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Practical Herbalism - Forest Gardening Mentorship

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Practical Herbalism - Forest Gardening

Garden Soil, Medicine-Making to Herbal Applications

May to Nov. 2017
A 3-Season
140-Hour Mentorship Program 

This program is committed to the future of herbal medicine by educating and inspiring tomorrow's herbalists, forest gardeners, permaculturists and ecologists. It offers a rigorous and intensive immersion into the cultivation and use of medicinal plants. Discover how a genuine working relationship with Earth is the cornerstone for enduring personal, community and ecological health and happiness. Learn how to achieve the same benefits that natural systems demonstrate: stability, resilience, self-maintenance, self-renewal and increased nutrient conservation at personal and ecological levels.

Through the ecological study and practice of herbalism and forest gardening we return to a place of honouring our relationship and connection to Nature, of sacred partnership with the living planet and reinventing whole connected thriving ecosystems that sustain and regenerate all life.

The ultimate goal of both herbalism and forest gardening is not only the production of crops, but also the cultivation and perfection of new ways of seeing, of thinking, and acting in the world. 

In this 18-day practical mentorship program, you will dive deeply into the vision, theory, and practice of designing wholesome, integrated, vibrant, resilient and regenerative ecologies using a healthy forest as our model. Shantree and his teaching team will offer presentations, field site walks, experiential exercises, and design projects to support you in comprehend how the architecture, social structure, underground economics, and successional progressions of biological forests pertain to the design and creation of regenerative ecologies of all types. You'll come to understand a variety of ecological design processes while designing a range of compilation of food and medicine producing ecologies at demonstration and research gardens at The Living Centre. You’ll also participate in garden management, natural economics, and the deep exemplary shifts essential for succeeding at co-creating “humanatural” landscapes and cultures. 

Be both empowered and inspired through the seasons - to go beyond just designing forest gardens for yourself and your community but have a new lens of seeing the world around you. From the ecosystems of this land you will learn the medicines and ways to forage and prepare these herbal remedies. 

This mentorship process is not just a how-to course - it is essentially about supporting you in your own endeavour. To reach your optimal dream – your vision of the future you want to live!

“Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi

The Leadership Pathway

What this Mentorship Pathway offers you

A mentorship program is a great adjunct to your own self-directed studies, or as a complement to a long-distance nutrition, herbalism, forest gardening or permaculture course you have taken or are enrolled in. Throughout the mentorship we work together to accelerate your growth in your studies. The ability to work with complicated challenges can be dramatically reduced. This program helps build confidence as an herbal ecological garden educator. 

This program offers simple yet effective processes, systems and structures that you can utilize in resolving some of the major challenges in your life, and on the planet.

It engages students in active practice of the fundamentals of ecological design through real life situations. The methodology, called "action learning," allows students to learn professional design skills of both inner and outer ecological regeneration and documentation techniques by carrying out their choice of project work while maintaining regular contact with me. Participants may continue their studies beyond this program to complete one of our diploma courses. 

The mentorship program is about gaining the tools to apply ecological herbalism and forest gardening understanding and experience and then apply this immediately into your life. Feeling rooted and self-assured, knowing that you are not alone in your desires and visions for a vibrant life. 

The objective of this program is that all participants take action in their own communities. Envision yourselves as a pebble thrown into a still pond. The pebble is the journey you are about to embark on and the pond is the Earth. Each time a pebble is tossed into the pond it evokes a ripple. Every ripple will spread out in a concentric ring from every pebble tossed. If there are enough pebbles thrown into the pond, the entire surface of Earth will be covered with ripples. 

This action-learning program is process-oriented, learner-directed, and focused on designing and implementing real-life projects. Participants in the program carry out projects in their communities with support.

Mentorship Program Process

For 40 years Shantree has shared his passion of the plant world, now for the first time he has integrating and created this unique integrative plant journey. An integrative system of philosophies, personal transformation strategies and ancient earth wisdom will be shared to develop and deepen into the powers of plant medicine.

With the medicinal plants as our guides, we begin to see through eyes of connection and oneness. Living rooted in the cycles and laws of the natural world yields a strategy for crafting joyful cultures of connection.  


This practical herbalism and forest gardening mentorship weaves deep wild plant connection, nature immersion, eco-philosophy, deep ecology, systems thinking and ecological principles with the living arts, deep listening and self-awareness skills as an essential aspect of medicinal herbalism.

