Eco-Spiritual Educational Sanctuary
(est. 1983)

Living the Experience: Herbalism, Wild Nutrition & Forest Gardening 7-Day Intensive

Living the Experience

Overview The Flow Registration Overview “Something new is happening, a new vision, a new energy, a new sacred story is coming into being in the transition from one era to another.” ~Thomas Berry July 5 – 12, 2020 This 7-Day experiential intensive informs and engages you in the energetic and nutritional elements of herbalism, wild nutrition and forest gardening, to expand your awareness of the plant world through ecologically sustainable practices. Cultivating a human relationship with the plant kingdom and their cycles, from the garden to plate, is ancient and essential if we are to fully understand how to participate in regenerative food systems that support both our personal health and the health of the Earth. This week-long intensive invites you to deepen into a truly human intimacy with the natural world. Discover the diverse relationships you have with plants through plant medicine, wild nutrition, forest gardening, earth stewardship, edible plant foraging, herbal skills, eco-spiritual connection and nature immersion. The goal of this program is to cultivate an authentic, dedicated, growing herbal community of passionate leaders who hold a vision of a future that is ecologically resilient, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling for all beings. Meet the plants where they live and discover … Read more

Introduction to Permaculture

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Living the Future Today March 18-19, 2023 Permaculture offers visionary and practical solutions for personal, environmental and social change. Drawing on the best of ancient wisdom and new technologies coupled with observation of nature’s patterns, Permaculture teaches systems that enhance the quality of life without causing harm to the Planet. Based on the principles of ecology and sustainability, this design system can be used to create landscapes that mimic nature’s patterns and yield an abundance of food, fibre and energy for all our needs. Permaculture integrates the best of ancient knowledge, sustainable technologies and disciplines to help us design ecologically sound, efficient and productive ways to live in our households, gardens, communities and businesses. Permaculture can be used by anyone, anywhere. An invaluable tool for homeowners, farmers, urban and rural gardeners, educators, landscapers,  foresters, neighbourhood organizers and anyone interested in sustainable living.  No, it’s not a magic solution, nor is it a philosophy. It takes good hard work, imagination,  creativity – and a lot of fun. Permaculture invites you to join a life-enhancing revolution and be part of building the new. Topics include: Foundations of Permaculture The History of Permaculture Permaculture Principles & Design Science Principles & Ethics of Permaculture Mapping … Read more

Forest Gardening Mentorship: Ecological Resilient Design

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Mentorship Pathway The Process The Experience Testimonials Registration Mentorship Pathway Ecological Resilience of Native PlantsApril 22 – Nov 6, 2023 “Learning from the forests to live is to reach the highest level a human can aim  for.”~Vanadana Shiva This program is committed to ‘planting the future’ by saving our native healthy and edible plants through an education that inspires tomorrow’s foragers, wildcrafters, herbalists, forest gardeners, permaculturists and ecologists. It offers a rigorous and intensive immersion into designing and regenerating our landscapes. 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 natural systems demonstrate: stability, resilience, self-maintenance, self-renewal and increased nutrient conservation at personal and ecological levels. We discover an ancient relationship with Nature through ecological study and forest gardening. One that evokes a sacred partnership with the living planet. You will learn ways to participate in creating 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 12-day intensive … Read more

Four-Season Permaculture Certification PDC

Overview Our Approach Course Options Why Permaculture Testimonials Registration Details Overview   April 15 to October 22, 2023  * Natural Building * Regenerative Food Forest * Herbalism Wild Foraging * Veganic Gardening * Nutrition  *Food Preservation * Renewable Technology * Inner & Social Permaculture * Wholistic Economics * Ecological Water Systems Learn about Permaculture throughout the four seasons, focusing on Temperate climates. This course is an internationally recognized, 72-hour training in the ethics, principles, methods and practices of Permaculture Design, plus 24 extra hands-on hours and 24 hours of group/independent work giving you 120 hours of quality education. The goal of Permaculture is to create harmony with the planet, oneself and each other. Permaculture designers use a set of principles and techniques to establish homesteads, landscapes and communities that are regenerative, resilient and self-sufficient.  Permaculture: Uses nature as our guide Is a design process Thinks wholistically Is solution based It is centred on cooperation and connection Permaculture gives us the skills, resources and techniques for widespread planet care and improvement. What is the Four-Season Permaculture (PDC) Discover ways to design thriving households and neighbourhoods to meet your needs and require minimum care. The four-seasons format allows you time to integrate … Read more