We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday, October 11th! The Herbal Conference is held at Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center, 130 Kanuga Chapel Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28739. For information on carpooling, driving, and flying, see our getting there page.

You will receive arrival details, specific to your accommodation choice, via email a few weeks prior to the event.


12:00pm Check-in for Pre-conference Intensive and Workshop opens *

1:00pm General Check-in opens

6:00pm Arrival support ends, do your best to arrive before then

Arrival process may take up to 90 minutes. Please be patient as you move through the steps, and if you are trying to arrive for a specific event, allow this amount of time for arrival.

Herbal Conference Campus Map

Food and Drink

If you purchased a Nourishing Traditions Meal Ticket, your meals will begin Friday supper. We hope you enjoy these farm-fresh, seasonal meals with a focus on Nourishing Traditions fare, including meat, dairy, and veggies. Tea and water will be served at each meal, and coffee at breakfast. Meals are prepared by Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center. Six meals, Friday supper through Sunday lunch, will be served in the beautiful dining room. Meal ticket must be presented upon entering for each meal.

If you did not purchase a meal ticket, you can either bring your own food or purchase meals from our food vendors. We do not have ice for sale at the event, but a cooler full of food and ice usually stays cold through the weekend. We do not have any kitchen facilities (fridge, ice maker, stove, etc) for you to use. We bring in several food trucks and vendors with a variety of food and beverage choices including vegetarian and gluten free options. There is an indoor and outdoor eating area located near the food vendors, a great place to either gather with friends or meet some new friends, while enjoying a meal. Food vendors will start serving Friday evening.

Water at the camp is municipal water. If you prefer spring or filtered water, bring your own.

Things to bring

As you are packing for the weekend, be aware you may not be able to drive your luggage directly to where you are staying. You may need to carry your things from a luggage drop or your parking place.

  • toiletries, earplugs, eye mask
  • flashlight and batteries
  • layers of clothing for a wide variety of temperatures
  • jacket, umbrella, boots, sturdy walking shoes
  • notebook and pen
  • water bottle and reusable mug for portable drinks
  • drums, rattles, or other instruments
  • yoga mat and blanket
  • swimsuit and towel
  • spending money for shopping at the marketplace

A few more details

Parking is limited, please carpool or share a ride from your home town (near or far) or the airport you fly into ~ to connect with others who have a ride to share or are searching for a ride to join, post to our carpooling platform (coming in summer).

This is a women only event. If you're having a man pick you up or drop you off at the conference, please limit their presence to the parking lots. You may see an occasional male employee on the grounds ~ please be sensitive to the male residents and employees.

Cell phone service is limited. We have found that Verizon and US Cellular get the most reliable reception. There is no internet service available.

Pets are not allowed. If you bring an animal with you, with the exception of a pre-approved service dog, you will be turned away.

Kanuga is home to wildlife, including black bears. Visitors should take measures to minimize encounters and keep everyone safe.

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