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February 2016

Algonquin Winter Tracking

February 14, 2016 - February 19, 2016
Algonquin Park Ontario Canada

This course is run by White Pine Programs in collaboration with Earth Tracks in Algonquin Park and is an excellent chance to hone and practice your tracking skills in the field. It is open to people of all ages and experience levels (teens welcome with an adult). This will be the 16th year that this trip has taken place and is one of the highlights of the winter. The goals of the expedition are to immerse participants in a tracking…

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May 2016

Headwaters Gathering

May 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - May 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Sticks & Stones Wilderness School, Dickie Lake Road
Baysville, Ontario P0B1A0 Canada
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The Headwaters Community started in 2007 with the intention of creating space for like minded people to come together to share skills, knowledge and inspiration with each other. The focus of the gathering is around learning and passing on ancient skill sets of living with the earth as hunters, gatherers, sustainable farmers and stewards; cultivating a deep relationship with the land and knowledge of the natural environment that supports all life. With this knowledge we can empower our ecological and…

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Foraging for Spring Edibles Workshop

May 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Workshop Location, 232681 Concession 2 WGR RR3
Durham, Ontario N0G 1R0 Canada
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$80

This one-day workshop will focus on learning about some of the many edible plants that are found during the spring.  After a long winter it is the vitamins and minerals contained in these plants that our bodies need and ‘crave’.  It is not ironic, but completely natural that many plants that are the first to sprout and turn green are the ones that we need the most. We will focus on learning from and about these plants directly while gaining…

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June 2016

Earth Tracks @ Forest Garden Convergence 2016

June 4, 2016 - June 5, 2016
The Living Centre, 5871 Bells Road
London, Ontario Canada

Alexis will be a workshop presenter at the Forest Garden Convergence. Check out the event website for more info.

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Edible/Medicinal Foraging Workshop

June 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Durham, Ontario (Grey County) Durham, Ontario Canada
$80

This one-day workshop will focus on learning about some of the many edible & medicinal plants that are found during the spring.  After a long winter it is the vitamins and minerals contained in these plants that our bodies need and ‘crave’. We will focus on learning about many of these plants in our area and gain hands on experience in the process. This workshop will cover how to identify edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants in the field, ethical wild…

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July 2016

Heartwood Gathering

July 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - July 10, 2016 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Edgewood Camp & Conference Centre, 49 Memorial Street
Eden Mills, Ontario N0B1P0 Canada
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Join us for a weekend to explore the diverse relationships that humans have with plants. Whether you have an interest in herbal medicine, stewardship, foraging, gardening, craftsmanship, spiritual connection or simply the enjoyment of observing a wildflower; this gathering is for you! This conference aims to bring together people from a multitude of backgrounds who work to preserve, grow, heal with, teach about, or otherwise use plants and plant material. Our goal is that through the cross pollination of our…

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Edible and Medicinal Summer Foraging Workshop

July 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Durham, Ontario (Grey County) Durham, Ontario Canada
$80

This one-day workshop will focus on learning about some of the many edible & medicinal plants that are found during the summer.  Many plants are entering their prime growth period at this time of year and are ‘ripe’ for harvesting. We will focus on learning about many of these plants in our area and gain hands-on experience in the process. This workshop will cover how to identify edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants in the field, ethical wild crafting and proper…

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Bird Language Leaders Workshop

July 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - July 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Durham, Ontario (Grey County) Durham, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Birds are the eyes and ears of the natural world; they know when ‘movement’ is coming—even at a great distance.  Their senses have been honed through the ages to help them communicate with each other, acting as an early warning detection system to avoid danger.  This awareness of ‘baseline’ is part of what keeps birds safe and allows them to pass on these lessons to the next generation. These tools of awareness are not only used by the birds, but…

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Earth Tracks @ Georgian Homesteading & Survival Show

July 31, 2016 - August 1, 2016

Alexis will be speaking about bow drill (creating fire by friction) & firecraft at the 2016 Georgian Homestead & Survival Show.

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August 2016

The Algonquin Experience Canoe Trip

August 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Algonquin Park Ontario Canada
$699

The world-famous Algonquin Park is home to some of the most beautiful country that Canada has to offer and echoes the call of the wilderness.  It is also home to such wildlife as the moose, eastern wolf, white-tail deer, red fox, otter, beaver, osprey, loon, marten, mink and a plethora of other species. For thousands of years it has also been travelled through by members of the First Nations, early explorers, and fur traders and more recently modern people who…

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Art of Mentoring

August 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - August 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Ziontario Campground, 344516 Northland Road (2nd Concession)
Priceville, Ontario Canada
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The Art of Mentoring is a dynamic, week-long overnight experience with programs for all ages, immersing participants in a living, learning culture of nature and self-awareness. Each program runs simultaneously, weaving together to form a week-long “village” with connection to nature, community, and self as the culture. This workshop provides knowledge, tools and practices that enrich relationships and allow participants to create a powerful culture of nature connection in all aspects of their life and community. Course Content Guided by…

