3rd Annual Heartwood Gathering!

Hands on workshops, lectures and walks on a wide assortment of plants related topics, from clinical herbalism to basket making, from organic gardening to herb ID. There's really something for everyone who simply loves plants. Come and join us for this popular and well received Gathering.


Anarres' own Tracey TieF and friend and founder of Make It Natural, Rene Suarez, will be amongst many teaching and learning:

Tracey TieF

Aromatherapy as Botanical Medicine

What is aromatherapy, and when and how should it be used? How did aromatherapy emerge and what is its place in the history of medicine? What are the advantages and disadvantages of essential oils versus herbs and other botanical preparations? What principles hold true for both aromatherapy and herbalism? We will consider the views of opponents of aromatherapy, as well as the misinformation created by multi level marketing companies to arrive at an understanding of the place of aromatherapy within botanical medicine.

Practical Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit

Plants can gift us with their strengths and experiences through the use of essential oils to help us with emotional, psychological and spiritual challenges. Using the lens of ancient perfumery, we will explore the relationships between plant and human bodies. We will learn to tell the plants story in order to understand its gifts for us mind body and spirit. Each participant will create a perfume to meet their needs.

Rene Suarez

DIY Off-Grid Homesteading: First Steps

Rene Suarez will share his experience starting an off-grid farmstead community, and offer a taste of his new Ecovillage Incubator program. This is a great opportunity to learn from feet-on-the-ground working in with Ontario’s weather and laws. Participants will learn some tools and frameworks and apply them to three Ontario start-up scenarios, including highlights from Bee City Canada & Skillseed’s own pollinator habitat / food forest /off-grid homestead near Orangeville, started in 2016, which is planning to grow 3 more acres of Food Forest and 2 acres of organic market garden in 2017. This presentation includes elements of permaculture, green building, upcycling, living off-grid, living in community, native ecology, pollinator habitats & education, holistic lifestyle, and social enterprise.

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2017/07/21 - 9:00am - 2017/07/23 - 9:00pm