How it Works

When you submit your online registration a spot will automatically be held for you. You will be prompted to make an online payment. There is an additional processing fee 3% if you pay with a credit card. You also have the option of paying by check or money order within 5 days with no extra fee. You will receive an email confirming your online registration.

  • Regular Registrant: $490 - $600, sliding scale
  • Elder 60 & over, if needed: $350-$400 sliding scale (limited reduced rates available)
  • Young womyn, ages 12-20: $175-$200 sliding scale (limited reduced rates available)
  • Children, ages 19 mos - 11 yrs: $60-$100 sliding scale
  • Infants, 0-18 months: free (please register your infant)
  • Work Exchange $150, please register online and complete online fill-in application.

Scholarship, please register online and complete online fill-in application. We are able to offer a limited number of scholarships, with preference given to women who are unable to participate in work exchange due to a medical reason. 

We also offer a limited number of scholarships for women of color, no application needed.  

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel: If you cancel before May 1st for the Spring Sessions and August 1st for Fall Session, we will refund your full registration minus a $25.00 processing fee. If you need to cancel after this date, you will need to find your own replacement and work out the finances directly with her. No refunds, transfers or credits are available after these dates.

All requests for refunds must be in writing (email is sufficient). No exceptions.  

If we cancel: NCWHS has full intentions of holding each Session rain or shine. However, in the event that we are forced to cancel before May 10th for Spring Sessions or before 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 these dates 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.

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

Women of Color Rising: Intentional Space for Women Of Color at NCWHS

Since 1991,  NCWHS has been creating space to celebrate womanhood through reclaiming women’s sacred wisdom, ritual, and herbal knowledge predominantly in the Western European traditions. From the beginning, NCWHS has included women from many different traditions, although the majority attending have generally been of European heritage. In 2019, we began an open conversation about race, and that work continues. Just as we—as women—have created intentional space for ourselves to come together and heal, in 2023, we will be creating intentional space for women of color within the Symposium, a safe space within a safe space, and are excited to deepen our awareness of how we all can best support racial and ethnic diversity, inclusion and belonging for all members of our community.

A  deep bow of Gratitude to Aya de Leon, Shereel Washington, Naomi Stein, and Susannah Mackintosh for creating and leading us in this.

Anti-Jewish sentiment and hate crimes are at an all time high in the U.S. NCWHS is a safe space for all women and will be creating a safe space within the safe space for all Jewish women to come together for Shabbat and Havdalah rituals, as well as classes to learn and share cultural plant knowledge. Jewish women of all levels of knowledge and connection to the community are warmly welcome to all events. Any woman wanting to learn more about Jewish cultures are welcome to join us for the classes and the Havdalah rituals on Saturday nights (Shabbat will be specifically for Jewish women to meet and connect).

In our efforts to be more welcoming and inclusive to women from diverse backgrounds this year we will doing the following.

At Session 2

We will have designated space for women of color (WOC).

Throughout the weekend, WOC can opt-in to a WOC only camping area and a WOC eating area.

WOC are also invited to come in early, on Thursday May 25,  to ground together on the land before Symposium opens  (WOC please email us if you'd like to do this at:

We will also have a panel/workshop titled: Sprouting Liberation: Courageous Conversations around Race, Ethnicity, and Belonging at NCWHS  to which all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

At Both Session 1 and Session 2

There will be a ritual and sharing space for Jewish women during Shabbat and Havdalah on Saturday afternoon.