Join us for 3 days of Herbal Exploration! Welcome to the Green Gathering, Washington state’s community herbal festival, volunteer ran with all proceeds going back into the herbal community.

This year we will be bringing in the Solstice together - the Green Gathering will be celebrating its 6th year at Camano Island State park on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of June - tickets are for sale! Sign up to our newsletter for notifications

Proudly supported by the American Herbalists Guild and our sponsors above

3 days of Herb classes, community and conversation

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 at single sites, or come along for the day and stay a while around the fire. Check out the WorkshopsTeachers and FAQ and purchase your Tickets now!

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.
 

When: 21st-23rd June - 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
Volunteer driven - All proceeds go back into our community

 Children are an important part of the Green Gathering community. Every year we all enjoy seeing them immersed in the culture of creative expression and deep learning that we collectively experience. We also know it’s important that they have time and space to build their own tribe and do what children are meant to do - play! 

The Children’s Camp is a place for children ages 2-12 to explore and connect in a safe, nurturing environment. There will be opportunities for open-ended play, nature based crafts, and sensory activities that encourage connection with our plant allies. 

Snacks, quiet time, and bathroom breaks will be provided, but naps and diaper changes cannot be accommodated. Please note that the Children’s Camp is open only during class times; children must be picked up for lunch. All children must be registered prior to the start of the Green Gathering.  The cost of Children’s Camp is included in the child ticket. Last minute sign ups at the event are discouraged, but will be accepted at Friday check-in. A coordinator will contact each caregiver prior to the Gathering with a mandatory registration form.  

Coordinators Sam Podmajerski and Alyssa DeBord are mamas and herbalists who hold degrees in Early Childhood Education. For those in the Seattle area, Sam provides a home based preschool program called Seed to Sprout Early Learning that draws on the Reggio-Emilia, Montessori and Waldorf pedagogies. They spend most of our time outside studying nature through the seasons and focus on the process of creation rather than the product. 



Sam Podmajorski

Sam Podmajorski

Alyssa DeBord

Alyssa DeBord

Workshops and Teachers

The Pacific Northwest is home to many amazing plantfolk - clinical and community herbalists, medicine makers, gardeners, kitchen witches, beekeepers, and many more. We are honored to have this rich diversity represented at the 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. Our teachers come from all over the PNW to share their wisdom, experience, and knowing. 

 Additionally, we have scheduled an opening solstice ritual, an herbal cocktail contest, children’s camp, a wild foods community potluck, and an on-site clinic with opportunities for private consultations with Dr. Ryan Drum and Micheal Altman. View our Schedule and Workshops

Latest Gathering News and Herbal Gossip

Solstice theme and celebration! Join us in ceremony as we bring in the solstice at the start of the Gathering on Friday. This year we have shifted the dates to the middle of June as we need to avoid the opening of crab season and the rumble of boats and traffic throughout the park. In years past we have found that June is a quieter more peaceful month for us to occupy the state park for our gathering. Do sign up for the newsletter!! We will let you know when volunteer and scholarship tickets are available as well as when general ticket sales open up. We are excited to be approaching another year of fantastic herbal classes and events.

The Founders

The Green Gathering Herbal Conference is a grassroots educational and community event in its sixth 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, our 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 have now been joined by the talented Emma Day, and welcome anyone who wants to get involved to contact us.

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, and our human and plant family.