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Events Calendar

From Saturday 21 April 2018
To Sunday 11 November 2018

Nutritional Herbalism Forest Gardening Mentorship

A Native Plant Leadership Program


Begins Earth Day Weekend! - April 21nd to Nov. 5th. 2018
A 3-Season
140-Hour Mentorship Program 

This program is committed to the future of wild nutritionals through an educational program that inspires tomorrow's foragers, wild crafters, herbalists, forest gardeners, permaculturists and ecologists. It offers a rigorous and intensive immersion into the cultivation and use of wild nutritional plants. Discover how a genuine working relationship with Earth is the cornerstone for enduring personal, community, ecological health and happiness. Learn how to achieve the same benefits that natural systems demonstrate: stability, resilience, self-maintenance, self-renewal and increased nutrient conservation at personal and ecological levels.

Through the ecological study and practice of nutritional herbalism and forest gardening we return to a place of honouring our relationship and connection to Nature, of sacred partnership with the living planet and reinventing whole connected thriving ecosystems that sustain and regenerate all life.

"The ultimate goal of both herbalism and forest gardening is not only the production of crops, but also the cultivation and perfection of new ways of seeing, of thinking, and acting in the world."

In this 18-day wild plant mentorship program, you will dive deeply into the vision, theory, and practice of designing wholesome, integrated, vibrant, resilient and regenerative ecologies using a healthy forest as our model. Shantree and his teaching team will offer presentations, field site walks, experiential exercises, and design projects to support you in comprehend how the architecture, social structure, underground economics, and successional progressions of biological forests pertain to the design and creation of regenerative ecologies of all types. You'll come to understand a variety of ecological design processes while designing a range of compilation of wild and native food producing ecologies at demonstration and research gardens at The Living Centre. You’ll also participate in garden management, natural economics, and the deep exemplary shifts essential for succeeding at co-creating “humanatural” landscapes and cultures. 

Be both empowered and inspired through the seasons - to go beyond just designing forest gardens for yourself and your community but have a new lens of seeing the world around you. From the ecosystems of this land you will learn the nutritional plants of the bioregion. 

This mentorship process is not just a how-to course - it is essentially about supporting you in your own endeavour. To reach your optimal dream – your vision of the future you want to live!

“Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.”  
~Mahatma Gandhi

The Process

Regenerative Herbalism - Forest Garden Design
Soil Ecology, Permaculture & Wild Nutrition

April 21 - 23

This hands-on training is to work from the soil to the finished product. Learn about herbal landscaping and creating a sacred medicine sanctuary. Our focus will be on the practical hands-on-learning of designing a landscape of herbal nutritional plants. This will include wild plant identification, harvesting and the art of wildcrafting of herbs, making nutritional preparations, and creating a personal plant project for yourself. Experiencing and assisting the growth of herbs ensures a personal healing loop between the planter and the planted. A link between forest gardener to a field herbalist. There is no better remedy than one nurtured with care and intention from preconception to packaging. Learn in-depth the uses of a handful of herbs and how to make basic nutritional meals.  

  • The Art of Growing Soil
  • Designing an Ecological Landscape
  • Symbiotic Relationships: Inner & OuterTerrain
  • Wild Wisdom of Weeds 
  • The Art of Foraging
  • Wild Weed Farming 
  • Foraging Tools & Techniques
  • Wild Weed Walkabouts - Permaculture Plants
  • Understanding Our Bioregional Nutritionals
  • Ecological Herbalism – Local Wild Life
  • A Permaculture, Biodynamic & Biointensive Approach

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. “ 
~Franklin D. Roosevlt”

The Incredible Edibles:
Foraging & Feasting Adventure

June 23 - 25

An in-depth journey of the many facets, values and uses of nutritional wild and native edible plants and trees of our ecological landscape, discover nature’s essential permaculture plants of our bioregion. This practical experience of Carolinian Canada's edible plants will cover where to find them, when and how forage ethically, and ways to prepare them deliciously.

