By John Karlo Torres
Enchanted Forest Gathering is approaching fast with only three weeks until Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, CA finds its watering holes, winding river, and majestic landscape filled with yogis, flow artists, dancers, and music enthusiasts. There is still time to get passes here, and with a 3,000 participant cap, you can leave your concerns of overbearing crowds and long lines at home. In case you haven't heard, Enchanted Forest Gathering is an alcohol-free environment and you can count on delicious herbal elixir bars, tea lounges, and Revive Kombucha on tap to "get saucy" and dance the night away.
Unique highlights that make EFG stand apart are the festivals “free the nipple” ethos, and its dedication to care for participants well-being. It is one of the few festivals to host an onsite medical cannabis dispensary.
This year, Emerald Pharms, a solar-powered medical cannabis dispensary and resource center based at the Real Goods/Solar Living Center in Hopland, CA, will be vending on-site during the 6th annual EFG. Located within a 12 acre permaculture oasis, the intention of Emerald Pharms is to advocate and promote holistic practices of vitality through access to cannabis . Emerald Pharms aims to help inspire healthy lifestyle choices and maintaining the highest power of good health by promoting cannabis as a component of herbal and energetic healing therapies, education through a Project CBD trained staff, and supporting the conscious and intelligent use of this sacred plant.
The festival has always stood behind the mottos that, “Safe is sexy and consent is mandatory,” and that being naked is not about being sexual, it’s about being free. The Gathering is proud to embrace and help promote the message of equality at the core of the #FreeTheNipple campaign. With attendee comfort and positivity being of the utmost importance to the festival, Enchanted Forest Gathering leads the way in allowing this form of expression at a festival.
Can't wait to dance alongside your sacred, sexy, silly, saucy self!