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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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Sipping Teas, Tasting Syrups & Making Plant Medicines

As I sip my tea, I think about the words that would help me best sum up our last weekend spent at our plants apprenticeship with Alexis. Our course has ended however, our wealth of plant [...]

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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 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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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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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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