Eco-Spiritual Educational Sanctuary
(est. 1983)

Useful Resources

A collection of links that we find particularly interesting, helpful, or beneficial.

Academy For Peace Costa Rica

Academy For Peace Costa Rica teaches the skills of “feeling peace” and “speaking peace” to classroom teachers. When trained teachers model these skills and pass them on to their students, an extraordinary change occurs in the classroom. Anxiety, conflict, and violence are replaced by an environment that actively supports the learning process. To read more about this inspiring work, visit the Peace Army web site for the complete story. Learn more

Joanna Macy, The Work That Reconnects –

‘The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world — we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves and each other.’ Learn more

Carolinian Canada Coalition

Carolinian Canada is a non-profit coalition of over 40 government and non-government conservation groups and many individuals working to conserve the ecological diversity of Canada’s most threatened natural region. Members include Conservation Authorities, Federation of Ontario Naturalists, Ontario Stewardship, federal and provincial departments and ministries, Canadian Botanical Association, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, and other groups. Learn more

C.R.A.F.T.

Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training in Ontario (CRAFT Ontario). CRAFT Ontario is your gateway to a farming internship experience that will change your life. Maybe your dream is to have your own organic farm one day. Or maybe you want to learn some food-growing and hands-on skills that can be applied in other careers and lifestyles. Whatever your long term goals are, a farming internship is a powerful experience that will equip you with the tools and insights to make a real difference in the world. You’ll never be the same again! Many former CRAFT interns go on to have their own organic and ecological farms. Others pursue careers and lifestyles that promote sustainability and ecological renewal in other ways. We are proud to say that we are part of this wonderful regional training experience. Learn more

Hemlock House Lodge

It provides a vacation experience unlike any other. Combining the comforts of a traditional bed and breakfast with the excitement and natural splendour of a wilderness kayaking expedition in coastal British Columbia, Canada. Experience life at nature’s pace. Learn more

Natural Health Yellow Pages

The premier web directory for the natural health industry. Learn more

John Seed Rainforest Activist Website

A pioneer in establishing and spreading the concepts of deep ecology, John Seed coauthored (with Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming, and Arne Naess) Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings (New Society). This environmental classic has now been translated into ten languages. In 1979, he founded the Rainforest Information Centre in Australia. In 1984 he helped initiate the U.S. Rainforest Action Network and founded the World Rainforest Report. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 1985 by the Australian government for his contributions to the environment. Learn more

London Area Organic Growers

London Area Organic Growers is a group of unique and committed individuals practicing a sustainable way of growing food. Purchasing is good because it is fresher and requires less transportation to reach you. Transportation of food often involves boats, planes, trains, and trucks. Each of these modes contributes to costs and carbon emissions. Some costs are internalized (paid for by the seller and usually passed on to you as the consumer) such as fuel, road taxes, and international tariffs (taxes on merchandise crossing borders). Other costs are externalized. Air and noise pollution, traffic and road wear, and the social impact of “outsourcing” the labour to farm and harvest food are examples of costs that may be externalized when food is transported great distances. Since no individual pays these costs they are borne by humanity as a whole. Eating local food, when possible, reduces this problem. Learn more

Mandala Book Shop

Since 1973, Mandala Book Shop has existed as one of those tiny islands of quiet in a world that relentlessly moves towards faster and faster. In a world that moves quickly, we move slower. Please come in and take a breath. Come in and leaf through books on your own or benefit from the help of our knowledgeable staff. Whether you are looking for that hard to find a resource or selecting that perfect incense to complement your home meditation space, we are ready to give assistance. More than just a book shop Mandala also provides a unique atmosphere for our customers to network within the community through the Community Bulletin Board and this Web Site. Learn more

Ontario Herbalists Association

For over 20 years, the Ontario Herbalists Association has promoted safe and natural healing with plant medicines. Whether your focus is medicinal, practical, culinary or horticultural, the OHA provides a number of opportunities in which to enjoy and support the world of herbs. Our primary goals are to promote public awareness and education on herbs and herbalism and to establish standards of education and practice for professional herbalists. Learn more

