Centro Ashé Community Herbal Center Study Medicinal Plants & Traditional Healingways in Costa Rica
All classes and workshops are a minimum of 2 participants. Pre-Registration is required, please email email@example.com to reserve online. Payment is accepted in cash only, US Dollars or equivilant in colones in exact change is appreciated.
Location: From the Bus Stop in Manzanillo look for Bad Barts Dive Shop, take that road inland one block, take a right walk 100 meters, we are on the left with a blue/green sign out front. Walk the path around back to our classroom! Manzanillo, Caribe Sur, Costa Rica Contact us 8366-2873 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Workshops & Tours
Local Medicinal Plant Walk - Bush Medicine of the Caribe Sur 2.5 hours walk throughout Manzanillo with local herbalist focusing on traditional Afro Costa Rican uses for herbs. Join local Afro-Costa Rican folk herbalist for a walk through her hometown sharing through stories and demonstration the various medicinal plants taught to her by her grandmother. She carries on the traditions of her ancestors and shares the way she raised her 9 kids and continues to help serve her local community with the abundant green medicine in our region. $30 per person
Indigenous Chocolate Making & Waterfall Hike Visit local Indigenous communities learn traditional plants, foods, chocolate making plus hike to waterfall in indigenous reserve! 7 hours includes transportation to and from Manzanillo-Puerto Viejo to BriBri and all activities, please bring water and a packed lunch $60 per person
Nature Walk in Gondoca Manzanillo National Park 4-5 hour hike in local national park observing local flora and fauna, frequent sitings of monkeys, sloths, amazing plant and animal life. Good footwear is necessary! $40 per person
Coconut Oil Making Workshop 2 hour workshop learning how create delicious and nutritious coconut oil in the traditional way, from coconut to oil! This is a hands on workshop where participants actually help make the coconut oil, and participants will leave with their own coconut oil! $30 each
Traditional Caribbean Cooking Class 2 hour class in which you learn on of the most traditional dishes of the Afro Costa Rican communities made with all natural locally grown ingredients. This class is participatory, everyone participates to create this beautiful meal, and shares a meal together at the end! $30 per person. All classes are rain or shine!
At Centro Ashé Herbs & Education we are grateful to build cooperatively to keep the knowledge of our food, herbal medicine, seeds, and our healing traditions alive and vital within our communities. Our belief is that plant medicine is the people's medicine, everyone of us comes from a lineage of plant people, and this knowledge is our birthright.
We are a community rooted educational center based outside Washington DC and the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica. Our goal is to keep our classes inspiring, useful, affordable & accessible while honoring the time, energy, and knowledge our teachers come to share. Centro Ashé programs act as catalysts to build community, land-based, and traditional knowledge. We celebrate the richness and diversity of folk herbalism across cultures while providing supportive and practical knowledge. We honor the incredible knowledge present within our communities and our teachers are all local herbalists, farmers, and plant people in the communities we work, the knowledge is right here!
Centro Ashé programs are a reflection of and supported by our community, and so it is with true gratitude we thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to building with you!