This hands-on workshop is to deepen our understanding of our local environment and get back in touch with local wild foods. By studying foraging and nature we enjoy our renewable resources and reaffirm our commitment to preserving and rebuilding our ecological riches.

  • Recreate, Reconnect & Recollect Forgotten Food Traditions
  • An Essential Guide from Dirt to Plate
  • Plant Identification Using the Six Tastes
  • The Nutrition of Wild Edibles
  • Timing the Plant Harvest
  • Recipes for Living Deep
  • Fermented Condiments & Cultured Foods

       * You will be a Member of United Plant Savers (UpS)

"One is tempted to say that the most human plants, after all, are the weeds." 
~John Burrou

The Living Experience:
Herbalism, Wild Nutrition & Forest Gardening

(7-Day Intensive)
August 24 - 31

This practical multi-dimensional integrated approach to herbalism, wild nutrition and forest gardening experience of both the edible and medicinal plants and trees we'll explore where to find them, when and how to gather them, and how to prepare them.Together we will create a plant lover's tribe, an in-depth journey of the many facets of what it means to be a community forest garden herbalist. A deepening of herbal ecology and regenerative teachings and values and uses of nutritional wild edible plants, medicinal and sacred plants and trees of our ecological landscape, discover nature’s essential permaculture plants of our bioregion. 

The purpose of this 7-day hands-on living experience is to deepen our understanding of our local environment and get back in touch with local wild plants. By studying foraging and nature we enjoy our renewable resources and reaffirm our commitment to preserving and rebuilding our ecological riches. To reclaim our heritage of herbal medicinal food forests for health, healing and living. Here is an opportunity to "get your feet" wet and explore this approach and style of learning.

It is possible to rapidly heal the land and ourselves. Regenerative living is a mutually enhancing relationship between the people and the earth.

Remember that if nature were left alone – it is always regenerating – always going towards wholeness filled with diversity, subjectivity and in full communion with itself. The question is how do we apply and integrate this process into our own lives.

Forest Gardening:
The Ecological Herbalist

Sept 29 - Oct 1

Forest ecologies reveal numerous valuable qualities that can learn and be inspired by to implement into our culture and of growing from to we humans would be wise to emulate in that we live with our culture and that of growing our nourishment. 

Forest ecologies are:

  • Self- maintaining, renewing, fertilizing, and propagating themselves without an individual’s inputs
  • Self-building, storing, and conserving clean air, cleaning water, nutrients, soil excellence, and biodiversity.
  • Self-sustaining - a system that is stable, irrepressible, and adjustable.

These qualities emerge from the dynamics of the forest as a whole system, not from any one or more of the elements that comprise the forest alone. To design productive edible ecosystems that express these same qualities, we must understand forest structures, functions, patterns, and processes and use this knowledge wisely.

We will dive deeply into the vision, theory, and practice of designing wholesome, dynamic, and resilient medicinal ecosystems using temperate deciduous forests as models. Through site walks, experiential exercises, and design projects to help you understand how the architecture, social structure, underground economics, and successional processes of natural forests apply to the design of herbal ecosystems. You'll come to understand a variety of ecological design processes while designing a range of compilation of food producing ecologies at our demonstration and research gardens.

You will leave inspired and empowered to design ecological forest gardens. 

Pattern & Observation

  • The Web of Connections
  • Working with Nature
  • The Forest Garden Design Process
  • Natural Patterns in the Garden
  • Patterning: Unity & Biodiversity
  • The Three Ecological Principles
  • The Five Elements of the Forest Architecture
  • The Seven-Story Garden: Vegetation Layer
  • The Practical Process: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Ethical foraging the wild edibles of the season

"The keystone of forest gardening is a paradigm shift in our own human consciousness. 
From monoculture mind to polyculture mind;
From separation to unity;
From exploitation and manipulation to respect and interdependence;
From intervener to ecosystem participant."
~Dave Jacke

