Afro Botany Immersion Conference 2020 Registration
This conference is Sponsored by the NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health
www.naturalchoicesbotanica.com
Email: Afrobotanyimmersion@gmail.com
615.499.6849

*The Plants, The People, The Culture
August 25th- September 2nd, 2020
Limon Provence Cahuita, Costa Rica

Cost: $2500.000 per person

Price Includes:

Round-Trip Shuttle Transportation from San Jose Airport to retreat site
Shared Lodging Accommodations @ Goddess Garden Retreat Center
www.thegoddessgarden.com
(7) breakfast meals
(2) Lunches
(2) Dinners
All workshops & Ceremonies
Cahuita National Park Tour
Plant Walk Garden Tour
Indigenous Reserve Excursion
Cooking Class
Afro Costa Rican Day Celebration in Limon

More Information:

Come Join Us as we explore the medicine & the magic of the African Diaspora on the black beaches of Cahuita at the beautiful Goddess Garden Retreat Center www.thegoddessgarden.com in Cahuita Costa Rica. Cahuita is a small village tucked away on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, near the border with Panama. It's a gateway to Cahuita National Park, which has coral reefs and the white-sand beach of Playa Blanca. The park’s rain forest shelters toucans, monkeys and turtles. The black-sand beach of Playa Negra, is known for its strong waves and is situated north of the growing little city of Puerto Veijo.

What is Afro-Botany: The interdisciplinary study and implementation of traditional botanical strategies used by Africans and their descendants throughout the African Diaspora. Afro-botany includes culture, food, ethnomedicine, history, environmental science, spirituality, trauma recovery, educational & financial reparations and health policy decolonization. The Afro Botany Immersion Conference provides networking opportunities, that would otherwise not be accessible.

Our Mission: To provide a safe, academic yet traditional community space to explore, experience and document the botanical 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 Afro Botany Immersion Conference provides a exemplary opportunity for a wide spectrum of lay people, herbalist, doctors, scholars, researchers & policy makers to become culturally aware of the sensitive health practices and traditions that are still alive throughout the Diaspora.

The Afro Botany Immersion Conference was founded by Visionary, Herbalist & Holistic Nutritionist, Sobande Greer. She has worked tirelessly to insure the survival of our history and culture. She works with past co-founder Rachel Thomas of Hidden Gardens Ethonobotanical Sanctuary who has dedicated a portion of her garden as the Bush Medicine Circle in Puerto Veijo, Costa Rica https://hiddengarden.co/

Hidden Garden also offers a free virtual library, with a priority in documenting the wellness traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora, and of the Americas. To find more information on the topic of Afro Botany, use the search term AFR to see what we have available.

Today, the conference is co created by a small team of dedicated women and men who understand & honor the legacy of the African Diaspora. On behalf of the Afro Botany Immersion Conference we welcome you!
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Cancellation/ Refund Policy: The NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health will not issue any refunds or discounts for late arrivals, early departures, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness etc. Our cancellation policy is strictly enforced with no exceptions. We highly suggest that you purchase travel insurance to cover any unexpected things that might happen. Cancellations can be transferred to another person or applied towards the next NCB of Herbalism & Holistic Health Event of equal value.TRAVEL INSURANCE:The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstances is to purchase trip insurance. Travel Insurance can protect you in case:• you cancel your participation in the retreat• retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip• lost baggage• medical expenses should you become ill or injured If the NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health cancels: We will only cancel a event in the act of a natural disaster, act of the God/Goddess. In the event this happens we will issue participant registration fees paid on your account minus the deposit and a 20% service fee.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:All accounts must be paid in full on or before August 14th 2020.Questions, please contact our office: afrobotanyimmersion@gmail.com or call: 615.499.6849 *
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NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health Disclaimer & Liability. All participants must be 18 years of age or older unless with a legal guardian. Please note, by registering for this event you acknowledge the NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health acts only as agents for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, activities, or other services connected with this event. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers & The NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health and their respective employees, agents, representatives, and assigns accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or any other incident which may be caused by the negligence, defect, default of any company or person in performing these services. Responsibility is not accepted for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other such causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of the country in which they are provided. The NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the tours / trips arranged by our team . Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy, if desired, that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects as well as their personal health insurance policy. The NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health is not responsible for providing health insurance or healthcare while on the trip, we are not responsible for any flight cancellations or changes to your personal travel itinerary not provided by the trip. The tentative itinerary and schedule is available on www.naturalchoicesbotanica.com . Some activities may change slightly based on weather or other situations beyond our control while on the trip. Occasionally weather can become an issue and we reserve the right to not participate in a certain activity if it is deemed unsafe due to weather however we will replace cancelled activities with another of equal value. Health Insurance:If you are interested in looking at additional insurance while travelling, you can check out http://www.worldnomads.com/ travel insurance for independent and adventurous travelers, available to residents from over 150 countries. Air Travel: You are responsible for purchasing your own airfare. Your airport destination is the capitol San Jose, Costa Rica. We require all participants to arrive in country as early as possible. Ground transportation round-trip to the retreat site is included in your package. *
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