2022 Afro Botany Immersion Conference

DATE: August 25th -Sept 3rd 2022
WHERE: Costa Rica
PRICE: $3100 (includes all workshops, lodging, rituals, breakfast, lunch & excursions)
DEPOSIT: $500.00 (non-refundable), will hold your space. Pay as you go monthly installment plan available
Partial BIPOC Scholarships Available use this link to apply: https://forms.gle/JKdhvqQqSp9MSkKx8

Want to be added to the mailing list?:  afrobotanyimmersion@gmail.com

Due to the impact of Covid-19, new travel and testing requirements, insurance and logistic changes especially for groups in the country, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our organization to postpone the conference till 2022. 

Those who have made deposits for the conference will have their funds rolled over to 2022. We will continue to accept applications for partial scholarships as well as placing people on our mailing list so that you can stay abreast of updates.

If you have additional questions, please contact our office: afrobotanyimmersion@gmail.com  
What is Afro-Botany:  The interdisciplinary study and implementation of traditional botanical strategies used by Africans and their descendants throughout the African Diaspora. Afro-botany includes culture, food, ethnomedicine, history, environmental science, spirituality, trauma recovery, educational & financial reparations and health policy decolonization. The Afro Botany Immersion Conference provides networking opportunities, that would otherwise not be accessible.

Our Mission:  To provide a safe, academic yet traditional community space to explore, experience and document the botanical knowledge of the African Diaspora, and to create relationships which empower us to contribute to the survival of Afro-botany and Traditional African Medicine.

The Afro Botany Immersion Conference provides a exemplary opportunity for a wide spectrum of lay people, herbalist, doctors, scholars, researchers & policy makers to become culturally aware of the sensitive health practices and traditions that are still alive throughout the Diaspora.

The Afro Botany Immersion Conference was founded by Visionary, Herbalist & Holistic Nutritionist, Sobande Greer. She has worked tirelessly with past co-founder Rachel Thomas of Hidden Gardens Ethonobotanical Sanctuary to insure the survival of plants located inside the Bush Medicine Circle in Puerto Veijo, Costa Rica  https://hiddengarden.co/ 

Hidden Garden also offers a free virtual library, with a priority in documenting the wellness traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora, and of the Americas. To find more information on the topic of Afro Botany, use the search term AFR to see what we have available.

Today, the conference is co created by a small team of dedicated women and men who understand & honor the legacy of the African Diaspora. On behalf of the Afro Botany Immersion Conference we welcome you!


  • Roundtrip shuttle Transportation from the San Jose airport in Costa Rica to the retreat site
  • Lodging (Shared accommodations, unless single space is requested.  An additional charge will apply)
  • 7 breakfast meals | 1 lunch meal | 1 dinner
  • All workshops & Ceremonies
  • Cahuita National Park Tour
  • Plant Walk & Garden Tour
  • Indigenous Reserve Excursion
  • Caribbean Cooking Class
  • Afro Costa Rican Day Celebration in Limon *Tenative


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