Celebrating & Sharing Our Passions - Going Forth

November 17 - 18

Our final weekend prepares the way to re-weave ourselves back into modern culture making our vision and purpose reality. The focus of this time is supporting you in clarifying, shaping, energizing and fulfilling your vision. We give plenty of time to explore how, in a world that is increasingly chaotic and unstable, our unique service can support the crafting of joyful cultures of connection. Identifying key inner and outer resources, creating a supportive community, and following the herbal guidelines will allow us to confidently anchor and nurture the service passion you bring into the healing of our community. This final weekend will be the opportunity to share your passion and express your creativity with our community. 

Ecosystem mimicry is one of the concepts at the heart of ecological regeneration and forest gardening. A thriving forest for example, strives to replicate the structure, relationships, and successional pathways of natural forest ecosystems. I’m fortunate to have lived on this land for 35-years and share my passion on this site every year. This given me the opportunity to know this ecosystem deeper and deeper with each passing year and try experiments and see what happens. This landscape will be the playground to learn, share and explore what and how this land is nourishing and regenerating itself. This ecosystem will be our teacher/mentor through the seasons.

As we grasp new conceptual frameworks by applying practical herbalism and regenerative design techniques, you will learn essential skills for replenishing and regenerating ourselves, our ecological biospheres, and our human communities back home.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
~Howard Thurman


  • 18-Full Day Training Program 
         * Three 3-Day Trainings
         * One 2-Day Training
         * One 7-Day Intensive
  • Integrative Home-Study Research Projects
  • 4-One-on-One Hour Sessions 
  • Handouts and Mentoring Hands-on Experience
  • You will be a Member of United Plant Savers (UpS)

Also includes the following herbal and forest gardening textbooks:

  • The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival ~Katrina Blair, 2014
  • Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs, Rosemary Gladstar & Pamela Hirsh
  • The Herbal Medicine-Making Handbook: A Home Manual, James Green
  • Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape, Robert Hart
  • Integrative Forest Gardening: The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems, Wayne Weiseman, Daniel Halsey, Bryce Ruddock
  • The Healing Tastes ~Shantree Kacera, D.N. Ph.D.
  • The Incredible Edibles Handbook ~Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D.
  • The Healing Tastes Whole Food & Wild Recipes, D.N., Ph.D. 


The Pathway

The Leadership Pathway

What this Mentorship Pathway offers you

This mentorship program is a great adjunct to your own self-directed studies or as a complement to a long-distance nutrition, herbalism, forest gardening or permaculture course you have taken or are enrolled in. Throughout the mentorship we work together to accelerate your growth in your studies. The ability to work with complicated challenges can be dramatically reduced. This program helps build confidence as a wild nutritional ecological garden educator. 

This program offers simple yet effective processes, systems and structures that you can utilize in resolving some of the major challenges in your life, and on the planet. It engages students in active practice of the fundamentals of ecological design through real life situations. The methodology, called "action learning," allows students to learn professional design skills of both inner and outer ecological regeneration and documentation techniques by carrying out their choice of project work while maintaining regular contact with me. Participants may continue their studies beyond this program to complete one of our diploma courses. 

The mentorship program is about gaining the tools to apply ecological herbalism and forest gardening understanding and experience and then apply this immediately into your life. Feeling rooted and self-assured, knowing that you are not alone in your desires and visions for a vibrant life. 

The objective of this program is that all participants take action in their own communities. Envision yourselves as a pebble thrown into a still pond. The pebble is the journey you are about to embark on and the pond is the Earth. Each time a pebble is tossed into the pond it evokes a ripple. Every ripple will spread out in a concentric ring from every pebble tossed. If there are enough pebbles thrown into the pond, the entire surface of Earth will be covered with ripples. 

This action-learning program is process-oriented, learner-directed, and focused on designing and implementing real-life projects. Participants in the program carry out projects in their communities with support.

