Pre-registration is required to attend the Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium. No drop-ins permitted.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the cancellation policy.


Registration will open February 2 at 7am.

Session 1: TBA

Session 2: May 22-25 (Memorial Day)

Session 3: September 4-7. (Labor Day)


Registration fees for the Spring Session are as follows and include all classes, meals, camping and events (prices are per session):

  • Regular Registrant: $390 - $490, sliding scale
  • Elder 60 & over, if needed: $250-$275 sliding scale (limited reduced rates available)
  • Young womyn, ages 12-20: $150-$175 sliding scale (limited reduced rates available)
  • Children, under 12: $40-$80 sliding scale
  • Infants 0-18 months: free
  • Work Exchange: $140
  • This year you will have the option of paying with PayPal for the May sessions.

For questions or if you are interested in applying for Work Exchange or a Scholarship please see those pages.

Contact Terri:
(707) 824-1429
PO Box 598
Graton, CA 95444

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel: If you cancel before May 1st we will refund your full registration minus a $50.00 processing fee. If you need to cancel after May 1st for Spring Sessions 1 & 2 and August 1st for Fall Session, you will need to find your own replacement and work out the finances directly with her. No refunds are available after this date (call us for possible replacements from our waiting list).

All requests for refunds must be in writing.
No exceptions.

Please allow 3-5 weeks for refund processing.

If we cancel: NCWHS has full intentions of holding the Symposium rain or shine. However, in the event that we are forced to cancel before May 10th, for Spring sessions one and two, and August 10th for Fall session, we will refund as much of the registration fee as possible, to be determined at that time. If it becomes necessary for us to cancel after May 10th for Spring sessions one and two and August 10th for Fall session, we may be unable to refund any of the registration fee.

ASL interpretation is available upon request with advanced notice.

*Please Note:

This year we we will continue the practice of using wristbands. Everyone will be expected to wear her wristband all weekend and anyone found without one, will be asked to leave. To honor ourselves, each other, the kitchen and the organizers it has become necessary to monitor in such a way. Thank you for understanding.

Can I attend for just one day? Click here for the answer.

We will gather at Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, California. (Mendocino County)