ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
This website is a platform to share knowledge and to inspire each other to go outside and connect with the natural world. No information contained on this site is meant to diagnose, treat or cure any condition. As with any new medication, supplement or herb it is ALWAYS necessary that you consult first with a certified health practitioner. As it relates to herbal medicine and your specific health conditions, it is useful to speak with a naturopathic doctor (ND) or medical herbalist who is familiar with herbal medicines and any interactions that they could have with prescription medication or other health conditions.
All photos on this website are taken by either myself or my partner. Images are meant to help with identification and demonstrate the beauty of these plants and fungi.
Please, grab your family, friends or camera and get out there to start exploring!
I believe we are healthiest, calmest and happiest when we get adequate exercise, air, and fresh food; and a great way to do these things is by getting out in the world and connecting to it.
I am a fourth year naturopathic medical student at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and primary intern at the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic. I have a BSc from the University of Victoria and have worked in various remote locations along the BC coast. I am trained as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and practice yoga wherever I can. I am a mother and raise my family in a connected way; one where the gentle and age old plant medicines can be used when needed, and one that encourages respect for the natural world.
Plant identification is a useful skill and with a little practice, patience and curiosity, is one that you can develop and use to your advantage. Herbal medicine is widely available and is a tool that we can learn, work with and appreciate. In turn it provides a natural, gentle medicine for ourselves and our families. Gathering plants and using them for food and health is one of the oldest practices of human beings and is one that allows us to relate to the world around us. This website is intended to inspire and encourage you to get outside and engage with the world.
"The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." -Henry Miller