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Stewardship Weekend: Part 1

The day started with an extended opening circle; discussing gratitude and how to give back to the land in a good way in a world that doesn’t always reflect nature connected values.  The [...]

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Abundant Under-story

Today was such a magical day, I am grateful for all the beautiful beings who shared the day the with us. The morning started slow and calm as we all gathered ourselves together in preparation for [...]

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Algonquin Tracking!

Tracking in Algonquin, February 2018 February’s tracking weekend took place in Algonquin Park. Our focus? The sexy area megafauna: Moose, Wolf, Otter and Marten. Here’s a phrase not often [...]

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Day of Awesome Discoveries

The fog Sunday morning was heavy and damp, you could hardly see 3 metres ahead. Circumstances led me to finding a recently-hit snowy owl on road while on my way to our location. It was an amazing [...]

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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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On the Wolf Trail

                                                                  Wolf Trail through a bog Tales from the Tracking Trail This past weekend our Wildlife Tracking Apprentices and I were on the [...]

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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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Digging Roots

The usual sounds of the forest were temporarily replaced by the rhythmic sounds of our knives carving the black cherry tree pieces from which we were making our digging sticks.  Most of us had [...]

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Tracking the language of the wild

On a late August Friday afternoon I find myself with two friends on a journey north from the city I live in: driving through a series of highways that become progressively narrower, less busy and [...]