12th Annual

Midwest Women's

Herbal Conference

May 26-28, 2023 •  Almond, Wisconsin
Featuring Robin Rose Bennett, Linda Black Elk, and Rev. Judith Laxer

Call for Workshop Proposals


The 12th Annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference will be held May 26, 27 & 28, 2023 at Camp Helen Brachman in Almond, WI. Robin Rose Bennett, Linda Black Elk, and Rev. Judith Laxer will be joining us as keynote speakers, with 3-hour preconference intensives, as well as workshops throughout the main event. There will be a wide range of herbal/earth-centered workshops and plant walks offered by regional, national and international teachers. Additionally, there will be an herbal marketplace, evening entertainment and singing circle, with plenty of opportunities for networking and conversation.

We are now accepting proposals from women interested in teaching a wide range of herbal and earth-centered topics. We will choose workshops that our committee feels best fit the spirit of the weekend. If you would like to present workshops at the 2023 Midwest Women's Herbal Conference, please complete the application available below.  This year we are asking that everyone please consider submitting at least two workshops (as seen on the proposal form below). A stipend of $200 per workshop will be paid to each presenter. The cost of the conference registration, the meals and the lodging will be free to the presenters, as well as the option to be able to secure a vending space at a reduced rate. We do not typically accept workshops that have more than one presenter. We will not offer additional reimbursement for travel or materials. No materials will be copied on site, please bring with you what you need.  

Please note that proposals will be accepted until October 15, 2022.  
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Workshops should be:
  • Interactive, inspiring and informative. Preference will be given to presentations done without PowerPoint.

  • 90 minutes in length

  • Workshops should cover topics such as:

    • Growing, wildcrafting, application & use of herbs as food and medicine

    • Women’s and family wellness

    • Other herbal topics you are passionate about presenting

    • Traditional Food

    • A limited number of personal growth workshops will be accepted

Suggestions that can help you plan your presentation can be found at this link: Elements of an engaging presentation.

We encourage you to take advantage of this resource and to email if you have questions or need additional information or support as you complete the proposal form.

To submit a proposal, complete the 2022 Workshop Proposal form below.  Please note that all questions on the form must be answered and complete information provided in order for your proposal to be considered.  Proposals may be submitted online or printed and mailed to us at:

Midwest Women's Herbal

PO Box 653

Stoughton, WI 53589. 

You can request that a Proposal form be mailed to you by emailing

If you are interested in receiving information about being a sponsor, please email us at

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While we always receive more proposals than we can include in our programming, we hope that you will join us at the 2022 conference whether or not your workshop is included. Workshop presenters and conference attendees co-create this event and we invite you to support what has emerged as a significant regional herbal conference serving and celebrating wise women in the Midwest and beyond!

Green Blessings,

The Midwest Women’s Herbal Organizing Team

Deadline for proposals: October 15, 2022