Processes and practices include visioning and manifestation, communication skills, a map for navigating through understanding plant medicine, an exploration into cultural plant practices and methodologies, cultivating deep plant connection, balance and inner resilience, the arts, and other time-tested processes.

Every session includes practices that reconnect us to the primal forces of living plants and the elements - Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Ether. 

These experiences refine our ability to consciously participate in life's self-healing activity and creative unfolding between head, heart and hands.

Within a community of like-minded plant adventurers, (maximum of 10 participants), held in the beauty of nature’s embrace at The Living Centre Eco-spiritual Forest Garden Sanctuary, we will explore key ingredients for creating a herbal community to support a bioregional culture shift. Within this supportive community, which makes it easier to overcome challenges, and blocks that keep you from experiencing your full potential and creative edge. 


This experiential pathway will take us through the seasons of the plants of spring, summer and fall. My intention of this mentorship is to support individuals in becoming herbal community advocates for the plants and trees of our bioregion. The mentorship includes home study material and assignments. 

** Upon completion of this mentorship you will receive a Practical Herbalist - Forest Garden Mentorship Certificate.

MAY 6-8

The purpose of this training is to work from the soil to the finished product. Learn about herbal landscaping and creating a sacred medicine sanctuary. Our focus will be on the practical hands-on-learning of designing a landscape of herbal medicinal plants. This will include wild plant identification, harvesting and the art of wild-crafting of herbs and herbal medicine-making preparations, and personal plant projects. Experiencing and assisting the growth of herbs ensures a personal healing loop between the planter and the planted. A link between forest gardener to a field herbalist. There is no better remedy than one nurtured with care and intention from preconception to packaging. Learn in-depth the uses of a handful of herbs and how to make basic herbal remedies. 

  • The Art of Growing Soil
  • Designing an Ecological Landscape
  • Symbiotic Relationships
  • Wild Wisdom of Weeds 
  • The Art of Foraging
  • Wild Weed Farming 
  • Foraging Tools & Techniques
  • Wild Weed Walkabouts
  • Understanding Our Bioregional Medicines
  • Ecological Herbalism – Local Wild Life
  • Crafting a Forest Sanctuary

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. “ 
~Franklin D. Roosevlt”

JUNE 2-9

This practical multi-dimensional approach to herbalism, wild nutrition and forest gardening experience of both the edible and medicinal plants and trees we'll explore where to find them, when and how to gather them, and how to prepare them.Together we will create a plant lover's tribe, an in-depth journey of the many facets of what it means to be a community forest garden herbalist. A deepening of herbal ecology and regenerative teachings and values and uses of nutritional wild edible plants, medicinal and sacred plants and trees of our ecological landscape, discover nature’s essential permaculture plants of our bioregion. 

The purpose of this 7-day hands-on living experience is to deepen our understanding of our local environment and get back in touch with local wild plants. By studying foraging and nature we enjoy our renewable resources and reaffirm our commitment to preserving and rebuilding our ecological riches. To reclaim our heritage of herbal medicinal food forests for health, healing and living. Here is an opportunity to "get your feet" wet and explore this approach and style of learning.

It is possible to rapidly heal the land and ourselves. Regenerative living is a mutually enhancing relationship between the people and the earth.

Remember that if nature were left alone – it is always regenerating – always going towards wholeness filled with diversity, subjectivity and in full communion with itself. The question is how do we apply and integrate this process into our own lives.

JULY 22-24

Forest ecologies reveal numerous valuable qualities that can learn and be inspired by to implement into our culture and of growing from to we humans would be wise to emulate in that we live with our culture and that of growing our nourishment. For forest ecologies are:  

  • Self- maintaining, renewing, fertilizing, and propagating themselves without an individual’s inputs.
  • Self-building, storing, and conserving clean air, cleaning water, nutrients, soil excellence, and biodiversity.
  • Self-sustaining - a system that is stable, irrepressible, and adjustable.

These qualities emerge from the dynamics of the forest as a whole system, not from any one or more of the elements that comprise the forest alone. To design productive edible ecosystems that express these same qualities, we must understand forest structures, functions, patterns, and processes and use this knowledge wisely.

We will dive deeply into the vision, theory, and practice of designing wholesome, dynamic, and resilient medicinal ecosystems using temperate deciduous forests as models. Through site walks, experiential exercises, and design projects to help you understand how the architecture, social structure, underground economics, and successional processes of natural forests apply to the design of herbal ecosystems. You'll come to understand a variety of ecological design processes while designing a range of compilation of medicine producing ecologies at demonstration and research gardens at The Living Centre. 

