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Harvest and Herbal Workshop
November 19, 2016 - November 20, 2016$169
Join us for the Galiano Harvest & Herbal Workshop – two beautiful days on Galiano Island in a stunning coastal forest at the Millard Learning Centre.
Visit the Galiano Conservancy’s own cutting-edge food foresting operation, and harvest and prepare lacto-fermented sunchokes.
Walk Galiano’s beautiful Douglas fir forest and discover the wild plants that live there, learning their roles in the ecosystem and their traditional medicinal uses.
Make kombucha, a lightly-fermented tea, and flavour it with herbs and native plants that you have gathered.
Enjoy a fresh lunch that you’ve harvested together in the food forest.
Learn to make your own herbal salves and liniments with samples to take home, and experience a red cedar steam.
You’ll leave with a sense of how people and forests can work together, for each other’s benefit, in a sustainable future.
Cedana Bourne is Galiano Conservancy’s Agriculture and Nursery Coordinator, and a herbalist who grows or wildcrafts the plants for the formulas she creates for her apothecary. Cedana is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who appreciates a delicious whole foods meal. She is a passionate preserver and loves to incorporate wild foods into all kinds of tasty creations from baking to bubbly brews to fermented concoctions.
Reed Osler is the Galiano Conservancy Association’s Education Coordinator. She has been sharing her passion for parks and wild places with the public in a professional capacity for over 15 years. She studied herbalism at Pacific Rim College and is a certified Community Herbalist who is especially passionate about native plants, their edibility and their medicinal uses. She also loves music, theatre and art and incorporates these creative pursuits into her programs with children, youth and adults alike.