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Rain or Sunshine Kind of Day

The bird songs welcomed folks to our second day of our weekend. As some drank lemon balm tea and others coffee, we settled down in a circle and listened to each other’s morning gratitude’s. To [...]

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Sunday – where we hit the books . . .and the wetlands

Sunday May 21, 2017 After a beautiful spring night complete with chatty spring peepers and booming thunderclaps, we met Sunday morning in the Rebel Roots greenhouse. Building on some of our [...]

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From Forest Forage to Potluck Feast

Saturday May 20, Grey County It was a beautiful sunny Spring day when the Wild Plants Apprentices met up to have their first wild edible themed day! As soon as we exited the cars, it was only a [...]

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Tree Teachings

December Plants Apprenticeship Weekend 2016   We drove up Alexis’ driveway, excited for the weekend ahead of us, a few of our classmates were standing on the lawn, we waved, parked the car [...]

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Adventures with our new Apprentices

Saturday April 29th Hockley Valley First weekend of Wild Plants Apprenticeship   The first moments of the morning of April 29th were filled with energy.  The sun was shining and a cool [...]

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The winds of fall, the silence of the forest, and getting to the root of things

The first weekend in October we met near Orangeville to focus our learning on roots. The nights had grown longer and the temperature had dropped considerably since our still summery meeting in [...]

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Medicinal Plants Walk with Laura and Alexis –and a special plant!

    On Sunday July 19th, we left the Rebel Roots Herb Farm land and headed to the Krug Forest, a beautifully preserved tract of land near Dornoch, Ontario. Introducing us to the many [...]

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Thistles, Bitters and Life’s Simple Pleasures

Saturday July 18 2015 – Varney, Ontario It was a beautiful mid-summer morning in July, and we plant apprentices were getting ready to learn about medicinal plants. Weaving a thread through [...]

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A taste of plant medicine, meetings with trees, and a small surprise

The themes of caretaking and stewardship wove through our June weekend. Our second morning, like our first day, was grounded at Alexis and Bobbi’s place, home of Earth Tracks Outdoor School and [...]

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Caretaking and Land Stewardship for Future Generations

Friday was a day of stewardship and caretaking on the new Earth Tracks land.  Getting our hands into the dirt was the priority for the morning.  We each researched a herb that had been [...]

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