ALCLA Native Plants

ALCLA Native Plants is a native plant nursery founded in 1992 that supplies nearly 200 species of Alberta-sourced plants and seeds. We specialize in drought-tolerant, climate-adapted plants that promote biodiversity and wildlife. We also feature a diverse selection of wild edible and medicinal plants. Our team provides consultations to support a wide range of projects including restoration and naturalization projects, pollinator gardens and edible or medicinal gardens. We provide educational services to various organizations including schools and non-profits about the beauty and ecological importance of native species. We are able to ship plants and seeds within Canada. Visit our website or send us an email to learn more.

Full Circle Adventures

Full Circle Adventures wants to share the edible plant ecology of Southern Alberta with all of you. How do we engage with natures edible plants in a respectful and harmonious way? What is a healthy landscape for foraging? What other animals rely on the edible foods? Can we grow these plants in our home gardens?

These are all questions we bring solutions to, as we learn about the dynamics in nature. The basics start with plant identification techniques. Then we step it up to plant habitats, sharing with nature and being part of the landscape. We share many ways of reciprocity between ourselves and the plant kingdom. We share recipes, tea blends, preparation techniques and stories of the land and the people who have shared their knowledge and stories.

After an outing with Full Circle Adventures it is our hope that you feel a sense of belonging in the landscape. That your relationship with where you live is another layer of the human, plant relationship. That you feel connected to the trees, shrubs and plants in your area in a new way.

Tiffany Freeman Wellness

Clinical Practice, Perinatal Care, Askiya Postpartum care packages, Herbal Apothecary & Education

Dr. Tiffany Freeman R.Ac, TCMD, Reg. Cl.H RH(AHG)
Tiffany Freeman, she/her, traditional name is askîy maskihkiwiskwew, earth medicine woman, is a mixed nêhiyaw of Treaty 1 ancestry (Peguis First Nation) living on Treaty 7 territory in Mohkinstsis (Calgary, Alberta). Professionally Tiffany is a Registered Acupuncturist (CAA), a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor (AAATCMD), a Registered Clinical Herbalist (American Herbalist Guild) and an Indigenous Birthworker.

In clinical practice Tiffany focuses on client centred gender inclusive medicine, and has a speciality in sexual, reproductive, generative health and birthwork. She offers care for birthing parents through all phases of pregnancy including pre-conception, fertility, pregnancy/ pre-natal and postpartum care; bringing her Indigenous traditions, ceremony & traditional food knowledge to her birthing peoples & families as well as care through herbal protocols & acupuncture.

Alongside her clinical practice Tiffany is also an instructor, author and educator teaching a variety of courses in herbalism, assessment techniques, and reproductive, generative & sexual health courses. She is an instructor/author at Wild Rose College of Natural Healing and offers seminars and workshops around North America through various schools, community organizations and herbal gatherings.

British Columbia

Chanchal Cabrera, Medical Herbalist



A sixteen-week clinical and botanical apprenticeship with Chanchal Cabrera at Innisfree Farm (Vancouver Island).

An extraordinary opportunity for advanced herbal medicine students or for practitioners wanting to deepen their herbal skills and their connection to nature.

Applications now being invited for the summer of 2022 (May – September) for an immersive learning experience. A full day of class time every week plus hands on work growing, harvesting and processing the herbs.

Live on site (work trade opportunity for 4 people) or in the village.

Curriculum includes :

  • Botany – evolution, form and function; plant ID
  • What is a botanic garden – purpose, function, relevance
  • Seed saving
  • Goethean Plant Study
  • Biophilia and Shinrin yoku practice
  • Quality Assurance, Quality Control, GAP, GMP, SOP, Dispensary Guidelines
  • Introduction to plant chemistry and pharmacology
  • Case reviews & applied materia medica
  • Dispensary practicum
  • 88 hours of structured learning plus extensive resources for self directed learning, personal tutoring, library, field trips and more
  • Full weekend attendance at the Vancouver Island Herbal Gathering in June.
  • 80 hours practical learning about gardening and harvesting the herbs and tending to the botanic garden.
  • Complete set of hand tools for the garden.
  • Certificate of completion.

Compassion Roots Wellness Centre

Providing natural therapies to those in need.

Founded in 1997, Compassion Roots is the remarkable other half of the BC Compassion Club Society. We are a collectively-run non-profit natural health centre providing high quality medicinal natural plant products and other holistic therapies. We are the only dispensary in Vancouver that offers low-cost holistic health services to our members.

Clients of Compassion Roots access our services to treat a variety of health conditions, including cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, anxiety, HIV/AIDS, and chronic pain. Many members of the Compassion Roots community are unable to work due to their health, which results in limited health care choices. This is a gap that Compassion Roots strives to fill.

Our practitioners offer natural therapies to members and the public on a sliding scale fee basis. We offer a variety of modalities in a healing supportive environment, including:

• acupuncture
• counselling
• nutrition
• herbalism
• integrative energy healing
• massage
• craniosacral therapy
• yoga for chronic pain and trauma

Compassion Roots also houses an Apothecary stocked with organic and wild-crafted herbs, from which the herbalists prepare customized tinctures and herbal remedies. Both members and non-members can also purchase vitamins and nutritional supplements at a reduced cost from the Wellness Centre.

Annually, we provide up to 3000 holistic health care appointments at low and subsidized costs. We also donate $30, 000 to $40,000 worth of herbs and supplements to members each year. In addition, the cost of sessions offered to members by the Wellness Centre is subsidized up to 82%.

