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Garden States – Cultivating Ethnobotanical Plant Knowledge

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Garden States 2021 – A Forum for Cultivating Ethnobotanical Plants, Knowledge, and Community.

David Holmgren will be presenting at this event: two full days of ethnobotanical knowledge sharing and discussion on psychedelic plants and culture, ethnobotany, conservation, research, science, and art. Get your hands dirty and learn to grow and share ethnobotanical plants with the experts.

The program will explore relationships between humankind and plants, including gardening, conservation and sustainability, culture, art, spirituality, philosophy, research and politics. Garden States is designed to encourage community building around medicinal plants, research, and psychedelic culture.

Get your hands dirty and learn from the experts on how to grow and share ethnobotanical plants. Participate in community-lead learning and meet like-minded botanical folk from across Australia.

The main conference will take place on Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd. On Sunday, October 3rd, we will host an informal community social day, which will include a plant meet and book swap in the afternoon.

The Garden States conference will have multiple stages hosting simultaneous presentations, as well as a bustling, ethnobotanical marketplace. We hope you can attend this special event. Join us in planting seeds for earth, body, and mind.

There will now be two full days of formal content, including lectures from some amazing presenters predominantly from Australia and New Zealand. Guests will include, but will in no way be limited to Bruce PascoeJanet LaurenceDavid HolmgrenAlison PouliotKeeper TroutDavid Nickles and Margaret Ross.

Garden States 2021 will be an expanded version of the program we’d planned to deliver in 2020 but moved due to Covid 19. Given the circumstances, some minor changes to the program and the way we run events in a COVID-19 world may occur.

Entheogenesis Australis is a charitable, educational organisation established in 2004. We provide opportunities for critical thinking and knowledge sharing on ethnobotanical plants, fungi, nature, and sustainability. Through our conferences and workshops, we aim to celebrate the culture, art, politics and community around medicine plants in the hope to better wellbeing for humankind and the planet.

As our last few EGA symposiums and events have sold out well in advance, and tickets are strictly limited, we highly recommend booking your Garden States tickets early. There are no single-day passes; We offer discounted tickets for First Nations people, as well as concession & hardship tickets. Young adults need to attend with a guardian and have tickets purchased by a guardian on their behalf.

Garden States 2021 will offer much more than even our most enthusiastic botanical minded friends could have hoped. With that in mind, we hope to see you all at this extraordinary ethnobotanical event and wish you, your family, and communities all the best over the coming months.

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December 3
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Springvale City Hall
397 - 405 Springvale Rd
Springvale, Victoria 3171 Australia
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