Medicine of the People – A Herbal Celebration

“Medicine Of the People – A Herbal Celebration.”  –  Aug 18th/2019

 

 

Gaspereau Mountain Herb Farm & Botanical Sanctuary

 

 

9:00am – 4:00pm, 10 min. from Wolfville, NS!!

( For directions:  http://greenmanbotanicals.com/contact-us)

 

A daylong herbal gathering complete with herbal medicine workshops, plant walks, children’s herbal events and medicine making workshops!

 

Tickets $50 in advance, $60 day of event. E-transfers can be made to greenmanbotanical@gmail.com

 

  Please contact us if finances are a barrier, we want everyone herb curious here! 

 

There will be a number of herbal vendors on site. Please bring cash to support these wonderful folks and pick up delicious herbal products!!

 

Pot luck lunch, please bring something to share. If you wish, please bring something for a giveaway blanket too!!

  

 

“Medicine Of the People – A Herbal Celebration.”  –  Aug 18th/2019

Gaspereau Mountain Herb Farm & Botanical Sanctuary

Schedule of events:

 9:00 – 9:30 am – Registration

9:30 am – Opening Circle

10:00 am – 11:15 am – 1st Workshop

 Building your Herbal Pharmacy w/ Andree-anne Bedard

Native “At Risk” Plant Walk w/ John Cummings

Celestrial Agriculture; Plants and the Planets w/ Daniel Wiseman

 11:30 – 12:45 – 2nd Workshop

Cannabis and Health – A Conversation w/ Dr. Av Singh

Ethical Wildcrafting w/ Ember Peters

12:45 – 1:45 Pot Luck Lunch

( Bring something to share!! Please bring a plate and utensils if you can!)

1:45 pm -3:15 pm 3rd Workshop

The Red Tent w/Angie Jenkins

Introduction to Tincture Making w/ John Cummings

Herb Walk w/ Ember Peters

3:30 pm – 4 pm Closing Circle & Giveaway Blanket

 Here is a list of our amazing group of presenters and topics so far!!

 

Build your herbal pharmacy: the essentials! Andrée-Anne Bedard

Be prepared to address all sorts of common ailments throughout the year with these wonderful plant allies! Having your essential herbs and remedies on hand at the first symptom of illness and knowing how to use them appropriately can help you reduce the risk of needing more invasive intervention as well as offering empowerment when it comes to caring for yourself and your loved ones.The charming and fizzy Annapolis Valley captured Andrée-Anne’s heart sometimes around 2006… A few years after this first encounter, her blooming family decided to set roots in beautiful Baxter’s Harbour. It is here that her long brewed passion for herbal therapy has flourished and is being shared!
Andrée-Anne studied with l’Herbotheque in Lantier, Quebec. She apprenticed on the beautiful gardens of l’Anse aux herbes in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

 

 

 

 Join Angie Oriana Jenkins for a Red Tent Women's Workshop. Inspired by the novel of the same name, she asks for participants to bring the following red/pink/purple/orange items to transform a tipi into a healing space for women: fabric, pillows, blankets, sacred objects, stones, statues, feathers....anything that speaks of the blood mysteries. After we co-create this space, we will gather inside to discuss herbs & magic for women~in particular menstruation, fertility, menopause, & more. - Angie Oriana Jenkins

Join Angie Oriana Jenkins for a Red Tent Women's Workshop. Inspired by the novel of the same name, she asks for participants to bring the following red/pink/purple/orange items to transform a tipi into a healing space for women: fabric, pillows, blankets, sacred objects, stones, statues, feathers....anything that speaks of the blood mysteries. After we co-create this space, we will gather inside to discuss herbs & magic for women~in particular menstruation, fertility, menopause, & more. - Angie Oriana Jenkins

 

The founder of Sister Lotus Body Care Products and Herbal Education, Angie Oriana Jenkins has over 20 years experience in the field & lives and breathes all things botanical. She has studied in Canada, Mexico and Arizona, She currently works as an educator on line and in person in Wolfville, N.S.

CELESTIAL AGRICULTURE; PLANTS & THE PLANETS – DANIEL WISEMAN

 

 As the Alchemical axiom “As above, so below” dictates, all things in the celestial macrocosm also materialize here on the microcosmic plane of the Earth. Join herbalist & alchemist Daniel Wiseman in exploring the basics of how we can harness astrological attributes through using plants and the planetary hours.

 

 Daniel has been dedicated to the Herbal Path for 15 years. Formally educated by the East West School of Planetary Herbology and world-famous Alchemist and chemist Robert Bartlett of the Spagyricus Institute, his work is now focussed on Spagyric medicine making, organic farming, wild harvesting, teaching, consulting and private practice as an herbalist in rural Nova Scotia.

