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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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Plants & Spirits

The beat of the drum was steady and reassuring.  Light rain covered everything.  Our eyes closed, minds open, bodies still, hearts floating.  We walked steadily down the staircase feeling more [...]

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Bitters, Sweets and Cocktail Treats

The day ended by the fire, bellies full of food, air full of laughter, minds blown from Laura Gilmour’s amazing herbal cocktails, and even our ears were delighted with Kim’s rendition 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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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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Majestic Trees and the first Spring Ephemerals

On Sunday, Along the Niagara Escarpment,  we continued to learn about trees, and found several spring ephemerals poking through the leaves on the forest floor. There were tiny Spring [...]

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