You will leave inspired and empowered to design edible and medicinal forest gardens. 

  • Pattern & Observation
  • The Web of Connections
  • Working with Nature
  • The Forest Garden Design Process
  • Natural Patterns in the Garden
  • Patterning: Unity & Biodiversity
  • The Three Ecological Principles
  • The Five Elements of the Forest Architecture
  • The Seven-Story Garden: Vegetation Layers
  • The Practical Process: A Step-by-Step Guide

"The keystone of forest gardening is a paradigm shift in our own human consciousness. 
From monoculture mind to polyculture mind;
From separation to unity;
From exploitation and manipulation to respect and interdependence;
From intervener to ecosystem participant."
~Dave Jacke


A discovery of the many facets of herbalism by focusing on the essential dozens, you will work with these plants that grow in our medicine wheel herb garden or the wildflower meadows and forest gardens. We will look at the healing plants from numerous angles including botanical, therapeutic, energetic, historical and the sacred. 

Each day will include hands-on medicinal preparations such as salves, oils and extracts. We will also discuss medicinal plant cultivation: seed gathering, harvesting, drying, preserving and preparing medicinal plants. There will be time for one-on-one interaction with the herbs in the garden. We'll also discuss the principles of ethical harvesting. Includes samples of extracts and medicines made in class. This training promises to be an unique and intimate herbal experience!

Why buy herbal products when it's so simple and empowering to make your own?

  • Local Plants to Overcome Addictions
  • Wild Intelligence
  • The Potential of Native Plant Medicines
  • Creating a Medicine Wheel Herb Garden
  • Feed Ourselves & Our Community 
  • The Art of Formulating Herbal Medicine

“Every single cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years.
That means there's not even the smallest part of you now that was part of you seven years ago." 


Our final weekend prepares the way to re-weave ourselves back into modern culture making our vision and purpose reality. The focus of this time is supporting you in clarifying, shaping, energizing and fulfilling your vision. We give plenty of time to explore how, in a world that is increasingly chaotic and unstable, our unique service can support the crafting of joyful cultures of connection. Identifying key inner and outer resources, creating a supportive community, and following the herbal guidelines will allow us to confidently anchor and nurture the service passion you bring into the healing of our community. This final weekend will be the opportunity to share your passion and express your creativity with our community. 

Ecosystem mimicry is one of the concepts at the heart of ecological regeneration and forest gardening. A thriving forest for example, strives to replicate the structure, relationships, and successional pathways of natural forest ecosystems. I’m fortunate to have lived on this land for almost 35-years and teach on this same site every year. This gives me a chance to get to know this ecosystem deeper and deeper with each passing year, and try experiments and see what happens. This landscape will be the playground to learn, share and explore what and how this land is nourishing and regenerating itself. This ecosystem will be our teacher/mentor through the seasons.

As we grasp new conceptual frameworks by applying practical herbalism and regenerative design techniques, we learn essential skills for replenishing and regenerating ourselves, our ecological biospheres, and our human communities back home.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
~Howard Thurman

APRIL 1-2 2017

This 2-Day hands-on experience with a focus on an integrating of local wild edibles, sprouts, microgreens and permaculture plants as part of the daily lifestyle. The workshop focus will be in both understanding wild edible plants and creating recipes for living deep with our ecology. For those wish to go deeper through one of our herbal mentorships, a credit of $200 will go towards the full cost of the mentorship of your choice. Learn more>

1. Case Studies

Our time together is a perfect opportunity for you to present difficult or new case studies that you are working on. Case studies give you real life examples of how to apply ecological and wholistic design processes as well as highlighting new areas of study. 

2. Questions and Clarifications

You will be encouraged to write down your challenges, so that we can discuss and explore these together. I will shed light on the subjects in addition to pointing you to the resources that will answer your questions more in-depth. 

3. Needing Accountability?

Over the years correspondence students have repeatedly shared how they have struggled and gone off course before completing their course assignments and lessons. A mentorship program will offer you a space to create educational practices and be held accountable for coursework goals. 

4. Time Management Skills

One common challenge that comes up for individuals in the course of study is not having enough time in the day to do everything they want. Skilled in time management myself, I can support you in getting the most creativity out of my daily and on-going projects. 

