August 10-12: Heartwood Gathering

Hello all, I wanted to share with you some information about a herbal medicine and plant uses conference called Heartwood Gathering. It is a grassroots gathering of plant lovers of all kinds that bring together herbalists, wild food foragers, indigenous wisdom holders, gardeners, permaculture designers and overall just anyone who loves plants. It’s a gathering that values inclusivity and celebration of the green world. The Keynote for 2018 is Indigenous Elder Jan Kahehti:io Longboat and there will be more than 20 other teachers from all over Ontario and the beyond. The gathering is expected to be about 300 people and is located at the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Center near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Heartwood Gathering Highlights

  • Full weekend schedule of plant walks, discussions, lectures and hands-on workshops; something for every learning level and every mood.

  • A delicious vegetarian menu catered by Ina and her crew

  • Premium hot and cold herbal teas and coffee available at the Tea Salon

  • Friday Night Mid-Summer Fair–a night of carnival-esque delights

  • Wild Foods and Herbal Elixirs Tasting Contest! Bring your sweet and savoury herbal treats and drinks to share and compete for prizes

  • Keynote presentation by Jan Kahehti:io Longboat

  • Saturday Night Feverfew–celebrate the summer season with live music and dancing

  • Yoga and other early morning activities to start your days

Michael, Lianna and I will all be presenting at Heartwood this year.

Michael will be talking about 'Living Clean in the Modern World' and holding a walk/talk on 'Plants as Teachers'. Lianna will be holding an open Plant Arts & Crafting Station and working on a Collective 3D Plant-Art Project during some open times. I will be doing a Plant Spirit Healing & Wisdom workshop on Reclaiming the Divine Feminine, and a hands-on herbal-products-making workshop on Local Herbal Treatments for Vaginal Issues.

I hope you will consider joining me at this amazing herbal event here in Ontario. Please check out the website for all the details.

Take care,




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