Course Registration Information
Registration and Practical Information



Enrollment for the course is limited and early registration is advised. Once you are accepted into the course, please make your own travel and accommodation arrangements (see below). Please contact the Flower Essence Society class registrar Jann Garitty ( with any questions about course content, schedule, the certification program, or any other policies.

The questionnaire included with the registration form is absolutely essential; without the completed questionnaire, your application will not be processed. Register online with our secure forms: payment by credit card or payment by check or wire money transfer. After you have registered, been accepted into the course, and made your travel plans, please fill out the travel form.


  • Cost is $875 for the five-day workshop and includes four catered lunches, mid-morning snack and herbal teas.
  • Breakfasts, dinners, accommodations and travel costs are additional


Beltane Community House at Terra Flora

We are pleased to announce an opportunity for a small number of participants to lodge directly on the Terra Flora grounds at Beltane Community House (photo below). Shared rooms are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once your registration has been accepted, you may inquire about the availability of accommodations, room descriptions and pricing. Beltane House includes a large community kitchen, common dining and living room space, and several bathrooms, which are shared. One must have a personal or rental car, or be part of a carpool, in order to be a guest at Beltane House.

Other Accommodations in Nevada City or Grass Valley

For other accommodations, please book early, as Nevada City is a popular tourist destination in the summer. For listings, visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce website, or the nearby Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce. If one does not plan to have a personal or rental car, please reserve at one of the accommodations in central Nevada City, in order to be able to connect with one of the car pools.

Please note that FES does not coordinate accommodations at commercial establishments other than for our own Beltane House. These are chosen and arranged by each participant. Please direct questions to your travel agent, or your place of lodging. Also, we do not arrange for shuttles or other travel arrangements.


Tuition includes a buffet style lunch, morning snack and herbal teas. We offer minimally processed and seasonally appropriate organic food. While we strive for enough variety to meet most dietary preferences, we recommend that if you have highly specialized or severely restricted dietary needs, you bring additional food with you each day.

For daily breakfasts and dinners, we will provide you with a list of local restaurants and natural food stores at which you can dine or purchase deli items or groceries.


The nearest airport is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which is about a 1½ hour drive from Nevada City. Shuttle service to and from the airport can be arranged with SuperShuttle 800-258-3826 or if you do not rent a car.

All participants enrolling in this course will be asked to participate in carpooling from common points of departure in the downtown area of Nevada City. You will be assigned carpooling information after your registration has been completed and the logistics for the class are fully evaluated. For this reason, as mentioned above, if one does not have a personal or rental car, please reserve at one of the accommodations in central Nevada City.

After you have registered, been accepted into the course, and made your travel plans, please fill out the travel form.

Schedule, arrival and departure

The majority of the professional seminar is conducted during the daytime hours. Friday, Sunday and Monday evenings are left open for dinner, relaxation and assimilation of the class presentations. The seminar does begin with an evening session on Thursday, July 10th (required attendance) and there will also be an optional evening program on Saturday, July 12th.

A morning break and lunch are provided on site at Terra Flora and are automatically included in the seminar fee. If you have highly exceptional dietary needs or need extra refreshment, please bring these items with you each day.

Course begins Thursday evening, July 10

You will be joining a carpool at approximately 6:45 pm from your assigned destination. When you arrive at Terra Flora, you need to check in first at the FES office to receive your final registration papers and class materials. The Thursday evening session is an important orientation to the whole of the seminar. This session will begin promptly at 7:30 pm and last until approximately 9:30 pm.

Course concludes Monday evening, July 14

The class ends around 6:30 pm on Monday evening, July 14. The conclusion is a vital part of the program – please do not plan to leave before this time. Unless you live in the local region, it is recommended that you spend the evening resting and assimilating the seminar information, and plan to depart at a convenient time on Tuesday, July 15th.

You may also wish to extend your stay and enjoy the many scenic attractions of the Sierra foothills and mountains.


Cancellation policy

Our classes are located at Terra Flora, which serves as a home, garden site and cottage work facility. We limit the size of our classes in order to facilitate an atmosphere of social warmth and Nature experience. You are urged to enroll early, as there is typically a waiting list later. Please note our cancellation policy:

Through June 9, 2014: We will issue a refund less a $75 cancellation fee.

Starting June 10, 2014: If we are able to fill your reserved space, we will issue a credit towards a future FES class, less a $75 administrative fee. No credit will be issued if it is not possible to fill your reservation, or if notice of cancellation is not furnished prior to the class.

Contact information

Jann Garitty, Class Administrator
Flower Essence Society
P.O. Box 459
Nevada City, CA 95959 USA

Telephone: 800-736-9222 or 530-265-9163, ext. 206
Fax: 530-265-6467

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