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Seminars, events, and items of interest related to herbal medicine are posted below. Do you have an event you would like to share? Contact us to have your event listed here. (Please note that all listings are subject to Board approval). 

 

OHA Member Events

Thursday
Aug022018

Great Lakes Herb Faire September 7-9, 2018

Great Lakes Herb Faire 2018

The Ontario Herbalists Association is proud to be a sponsor of this awesome herbal event in Chelsea, Michigan.

September 7-9, 2018

https://www.greatlakesherbfaire.org

Thursday
Aug022018

Back to Your Roots Herbal Retreat

Back to Your Roots Herbal Retreat

We are glad to be sponsoring this grass roots Ontario herbal event.

September 8th, 2018

9am to 9pm

Keynote Speaker

David Winston

We are thrilled to announce that Herbalist and Ethnobotanist David Winston, will be joining us as our keynote speaker at Back To Your Roots 2018. David has 49 years of training in Chinese, Western/Eclectic and Southeastern herbal traditions. He has been in clinical practice for over 40 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the USA and Canada. In 2013 David was presented with the Natural Products Association (NPA) Clinician’s Award and awarded a fellowship by the Irish Register of Herbalists. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to learn from one of the best! See you Saturday September 8th.

This year’s Back To Your Roots Retreat will be held at Dogwood and Brambles Farm, a lovely little farmstead near Cannington, Ontario.

GPS code: 44.34132857395804-79.13812543173827

See website for more detailed information:

https://theginkgotree.ca/btyr/

Thursday
Aug022018

Annual General Meeting September 30th, 2018



Annual General Meeting 2018

 Sept 30, 2018    9:30am - 4:30pm

The Assembly Hall in Etobicoke

1 Colonel Samuel Smith Drive

(Kipling & Lakeshore)

We have some great speakers joining us this year at our AGM:

Using Herbs & Nutrition to Aid Mental Health

Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG)

Nervous system overload is experienced today in epidemic proportions.Perhaps what we are seeing is a mirror, as so in the macrocosm we are seeing in the microcosm. Trauma anxiety and depression are signs of overload resulting in a disconnect from community. We will discuss theories behind mental health, current research and possible tools for healing including herbs, nutrition and lifestyle. (2.5 hours)

Katolen is member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, seeing clients in her private practice since 2000. She teaches in the Strategic Resiliency Program for First Defenders where trauma plays a key role in dis-ease. She is adjunct faculty at Boucher Naturopathic College, a clinic supervisor and instructor at Dominion Herbal College, BC. Katolen is the third term President of the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of British Columbia (CHA of BC) and current President of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA). For 18 years, Katolen appeared monthly on a nationally syndicated morning news, Global Television,  where she offered herbal information to the public; Katolen specializes in women’s health issues, skin dis-ease and digestive disorders and believes in providing usable tools for healing through inspiration and education.


 

Stephanie Morning Star  - Cancelled - Sorry - we will have to hear her another time!

Decolonial Love: Working Together to Build Justice and Equity in Herbalism


The Concept of Rasayana–Adaptogenic and Rejuvenative Herbs from Ayurveda

 

Nitin Shah

MD Ayurveda 

 

 

 


Schedule: 10 am-4:30 pm  NOTE: REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 9:30 am

Catered lunch included!

Location: Assembly Hall, Lakeshore & Kipling, Etobicoke, ON

Cost: $50     OHA Members FREE!

Thursday
Aug022018

International Ayurveda Conference - August 18 & 19, 2018

Aug 18th & 19th, 9am - 5pm   “ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR MODERN TIMES”



"This Conference will be hosting experts in Ayurveda and related fields of health care, from India, U.S. and Canada to Toronto."


To learn more and register, please visit the website:
https://www.camaayurveda.com/conference-registration/

 

 NOTE:  Fees for this event
 $50/ day 
  $75/ 2 days
Group of 8 gets $60/ 2 days
( no early bird)
includes food and snack.
there will be free Medical camp/ constitutional assessment on the second day afternoon

 

 
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Ongoing Events

Kathleen Leeson

The Wisdom of Plants Herbal Apprenticeship Program Fun & Practical Introductory Herbal and Traditional Healing Education with Kathleen Leeson RH, is open to anyone over 15 years of age and both genders are welcome.


Susan Elliotson: Pick-Your-Own Herbs

From time to time throughout the season, there is an excess of herbs for harvesting. Check here for details of the herbs and their readiness.


Penelope Beaudrow

The Science and Art of Herbalism Home Study Course

Last Tuesday of each month (Sept thru May) 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Dogwood & Brambles Farm.