Who is this mentorship program for?

We are looking for enthusiastic agents-of-change who are ready to co-design new approaches to the way we live that are socially just and ecologically sustainable. We are looking for those prepared to take risks and stand on the cutting-edge of new practice in this area.

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ~Plutarch

The Experience

The Program Process

For 40 years Shantree has shared his passion of the plant world, now for the first time he has created this unique integrative plant journey. A system of philosophies, personal transformation strategies and ancient earth wisdom will be shared to develop and deepen into the powers of the plant realm. With the nutritional plants as our guides, we begin to see through eyes of connection and oneness. Living rooted in the cycles and laws of the natural world yields a strategy for crafting joyful cultures of connection.  

What You Will Learn

This mentorship weaves deep wild plant connection, nature immersion, eco-philosophy, deep ecology, systems thinking and ecological principles with the living arts, deep listening and self-awareness skills as essential aspect of learning.

Processes and Practices 
Discover ways to navigate through understanding plant nutrition, forest ecology, an exploration into cultural plant practices and methodologies, cultivating deep plant connection, balance and inner resilience, the arts, and other time-tested processes. Every session includes practices that reconnect us to the primal forces of living plants and the elements - Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Ether. These experiences refine your ability to consciously participate in life's self-healing activity and creative unfolding between Head, Heart and Hands.

Field Studies
Learn first hand how to read the internal and external landscapes. Know how to recognize plants and ecosystems and what grows in what habitat. Develop the essential skills tracking and taking case studies. Design herbal regenerative lifestyle protocols for yourself and others. Craft a community service that will be a sustainable livelihood and have a sense of fulfillment. 

Design Your Own Focused Venture
As part of your journey, you will be invited to identify a project through which to actualize the tools of the program. Designing your own focus can be an extension of the work you will do during the early phases of your mentorship program. You may either have a very good idea of what such a focus learning experience before you start this program and/or you may observe during your mentorship material for coherent patterns. You may wish, with help from your facilitator, to aggregate topics to create a focused concentration for your program. 

'Design Your Own' focused learning to inspire you to imagine how you might create a focused custom-tailored to suit your own personal passions. Here are just a few examples:

  • Start a herb garden operation
  • Begin an organic herb nursery
  • Create a Forest Garden design operation
  • Initiate a nutritional herbal education business

The project may be more personal or “inner” forms of transformation. Growth is the work of a lifetime and each person's path is different. Your transformation and project will reflect your own aspirations and callings. You will need to name the focus of your degree design pathway at least 3 to 4 months prior to completion. This will be discussed durng the one-on-one sessions.

This mentorship program is designed as a modular spiral, which deepens with each training session. During each session participants will be introduced to new content, while sharing in an experience as a herbal tribal clan and of deep connection with the plant world. We begin with gratitude and setting collective intentions, spend our days in various configurations of small and as a group, learning together in the natural world, and end by sharing lunches and gathering in a circle. The learning and support continues through the seasons, with One-on-One sessions, small group tutoring sessions, buddy check-ins, and application of the educational materials. The progression of moving between the deep-dive 3-day trainings then time to integrate and apply the content through the seasons makes the curriculum come alive and enhances a new way of being, living and engaging the world. We will be deepening the learning experience through the 7-Day Living the Experience Intensive.

We request that participants attend ALL of the trainings, as unison is fundamental to building harmony and trust for our collective experience and deepening journey. If previous commitments mean having to miss more than two or three days of the program, please consider reapplying at another date. Outside of the trainings, you stay in contact through a buddy system and engaging in program projects on your own time. The research projects are designed to incorporate into and empower the life that you choose to lead and the work that you do with the plant kingdom. Please consider your capacity to participate fully before applying to the program.  

“True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.”  ~David O. McKay

Within a community of like-minded plant adventurers, (maximum of 10 participants), held in the beauty of nature’s embrace of our Forest Garden Sanctuary and trails, we will explore key ingredients for creating a plant community to support a bioregional culture shift. Within this supportive community, which makes it easier to overcome challenges, and blocks that keep you from experiencing your full potential and creative edge. 

