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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 and Medicinal Summer Foraging Workshop 2017

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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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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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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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, Thunder & Spirit

I woke up to the bird songs, the croaks of the tree frogs and the pitter patter of warm rain against my tent. It had rained all night long and this morning as we sat on chairs for our morning [...]

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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 [...]