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Herbal Tincture Making Workshop – Owen Sound

Have you ever wondered how herbal tinctures are made?  The shelves in the health food store are filled with small bottles of tinctures made with many different healing plants that help us in [...]

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Edible and Medicinal Summer Foraging Workshop July 13th 2018

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 [...]

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Edible/Medicinal Plants Foraging Workshop June 15th 2018

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 [...]

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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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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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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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Stepping on roots at Boyne Valley Park

Fall is a fantastic season to explore roots and it has been a real treat to learn about new plant secrets this weekend. Today we met at Boyne Valley Park, a quaint location that allowed us to [...]

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Cordage, Baskets & Fire

This weekend is one of my favourite weekends, getting the chance to work with natural fibres, learn new skills and work with my hands is such meaningful work. This weekend Laura and Chris Gilmore [...]

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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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