Embarking on an ethnobotanical journey means that you are choosing to contribute to stewardship of the local area by creating value for the local people to maintain their traditional knowledge. EBJ contributes to local communities through sustainable income to preserve their cultural heritage and diversity of native plant species.
Embarcarse en un viaje etnobotánico significa que usted está eligiendo para contribuir a la administración de la zona mediante la creación de valor para la población local para mantener sus conocimientos tradicionales. EBJ contribuye a las comunidades locales a través de ingresos sostenibles para preservar su patrimonio cultural y la diversidad de especies de plantas nativas.
Convergence Dates: Mar 28th - Mar 31st, 2014
In permaculture, the Edge is the most diverse and abundant place. It is where the species from two differnt zones meet and where life develops. Whether it is along a water front, where the meadow meets the forest or where the continents meet, here is where we find the most life! Costa Rica is located in between North and South America and in between two oceans. With many microclimates Costa Rica is home to hundreds of tropical and temperate medicinal plants, trees, fruits and fungi! Abundant wildlife, inspiring landscape, diverse population all helped develop the country's most beloved phrase... Pura Vida... Pure LIFE!
We are working hard to reach out to many regional plant people and members of indigenous communities in Costa Rica to make the event a true convergence of plant knowledge to be shared and exchanged at this unique conference.
Class topics in the works: Tropical Bitters, Caribbean Cooking, Tropical Essential Oils, Tropical Elixirs, Entheogens, Botanical illustration, Medicinal Fruit Trees in Permaculture, Tropical Flower Essences, Ethnomedicine, & Cacao, Sacred Seeds Program, Tropical Superfoods and Nutrition.
We will explore their Semillas Sagradas (the Sacred Seeds Project) a medicinal plant collection that spans two acres, and meet and talk with the co-founders of this project. You’ll learn more about the Biodynanic farming methods that are deeply engrained in the management of Luna Nueva’s farm.
Learn and explore with: Costa Rican ethnobotanist Rafa O'Campo; Biodynamic farmer and Luna Nueva founder Steven Farrell; and Tom Newmark, Chair of Greenpeace Fund USA and co-founder with Steven of the Tropical Farming Systems Trial.