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Wild Medicine Conference
Weekend Registration

Registration costs are determined by the day you choose to arrive + meal selections + the type of lodging you choose. 

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Pre-Conference Wild Medicine Immersion with Matthew Wood

Extend your experience by arriving a day early and experience Wild Medicine with Matthew Wood in an immersive Friday morning workshop!

The Pre-conference program and immersion are SOLD OUT.

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Balance Payments

Due April 1, 2024

If you took advantage our Deposit Program Early Bird special, your remaining balance was due by April 1, 2024. Deposits are non-refundable. You can transfer the deposit to someone else, but they must pay the balance by April 1. Late payments will not be accepted. If you miss the deadline, your registration will be canceled on April 2, and you will NOT receive a refund or credit. If you have a balance due, we either sent you a letter in the mail or an email (or both) with payment options and instructions. If you would like to pay online, you can do so by clicking the link below. Note that online balance payments are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Lodging Options

Choose from Group Dorms and Lodge Rooms

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Dorm Rooms

Group Lodge and Dorm-style rooms include 6-10 twin beds plus a shared group bathroom. Your group room assignment will be based on your gender indicated during registration. *Please note that everyone will share common spaces such as hallways.

Lodge Rooms includes 2 full beds and a bathroom. You can indicate your roommate request during registration OR a roommate will be assigned to you. 

Camping is not available at Camp McDowell, however there are a few campgrounds nearby. If you decide to camp elsewhere, you'll need to secure your own campsite and choose the Commuter option during registration.

2024 Meal Plan

Our nourishing meal plan will include a variety of options such as Buddha Bowls, a Baked Potato Bar, Soups and Salads, and hearty breakfasts. During registration you can request a vegan, vegetarian, and/or gluten-free meal plan. Because there are no restaurants or food vendors nearby, we highly recommend the meal plan. For those without a meal plan, please note that most lodging options do not include access to refrigerators, microwaves, or stoves. 

FAQs & More Info 

When is The Wild Medicine Conference?

May 31-June 2, 2025 (Pre-conference program starts on May 30, 2024)

Where is The Wild Medicine Conference?

Camp McDowell: 105 Delong Rd, Nauvoo, AL

Who is hosting The Wild Medicine Conference?

The Wild Medicine Conference is a collaborative effort between several herbalists and volunteers including Michelle Rigling, Heather Holloway, and Phyllis D. Light. Administrative oversight is provided by The Cavewoman Way, LLC in Chattanooga, TN.

What is the refund policy?

Registrations (including deposits and partial-payments towards registration) are non-refundable and there are no exceptions. Fully paid registrations can be transferred to another person through May 24, 2024, however no modifications can be made to the registration as part of the transfer. Transfers must be submitted via email and must be formally approved. 

Who can attend?

WMC is open to all adults ages 18+. Contact us for more information if you'd like to register and bring a teenage relative with you.

Who cannot attend?

The 2024 WMC is not open to children or teens. All attendees must be at least 18 years of age.

Can mothers bring nursing little ones?

Nursing infants and toddlers are welcome if their registered mother has a private lodge room or is a commuter. An exception would include a parent or friend couple sharing a Lodge Room as roommates. 

What is the 2024 workshop schedule?

The 2024 workshop schedule will be available in early 2024. Check back for updates!

What food will be served?

The menu will include a variety of nourishing options including meat, lots of vegetables, a salad bar, and more. The full menu will be available at least 2 weeks before the conference.

How will parking work?

Parking is included in registration. Upon arrival and check-in, you will be directed to parking as close to your lodging as possible. 

What time can I arrive?

Check-in for the Early Arrival Program in Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pm. 

Check-in for Friday Morning Intensive is from 8:00am-9:00am.

Check-in for Weekend Conference is Friday from 1:00pm-6:00pm.

How will lodging assignments work?

Roommate requests will be honored as long as they are made during registration. If you choose double occupancy and do not indicate a roommate who has registered, we will assign someone of the same gender to your room. 

Is camping available?

Not at Camp McDowell. You are welcome to register as a Commuter ($325) and then secure your own campsite at a nearby campground or park.

Are Day Passes available?

A small number of commuter passes will be available when registration opens. They include daily access to workshops on Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday morning. They do NOT include lodging or meals, but you can add a meal plan during registration. If you attempt to register and do not see the Commuter option, they are sold out. 

Are scholarships available?

Because 2024 is our first year, we do not have funding for scholarships yet. Thank you for understanding!

Are volunteer opportunities available?

Yes! If you are interested in participating in our work exchange program, please email us at

What should I bring?

A notebook, raingear, snacks, a mug/tumbler for tea, and personal items for free time are recommended. You may also want to bring a camp chair and yoga mat.

What items are not allowed?

Pets, firearms, and illegal substances are not allowed, per regulations of the venue. 

Who is the Director of The Wild Medicine Conference?

Michelle Rigling is the director of Wild Medicine. She is also the founder and director of The Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference.

What if I still have questions?

Please email us at

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