5. Field Studies

Learn first hand how to read the internal and external landscapes. Know how to recognize plants and ecosystems and what grows in what habitat. Develop the essential skills of taking and tracking case studies. Design herbal regenerative lifestyle protocols for yourself and others. Craft a community service that will be a sustainable livelihood and have a sense of fulfillment. 

This transformative ecological herbal coaching process supports you to deepen your personal connections with plants, nature, community and your own unique gifts and vision.

6. Designing Your Own Focused Venture

As part of your journey, you will be invited to identify a project through which to actualize the tools of the program. Designing your own focus can be an extension of the work you will do during the early phases of your mentorship program.

You may either have a very good idea of what such a focus learning experience before you start your this program and/or you may observe during your mentorship material for coherent patterns. You may wish, with help from your facilitator, to aggregate topics to create a focused concentration for your program.

Your focus design may serve other participants who might like to consider modifying your focus design for their own purposes.

'Design Your Own' focused learning to inspire you to imagine how you might create a focused custom-tailored to suit your own personal passions. Here are just a few examples:

  • Start a herb garden operation
  • Begin an organic herb nursery
  • Initiate a herbal education business

Your project may also focus on more personal or “inner” forms of transformation. Growth is the work of a lifetime and each person's path is different. Your transformation and project will reflect your own aspirations and callings.

You will need to name the focus of your degree design pathway at least 2 to 3 months prior to completion. This will be done in consultation with your mentor Shantree. 

This mentorship program is designed as a modular spiral, which deepens with each training session. We meet approximately one 3-day weekend every other month and a 7-day intensive, during each session participants will be introduced to new content, while sharing in an experience as a herbal tribal clan and of deep connection with the plant world. We begin with gratitude and setting collective intentions, spend our days in various configurations of small and as a group, learning together in the natural world, and end by sharing lunches and gathering in a circle. The learning and support continues through the seasons, with One-on-One sessions, small group tutoring sessions, buddy check-ins, and application of the educational materials. The progression of moving between the deep-dive 3-day training trainings and then having time to integrate and apply the content through the seasons makes the curriculum come alive and enhances a new way of being, living, being, and engaging the world. We will be deepening the learning experience through a 7-day herbal forest garden intensive.

The time commitment for your participation will vary by individual. We request that participants attend ALL of the weekend trainings, as unison is fundamental to building harmony and trust for our collective experience and deepening journey. If previous commitments mean having to miss more than two or three days of the program, please consider reapplying at another date. Outside of the weekend trainings, you can expect to spend time between trainings in peer coaching and engaging in program projects on your own time. The research programs are designed to incorporate into and empower the life that you choose to lead and the work that you do with the plant kingdom. Please consider your capacity to participate fully before applying to the program.  

“True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature,  or art, but in the development of character.”  
~David O. McKay


    • 18-Full Day Training Program 
           * Three 3-Day Trainings
           * One 2-Day Training
           * One 7-Day Immersion
    • Integrative Home-Study Research Projects
    • Three 60-minute One-on-One Sessions between each training
    • Handouts and mentoring hands-on experience

Also includes the following herbal textbooks:

  • Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs, Rosemary Gladstar & Pamela Hirsh
  • The Herbal Medicine-Making Handbook: A Home Manual, James Green
  • The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines to Life on Earth, Stephen Harrod Buhner
  • Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape, Robert Hart
  • Integrative Forest Gardening: The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems, Wayne Weiseman, Daniel Halsey, Bryce Ruddock

What You Will Experience?

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
~Benjamin Franklin

You will come out of this program with an unique "Mentorship Medicine Pouch" a compendium of specific skills, practices, and approaches to improve your well-being and effectiveness as a forest garden herbal educator. Topics include visioning, effective communication, project development and stewardship, the aptitude to design and honour commitments, effective use of time and energy. We will also explore aspects of inner leadership, such as cultivating gratitude, balance, ‘inner resilience’, and exercises to root and ground your leadership in the heart, in nature, and in partnership with a community of other leaders.

Through this forest gardening herbal regeneration design program you will learn a new way of thinking and being. You will experience what is naturally yours – an intimate relationship with the wild plants. You will discover to source your leadership from this connection and stay attuned to the patterns in your own life, creating a new level of success and awareness in your stepping forth - empowered.

