Treasures of the Tropics

Costa Rica Plant Adventures

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You know me as the champion of the weeds and a proponent of backyard medicine. So why did I go to Costa Rica to look at plants?

Because we all use treasures from the tropics — like ginger, coffee, sugar, and chocolate — in our daily lives and I wanted to know how they are grown and who they are.

Please join me on my equatorial adventure. We will meet tropical plants that are used for food, seasoning, medicine, and altering your mind.

Not only will we meet the plants, we will meet the farmers, and hear about their challenges and the remarkable ways they are responding, including coffee fruit wine and herbal meads. Learn how your choices impact small farmers. And why organic may not always be the best choice.

Join me on visits to:

Toledo Organic Coffee Plantation

Eden Organic Chocolate Farm

Psychoactive Plant Garden at the Ark

Sacred Seeds Garden at Fnca Luna Nueva

Finca Isla Wellness Sanctuary

In this course, you will

* Discover the health benefits of your favorite indulgences.

* Thrill to the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

* Be astonished at the many processes needed to turn raw coffee and cacao into edible products.

* Nourish your soul.

Your Instructor

Susun S Weed
Susun S Weed

Susun Weed is loved and honored for her work in women’s health and herbal medicine. She is the author of the Wise Woman Herbal Series, offering simple, safe alternative, complementary medicines. She directs the working of the Wise Woman Center, is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, and has been inducted as a Peace Elder. Susun uses her encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health in her service of all women.

Ms. Weed is the author of the Wise Woman Herbal Series, with six books in print (Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year; Healing Wise; New Menopausal Years, the Wise Woman Way; Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way, Down There Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way, and Abundantly Well). Find her books at or at your favorite bookseller...Susun offers mentorship opportunities at and hosts a weekly radio show at where you can call in and ask her health questions.

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Course Curriculum

  Commercial Treasures : Coffee
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  Commercial Treasures: Coconut
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  Kaleidoscope of Medicinal Plants: Finca Paraiso and Descent Integrative Organic Farm
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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