 Daniel is a professional practitioner and board member of the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia, a board member of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations, a member of the International Alchemy Guild, a member of the Inner Garden Alchemy Research Group and teaches at the Bloom Institute of Herbal Studies.

 

 

Cannabis and Health - A Conversation - Dr. Av Singh

Cannabis and Health - A Conversation - Dr. Av Singh

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Av Singh is one of Canada’s leading authorities on organic production agriculture. After completing his post-doc at the University of Minnesota on pasture-based livestock production, Singh worked at the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada and served as the Organic and Small-Scale Farming Specialist in Nova Scotia, for over 15 years, and recently held the Just Us! Chair in Small Farm Sustainability.

Dr. Singh has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and extension articles and has been an invited speaker to over 500 workshops, conferences, symposia as well as guest-lecturing at over 30 universities in Canada, the US, the UK, and India. Av has had the privilege of visiting over 2000 farms across five continents which has shaped his extension of holistic, system-based design solutions.  

Emphasizing a union of traditional knowledge with science, Av works with growers to cultivate an appreciation of plant:soil interrelationships.

Currently, Av and his colleague Randy Flemming serve as Cultivation Advisors within the cannabis industry www.fs-cannabis.com. Av is also the Commercial Science Specialist at Greenstar Plant Products Inc. www.gaiagreen.com , the Chief Science Officer with Green Gorilla www.ilovegreengorilla.com; the Chief Agricultural Scientist at Green Joy Production, the Chief Soil Scientist at CaliCann (Colombia) and formerly served as the Chief Agronomist with the American Cannabis Company, helping to develop Just Add Water Super Soils (JAWS).

Av has recently been appointed to the Cannabis Quality Assurance (CQA) Standards Committee and is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society. Av serves on several Scientific Advisory Boards – Orion Cannabis Corporation; BloomGenic; SolarGram; Infernotions; Cannabis Farms; www.cannabisfarms.ca ; and Organic Grow Solutions www.organicgrowsolutions.com.  Av is a frequent speaker and advisory board member at MJBizCon, LIFT, O’Cannabiz, and the Grow Up Conferences.

Lastly, Av is also serving as the President of the Canadian Organic Growers and is proud to be a member of Slow Food Canada, Food Secure Canada, and the National Farmers’ Union. Av is also a faculty member at Earth University (www.navdanya.org) in India where he delivers courses on agroecology and organic farming. 

Av Singh (902) 698-0454 av@fs-cannabis.com www.fs-cannabis.com

Ethical Wildcrafting with Ember Peters

Why might we harvest wild herbs? Can we do so in a respectful, recipricol and responsible way? How do we view ourselves in relationship with plants? This is a workshop to prepare us to understand principles of harvesting wild herbal medicines in an ethical and sustainable way.

 Ember Peters is a clinical herbalist based between Vermont and Nova Scotia (Abenaki and Mi’kmaq territories) committed to providing accessible herbal care and quality education. Her approach to well-being is informed by science and energetics, viewed through a holistic, client-centered, harm reduction and anti-colonial lens. Ember is a Registered Herbal Practitioner with the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia (herbalns.org) and faculty at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (vtherbcenter.org). 

At-Risk Native Medicinal Plant Walk w/ John Cummings

At-Risk Native Medicinal Plant Walk w/ John Cummings

 Visiting the farms gardens, our plant walk will focus on native medicinal plants of Eastern Canada/US who existence is threatened in the wild. We will talk about habitat, history, cultivation, conservation and usage of some beloved plants. Many of these plants are on the United Plant Savers At – Risk List. We will meet Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Bloodroot, American Wild Yam, Pipsissewa and Butterfly Weed.

 

  John Cummings has been dancing with the plants for his lifetime, but came to know them as medicines starting about 15 years ago.  Past internships and apprenticeships in Ohio and Vermont inspired a life of living simply, growing medicinal herbs and working with the plants each and every day.  John subsequently completed a 2 yr. Clinical Herbal Medicine program with teacher David Winston, and when not farming does herbal consultations, medicine making, hosting and teaching herbal workshops as well as growing medicinal plants to sell.  

 

 Since 2012, John has been stewarding the land and planting herbs, large and small on Gaspereau Mountain, N.S, just outside of Wolfville. Here he started Gaspereau Mountain Herb Farm and Botanical Sanctuary, a 25 acre farm, which is part of the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary Network. United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.

 Most recently, John has teamed up with alchemist and herbalist Daniel Wisemen, who together have been focusing on creating a very high quality line of Spagyric tinctures and other herbal products, using many plants grown on the farm.

www.greenmanbotanicals.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from Past Medicine of the People Herbal Celebrations

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