You will explore the correlation between ecological design thinking and the related disciplines of bioregionalism and ecology and their application to herbal design;

The foundation of an ecological world view (deep ecology, systems thinking, Gaia theory) and the application of living systems principles to the design of systems, objects and places;

You will develop personal and group enquiry practices to raise awareness of the interdependent relationship between the individual, society and nature and between theory, experience and practice;

You will develop and enhance your design, communication, facilitation skills in support of communities of place and interest;

You will make use of a range of tools, methods and facilitation techniques to project delivery;

You will co-create participatory hands-on practices, and theoretical principles for new approaches to the regenerative ecological design process of projects and apply these both in class and application in your community projects;

How to assess the connection between the environment and built form, behaviour, well-being and resource consumption using both research indicators and case studies.

“All the beauty that's been lost before wants to find us again”

Ecological Regeneration article>>


"I am loving listening to your sharings and your enthusiasm for the plants. I am soo wonder-filled hearing you talk about permaculture, forest gardening and herbal plants and your land your articulation and wisdom is awe inspiring. Much Thanks!" ~Natalie Krueger

"Shantree has vision and a special way of creating a garden that seems to match the spirit of the land. He brings touches to every corner that make the whole garden such a joy to be in. Thank you for all that you have given me and for the beautiful work you are doing!" ~James

"I've learned so many valuable lessons. Shantree you are so wise. You are such an honourable teacher. This has been a milestone along my path. For that, I am so thankful." ~Maya

"Honestly, I loved your teaching style, really clear and confident presentation of sometimes really in-depth material. I found your teaching style to be compassionate and patient and never once felt afraid to ask a question. That was the best workshop on soils I've seen. I've studied with a number of organic gardening teachers and that's the first time someone has put it in a way that I can understand and see the big picture. Thank you." ~Heather

“I wanted to further my studies with Natural Healing. I found an On-line Course through The Living Centre - Practical Herbalism. It was my Dream to do this Course. Amazing Course my brain was always thinking on the Course and the answers to the Questions. Shantree is an Amazing Teacher and the knowledge he has he shares with you and always answers and helps you along the Course. Thank you for making my Dreams come true.” ~Valerie 

"As I reflect on the educational aspects of our program, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for contributing to our internship program’s educational programming this year. As always, visiting you folks is a highlight for the interns. They always come back from this trip with a greater understanding of herbal plants and forest gardening and a respect for the diversity of food growing styles. They had this to say “A wonderful, pioneering place! They helped educate about organics and now they're taking the next step towards forest gardening.” ~Jaye Crawford, Ignatius Farm Interns, 2012

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for contributing to our internship program this year. For the interns, our day at the Living Centre was a definite highlight of the internship. We left feeling inspired and full of new ideas. It was fabulous to see such a successful example of what Permaculture, herbalism and forest gardening can be and how we can go about implementing their principles in our own lives.

Field trips, workshops and farm tours greatly enhance the internship experience by exposing interns to a diversity of farming and food systems and planting ideas for directions they will choose as they move forward. Not all interns will pursue farming as a career path, but what is certain is that they all have a deepened appreciation for farming and will become advocates for sustainable food systems in their own ways.

We deeply appreciate that you have been open to sharing your time and knowledge with us this season. On behalf of the entire Ignatius Farm CSA team, thank you once again for your involvement in educating for a healthy food system for the future. With gratitude."
~Kailea MacGillivray
Senior Education Intern and Volunteer Coordinator
Ignatius Farm CSA

Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D. 

Shantree is Certified Permaculture Designer & Educator, an Ayurvedic Live-Food Nutritionist, Ecological Herbalist with a specialty in Forest Gardening with over with 40-years experience. Shantree's deep spiritual connection to the Earth has drawn him into the teachings of shamanic and earth wisdom practices as well as Carolinian Canada native plant preservation and studies. He is a passionate edible forest gardener, and well known for his unique circular medicinal-wheel garden and medicine trail with over 1,000 species of edible and medicine plants and trees through the 50-acre botanical sanctuary. Since the mid 1980's Shantree has been applying herbal and forest garden practices. Creating his own unique approach to how does Permaculture work in a northern temperate climate. After 40+ years of experience I am now sharing this integrative experience with participants who come here to study these ancient healing arts of ecology and ancient art of herbalism. I am choosing to share this way of life so that the knowledge will pass on to the next generation. Learn more>

Jayme Cannon didn’t fully understand what she was getting herself into when she signed up for the Traditional Herbalist program at The Living Earth School of Herbalism in the year 2000… little did she know that her decision would forever change the way she saw and experienced her world.

