Afro Botany Immersion Conference 2022                      
Date: August 25th -September 3rd, 2022
Office Address: 226 Downer Drive Clarksville TN 37042
Contact Us: 615.499.6849
Sponsored By: NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health
Lodging: TBA

Cost: $3100.00
Anyone receiving a BIPOC Scholarship Will Pay: $2750.00

Price Includes: (this schedule is tentative and can change without notice)

Round-Trip Shuttle Transportation from San Jose Airport to retreat site
Shared Lodging Accommodations  
(7) breakfast meals
(2) Lunches
(1) Dinners
All workshops, Ceremonies & Rituals
Cahuita National Park Tour
Plant Walk Garden Tour
Indigenous Reserve Excursion  
Afro Caribbean Cooking Class
Afro Costa Rican Day Celebration in Limon

Afro-Botany:  The interdisciplinary study and implementation of traditional botanical strategies used by Africans and their descendants throughout the African Diaspora. Afro-botany includes ethnomedicine, history, environmental science, spirituality, trauma recovery, educational repatriation and health policy decolonization.

Mission:  To provide a safe, academic yet traditional community space to explore, experience and document the botanical and wellness knowledge of the African Diaspora, and to create relationships which empower us to contribute to the survival of Afro-botany and Traditional African Medicine.

The work team of the Afro-Botany Conference has created a format in which academic, technical and policy presentations take place concurrently with traditional and Afro-centric models. These include elder hierarchy, creating community, respectful relationships, meal sharing, song, dance, honoring elements of nature and story-telling.

Instead of the conventional strategy of one-way knowledge harvesting, our model includes returning information to its rightful owners or their kin. This is achieved through inviting community members to activities, posting information digitally, offering free online classes, and encouraging ethnobotanists to turn over copies of interviews with Afro-Costa Rican & other elders if they contain ancestral wisdom.

In addition, the conference serves as a space for policy creators to educate themselves and each other, with the goal of sensitizing the health and education systems with respect to traditional Afro-based wellness strategies. We have invited a number of community members who represent politics, health care, law, traditional medicine and advocacy.  
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Our Sacred Community Agreements: 1) Respect and care for every individual in our community—including respecting individuals’ identities & backgrounds.  2) Respect and care for the living plant communities.  3) Respect and care for the land-including all beings that live on the land. Respect physical & emotional boundaries. 4) Use language that is respectful. 5) Avoid language that may be potentially racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, or transphobic. Commit to nonviolence, anti-oppression, and compassion with all communication that takes place within our classroom and events. 6) Be willing to actively listen, share, participate, and make space for silence.  7) Engage in cultural & community exchanges that come from a place of respect, reciprocity & right relationship.  8) Avoid the appropriation of culture, traditions, and practices. 9) Center decision making in ways that honor our ancestors & traditions and also respect the needs of the next generations and the Earth.   *
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*All of our lodging accommodations are shared rooms. Based on your answer above would you prefer a single room? If your answer is yes, your registration will incur an additional fee to accommodate this request. *
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Do you have any mental or physical disabilities that we should know about. Please note that our facility in Cost Rica is partially wheelchair accessible due to the natural terrain. Please indicate any limitations you may have, as some activities and excursions may be limited based on wheelchair accessibility. *
I understand that I will pay a non-refundable $500.00  to secure my space if this application is accepted. Remaining balance (s) must be paid on or before July 1st, 2022 or you will forfeit your space without a refund.  Please send deposit payment to: NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health via Zelle: or Via Money Order. Monthly installments can be made in any amount you wish, however your account must be paid in full no later than July 1st 2022. *
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