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2023
Rainbow Serpent Folk Herbalism
Durham, Ontario

Join us for 5 nourishing weekends from

April until September.

Meet the plants in person and make folk medicines.

Create your own apothecary or

enhance your present one.

Make a rattle, clay beads, and learn the

basics of Eco plant dyeing.

        This mentorship is for personal healing and connection to plant spirits & elemental beings.

Each day will start with an opening circle and land acknowledgment. All voices will be heard.

9:15- 9:45 will be time to play musical instruments by the fire and enjoy a local herbal tea.


Every day you will have time in the forest, experience guided plant spirit journeys,

and have time with the living plants.

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2023 Schedule

Dates

April 28,29,30

May 27 & 28

June 24 & 25

July 22 & 23

September 16 & 17

April

  • Land acknowledgement & group sharing

  • Make your own rattle from cedar wood and raw deer hide with Abby Fry of Coyote Tales

  • Experience the hand crafted sauna  with song circle

May

  • Plant Communication & elemental medicine

  • Make clay beads with Lara Eliot for offerings

  • Tinctures, teas, decoctions, infusions basics

  • Honey ceremony for the ancestors

  • Spring plant medicine harvest

  • Herbal vinegar

  • Smoke bath & ritual

  • Swamp medicine portals

June

  • Summer plant medicine harvest & medicine making

  • Flower essences creation

  • Cedar bowl burning

  • Group gifting

  • Solstice community fire

  • Heart opening ceremony at a local waterfall & river

July

  • Water & Stone communication

  • Afternoon visit to Moon Lake sanctuary with Karl Backhaus. In the 1960's he started planting 50,000 trees, dug a lake, built his home from a log cabin book, and now it is home to a myriad of animals and plant species.

  • Tree medicine & swimming

  •  1 hour bio dynamic vegetable & herb garden tour with with Vitold. He has been a student of the garden since 1986. 

  • Summer plant medicine harvest & medicine making

September

  • Autumn & winter plant medicine making

  • Eco plant dying with Rebecca

  • Asters the stars on earth

  • Honey Ceremony for the ancestors

  • Community service planning

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Energy Exchange Includes

Classes from 9:15am - 530pm.

A rustic outdoor kitchen is available to cook your dinners and breakfast.

A light vegetarian lunch is provided.

Camping on site Saturday nights.

If driving a distance you can also camp Friday night. Beds in the Greenwood are available for an additional fee.
 

Sliding scale price:

$2700- $4700 for the year.
Pay anything in this range.

This payment range makes this work

accessible to those with lower incomes.
*Payment plans are an option

after a deposit has been made.

Each year two $1000 scholarships are available and 1 part work trade position.  They have been taken for 2023.

 

A phone call will be your registration.

Please use the contact link to book a call.

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Mentorships are open to all genders. It is a safe place for LGBTQIA folks. We will work together to co-create a loving and healing space for everyone. Plants are amazing non-binary teachers. The learning area is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

 

Mosquitoes, deer flies, & wasps are present. These insects are our teachers. May Gaia bless them and teach us how to love them.

We will be walking on uneven terrain.

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 "I never make decisions instantly, always needing to be certain of a choice. The minute and the moment I heard of your offering I was in. Thanks for the shelter, hospitality, openness, humour, connection, and offering your herbaceous self."

Tracey, Herbalist & owner of Anarres Apothecary 

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Join us for 2023 Rainbow Serpent Folk Herbalism

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