We believe that fair and responsible practices benefit the plants, the environment, and the people who work with them.

The ESC facilitates dialogue between everyone involved in traditional plants to find consensus on principles and practices, and how to implement them.

After 15 months of dialogue, the ESC is pleased to present our first major publication: the Ayahuasca Dialogues Report.

Are you involved in cultivation, wild collection, or other use of traditional plants? Get involved so we can grow together!

Read about our pause of the Ayahuasca Dialogues for feedback.


What is the ESC?graphics-all5

The Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building consensus about responsible traditional plant use through dialogue.

Project: Ayahuasca Dialogues

Ayahuasca Dialogues

The “Ayahuasca Dialogues” will develop consensus around sustainability and safety norms for growing and working with Ayahuasca, and do so in a transparent manner by working to engage all relevant stakeholder groups in the Ayahuasca value chain from growers to healers, from vendors to site operators, from policy makers to subject experts.

How you can Help

The ESC’s development depends on community support.