Due to COVID-19, the conference information on this website is currently under review.
We will take a couple of weeks to assess this situation and determine the best and safest way of bringing the community together. We will inform you as soon as our new conference dates are confirmed, but the event will likely be held next year.
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Garden States is a not-for-profit initiative, designed to encourage community building around medicinal plants, research, and psychedelic culture. Get your hands dirty and learn how to grow and share ethnobotanical plants from the experts. Participate in citizen science and meet like-minded botanical folk from across Australia.
Our program is designed to explore relationships between humankind and plants, including gardening, conservation, sustainability, culture, art, altered states, spirituality, philosophy, psychedelic research, harm reduction and politics.
The conference will take place as an in-person event on Friday and Saturday, 3rd-4th December 2021. On Sunday, 5th December, we’ll be hosting an informal community gathering in the afternoon, including an outdoor plant meet and a book swap for in-person attendees. We’ll also provide additional streaming content on Sunday, 5th December from remote keynote presenters. Garden States Keynote guests will include, but will in no way be limited to David Holmgren, Dr Margaret Ross, Bruce Pascoe, Janet Laurence, Dr Alison Pouliot, John Seed, David Nickles and Keeper Trout.
If you can’t make it along in person, you can still be part of the conference. For the first time, we’ll be operating as a hybrid online event, allowing people from across Australia and around the world to tune in. Online attendees will have access to the main stage live conference stream made up of keynote lectures and discussion panels. All 2021 EGA Garden States Conference ticket holders will have access to the recorded livestream for three months after the conference. All ticket holders will receive a copy of the 2021 EGA Journal, with the physical or digital format of the journal they receive depending on their ticket category.
Unsure whether to purchase an in-person or online ticket? Due to the COVID-19 climate, all in-person tickets can be exchanged for a streaming ticket on request via email to email@example.com and the difference in value will be refunded. Similarly, if COVID-19 restrictions prohibit the in-person event from running in its full capacity, in-person tickets will be exchanged for streaming tickets and the difference in value will be refunded.