ESC Launch Indiegogo To Help Protect Ayahuasca


by Nicole Powers

on October 28, 2014

The Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $35,000 to help protect the reputation and sustainability of ayahuasca.

The non-profit organization, which is dedicated to assuring the sustainable and safe use of traditional plants and enriching the communities that rely on them, hosted their first Ayahuasca Dialogues Roundtable with support from the Peruvian government this past August. In addition, the ESC have conducted nearly 100 interviews with wisdom holders across the Amazon in the past six months.

Aya Map

The aim is to continue this dialog process in order to establish a voluntary best practices “Ayahuasca Agreement” to protect the mother plant, those who seek her out, and the communities that work with her. The hope is that by 2016, the ESC logo will serve as a sign of safety and sustainability, pointing the way to centers and communities that choose to comply with the ESC’s dialog-informed principles, standards, and criteria.

Donations come with a variety of perk packages at different levels, including stickers, botanical posters, embroidered textiles, Dennis McKenna books (and a dinner with the ESC special advisor!), and chacruna plant and ayahuasca vine plantings in honor of donors. For a limited time an anonymous donor will match all your donations, dollar for dollar. For more information and to donate visit:
the ESC’s Indiegogo page.