You’re invited to the 6th annual 2017 Dandelion Seed Conference, October 13-15 at the Evergreen State College Longhouse in Olympia, WA featuring keynote speaker Larken Bunce of the Vermont Center of Integrative Herbalism! It is an honor and joy to bring together such a vibrant and engaged community of herbalists and plant enthusiasts.
The Dandelion Seed Conference aims to propagate accessible herbal medicine for social and community healing, offering 3 days of workshops and classes for all levels of herbal enthusiasts. We facilitate this conference with respect and gratitude to the Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes whose land it takes place on. We aim to amplify less heard perspectives, create space for courageous and vulnerable reciprocal learning, and cultivate connection to land and place in a way that supports an accessible, anti-oppressive herbalism.
The Dandelion Seed Conference is unique from other herbal conferences in that it is a fundraiser for community herbal projects. The main portion of conference income supports our local Olympia Community Herbal Clinic, a sliding-scale, all-volunteer run herbal clinic that has been in operation since 2008. The past two years, the conference has been successful enough that we have surpassed our goal to meet the operating budget of OCHC, and have been able to expand clinic services, make donations to the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council, and purchase a massage table for Portland, OR’s Community Care Night - a free integrative drop-in clinic. We hope to continue using this fundraiser to support like-minded projects.
Stay tuned for more information on who’ll be presenting, registration, and more! If you’re interested in helping prepare for the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dandelion Seed Conference organizers