The Ecological Herbalist: Roots of Plant Medicine

“The plants have enough spirit to transform our limited vision.”
~Rosemary Gladstar

May 6 – 7, 2023

Plant medicine’s ecological roots are for those interested in exploring and deepening into herbalism. Those desiring to gather the information to care for their families naturally; and wish to pursue herbalism in a professional setting. This is a foundational workshop into the incredible world of plants and their medicinal uses. It provides a practical study of herbalism through an in-depth understanding of medicinal plants and the study of herbal medicine for the body systems. Knowledge and experience gained to assist family and friends in wholistic health applications.

Our planet’s health, communities, and bodies are inextricably connected. The first step is to approach plant medicine from an ecological perspective, cultivating a regenerative practice that focuses on our bioregion’s medicinal plants. We’ll come to herbalism emphasizing traditions and indigenous wisdom to this continent and look to eastern traditions, such as Ayurvedic Medicine, to deepen our understanding. A hands-on approach is the best for learning and working with plants, fresh and dried herbs, and herbal preparations to build our knowledge. Herbalism is a wholistic study, recognizing that nutrition, exercise, stress management, and other natural modalities offer a complete health experience. We encourage each individual to integrate their study into a personal practice to benefit daily and master the material through first-hand experience. Be empowered with the knowledge, tools, and expertise to continue the journey to natural, radiant well-being.

Some of the possible topics include:

  • Plant Botany
  • Herbal Actions & Properties
  • Study of Body Systems
  • Plant Formulations & Administrations
  • Herbal Medicine-Making
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • The Herbalist Lifestyle

Facilitator: Shantree Kacera, R.H., D.N., Ph.D., received his doctorate in Nutritional Medicine and Herbalism in the ’70s. Since then, he has been exploring foods and herbs’ effects in an integrative lifestyle approach to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. His passion and study of vegan nutrition span over four decades. He has explored the benefits of a high-energy Ayurvedic plant-based approach to nutrition and the ecological benefits of integrating bioregional local, native and wild edible living plants into one’s daily life. 

To Register

Date: May 6 – 7, 2023

Time: 9 am to 5 pm

Cost: Early-bird $250 (2-weeks before the workshop)
Regular price is $300

Includes: all workshop materials, handouts & charts

All lunches will be potluck style, using organic, local, wild, and plant-based ingredients as much as possible. The centre will provide organic in-season soups, salads, herbal teas and snacks.

It does not include taxes, accommodations or travel.