11th Annual Midwest Women's Herbal Conference
Celebrating Flora, Fauna, and Funga
Featuring keynote speaker Suzanne Simard, 
New York Times bestselling author of Finding the Mother Tree
 

Venue

May 27-29, 2022 • Almond, WI
Kids Camp 02.jpg
Since our 3rd conference in June 2014, the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference has been held at Camp Helen Brachman. It is located in Almond, a small community in central Wisconsin. The location offers 200 acres for plant walks, a quiet lake for swimming, meals by Dani Lind of Rooted Spoon Catering, a female camp director who supports the mission of the conference, and rustic accommodations.
Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that the Midwest Women's Herbal Conference takes place on the traditional territory of the Menominee and Ho-Chunk Nations. As many of us are visitors to the land, we have an important responsibility to acknowledge the grounds on which we are privileged to gather in the pursuit of nourishment, herbal wisdom, community and wise woman ways. We offer our gratitude to the First Nations for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations. May we honor those teachings.

Accommodations
Cabins
  • Main cabins are a 5 minute walk from workshop spaces and the dining hall.


  • Remote cabins are a 15-20 minute walk from workshop spaces and dining hall.


  • All cabins are shared by 8-14 women.


  • Beds are bunks with a mattress and a space for your belongings (bring your own pillow, sheets & towels).


Camping

  • Main camping is a 10 minute walk from workshop spaces and the dining hall, and near the general parking area.


  • Remote camping is a 15-20 minute walk from workshop spaces and the dining hall, and general parking area.  


  • Campers in both areas will unload gear near the camping area, carry it to a campsite, and then move vehicles to the parking area.


  • Bring all of your own camping gear, linens and towels.


  • Bathrooms and showers available to you in a cabin or shower house nearby.


  • Porta-potties are available in the camping area.


  • Each adult camping must register and pay for camping as their lodging option, even if sharing a tent.

 

Meals

  • Immersion participants will enjoy a new, improved menu with fresh, locally-sourced food, prepared by Camp Helen Brachman.


  • Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference and Mycelium Mysteries participants will indulge in the culinary genius of Dani Lind at Rooted Spoon.  


  • Meals and snacks will be local, natural and organic when available and will accommodate the most commonly requested dietary needs i.e. carnivore, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. Ingredients will be listed so women can make informed choices.


  • Please note that Camp Helen Brachman is a nut-free facility, so please leave snacks with nuts at home.

 

Nearby Offsite Lodging 
If you have registered as a commuter - someone who is lodging away from Camp Helen Brachman - below are some lodging options.  If  you registered as a commuter but intend to share a tent with a friend in the conference camping area, please email herbwomen@gmail.com to change your registration.  All adults camping in the conference camping area at Camp Helen Brachman must pay the camping fee.  Thank you!

  • Best Western, Plover


  • Elizabeth Inn, Plover


  • Comfort Suites Foxfire, Waupaca


  • Ramada, Waupaca


  • Fountain Lake RV Park, Almond


  • Hartman Creek State Park


  • Vista Royalle Campground


  • Hancock Stevens Point South KOA

Nearest Airports

  • Mosinee, WI (CWA / KCWA) Central Wisconsin Airport (45 miles away)

  • Appleton, WI (ATW / KATW) Outagamie County Regional Airport (59 miles away)

  • Green Bay, WI (GRB / KGRB) Austin Straubel International Airport  (90 miles away)

  • Madison, WI (MSN / KMSN) Dane County Regional Airport  (91 miles away)

Herbal Conference Rideshare
If possible, let’s carpool! It’s good for the environment. Also, great for building relationships and connections prior to the conference. Sign up as a driver to carpool with conference attendees or add yourself to an existing carpool.
Workshops 
Explore 60+ incredible workshops and plant walks, or take a deep dive into topics like medicine making and more at a pre-conference workshop!
Presenters
Learn more about the amazing keynote, workshop, and immersion presenters at this year's Midwest Women's Herbal Conference. 
Register
Registration for the Midwest Women's Herbal Conference is now OPEN! Click below to learn more & register today.