February 13-17, 2019

Join Holly and fellow plant lovers in warm and sunny southeast Texas February 13-17!

Join us in southeast Texas for a special herbal retreat filled with tropical plants such as banana, cactus, and bottle brush trees, and citrus of all scents and flavors. This land grows cottonwood trees and orchids, Mexican wild olives and papaya, live oaks and night-blooming jasmine. We will explore medicinal herbs and weeds both familiar and exotic. We will spend our days making ourselves at home in the beautiful garden of a local herbalist as well as exploring extensive butterfly and bird sanctuaries and native wetlands. Our retreat will include a trip to the beaches of South Padre Island, farm tours, local historic chapels, herb harvests, evening fire circles, and we will get hands-on with apothecary lessons learning how to make infused herbal honeys, healing vinegars, and delicious herbal teas.

Holly will share tips and strategies for including her 4-Tier Formula when working with herbal medicines, and you will meet fellow plant and nature lovers in a warm and welcoming setting. This retreat is ideal for mothers-and-daughters, sisters, spouses, friends, and individuals interested in a relaxing and fun weekend exploring nature and learning about medicinal herbs.

Retreat Dates:

Arrive: Wednesday February 13 2019, welcome at Grace's Garden in the evening

Depart: Sunday February 17, morning

Cost per person:  $695. Discount: register a second person for 20% off their price! Registration deadline: January 15

Location: near McAllen and Mission, Texas. (exact locations provided upon registration). Nearest airport: McAllen.

What's included: All apothecary supplies, ingredients, teaching materials, herbs and finished products, labels, herbal medicine instruction, entry to butterfly and bird sanctuaries, entry to wetlands, transportation to South Padre Island, and some meals.

Not included: Participants are responsible for their own lodging, and most meals, though some meals and picnics will be included. The areas around Mission and McAllen, Texas have much to choose from: hotels, AirBnB, and private Inns including The Bryan House, which hosts a local farmer's market and is two miles from our workshop. 
Refunds and Cancellations: No refunds. You are strongly encouraged to purchase trip insurance.

Mail a check with the $295 deposit (non-refundable) to:
The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine
PO Box 322
West Tisbury MA 02575
Final payment is due January 15
You will receive a confirmation email with details about the location of our workshop and resources for travel and lodging.

Holly Bellebuono, MPA, CH, is an American herbalist, speaker, author and empowerment facilitator specializing in natural health, herbal medicine, and visionary thinking. She is CEO of Bellebuono Holistic International, the operating entity for The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, and her renowned publishing and speaking activities. Holly founded Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary on Martha's Vineyard in 2005. 


As an herbalist of several decades, Holly has authored numerous award-winning books and she is a sought-after international speaker and teacher at conferences and universities, teaching and lecturing in Canada, Costa Rica, England, and across the United States. Holly's presentation for her documentary book Women Healers of the World is a perennial favorite at conferences for men and women studying a wide range of topics. Holly welcomes you to study and work with her from your own home, at her on-site training programs, and at her events across the US and abroad.

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