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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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Rainy Beach Tracking

Saturday June 17, 2017 On Saturday June 17, we headed to the shoreline of Lake Huron north of Sauble Beach. We were greeted with a light rain and very high water levels. The terrain was a mix of [...]

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Trailing Deer in Boyne Valley

Saturday December 2, 2017 Saturday was our first day at the Boyne River Park. The air was still and the frost rested on the sumac. Among our intentions was to discover the habits of the deer. We [...]

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Tracking on the Edge of Suburbia

When we first pulled up to the area we were going to be tracking for the day, I was a bit shocked. The present environment was a suburban housing development underway, bull-dowsed blocks of land, [...]

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Stalking the Wild Toothwort

Written by 2nd year apprentice, Tamara Anderson    The 2017 plants apprenticeship group met for the first time on Saturday, April 29th for a wander southwest, along a section of the Bruce [...]

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Scaling the Mono Cliffs

Story of the Day – Sunday April 30th, 2017 Mono Cliffs   We started our day in the rain.  It was pouring but it was exactly what the plants needed.  We all huddled up underneath some old [...]

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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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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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Making Medicines – Balms, Salves & Liniments

Story of the Day – January 21st I had arrived late after having a rough morning in the kitchen of an Airbnb I was staying in.  Blowing up the microwave isn’t exactly the most relaxing way to [...]

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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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