The Kootenay Herb Gathering is a place where we come together to celebrate plants and people. Herbal teachers, students and plant lovers from far and wide come to take part.
The Kootenay Herb Gathering acknowledges that our event is being held on the traditional, ancestral and unceded təmxʷulaʔxʷ (homeland) of the Sinixt Peoples. We show our respect for this land and its people by committing to giving back in ways that honour and support the Sinixt.
This year’s theme is Embodying the Plant Path. There are as many ways to practice herbalism as there are herbalists in the world.
Diversity is a quality we celebrate as a herbal community. Regardless of training and tradition, the common thread that brings us all together is our desire to deepen connection with plants and the healing qualities they contain.