This experiential pathway will take us through the seasons of the plants of spring through fall. The intention of this mentorship is to support individuals in becoming wild nutritional herbalist - forest garden community advocates for the plants of our bioregion. The mentorship includes home study material and assignments. 

** Upon completion of this mentorship you will receive a Nutritional Herbalism - Forest Garden Mentorship Certificate.

 What You Will Experience?

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
~Benjamin Franklin

You will come out of this program with an unique "Mentorship Medicine Pouch" a compendium of specific skills, practices, and approaches to improve your well-being and effectiveness as a nutritional herbal forest garden educator. Topics include visioning, project development and stewardship, the aptitude to design and honour commitments. We will also explore aspects of inner leadership, such as cultivating gratitude, balance, ‘inner resilience’, and exercises to root and ground your leadership in the heart, in nature, and in partnership with a community of other leaders.

Through this forest gardening herbal regeneration design program you will learn a new way of thinking and being. You will experience what is naturally yours – an intimate relationship with the wild plants. You will discover to source your leadership from this connection and stay attuned to the patterns in your own life, creating a new level of success and awareness in your stepping forth - empowered.

  • You will explore the correlation between ecological design thinking and the related disciplines of bioregionalism, ecology and their application to herbal design;
  • The foundation of an ecological world view (deep ecology, systems thinking, Gaia theory and the application of living systems principles to the design of systems, objects and places;
  • You will develop personal and group enquiry practices to raise awareness of the interdependent relationship between the individual, society and nature and between theory, experience and practice;
  • You will develop and enhance your design, communication, facilitation skills in support of communities of place and interest;
  • You will make use of a range of tools, methods and facilitation techniques to project delivery;
  • You will co-create participatory hands-on practices, and theoretical principles for new approaches to the regenerative ecological design process of projects and apply them in your community projects;
  • How to assess the connection between the environment and built form, behaviour, well-being and resource consumption using both research indicators and case studies.

“All the beauty that's been lost before, wants to find us again”

Ecological Regeneration article>>




"I am loving listening to your sharings and your enthusiasm for the plants. I am soo wonder filled hearing you talk about permaculture, forest gardening and herbal plants and your land your articulation and wisdom is awe inspiring. Much Thanks!" ~Natalie Krueger

“From start to finish this herbalism and energetic medicine mentorship program has been amazing. It has opened my eyes to new paradigms and my heart to new possibilities. I feel like the 7-Day Living the Experience Intensive was vital in making lasting community.” ~Stacey

“I loved it! It was a great mix of learning new material and lined me time and space to work on my own. Small is beautiful! I loved the small group format. Had a great time. It was what I needed. I felt great each time I came and always left feeling inspired motivated and strong.” ~Rita

“It was high-quality, the smaller and more advanced group the more I took from the weekend. I enjoyed going very deep with tastes and case studies working from patterns to details to come up with formulas. The one-on-one guidance really supported my growth my ability to bring something concrete into the world. Thank you! So Excellent!" ~Simon

"Shantree has vision and a special way of creating a garden that seems to match the spirit of the land. He brings touches to every corner that make the whole garden such a joy to be in. Thank you for all that you have given me and for the beautiful work you are doing!" ~James

"I've learned so many valuable lessons. Shantree you are so wise. You are such an honorable teacher. This has been a milestone along my path. For that, I am so thankful." ~Maya

"Honestly, I loved your teaching style, really clear and confident presentation of sometimes really in-depth material. I found your teaching style to be compassionate and patient and never once felt afraid to ask a question. That was the best workshop on soils I've seen. I've studied with a number of organic gardening teachers and that's the first time someone has put it in a way that I can understand and see the big picture. Thank you." ~Heather

