Herbal Harvesting: Ecology and Ethics of Plant Gathering and Cultivation

with Lindsay Hounslow, January 29 to February 5, 2023

Workshop Information

This course introduces students to foundational theory and techniques of both wild harvesting and herbal cultivation. Discussion includes the ecological impacts of harvesting and best practices with consideration for species at risk. Students build understanding for the ecological network plants grow in and the mutual influence between the ecological network and the medicinal plant. Best practices for harvesting are covered to prepare students to make ethical choices in sourcing plant medicines or to harvest and prepare potent botanical medicines in a sustainable way.

Workshop Instructor

Lindsay Hounslow’s interest in plants was cultivated in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. During 10 years of work as a naturalist guide, Lindsay gained a deep appreciation for ecology and her clinical practice integrates her respect for the profound nature of connection within our web of life. She has a deep love for plants and a passion to increase the availability of safe, effective medicines in a form that nurtures our shared spiritual and ecological health. After studies in geography, nutrition, and yoga, and mentorship in energy work, shamanism, organic gardening, and herbal wildcrafting, she dedicated herself to herbal studies and was one of PRC’s first Diploma of Phytotherapy graduates. She is a professional member of the Canadian Herbalist Association of BC and is the past Vice President of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations. She practices herbalism in her home community of Fernwood, Victoria and is a happy gardener, yogi, and mother.

Recommended Prerequisites

BMS112 or a course in Botany and Gardening

Workshop Dates

Sunday, January 29 and February 5, 2023, 9:00am-4:00pm

Workshop Format

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Workshop Tuition

Regular – $325 (Early Bird – $300, until January 6)
Students* – $300 (Early Bird – $275, until January 6)
PRC Alumni – $310 (Early Bird – $285, until January 6)

*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.

Withdrawal Policy

For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing 30 days or more before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee.  For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund.  Without exception, no refunds will be given for withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the workshop.

Workshop Dates

Sunday, January 29 and February 5, 2023, 9:00am-4:00pm

Workshop Format

Live Online!

Workshop Tuition

Regular – $325 (Early Bird – $300, until January 6)
Students* – $300 (Early Bird – $275, until January 6)
PRC Alumni – $310 (Early Bird – $285, until January 6)

*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.

Withdrawal Policy

For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing 30 days or more before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee.  For workshop withdrawals submitted in writing more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the workshop, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund.  Without exception, no refunds will be given for withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the workshop.

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