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Algonquin Wildlife Tracking Class

August 27, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Algonquin Park Ontario Canada
$275

One weekend a month we meet with our Tracking Apprentices in a different location in Southern or Central Ontario and guide them in learning about the science and art of wildlife tracking. We are happy to open 1 of these weekends to anyone curious about the program or who just want to spend a weekend tracking with us. Each of these weekends is designed to act as a ‘stand-alone’ tracking workshop. We will be staying in cabins overnight. Dress for…

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September 2016

Utilitarian Uses of Plants Workshop

September 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - September 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Durham area, Grey County, Ontario Durham, Ontario
$275

This class is one of our Plants Apprenticeship weekends that we open to the public to get a ‘feel’ for the program. It is also designed as a stand-alone class in learning about the utilitarian uses of plants. We look at plants from the perspective of wilderness living skills.  We will spend time learning how to make a minimum of 3 different baskets, cordage/rope making, grass mats, how to harvest and make pitch glue, and many other skills.  It is a…

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November 2016

Herbal Medicine-Making Workshop

November 26, 2016 - November 27, 2016
Near the Town of Durham in Grey County Ontario Canada
$200.00

In this workshop we will go through each step of the salve and tincture-making process in great detail.  Learning which plants are good for cuts, scrapes, bruises, colds and flu’s etc.  By growing and harvesting plants from your garden or the wild you can use them to create quality medicinal oils, salves, balms, ointments and tinctures. Learn to treat yourself naturally using common plants from around us to create top-quality herbal products. Many of the expensive tinctures and salves available…

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February 2017

Winter Tracking Class

February 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - February 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EST
Algonquin Park Ontario Canada + Google Map
$300

Ever wondered what animals do in the winter? How their winter patterns are different from other seasons? Join us for this two-day workshop in Algonquin park as we explore the winter wonderland and learn about the wildlife around us. You'll learn how to distinguish different animal tracks, how to interpret signs of animal activity, understanding animals' gaits, and more. If you've ever wondered "I wonder what that track is" or "what was the animal doing here?" this is the class…

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Foraging

February 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Durham, Ontario (Grey County) Durham, Ontario Canada + Google Map
$10
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May 2017

Foraging for Spring Edibles Workshop 2017

May 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Durham area, Grey County, Ontario Durham, Ontario
$80

This one-day workshop will focus on learning about some of the many edible plants that are found during the spring.  After a long winter it is the vitamins and minerals contained in these plants that our bodies need and ‘crave’.  It is not ironic, but completely natural that many plants that are the first to sprout and turn green are the ones that we need the most. We will focus on learning from and about these plants directly while gaining…

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June 2017

Edible/Medicinal Foraging Workshop 2017

June 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Durham, Ontario (Grey County) Durham, Ontario Canada
$80

This one-day workshop will focus on learning about some of the many edible & medicinal plants that are found during the spring.  After a long winter it is the vitamins and minerals contained in these plants that our bodies need and ‘crave’. We will focus on learning about many of these plants in our area and gain hands on experience in the process. This workshop will cover how to identify edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants in the field, ethical wild…

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July 2017

Edible and Medicinal Summer Foraging Workshop 2017

July 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Durham, Ontario (Grey County) Durham, Ontario Canada + Google Map
$80 8 tickets left

This one-day workshop will focus on learning about some of the many edible & medicinal plants that are found during the summer.  Many plants are entering their prime growth period at this time of year and are ‘ripe’ for harvesting. We will focus on learning about many of these plants in our area and gain hands-on experience in the process. This workshop will cover how to identify edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants in the field, ethical wild crafting and proper…

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Heartwood Gathering 2017

July 21, 2017 @ 4:00 am - July 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Ganaraska Forest Centre, 10585 Cold Springs Camp Rd
Port Hope and Hope, Ontario L0A Canada
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Join us for a weekend to explore the diverse relationships that humans have with plants. Whether you have an interest in herbal medicine, stewardship, foraging, gardening, craftsmanship, spiritual connection or simply the enjoyment of observing a wildflower; this gathering is for you! This conference aims to bring together people from a multitude of backgrounds who work to preserve, grow, heal with, teach about, or otherwise use plants and plant material. Our goal is that through the cross pollination of our…

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August 2017

The Algonquin Experience Canoe Trip 2017 – Trip Sold Out

August 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Algonquin Park Ontario Canada
Free

*This trip is currently full, hopefully you can paddle with us next year* The world-famous Algonquin Park is home to some of the most beautiful country that Canada has to offer and echoes the call of the wilderness.  It is also home to such wildlife as the moose, eastern wolf, white-tail deer, red fox, otter, beaver, osprey, loon, marten, mink and a plethora of other species. For thousands of years it has also been traveled through by members of the…

