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Herbal Medicine and Wildcrafting – CANCELLED

July 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Calendula flower essential oil and tinctureWildcrafting is a union between an ancient survival skill and modern botany.  Many of these useful and medicinal plants grow just outside our doors, but we usually consider them weeds.  Knowing how to use these plants for medicinal use is an important skill to build family and communities resiliency.

To help us gain a deeper understanding of how to use these gifts from the land, we welcome Scott Reid from Althaea Herb Farm.  Scott comes with a ton of experience and has completed programs at the Dominion Herbal College and the North East School of Botanical Medicine.

In the morning, we’ll be at Scott’s herb farm at Ignatius Jesuit Centre.  You will learn how to identify approximately 10 plants, several of which you will use in the hands-on, processing portion of the workshop.

You’ll gain knowledge in:

  • Identification
  • Wildcrafting Techniques
  • Ethics and Picking
  • Safety
  • Dosage
  • Contraindications and therapeutic indications

In the afternoon, we’ll head to Artisanale French Country Cooking to enjoy a delightful lunch. Afterwards, we’ll delve into preparation techniques.

You’ll learn:


  • Tea
  • Tinctures
  • Oils
  • Salves
  • Storage methods for these preparations
  • Safety
  • Dosage
  • Contraindications and therapeutic indications

This portion of the day will be a combination of hands-on activity and demonstrations by Scott.

You’ll get:

  • To make 2 tinctures, 2 oils and 1 salve
  • Lunch
  • Recipes to make these at home

Scott Reid has been the farm manager at Althaea Herb Farm, since its conception in 2007. Scott has completed programs at the Dominion Herbal College and the North East School of Botanical Medicine. Scott is currently completing training at The North American Institute of Medical Herbalism and has been studying herbs and the human body since 2003. He teaches workshops and leads field walks on the virtues of local plants, herbal preparations and basic botany.






Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: $90 Includes two tinctures, two oils and one salve to take home, lunch and recipes to make at home.


* Please note that we’ll be sending out information about the specifics of the workshop a few days before, including a reminder of what to bring.  You do not need to register through Eventbrite to be a participant of this workshop.  If you do not wish to register this way, please contact  We can accept cash and cheque.



July 13, 2014
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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