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FEB 3 MAKE YOUR OWN HERBAL FIRST AID KIT

With John Redden, medical herbalist and founder of Viriditas Herbal Products.

Cuts, scrapes, burns and stomach aches are just a few of the ailments John will discuss. Learn how to prepare for first aid situations with safe and effective herbal remedies you will want to have on hand. This seminar is ideal for those who love the outdoors, have children at home, live far from medical services, or simply want the peace of mind of being prepared. 2-3pm

FEB 10 HERBAL PET HEALTH

With Penny Beaudrow, founder of The Ginkgo Tree.

Pets are rightful members of the family and should be cared for just the same. As an animal lover, Penny has incorporated herbs into the lives of her pets. She developed her own effective herbal treatments including bug repellants, injury ointments, and many others. Learn how to keep your beloved animals, no matter how big or small, happy and healthy! 2-3pm

FEB 17 HERBS OUT OF AFRICA

With Conrad & Aku Richter, owners of Richters Herbs.

African traditional herbalism is a collaboration between the healer, the patient, the herbs and the spirit world. The herbs used are very powerful pharmacologically, backed by modern science. But many also work on the psychic level. This wholistic approach toward physical, psychological and spiritual care of families and whole communities is often very effective. We will discuss some of the herbs that are now available in the West. 2-3pm

FEB 24 HAPPY BELLY, HAPPY MIND
RESCHEDULED to June 2

With Katalin Brown, certified GAPS practitioner.

The gut is our second brain. When we have a “gut feeling” about something that is our second brain at work. But digestive problems caused by bacterial overgrowth, yeast or parasites can interfere with normal communication between the gut and the brain. With proper nutrition and good nutrient assimilation we can restore good gut health. 2-3pm

MAR 3 HEALING CANNABIS EDIBLES

With Pat Crocker, author, teacher and photographer.

What if the healing benefits of cannabis can be explored right in your kitchen? Imagine a way in which you can subtly tap into the wonderful properties of cannabis without the health risks of smoking? Pat makes it easy and fun to learn how to safely cook with cannabis based on principles outlined in her latest book Healing Cannabis Edibles. 2-3pm

MAR 10 CREATING SANCTUARY

With Diane Tait, herbalist and founder of Greenwood Botanicals.

A sanctuary is a place where people and other creatures can co- exist, protected and nourished. It is a place to reclaim our connection to the rhythms of the earth. Herbalist Diane Tait will show you how to create sanctuaries in wild spaces, backyard gardens and abandoned urban wastelands. 2-3pm

MAR 17 AROUND THE WORLD HERB GARDENING

With Gini Sage & Elaine Davidson, Durham Master Gardeners.

Get a taste of travel without leaving your kitchen. Master gardeners Gini and Elaine will help you plan inspired gardens with herbs from the East, West and many places in between. Grow and cook with herbs such as Thai Basil, Lovage, Sweet Cicely and more. Bon Voyage! 2-3pm

MAR 24 A HEAD START WITH CONTAINER GARDENS

With Koidu Sulev, Richters Herbs.

Why wait till spring to get your hands in the soil? And why let small spaces hold you back? Container gardening is a versatile way to grow beautiful herbs all year round. Perfect for those with limited mobility. Let Koidu inspire you to brighten up your indoor and outdoor spaces year round. 2-3pm

MAR 31 HERBS FOR WOMENS HEALTH

With Correne Omland, traditional western herbalist & owner of Spiraea Herbal Clinic.

Life imposes countless demands on the modern woman. Fatigue, exhaustion, stress, depression, anxiety and hormonal imbalances are just some of the issues women deal with in this chaotic world. Correne will introduce the herbal allies that she often relies on in her herbal practice to help women cope. 2-3pm

APR 7 MAKE YOUR OWN KOMBUCHA

With Christy Deere, owner & brewmistress of Collingwood Kombucha Company.

Wonder what all the Kombucha hype is about? It’s a delicious fermented drink packed with enzymes, nutrients and beneficial bacteria that help to promote overall wellness. Christy will lead an interactive demo of how to brew your own at home. You will learn how to get started, and how to add fruits and herbs to create flavours even your kids will love! 2-3pm

APR 14 DESIGNING EDIBLE LANDSCAPES

With Joyce Hostyn, master gardener.

Joyce dreams of city streets lined with fruit and nut trees, an orchard in every park and a garden in every yard. Joyce says, “Any day I get my hands dirty in either the garden or kitchen is a magical day.” Whether you have a small space or a large lot, you can create a beautiful edible landscape – a low maintenance, sustainable method of growing food, providing habitat for wildlife, and beautifying your home. 2-3pm

Herb Day April 28, 2019

Celebrate Herb Day with an afternoon in praise of Agastache, Herb of the Year for 2019

Agastache Herb of the Year

APR 28 GORGEOUS AGASTACHES FOR GARDENS

With Koidu Sulev, Richters Herbs.

Agastache, the Herb of the Year for 2019, is actually several distinct herbs including anise hyssop, giant hyssop, hummingbird mint, and Korean mint. Most are so rich in nectar that pollinators can’t resist a visit. Their licorice-mint scented leaves — and the delicious teas that can be brewed from them — make the Agastaches “must haves” for any tea lover’s garden. Their masses of flowers come in stunning colours such as the fiery orange, red and magenta hues. Koidu will discuss the cultivation, varieties and uses of these monumental herbs. 2-3pm

Learn more about the amazing Agastaches here.

JUN 2 HAPPY BELLY, HAPPY MIND
Rescheduled from February 24.

With Katalin Brown, certified GAPS practitioner.

The gut is our second brain. When we have a “gut feeling” about something that is our second brain at work. But digestive problems caused by bacterial overgrowth, yeast or parasites can interfere with normal communication between the gut and the brain. With proper nutrition and good nutrient assimilation we can restore good gut health. 2-3pm

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