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Algonquin Weekend Wildlife Tracking Class 2017

August 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Algonquin Park Ontario Canada
$300

One weekend a month we meet with our Tracking Apprentices in a different location in Southern or Central Ontario and guide them in learning about the science and art of wildlife tracking. We are happy to open 1 of these weekends to anyone curious about the program or who just want to spend a weekend tracking with us. Each of these weekends is designed to act as a ‘stand-alone’ tracking workshop. We will be staying in cabins overnight. Dress for…

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September 2017

Utilitarian Uses of Plants Workshop 2017

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Durham area, Grey County, Ontario Durham, Ontario + Google Map
$275

This class is one of our Plants Apprenticeship weekends that we open to the public to get a ‘feel’ for the program. It is also designed as a stand-alone class in learning about the utilitarian uses of plants. We look at plants from the perspective of wilderness living skills.  We will spend time learning how to make a minimum of 3 different baskets, cordage/rope making, grass mats, how to harvest and make pitch glue, and many other skills.  It is a…

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May 2018

Foraging for Spring Edibles Workshop (workshop is full)

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Durham area, Grey County, Ontario Durham, Ontario + Google Map
$80

This one-day workshop will focus on learning about some of the many edible plants that are found during the spring.  After a long winter it is the vitamins and minerals contained in these plants that our bodies need and ‘crave’.  It is not ironic, but completely natural that many plants (not all) that are the first to sprout and turn green are the ones that we need the most. We will focus on learning from and about these plants directly…

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June 2018

Edible/Medicinal Plants Foraging Workshop June 15th 2018

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Durham, Ontario (Grey County) Durham, Ontario Canada + Google Map
$80

This one-day workshop will focus on learning about some of the many edible & medicinal plants that are found during the late spring/early summer.  Many of the common plants around us can be used for food and medicine.  Time will  also be spent discussing  how these plants can be used for survival and wilderness living skills. We will focus on learning about many of  the native and non-native plants in our area and gain hands on and 'eyes' on experience in…

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July 2018

Edible and Medicinal Summer Foraging Workshop July 13th 2018

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Durham, Ontario (Grey County) Durham, Ontario Canada + Google Map
$80

This one-day workshop will focus on learning about some of the many edible & medicinal plants that are found during the summer.  Many plants are entering their prime growth period at this time of year and are ‘ripe’ for harvesting. We will focus on learning about many of  the native and non-native plants in our area and gain hands on and 'eyes' on experience in the process.  We take extra time to discuss how we can be good caretakers and…

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Herbal Medicine-Making Workshop

July 28 - July 29
Near the Town of Durham in Grey County Ontario Canada + Google Map
$250

Earth Tracks has run this workshop for the last 14 years and it is hands-down one of our favorite workshops!  It takes place in a kitchen setting and goes through the step by step process of making plant based medicines from start to finish. In this workshop you will learn how to make many different forms of herbal medicines including:   General purpose healing salves Burn & Anti-Septic salves Various lip balms and ointments Tinctures making (both the folk &…

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August 2018

Wildlife Tracking Workshop

August 4 - August 5
Near the Town of Durham in Grey County Ontario Canada + Google Map
$250

Wildlife Tracking enables us to have a deeper understanding of the animals and how they relate to the environment.  This experience is designed to provide you with a base for your tracking knowledge to grow from. Learning the art and science of tracking opens up a whole new way of looking at the natural world that surrounds us. Skilled trackers can gain an astounding amount of information from the clues left behind by a person, animal or event.  At this two-day workshop…

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Heartwood Plants Gathering

August 10 - August 12
Ganaraska Forest Centre, 10585 Cold Springs Camp Rd
Port Hope and Hope, Ontario L0A Canada
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Join us for a weekend to explore and celebrate the diverse relationships that humans have with plants. Whether you have an interest in herbal medicine, stewardship, foraging, gardening, craftsmanship, spiritual connection or simply the enjoyment of observing a wildflower; this gathering is for you! This conference aims to bring together people from a multitude of backgrounds who work to preserve, grow, heal with, teach about, or otherwise use plants and plant material. Our goal is that through the cross pollination…

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September 2018

Back to Your Roots Herbal Retreat

September 8
Dogwood and Brambles Farm Cannington, Ontario Canada + Google Map

  Earth Tracks will be at this Herbal Retreat here in Ontario on September 8th. A Walk on the Wild Side Join Alexis Burnett as we walk the fields and forests discovering the tracks and sign left behind by the animals that call this place home.    This walk will focus on learning about the land we walk on through the eyes of a ‘tracker/naturalist’.   Tracking is the ultimate tool of the naturalist and allows us to open up our awareness…

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