Jayme’s herbal training began with a strong focus on local, sustainably wildcrafted medicine. Much of her dispensary has been harvested from forests, so when she discovered Permaculture and Food Forests, she knew she had found a path that would further deepen her connection with the plant world. She took her Permaculture Design Certificate at The Living Centre in 2011, and has studied with Lorenna and Shantree for the last 10 years. Recently, she has taken on a 3-acre Pear Orchard Rehabilitation project at The Living Centre with her husband Daniel.

As care taker of the Forest Garden Farmacy, she enjoys providing people with locally grown and sustainably wildcrafted edibles and medicinals. 

Rob Read spends his time outside his day-job as Administrative Assistant in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University between permaculture, writing, and his family. Rob's passion for forest gardening and permaculture began when he came across Robert Hart's book about his forest garden at a used book fair. This dovetailed nicely with his concern over our current food production system, and made perfect sense based on his many years as a naturalist and amateur ecologist. Since 2008 he has been enriching his experience of permaculture through extensive research and trainings, including workshops with leaders in forest gardening, holistic management, and rocket mass-heaters. He is co-founder of Artemisia's Forest Garden Nursery, a nursery that specializes in plants suited for forest gardens. He is also a co-founder of the Carolinian Canada Forest Garden Guild, and has been a planner for the annual Forest Garden Convergence since it's inception in 2013. After several years of practical focus on forest gardening, Rob is actively expanding his knowledge and experience in natural building. 


Other passionate, nature connected herbal teachers will join Shantree and offer their unique teachings during the program. 

"It is the supreme art of the educator to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." 
~Albert Einstein


Saturday - Monday

May 6-8
June 2-9 Herbal Immersion (7-Day Experience)
July 22-24
September 2-4
November 4-5 (Final Presentations) 

Option: March 11-12, 2017
The Local Wild Living Design Introductory Workshop



NOTE: Only 4 Positions Left

Total Value - $3200. 

Your Price - $2500

$200 Discount off regular price if you attend 
The Local Wild Living Design Introductory Weekend March 11-12, 2017

SPECIAL - Take Both Nutritional Herbalism and Practical Herbalism Mentorship Programs Together for $4500

To maintain a high quality of learning and care, the Mentorship is limited to only 10 participants.

    This mentorship program can be an integrated part of our Visionary Herbalism Diploma Program or Forest Gardening Diploma Program. 

    Does not include taxes, travel and accommodations.

    The first weekend our organic, vegan meals will be provided by The Living Centre. During subsequent weekends local, wild, live food  potluck lunches will be organized for the first 2 days of each weekend. On the last day of each weekend we will forage and wildcrafted through our forest gardens as a group for our lunch.

       ** On specific weekends we will be joined by other community members
       ** Upon completion of the above you receive a Practical Herbalism - Forest Garden Mentorship Certificate

    Please Note:

    Register Early - Space is limited to only 10 participants in this program.

    The Local Wild Living Design weekend is recommended (but not mandatory) and is offered at no extra cost for those who are already registered for the Herbal Mentorship or Forest Gardening Mentorship Course. 


    Payment can be made through e-transfer (bank-to-bank transfer) 'PayPal' below, or by certified check. 

    Please make cheques payable and send to: 

    The Living Centre
    5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3

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    Cancellation Policy

    It is important to consider that enrolling in the leadership is both a commitment to yourself, to each participant and the group as a whole. To support you in this we ask you to reflect on whether you are ready to commit to this experiential educational journey, which includes all of the above plus assignments which you will do on your own or with a study partner. 

    The cancellation policy is designed to support you in what you are saying “yes” to and support a smooth running of the program. 

    * Deposit is non-refundable
    * To receive the early-bird price full payment must be made by April 1st..
    * Full refund, except for the non-refundable deposit will be issued if notice of cancellation is issued 30 days before the start of the program.

    In the case that cancellation is 30 days or less before the start of the program a credit of half payment toward another Living Centre program will be issued, less deposit. There will be no refund or credit issued if cancellation is 15 or less days prior to the program

    If an agreement has been made with a participant to miss a portion of any one of the training (highly discouraged), the participant must still pay for the full mentorship without a discount for the time missed.

    Please Notethat we require a minimum amount of registrants for the program to happen. In the case that we do not receive minimum registration you will be notified two weeks prior to the start date and a full refund will be issued for the amount paid up till that point. 

    For questions or additional information, please 
    call 519-519-652-0230, or 
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