“I wanted to further my studies with Natural Healing. I found a course through The Living Centre - Practical Herbalism. It was my Dream to do this course. Amazing course my brain was always thinking on the course and the answers to the Questions. Shantree is an Amazing Teacher and the knowledge he has he shares with you and always answers and helps you along the course. Thank you for making my Dreams come true.” ~Valerie 

"As I reflect on the educational aspects of our program, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for contributing to our internship program’s educational programming this year. As always, visiting you folks is a highlight for the interns. They always come back from this trip with a greater understanding of herbal plants and forest gardening and a respect for the diversity of food growing styles. They had this to say “A wonderful, pioneering place! They helped educate about organics and now they're taking the next step towards forest gardening.” ~Jaye Crawford, Ignatius Farm Interns, 2012

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for contributing to our internship program this year. For the interns, our day at the Living Centre was a definite highlight of the internship. We left feeling inspired and full of new ideas. It was fabulous to see such a successful example of what Permaculture, herbalism and forest gardening can be and how we can go about implementing their principles in our own lives.

Field trips, workshops and farm tours greatly enhance the internship experience by exposing interns to a diversity of farming and food systems and planting ideas for directions they will choose as they move forward. Not all interns will pursue farming as a career path, but what is certain is that they all have a deepened appreciation for farming and will become advocates for sustainable food systems in their own ways.

We deeply appreciate that you have been open to sharing your time and knowledge with us this season. On behalf of the entire Ignatius Farm CSA team, thank you once again for your involvement in educating for a healthy food system for the future. With gratitude." 
~Kailea MacGillivray, Senior Education Intern and Volunteer Coordinator, Ignatius Farm CSA

Mentorship Approach

An Herbal Mentorship Approach

Mentorship, much like a traditional apprenticeship, is one of society’s oldest forms of experiential education. In many cultures, herbal training occurs almost exclusively in a setting where experienced herbalists work closely with others to share their accumulated wisdom. The structure of these relationships varies widely, but all have in common the desire to share information while offering support, guidance and critical feedback.

Our mentorship process supports individuals to become confident, skilled herbal educators. Often those who have completed extensive training in herbal medicine (which may or may not have included a clinical component) are actively seeking the support and guidance of an experienced herbalist to act as a mentor.

Community is an essential aspect of herbalism. Herbalism is all about relationships, after all – the relationships we have with each other and with health as well as the relationships we have with plants. One of the most special relationships within herbalism, though, is the relationship between herb mentor and student. Most herbalists eventually find some sort of mentor – it’s a very natural expression of how our herbal knowledge is passed along, and is the traditional way that herbalism was passed from one generation to another. Many herbalists at some point have had mentors that helped shaped them become the herbalist they are today, and many continue to work with mentors even now!

The mentor-student relationship is so valuable and special because it helps us orient ourselves. Who do we want to become? In what direction are we moving? Mentors are individuals we want to emulate, people who have been where we are now and have gone ahead where we wish to travel. Having a mentor also helps us by providing insight and perspective when the going gets tough. When we struggle with new questions or a new case study and we can’t seem to find answers or when it seems like we’ve lost our way on our path, a mentor can be there with encouragement, a new idea, or the wisdom from a parallel experience that helps us find the missing pieces of our puzzles.

Exactly what is the role of a mentor?

The definition of the word is “an experienced and trusted advisor.” That’s a rather broad definition! Each mentor-student relationship is unique, since those two parts of the equation are always going to be two different individuals. It’s up to the parties involved to create the relationship in a way that makes sense for them.

In some cases, the mentorship unfolds very informally, like a friendship. However mentorships can also be very formal, even to the extent of the mentor being paid in exchange for their time and the mentoring experience being guided by a written contract that details specific goals and desired outcomes the student and mentor have for the relationship.

