Winter Travel and Leaning, Hawaii and Costa Rica Opportunities!

New Hawaii travel intensive with Kathleen Harrison – Jan. 28 – Feb. 9, 2014
Supporting the work of

~ Come study ETHNOBOTANY for 12 days & nights, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 9, 2014 in South Kona, Big Island, Hawaii ~
Learn together about all aspects of plants, their uses, and their lore. We’ll learn in our tropical classroom, on the beaches, in gardens, on the forested mountain, and roaming the volcano. Join our small group and guest teachers for an enriching time, looking at glorious nature through the eyes of various cultures. We will focus particularly on the worldviews of Pacific migratory cultures and the native peoples of the Americas, but set in global history. We’ll spend time at two botanical gardens, and amid the giant tree ferns and diversity of the upland South Kona forests.

Cost is $2,950, which covers all lodging, meals, on-island transportation, field trips, and exceptional teachers. $500 of your fee is a tax-deductible contribution to Botanical Dimensions, to help maintain the Hawaiian Forest-Garden that we’ll visit. Please consider joining us for another marvelous learning adventure. Maximum group size is twelve participants. (Participants reserve and purchase their own flights.)

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Note: Kathleen Harrison has taught a course similar to this, on this beloved Big Island, for over a decade. The group experience just keeps getting better! Join this unique teacher and absorb her knowledge and love of nature, in surroundings that will soothe and delight your senses.

Costa Rica, Herbal Convergence
Medicines from the Edge: a Tropical Herbal 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 different 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!
For more information

EXPLORE THE EDGE: Intercultural Eco-Wellness Tour of Costa Rica with Rebecca Wood before the Herbal Convergence
MARCH 21-31, 2004 …

For cost and details see attachment of the flyer . This is an amazing opportunity to save on the convergence and the tour when you book together and most important spend tipdf iconme with tropical healing plants, doing yoga with Rebecca Wood along the way. I can not think of a more healing get away to heal your soul, nourish your body and invigorate your ethnobotanical knowledge in regards to tropical medicinal foods and herbs!! Plus 5 % of proceeds go to United Plant Savers as we work to raise money for the Jim and Peggy Duke Welcome Center and reading room at the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary!