitment to plants and teachers, PNW bioregion, diversity in community, affordability, and accessibility. Out of this vision Alyssa, Anna, Kelly Ann and Natasha conjured up a space that is immersed in Nature, celebratory of our diverse local herbal scene, and global in perspective. We are also excited to welcome a new member of the core team, Emma Day.

By weaving together many healing traditions and aspects of healing work (physical, emotional, spiritual), there are opportunities for both beginners and advanced practitioners to deepen their knowledge. It is also wildly fun! Our mission is to provide tools that empower folks to develop a respectful relationship with the plants that nourish and heal us. Join us as we reclaim our birthright - wellness and vitality through connection with Mother Earth, our human and plant family.