Learn how to create a legally compliant and flourishing herbal business that's equitable, sustainable, and bs-free.
Join us on February 23rd and 24th.
This conference is for badass brands, made with purpose.
Making an extraordinary product is no small feat. Bringing it to market can be even more challenging.
The inaugural Emblossom Herbal Business Conference will bring together experts in GMPs, legal compliance, mindful marketing, sustainable and equitable sourcing, values-based business, and more. Get ready for top-notch classes, breakout sessions, and network with like-minded entrepreneurs.
PLUS COMMUNITY YOGA + DANCE HOURS
FROM SOURCING AND GMP TO ETHICAL BIZ
SEASONED TEACHERS + CONSULTANTS
We want herbalism to be abundant.
We want herbal products to be normalized.
And, we want plant-loving founders to be leading the way.
After 30+ collective years in the herbal and wellness industry, we know just how challenging it can be for emerging entrepreneurs. Our goal is to create a community where information sharing can be commonplace. A place that connects us to other business owners and consultants who want to create something different. We want to help grow a new economy full of natural products made by a diverse group of herbalists and plant lovers—people who will transform the world beyond the store.
Herb Nerd & Potter
Herbalist & Cook
We're excited to announce that In Living Color will be joining us at this conference.
Centering the needs & voices of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), this virtual space is designed by and for BIPOC participants, providing a refuge for people to gather, connect, rest, and share in the celebration of our lineages & lived experiences. The In Living Color Virtual BIPOC space is also a place for BIPOC participants to access emotional and energetic support throughout the duration of the conference by way of Amanda David and Mandana Boushee, BIPOC Herbalists and facilitators of the In Living Color Space.
BIPOC participants are invited to join the space anytime during the open hours, which will be sent to participants ahead of the conference. The In Living Color facilitators will also be on-call and available 24/7 during the conference via email.
To connect with the In Living Color BIPOC space facilitators, Amanda David and Mandana Boushee, please contact them at email@example.com.
If you have questions about the inclusion of this space in the conference, please see the FAQs below.
If you made it all the way here, probably so! This conference is made for emerging herbal brands, both small and mid-scale. Larger companies may also wish to also attend to encourage further employee training and to network.
We trust you to use your best judgment :)
We consider emerging brands to be a team size of 1-5 full-time people, in business for 0-4 years; and seasoned brands to be a team size of 5-30+ full-time people, in business for 5+ years. Our two options are meant to recognize the different financial abilities to emerge and seasoned brands.
Yes, and yes! These are limited so please reach out ASAP if you're interested.
Update: We have fulfilled all the available scholarships at this time. Thank you to all who applied.
Please take some time to read, watch, and sit with the resources below.
Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People, by Kelsey Blackwell, on the importance of these spaces when we gather.
Racial Microaggressions Are Real. Here’s How to Navigate Them, by Ruth Terry, on microaggression culture.
Woke Without The Work, an online workshop for Non-BIPOC Herbalists, who are seeking to move beyond optical support of our communities, towards active, tangible, and embodied practices of equity.
We're actively looking for a way to do this at the live conference. Either way, the recordings will have closed captioning available for request.
If you've got ideas, please reach out to us.
The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd and Wednesday, February 24th, from approximately 11:00 am to 6:30 pm eastern (8:00 am to 3:30 pacific). Morning yoga and evening hang out times will be scheduled before and after the conference each day.
Additionally, we’ll have some pre-conference sessions that we’ll post as they are confirmed.
The recordings will be available for 3 months to enjoy after the conference. This includes the four sessions from the webinar series recorded the two weeks prior to the event.
The idea is that this conference stays relevant year-to-year. Plus, we think it's a real treat gather in these times, and can't wait to build community. If able, we hope you will join us live! We can't wait to have your good energy there.
In our debut year, we will not be offering refunds. Unlike many conferences, we will be paying all our teachers and facilitators. Our financial commitments also include online platform subscription fees and scholarships.
Your ticket is truly an investment into our bigger vision. We appreciate you trusting in us, and we don't take that lightly. We hope that you LOVE the conference, and we will do everything in our power to make it an incredible experience.
Big thanks to these brands that are help making this thing happen!