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Welcoming Spring-Part 1

The first weekend of 2018’s Plant Apprenticeship began on a cloudy morning along a special spot on the Bruce Trail near Orangeville. We started the day with a circle where we shared gratitude, [...]

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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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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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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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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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Urban Edible and Medicinal Plants Class 2014

We spent the last few days in High Park with the Urban Edibles and Medicinals course.  What a weekend! We started on Friday night with introductions to each other and to some wild plants. [...]