Optimal Breathing

Optimal Breathing® For living life and loving it Breathing Development Research, Education, Services & Programs for Superior Health, Peak Performance, Self Expression & Life Extension. Mike White, LMBT, NE. “The Breathing Coach”. Breathing Development Specialist Learn more

Orange Consulting

Derek Martin is Orange Consulting. He created our original website for us. He can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please use the subject “Web Design Quote”. Learn more

Organic Facts

What is Organic Food? Organic food refers to food items that are produced, processed and packaged without using chemicals. Organic food is increasingly becoming popular due to its perceived health benefits over conventional food. The industry is growing rapidly for the past five years and has caught the attention of farmers, manufacturers and, above all, consumers. The global organic food market was about USD 36.7 billion in 2006 according to Datamonitor. Over 30 percent of the global organic demand stems from the US, which has a market of about USD 13.6 billion, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. Learn more

Peace Every Day Initiative

Making the Commitment of Peace ~ In order that we may usher in the reign of peace, the Peace Every Day Initiative asks that each person who feels deeply connected to the process of peace on earth to make a commitment for a minimum of four years to be peace for 40 minutes or more each day, 5-7 days per week, by meditating or praying at sunrise or sunset. A meditation/prayer of 40 minutes (or longer) has been selected to honour the sacred number of 40, a number of purification. This amount of time will support each participant in experiencing a quiet mind and becoming and sustaining the vibration of peace. We create this collective vortex of peace at the time of sunrise or sunset, the two nodal times of the day in which it is easiest to go into meditation and the vibrations of peace are most effectively transmitted into the global brain. About the Initiative World Peace” the healing of the world is achieved through a very simple principle: We Create Peace By Being Peace. It is this universal truth that has inspired the Peace Every Day Initiative, a global, collective, daily, meditation of peace. The purpose is to unite a minimum of 8,000 people, while holding the vision of 144,000 or more people, to meditate/pray by becoming the vibration of peace for 40 minutes or more each day at sunrise or sunset. This powerful thought-form of peace is enough to shift the global consciousness so that we may fully celebrate peace on earth! Learn more

Planet Friendly Calendar & Good work Canada

Canada’s Environmental event calendar since 1998. In partnership with RCEN, GoodWork and others. To learn more http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/

Welcome to GoodWork, Canada’s green & environmental job site! Since 2001, we’ve been connecting motivated, green-minded Canadians to sustainable job opportunities. Learn more

Salt Spring Seeds

All our seeds are untreated, open-pollinated and non-GMO. We grow all our own seeds and sell only our most recent harvest. As is true again this year, we write the printed and online catalogues in December after we’ve cleaned and evaluated all our seed crops from the year before. Learn more

Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center

The center is known worldwide for its foundation in spirituality and living foods, and as a leading fasting and detoxification center, offering a diversity of spa vacations, spiritual retreats and health education programs. Founded in 1993 by Rebbe Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M, D., (H), Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center is an oasis for awakening, inspiration and rejuvenation on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Learn more

Upayanaturals

Upaya Naturals – specializing in organic, raw, vegan food and a wide range of organic, wild raw foods, supplements, dehydrators, juicers, blenders. Learn more

Wildcraft Permaculture

WildCraft Permaculture empowers people to regenerate the Earth while leading more fulfilling connected lives. We want you to have the confidence and self-assurance to maintain and evolve designs over time, and to continue your permaculture education after we’ve let go of your hand. WildCraft has been instrumental in strengthening the permaculture community in London because we believe that the bigger the support network, the faster we can affect broad positive change in the world. Learn more

HealthLady.com

Nancy Desjardins is a nutritionist specializing in the development of wellness programs tailored to suit personal health concerns. Her individualized approach focuses on detoxifying, rejuvenating, and revitalizing the body. A Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner, Nancy trained at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Learn more