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Wild Folk Botanical Academy
An 8 Month Herbal Immersive
"Reclaiming the narrative around agriculture"

March - October 2024
REGISTRATION FOR 2024 NOW FULL!
(please contact us to be notified when 2025 registration opens in August!)
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Join Storii & Dane for an 8 month deep dive into the exciting and dynamic world of plants as medicine!

Starting in the Spring of 2024, From March - October, we will be gathering on the Wild Folk Herb farm to deliver our unique combination of Science & Magic in the world of Herbal Medicine. This course is designed for the beginner and experienced herb enthusiasts alike. Through phytotherapy, biology, chemistry, folklore, intuition & magic, this course is meant to facilitate an in-depth exploration into botanical medicines using a holistic approach.


Program Syllabus:

  • Growing Herbal Medicines from Seed to Bottle

  • Biodynamic Farming Practices

  • Wildcrafting (ethics & identification)

  • Medicine Making (tinctures, oils, salves, syrups & more)

  • Plant Spirit Medicine

  • Plant Propogation

  • Drying/Harvesting Herbs

  • Organoleptics

  • Formulation Techniques

  • Plant & Human Anatomy/Physiology


Site Location: Weekends will take place at the Wild Folk Herb Farm located on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC. There will be 2-3 forest/wildcrafting field trips during our 8 months together, all of which will be located on Salt Spring Island.

For students coming from off island, there is the opportunity to camp onsite on the Saturday night and the use of our outdoor farm kitchen/washroom.

We are located approximately 30minutes from the Fulford Ferry, 10 minutes from the Vesuvius Ferry & 15 minutes from Long Harbour Ferry.

Tuition & Fee's: $2450 ($300 deposit required upon program acceptance which will be deducated from your total tuition). Payment Plans Available.

What Students Will Receive:

  • Course Material & Texts

  • In-depth & hands-on experience on a medicinal herb farm

  • Several different herbal preparations that we will make together using organically grown herbs

  • Medicinal Plant Starts for your own gardens

  • Herb Seeds

  • Engaging lectures and course content & so much more!



 

Time Commitment Required: Students will be required/expected to attend all class dates or at least 85% of the course dates in order to graduate and receive their certificate of completion.

Class dates run one weekend each month 
from
March-October 2024. Saturday & Sunday from 10am-4pm.
There are a total of 8 weekend classes, 96hours of immersion

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Hawthorn Harvest!
One of our favourite plants to explore during Plant Spirit Medicine

Who this course is for: Whether you are a beginner or well versed in the world of herbal medicine, you will benefit from this program. Together Dane and Storii bring a unique perspective to growing medicinal herbs and medicine making.  This mentorship program will be of extra interest to those who are keen to study herbal medicine within an agricultural setting, or for those interested in gaining experience on an organic herb farm. 

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Lavender Infused Oil, Vervain Tincture, St.Johns Wort Infused Oil made by students

To Apply or Inquire About This Mentorship: There are limited spaces available for the program so we recommend applying as soon as possible.

Please fill out the form below -or- visit the CONTACT PAGE to receive the mentorship application!

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Circling Together

Yarrow, Chamomile, Rose, Red Clover harvest!

Receive the 2024 Herbal Immersion Application!

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Student Testimonials

Dane and Störii create the ideal learning environment - one that centres wellness, sense of belonging, and community. They are in deep relation with the land and guide leaners to work with the plants in a way that builds knowledge, connects to the body’s systems, and honours intuition. I loved learning about plant materia medica, division and propagation, seasonal practices, and how to make a variety of plant preparations. They facilitate from the heart! 

                       ~ Michelle G. 

"I've weaved in so many of Storii and Dane's teachings into my home and professional life. Such an inspiring, spiritual, enriching and life changing experience. I'm forever grateful!"
     ~ Minette

"Dane and Storii share their beautiful hearts and passions to help us awaken within the magic and knowledge we carry by bringing us closer to the life of plants and how they can support us through our life's journey. These classes are an immersion into the soul of all things living! "

                 ~ Deb

"Störii & Dane's herbal immersion course has offered me a truly rich and comprehensive dive into herbal medicine, and one that has changed the way I view the natural world around me, including my own backyard garden.  Their teaching conveys a deep reverence for the plant world, that is both infectious and heartening and it slowly shifts the student's view point to arrive at a layered understanding of the beautiful interconnectedness of plants and people.  With a sense of both passion and lighthearted fun they bring their students to the plants to connect as old friends, delivering the message over and over again that plant medicine is in our blood and lineage and that our shared histories and co-evolution mean that we can reunite with our plant ancestors through the simple acts of observation, presencing, and medicine making.  I find that this course has changed my view of my own garden, made me feel much more at home in our forests and on our coastlines, given me the confidence to know that I can build a comprehensive apothecary from the plants in my own backyard, and inspired me to find daily joy and inspiration as a learner as we move through the seasons of the year alongside our plant ancestors."
                                                                                                                           ~ Jocelyn

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