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1. Why do the tickets for herbals conferences cost what they do?

2. Do you have any Scholarships or other ways that I can get a free ticket?

3. Can I volunteer to work in exchange for a ticket?

4. What kinds of ticket discounts do you offer?

5. Why are the day passes higher in comparison to full weekend tickets?

6. What is your ticket refund policy?

7. Is there a special price for kids and teens?

8. Do you provide childcare?

9. Are there any special programs for kids to participate in?

10. How do I apply to become a Sponsor of this event?

11. Does Plant Healer have Non-Profit status?

12. What if I want to be a Vendor?

13. What are the lodging options?

14. What about meals?

15. How do I get from the airport to the site if I choose to fly?

16. What kinds of weather should we expect?

17. Do you accept class proposals for teaching at next year’s Plant Healer event?

 

1.

Q: Why do the tickets for herbals conferences cost what they do?

A: Organizers face considerable costs when putting on their respective events, on top of 12 full months of work... including rental of the site and buildings, printing and advertising, administration and staff, and especially Presenter fees and transportation costs.

 

2.

Q: Do you have any Scholarships or other ways that I can get a free ticket? I’m a student and poor.

A: We’re all lifelong students, it is hoped, and many of us involved with plants and healing tend to have modest or minimal income. And we certainly need your help with funds to make these gatherings work. That said, we certainly do offer scholarships – as well as time payments, barter, and work trade – to anyone who would be unable to attend otherwise, awarded according to one’s level of need. Write for an application: PlantHealer@PlantHealer.org

 

3.

Q: Can I volunteer to work in exchange for a ticket?

A: We accept a limited number of volunteers each year, each working from 10 to 20 hours in trade for admission. Write us for an Application if you would like to volunteer for the coming event: PlantHealer@PlantHealer.org

 

4.

Q: What kinds of ticket discounts do you offer?

A: The largest discount is for “Early Sprout” Registration, with the price of tickets going up a little every few months until reaching full price closer to the conference. To get the best deal, be sure to get your tickets during the Winter prior to the event. We also offer group discounts, and larger discounts for herbal school groups. Inquire: PlantHealer@PlantHealer.org

 

5.

Q: Why are the day passes higher in comparison to the full weekend tickets?

A: Higher price for day passes are meant to encourage folks to bond as community by being on site for the entire event, while still making attendance possible for those who absolutely can’t stay for any longer.

 

6.

Q: What is your ticket refund policy?

A: Our refund policy can be found on the Registration page where you initially go for tickets.

 

7.

Q: Is there a special price for kids and teens?

A: Absolutely. It order to encourage the active participation of the young, we offer tickets at 1/4 of the normal price to attendees 9 to 17 years old, and kids 7 and under come free.

 

8.

Q: Do you provide childcare?

A: Do to the cost of insurance, we can’t personally take responsibility for anyone’s children, but we have a Youth Camp featuring not only kid classes but also cooperative childcare supervised by participating parents.

 

9.

Q: Are there any special programs for kids to participate in?

A: Indeed, we schedule several classes just for youth every year, including some designed for the very young, with others geared for pre-teens and teens.

 

10.

Q: How do I apply to become a Sponsor of a Plant Healer event, and what are the benefits to me?

A: Depending on the support level, Sponsors may receive free Registration, extra tickets that can be sold for given away, promotion of various kinds, a free Vendor/Information table in the Healer’s Market on site, or even lodging and meals. Go to the Sponsor page of the website for an application, which lists the various levels of support and what you will receive in the way of promotion in exchange.

 

11.

Q: Does Plant Healer have Non-Profit status? I could increase the amount of our Sponsorship contribution, if you were 501c3.

A: We don’t yet have and may never get official nonprofit status. Your contributions could be considered advertising expenses or gifts, but not as a nonprofit donation write-off on your federal taxes.

 

12.

Q: What if I want to be sell my products at a Plant Healer Gathering?

A: Vendor tables and healing spaces are for rent, more info on the Vendor page.

 

13.

Q: What are the lodging options?

A: There are very reasonably priced rooms at the Ft. Lewis event site, and there are also several nearby campgrounds in the surrounding National Forest. For full details go to our Lodging, Camping & Meals page.

 

14.

Q: What about meals while we’re at the conference?

A: As explained on the Meals page of the website, most participants purchase the Meal Plans offered by the college for the entire event in advance, there are also restaurants in nearby Durango, and campers may want to bring their own food to eat.

 

15.

Q: What are the options for getting to the site?

A: You can fly either into Durango or Albuquerque (4 hrs away), and then either rent a car for the weekend, get a cab, or take advantage of various shuttle services to get to our event site. Full details and contact information are found on the Transportation & Directions page. You may also want to share the cost of a rental with others, and you can make such arrangements by posting on the conference RideShare Forum.

 

16.

Q: What kinds of weather should we expect, and how should we dress?

A: The weather high in the mountains in mid June is usually cool at night and warm and sunny in the afternoons, but sporadic rain is always a possibility in the unpredictable West. As a result, we recommend a wide range of clothing and footwear as explained on the What To Bring page.

 

17. Do you accept class proposals for teaching at next year’s Plant Healer event?

We are more than happy to get exciting new proposals, even from herbalists and others who are little “known.” Please write us for the latest application at: PlantHealer@PlantHealer.org. Thank you!

 

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