Wilderness Medicinals

with Amanda Howe, June 3-4, 2017

Course Information

The Rainforest, seashores and alpine meadows of the Pacific Northwest are rich in Wild Medicinal Plants. Wild Medicinals offer us powerful healing, and in learning about them our connection and appreciation of the natural world around us is deepened on both a physical and Spiritual level. In this course, you will learn how to identify, attune to, sustainably and ethically harvest, and call upon wild medicinal plants for healing – both for your own practice and in first aid wilderness situations. Come and learn about wild medicines from the perspective of a practicing Herbalist who has also spent time in the wilderness both in the Pacific North West and in the Himalayas and has been fortunate enough to experience the extraordinary relief and healing of wild medicinal plants.

Day One: Classroom-based

Day Two: A Walk on the Wild Side – a hike into the Rainforest*.

*Please note that the class on Sunday will be held off-site and will likely be held at Goldstream Provincial Park. It is the responsibility of each student to find transportation to and from this location. Confirmation of site location will be emailed to students prior to the workshop.

Course Instructor

Amanda Howe has been a Herbalist for over thirty years and is the owner of Black Bear Herbs, a Herb School and Herb Garden in Cumberland in the Comox Valley. Amanda was raised and trained in the UK at the School of Phytotherapy and has an MSc in Herbal Medicine. She is passionate about herbs and herbal medicine and she loves to teach. She is happiest when she is in the garden, the rainforest or in the mountains, teaching people how to grow, nurture, harvest, use and listen to the magic of the plants that are thriving there. Amanda was recognized by the Canadian Council of Herbalists Associations of Canada as a Herbal Elder of Canada for her contributions to education and her political work to retain access to herbal medicine for Canadians. 

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, 2017, 9:00am-5:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until April 15)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until April 15)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until April 15)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.

Withdrawal Policy

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