The Green Gathering Herbal Conference is an annual educational event for novice and seasoned practitioners in the Pacific Northwest. We gather in the spirit of advancing knowledge, promoting a system of sustainable healthcare, and honoring the healing traditions of our bioregion. Our goal is to elevate the practice of herbalism, increase access to botanical wellness, and create dialogue about the ways in which we might we our traditions with a global approach to herbalism.
Camano Island State Park is a 173-acre camping park with 6,700-feet of rocky shoreline and beach. The park provides sweeping views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier. Comb the beach, watch the boat traffic or hike the forest loop trails.
Camano Island State Park is a Washington state park in Island County, Washington in the United States. It is 14 miles southwest of Stanwood on Camano Island, a drive-on island in the Puget Sound.
Address: 2269 Lowell Point Rd, Camano Island, WA 98282
Phone: (360) 387-3031
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 GGC. 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!
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The conference weekend includes 2 days of dynamic classes covering diverse perspectives and a wide range of topics for the budding and rooted herbalist. Our teachers come from all over the PNW to share their wisdom and experience. Additionally, we have scheduled an opening ritual, children’s camp, yoga classes, community potlucks, and an onsite clinic with opportunities for private consultations with Dr. Ryan Drum.
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Kimberly Gallagher is very excited to be bringing the Herb Fairies to the Green Gathering this year. Kimberly will be heading up the children’s program, sharing activities from her Herb Fairies children’s learning program. We’ll be making fairy houses and our own fairies and generally spreading magic around the camp. We’re also planning some kids yoga and singing, herbal project and crafting fun. Hope your children will be excited to join our weekend tribe!
The Green Gathering Herbal Conference is a grassroots educational and community event in its fourth 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, 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.
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.