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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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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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The Spirit of Plants

  The Spirit of Plants Our August plants apprenticeship weekend took us deeper into some questions we had dipped into in previous months, questions on engaging with the spiritual aspects of the [...]

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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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Trillions of trilliums and other adventures in the understory

Story of the Day for Sunday May 17  After a beautiful Saturday night potluck full of wild foods, and a beautiful fire, our plants group got up on Sunday morning with a transplanting mission. [...]

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Of spring flowers, forest nibbles and an edible feast…

Of spring flowers, forest nibbles and an edible feast… Our May plants apprenticeship weekend got off to an early start for those of us who were able to camp out at Alexis and Bobbi’s place on [...]

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The Wandering Herbalist

Well, it is with my pleasure to unveil the first few products that we will be introducing in the ‘Sacred Waters Herbal Products’ Line-up. I have been very excited to create and offer [...]