Regardless of the prearrangement being formal or informal, a mentor is there to inspire and support the ongoing growth of the student and to provide assistance. They should be willing to help us troubleshoot, although it’s okay if they don’t just hand us the answers! Making us think and offering helpful suggestions when problems arise are the symbols of a truly great mentor. They are understanding of our efforts and there for us when we need encouragement. They can also help us be realistic and hold us to a standard, helping set the foundation for skills and a knowledge base that will serve us well in the future. Most importantly, though, mentors can be a role model. We should be careful not to put them on a pedestal – after all our mentors are human, too – but at the same time they should be people we think are worthy of imitating in some way. Our mentors are setting examples for us as teachers, consultants, and as professionals.

Important to remember that having a mentor is not a replacement for learning about herbs and herbalism on your own time – it should complement your own studies. The point of being mentored is to assist you grow on your own path! Trustworthiness is essential; the relationship should always be directed by professionalism. The mentor-student relationship should always be mutually respectful. 

"It is the supreme art of the educator to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." ~Albert Einstein

Registration Details


2018 Dates:

April 21 -23
June 23 -25
Aug 24 - 31 (Living the Experience 7-Day Intensive)
Sept 29 - Oct 1
Nov 17 -18 (Presentation Weekend)

Time: 3-Day weekends begin at 9am to 5pm. During the 7-Day Living the Intensive the days will end at 9am. click here for more information about the Intensive


Note: Only 5 positions left

Total Value - $4825 when taken separately

Your Price - $2800

Early-Bird- $2350 Before March 1st, 2018

$250 Discount off regular price if you attend The Local Wild Living Design Introductory Weekend March 17-18, 2018

Package Special - Take Both Nutritional Herbalism and Practical Herbalism Mentorship Programs Together for $4500

To maintain a high quality of learning and care, the Mentorship is limited to only 10 participants.

Alumni or Full-Time Students - who have competed a six or more month Immersion, Mentorship Program or Four-Season Permaculture Course Graduates - $2000

Partner/Spouse Discount - Partners who take the course together get the second tuition at an additional $250 off of the regular price.

Work-Trade - Partial positions available

Full-time Students or 18 to 25 year olds please submit letter of request) - $2350

Click here to download the Application Form 

Scholarships - Partial scholarships are available upon request (Assisting promising young adults in the tuition costs of mentorship program - please send a detailed letter of request. The aim of our scholarship is to build bridges between future leaders to experience the powerful connections between personal and planetary health.) Please see Scholarship Application Process

We are living a time of great change, when creating a new story for our world is crucial.
People all over the world are reclaiming their power and responding to the cry of Mother Earth.
Are there young adults in your community who feel would thrive in our mentorship program?
Help transform our culture, one heart at a time be nominating a young adult who is helping to redefine our culture


  • 18-Full Day Training Program 
  • Three 3-day experiences One 2-day experience
  • One 7-Day Immersion
  • Study e-Manual /Handouts
  • Integrative Home-Study Research Projects
  • 4-One-on-One Hour Sessions (spaced out between each training)
  • Mentoring hands-on experience

A $500 deposit will guarantee your spot

This mentorship program can be an integrated part of our Visionary Herbalism Diploma, Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Diploma or Forest Gardening Diploma.

Does not include taxes, travel and accommodations.

The first weekend our organic and vegan meals will be provided by The Living Centre. During subsequent weekends local, wild, live food potluck lunches will be organized for the first 2 days of each weekend. On the last day of each weekend we will forage and wildcrafted through our forest gardens as a group for our lunch.

   ** On specific weekends other community members will join us

   ** Upon completion of the above you receive a Nutritional Herbalism - Forest Gardening Mentorship Certificate

Payment can be made through e-transfer (bank-to-bank transfer) 'PayPal' below, or by certified check. 

Please make cheques payable and mailed to: The Living Centre 5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3

Please Note: that we require a minimum amount of registrants for the program to happen. In the case that we do not receive minimum registration you will be notified two weeks prior to the start date and a full refund will be issued for the amount paid up till that point. 

For questions or additional information, please  call 519-519-652-0230, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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