Wild Edibles Workshop Series

Spring and Fall

Welcome to The Sacred Gardener!

We're excited to share our new website and blog, The Sacred Gardener! The focus of the new website is on the Earth Wisdom Workshops, which have been promoted for many years on The Algonquin Tea Company website, as well as Steven's teachings and services (speaking engagements, land use consultation) and the farm products. We hope you feel engaged and inspired by The Sacred Gardener website, and we look forward to seeing you here at the farm sometime soon! Happy Spring, Steven and Megan

Wild Edibles 1.2 & 3

Instructor: Steven Martyn

While the focus of these three workshops is the same—learning to identify and prepare wild edibles—the content is completely different, as defined by the season.

The Earth gives us what we need when we need it. While many people have heard this adage, how many people actually understand it and are steeped enough in tradtional Earth wisdom to receive the gifts of the season. Some folks might know about what fiddleheads to eat or wild leeks but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Last year in this course, I was told by someone documenting the teachings that we looked at over one hundred different plants. All of which require not only clear identification (often at times when plants are difficult to identify—early or late in the season) but the knowledge as to when and how (physically and ethically) to harvest them. As well as the knowledge of how to prepare, process or store them. read more...

Wild Edibles 1

Saturday, May 3rd, 9am-4pm

The Sacred Gardener, Golden Lake, ON

The Earth gives us what we need when we need it.

Workshop Details

The Sacred Gardener

seeding earth wisdom since 1989 «•» In everything we do we aim to honor the ancient agreements with Nature. These agreements, which enabled our ancestors to survive and allow us to be here now, have largely been forgotten by western culture. We are re-membering Earth culture—sharing visions and teaching skills of traditional living—indigenous skills, herbalism, permaculture and sustainable building. As the seeds of wisdom inside us are watered and awaken, our connection grows and a more meaningful dimension is revealed. The World literally comes alive.