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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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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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Tracking the language of the wild

On a late August Friday afternoon I find myself with two friends on a journey north from the city I live in: driving through a series of highways that become progressively narrower, less busy and [...]

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Good Times at Krug Forest

Sunday July 17,2016 Krug Forest  The morning of our class had a lovely easy going pace, we all gathered together after having enjoyed a restful sleep. Gratitudes’ were shared at the morning’s [...]

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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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Adventures with our new Apprentices

Saturday April 29th Hockley Valley First weekend of Wild Plants Apprenticeship   The first moments of the morning of April 29th were filled with energy.  The sun was shining and a cool [...]

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Fisher Foray

This piece is written from the perspective of the animals that we tracked on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in the Bells Lake Conservation Area. The quilled shape clings to a thin branch that arches [...]

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Bruno’s story:

We began our morning by exploring the surroundings of our cabin on the southern edge of Sasajewun lake in Algonquin park . Just like the night before, tracks of martens which had been said to be [...]

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Flying Saucer Trails in Algonquin Park?

 On February 6th, 2016, the tracking apprentices tracked along the shores of Sasajewun Lake near the Algonquin Park Wildlife Research Centre.  The weather was mild with little wind.  To start the [...]

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