9th Annual 

Midwest Women's Herbal Conference

Living on Purpose

with keynotes & workshops by: 

Cornelia Cho, MD


Robin Rose Bennett, Herbalist & Author 

May 29, 30 & 31, 2020 •  Almond, WI 

Conference Update

After heart-centered consideration, the Midwest Women’s Herbal Coordinating Team wishes to announce that the 9th Annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference is being postponed until 2021. While we are deeply sad, we know that we will gather again. 


Registration for our Fall event, Mycelium Mysteries: A Women’s Mushroom Retreat, is now open, we encourage you to register here!


We also have a fantastic library of audio recordings from previous conferences for sale. Check out our audio store today, to start your learning journey. 


If you were registered for our Spring Herbal Conference, and any of its related events such as a 3 Day Immersion, or Pre-conference workshop, please be on the lookout for an email from us regarding your registration. If you don’t receive an email from us in this regard, please email herbwomen@gmail.com right away. 

With Keynote Speakers: 
Cornelia Cho MD
Robin Rose Bennett, Herbalist & Author
Join us for a gathering of the feminine; with a wide spectrum of acclaimed herbalists and each-based speakers, plant walks, and topics including herbs for family health, wild edibles, fermentation, permaculture, movement, herbal wisdom, wise woman ways and much more!

Learn from world-changing thinkers and movers in the world of women’s wisdom and herbalism. 


The 2020 Conference will be our ninth year as we gather together at Camp Helen Brachman, in Almond, WI (two hours from Milwaukee, and Madison; near Steven’s Point) with 400 women, teens and children. 


Along with the herbal education and personal growth workshops, women enjoy dance and body movement opportunities, singing, and nature walks. The village communes together around nourishing, mostly organic meals, swimming and enjoying the view of beautiful Pickerel Lake, in the heart of the camp, and soaking in the evening campfire. Whether tent camping or residing in the rustic cabins, women enjoy the natural beauty around the camp, with enough space to join a group or take a quiet walk alone. 


Beginning with a welcoming opening ceremony, bringing together the group intentions, each personal journey continues while held in the trusting and mysterious arms of nature. 

World-changing thinkers and movers in the world of women’s wisdom and herbalism. 


Herbal education and personal growth workshops, dance and body movement opportunities, singing and nature walks. 

NEW for 2020!

1 1/2 Day Pre-conference Workshop

Join us all day Thursday and Friday morning from 9am - 12pm for an intensive with Mary Lou Singleton.  Thursday night lodging and meals from Thursday lunch - Friday lunch included.

Pre-Conference Workshops 

3 hour long intensive workshops on Friday May 29th, from 9am–12pm, preceding the main conference. Join us for lunch and stay for the entire conference weekend or just a morning workshop. 


3 Day Immersions 

Dive deep with a 3 Day Immersion, from Tuesday May 26 to Thursday May 28. Immersions offer the opportunity to work with an instructor in a small group on a specific topic. 

Midwest Women's Herbal Podcast

Check out a 2019 MIDWEST WOMEN’S HERBAL AND MYCELIUM MYSTERIES CONFERENCES SPECIAL EDITION PODCAST by Women's Liberation Radio News. This special podcast features interviews with 4 instructors. 

Midwest Women's Herbal Article

Wondering what the conference will be like? Check out this inspiring article, and review written by JULENE TRIPP WEAVER, a writer and past presenter at the 2019 Midwest Women's Herbal Conference

Tentative Schedule 
(Subject to Change)

Friday, May 29

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch (pre-purchased or part of preconference workshops)

2:15 pm Opening Circle

3:45-5:15 pm Session 1

5:45-6:45 pm Dinner

7:45-9:15 pm Keynote

9:30-10:30 pm Evening Activity 

9:30-11:00 pm Evening Activity 

Saturday, May 30

6:15-7:15 am Early Morning Activities

7:30-8:45 am Breakfast

9:00-10:30 am Session 2

10:45 am-12:15 pm Keynote

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

1:00-3:00 pm Free Time Activities

3:30-5:00 pm Session 3

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

7:30-8:30 pm Evening Gathering

8:45-10:00 pm Evening Activity 

9:30-11:00 pm Evening Activity 

Sunday, May 31

6:15-7:15 am Early Morning Activities

7:15-8:15 am Breakfast

8:30-10:00 am Session 4

10:15-11:45 am Session 5

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:15-2:45 pm Session 6

3:15 pm Closing Circle

Kids Camp 

Children are an important part of our weekend village at the Midwest Women's Herbal Conference. Kids Camp, a place for forming and nurturing connections with plants and each other, is held during conference workshop sessions. Kids rotate between indoor herbal workshops, outdoor activities and nature-themed discovery hikes. For Children (girls & boys) age 3 - 11. 

Teen Spiral
The Teen Spiral offers unique workshops for teens while their parent/guardian attends workshops during the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference. Teens are also welcome to attend any main conference workshops they find interesting. Teens are welcome to attend meals and evening events with the Teen Spiral, or they may spend these times with their parent/guardian.For Teen girls age 12-17
Pricing for the Spring Herbal 2020 can be found on our Pricing page. 
Since June 2014, the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference has been held at Camp Helen Brachman in Almond, Wisconsin. 
Registration is NOW Open! Prices Increase Monday March 16. Register by midnight on Sunday March 15th to reserve your spot for the 9th Annual Midwest Women's Herbal Conference!
Work Exchange 
The work exchange application for the 9th Annual Midwest Women's Herbal Conference, in Spring 2020, now available! 
Are you interested in the benefits of sponsorship for Midwest Women's Herbal events? Learn more at the link below.
The vendor application  for the 9th Annual Midwest Women's Herbal Conference, in Spring 2020, now available! 

Interested in Mushrooms?

Registration opens February 14th!

Check out the 4th Annual, Mycelium Mysteries

A Women's Mushroom Retreat

September 25 - 27, 2020
Almond, WI
Fall 2019 Mushroom Retreat Recordings, are now available!

Order individual recordings from the Fall 2019 Mushroom Retreat, or order the entire bundle! New recordings are marked in the shop below.