The Science & Art of Herbalism Home Study Course emphasizes self-care, home health, and self-reliance. More than any one system of healing, herbalism offers a low cost alternative to health care. This self-empowering joyful course is recognized as one of the best home study courses available on this subject. Written by Rosemary Gladstar (40 years of herbal wisdom) and facilitated by Penelope Beaudrow (20 + years of herbal wisdom).

The Science & Art of Herbalism guides you into the very heart of herbalism. It instills in the student both the necessary skills to practice this ancient healing art as well as a profound understanding of the spirit and essence of herbalism. Penny is your instructor throughout this course, bringing a wealth of herbal knowledge, excellent training skills, and a passionate love of herbs to this course. Written in an inspiring and joyful manner, The Science & Art of Herbalism  was designed specifically for students requesting a systematic, in-depth study of herbs but who were unable to attend full time residential herb programs. It contains a depth of knowledge and a lively student/teacher interaction seldom found in home study courses.

Though it thoroughly instills in the student the practical skills necessary to practice herbal home health care, it doesn’t ignore the rich spirit and essence of herbalism. The heart of this course is the development of a deep personal relationship with the plant world.

Course Includes:

  • Ten lessons in a beautiful, specially designed course binder
  • Correction of all homework
  • Certificate upon completion

Each lesson will have herbs that must be purchased for study purposes (materia medica).  The Ginkgo Tree will prepare small quantities to keep costs down for students.

For more information please visit The Ginkgo Tree


The Living Centre

Medicinal Herb Walks
Forest Garden Tours


Living Earth School of Herbalism

Online Distance Learning Courses
Living Earth School of Herbalism provides quality education in Western herbalism and related subjects for those who wish to pursue a career as a professional herbalist or who want to learn about herbs and herbal medicine for their own general interest. Living Earth is now offering online distance learning courses. The first online courses are Healing With Herbs and the Introductory Class of Herbal Field Studies. Students may enrol at any time and work at their own pace. For more information or to register visit the Programs & Curriculum and Registration sections of the Living Earth website. You can also like the Living Earth Facebook Page to be informed as more courses become available.

Living Earth Herbal Field Studies Field Workshops
This is a series of seven full-day outdoor field workshops running monthly from April to October. The online Introductory Class establishes the theoretical foundation for the field workshops and provides an excellent overview of wild plant identification and ethical wild-harvesting. It is useful to any herbal student or herb enthusiast who wants to develop a more intimate knowledge of wild herbs. There is no prerequisite necessary to take the Introductory Class. The Introductory Class is a prerequisite for attending any of the field workshops. For more information or to register visit the Programs & Curriculum  and Registration sections of the Living Earth website.

 

The Ginko Tree Herbal Course

The Ginkgo Tree Herbal Course emphasizes self-care, home health, and self-reliance. You will learn how herbalism can offer a low-cost alternative to your family’s health care. This self-empowering, joyful home study course offers a “hands on” approach and is recognized as one of the best courses available on this subject. Herbal Educator and Course Facilitator, Penelope Beaudrow will be your instructor throughout your herbal journey, bringing a wealth of herbal knowledge, excellent training skills, and a passionate love of herbs.

The Ginkgo Tree Herbal Course guides you into the very heart of herbalism. It instills in the student both the necessary skills to practice this ancient healing art as well as a profound understanding of the spirit and essence of herbalism. This course was designed specifically for students requesting a systematic, in-depth study of herbs but who were unable to attend full time residential herb programs. It contains a depth of knowledge and a lively student/teacher interaction seldom found in home study courses.  Students are welcome to attend the “hands on” components to obtain further knowledge and skills, but are not a requirement for certificate.

Though the course thoroughly instills in the student the practical skills necessary to practice herbal home health care, it doesn’t ignore the rich spirit and essence of herbalism. The heart of this course is the development of a deep personal relationship with the plant world.

Each lesson will have herbs that must be purchased for study purposes (materia medica).  The Ginkgo Tree will prepare small quantities to keep costs down for students.

Cost:       $495.00 plus hst (2 years completion)

Where:   The Ginkgo Tree located on Dogwood & Brambles Farm

Start date: Start any date you wish, your two years of class are according to your start date.

When:    The “Hands On” class is the last Tuesday of each month (Sept thru May) 7:00 – 8:30 pm

NOTE: 8.25 Continuing Education Credits for professional OHA members available through this course.

To register and for more info, please visit:

https://theginkgotree.ca/science-art-herbalism-course/