Gather and transform nature’s gifts into joy and health by creating a medicinal salve to take home.
Connect with your ancestral roots and get back to nature. Literally. Learn how to forage sustainably from our wild forests to extract herbal medicines our wild spaces have to offer. The adventure begins with a foraging wildcraft walk along the north shore of Kootenay lake where you will learn what plants grow where, why, and what benefits they can provide for our health. Depending on the season we will harvest anything from dandelions and nettle, to St. John’s wort and calendula flowers. After a quick journey to the lake-side homestead near Johnston’s Landing, BC you can relax, tour the garden, and enjoy a snack before learning how to process our harvest into magic. We will then create a medicinal salve for you to take home. Come with all your herbal medicinal questions and if you have a specific ailment you are looking for information on, we can cater to that too!
Details/Good to Know:
- Length of time: 2.5 hours
- 9:30 am-12:00 pm
- Experience located a beautiful 55 minute drive north from Kaslo at Johnson’s Landing, BC
- Transportation not included
- This is an outdoor experience. Come prepared for heat, bugs, and weather.
- Level of fitness required: low-medium
- Limited cell range between Kaslo and Johnson’s Landing
- All ingredients and containers for salve
- Fully guided experience by a Certified Herbal Practitioner
- Snacks and drinks (sourced locally)
- suitable for families with kids ages 5 and up
- maximum of 8 people per event*
- Please contact us for private or special group bookings
- Pricing: $65/adult, $40/youth, $25/child plus GST
*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see Small Print.
About Breanne Hope, Experience Provider
Breanne Hope is a graduate of the College of the Rockies certified herbal practitioner program and a student of aromatherapy with the Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies. She lives on a homestead on the Northeast shore of Kootenay Lake with her husband, daughter and animal children.
Raised on Vancouver Island by an active outdoorsy family, her passion for nature and its gifts run deep. This passion is an asset to her rural life and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and empowering others to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. You will enjoy her open, honest personality and hands on approach to teaching.