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 continue to work hard this year to bring together regional plant people and members of indigenous communities in Costa Rica to make this event a true convergence of plant knowledge to be shared and exchanged at this unique conference. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
We want to thank the women of Republic of Light for thier amazing work in capturing the essesnse of planetary healing and deep connectivity of those who felt inspired to attend the Medicines from the Edge: Tropical Herbal Convergence. Check out, support www.republicoflight.com and be inspired by the work they are doing -- capturing truly epic moments while traveling the Americas.
This was a gathering of herbalists from the Americas to celebrate our diversity and learn about the abundant medicines from the Neo-Tropics. Costa Rica, a bridge between North and South America which has diverse micro-climates where we can find temperate familiars and exotic rainforest healers. We explored the range of ethnobotanically significant plants from indigenous and Afro-Caribbean, Costa Rica as well as other plants from the Americas.