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.
In response to COVID-19, the conference will now take place as a hybrid event. There are three main ticket categories, some with several ticket subcategories (standard, concession, First Nations, etc.).
1. 'General' tickets permit the holder to attend the conference and the Sunday social gathering in-person. ‘In-person’ ticket holders can also access the Sunday live stream content and will receive a printed copy of the EGA Journal.
2. 'Online - Australian' tickets permit access to three days of livestream content from the conference main stage. 'Online - Australian' ticket holders will receive print and digital copies of the 2021 EGA Journal. These ticket holders must have an Australian postal address.
3. 'Online - International' ticket holders get access to three days of livestream content from the main stage. 'Online - International' ticket holders will receive a digital copy of the 2021 EGA Journal. These ticket holders will also receive special access to a digital copy of the EGA Compendium, which includes articles from the first three EGA Journals.
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.