During the Covid pandemic, we have not been able to provide as many in-person sessions but continue to offer telephone and virtual services.

Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine

The Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine was founded in 2012 to provide high quality distance education, overseas educational opportunities, and mentorship training for aspiring clinicians. Online programs include Food As Medicine (holistic and clinical nutrition), Inside Ayurveda (clinical training for the Western practitioner), and Phytomedica (integrative medicine). Overseas training includes educational opportunities with traditional physicians in both Nepal and India, with a focus on clinical practice and pharmacy. Clinical mentorship and apprenticeship training is available to advanced students at our farm, on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. 

Our founder, Todd Caldecott, is a clinical herbalist and Ayurveda practitioner with over 23 years of experience, with a diverse background in clinical practice, education, wildcrafting, research, writing, and product development. He is a registered professional practitioner with the American Herbalists Guild and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, author of several books including Food As Medicine.

Dominion Herbal College

Dominion Herbal College (DHC) is celebrating 95 years! DHC is a 3rd generation female & family-owned business and North America’s Oldest School of Herbal Medicine since 1926. DHC has been the inspiration of many great Herbalists. Dr. John Christopher, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Ella Birzneck, Jethro Kloss and Dr. Earl Mindell are only a few of the renowned graduates who got their start in Herbal Medicine with DHC.

Dominion Herbal College was the first school of Herbal Medicine to offer clinical level studies in North America and provides the best source of Herbal Medicine education from the basic to clinical levels. DHC offers online and blended programs. DHC is a Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) Designated Institution; a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI); and StudentAid BC & Canada Student Loan designated.

Study online, learn about herbs, complement your current profession or start a career with a diploma from North America’s Oldest School of Herbal Medicine!

Emery Herbals

Emery Herbals acknowledges that their business gratefully resides and operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded təmxʷulaʔxʷ (homeland) of the Sinixt Peoples.

Founded in 2003,  Colleen Emery developed Emery Herbals as a small, urban, inner city home based business, providing access to consciously sourced and created plant medicine.  In 2011, Colleen, her husband Ashley and daughter Freya moved from the inner city to an off grid yurt in the heart of the West Kootenay Mountains. Emery Herbals expanded in the small village of Winlaw, BC to house an East West focused Botanical Compounding Dispensary, Healing Suites and Teaching Centre.

Emery Herbals commitment is to provide open access to high quality, consciously sourced botanicals; professional health services and empowering education experiences that aim to encourage and cultivate sustained wellness.

The Botanical Dispensary provides formulating, compounding and dispensing services for the local community, regional health practitioners as well as distant clients and health providers in other areas of the world. Through the many years of formulating and custom blending for her clients, Colleen Emery has created a dynamic offering of shelf products ready to dispense directly to our clients available for purchase in the Winlaw location as well as in the Online Apothecary.

Emery Herbals Healing Suites offers access to educated and trained health Practitioners in a peaceful and enriching environment to help guide and support your wellness and healing journey.

Our Teaching Centre actively provides education experiences to help grow your connection to the natural world and bring empowerment to your healthcare. Providing access to both onsite and online workshops and programs, Emery Herbals offers an array of herbal medicine education options from home use to clinical practice.

Conference Participants can enjoy a 15% discount coupon for all goods purchased in the online apothecary until October 31st 2022. Please enter code CHC2021 in the checkout.

Harmonic Arts

Harmonic Arts is a growing plant medicine company, founded in 2008 by Clinical Herbalists Yarrow and Angela Willard. Located on beautiful Vancouver Island B.C.- our mission is to share the healing power of plant medicine- by crafting high-quality, easy-to-use herbal products.

Explore our herbalist-formulated Elixirs, Organic Mushroom Powders, Tincture Blends, and more at our website:

For 10% OFF your next Harmonic Arts order, enter the code HERBCONF at checkout, or click this link for it to be auto-applied:

Innisfree Farm

Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden is an internationally registered botanical garden with a specialty in food and medicinal plants. Seven acres of themed gardens are home to over 200 medicinal species and many ornamentals, as well as a productive food garden.

Visit the website and browse the online farm shop for a selection of hand crafted herbal teas, infused vinegars and salad oils, cough syrup, throat sprays, aromatherapy spritzers and more.

If you wish to purchase anything, please include the promo code: CHC2021 to receive 10% off. Offer expires Dec. 31, 2022.

Katolen Yardley, Medical Herbalist & Doctor of Osteopathy

Katolen is a medical herbalist with a degree in Osteopathy, with over 22 years of experience, she brings a diverse background combining her clinical practice with writing and teaching, as well as offers business consulting and product development for the holistic health field. Katolen is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild (US) and the National institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) she is the former president of the BC Herbalists Association (2015-2019) and current president of the Canadian Council of Herbalists Associations and author of several textbooks and “The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Medicine” (2016) which is available on Amazon.

Katolen is available for clinic consultations both online or in-person. To attendees of the conference she is offering a one time, $25 off on an initial consultation for manual osteopathy at her Vancouver or Port Moody office until December 31, 2021.

Katolen is also the owner of Alchemy & Elixir Health Group an online shop offering organic, high quality bulk herbs, green tea, aromatherapy and nutritional supplements.

Since 2012, Katolen has run an apprenticeship program for advanced students of herbal medicine, where students learn the skills of running a clinic, dispensing, hands-on physical assessment skills and examinations, and recipe creation. Visit her student mentorship webpage for more information.

Little Piece of Paradise Farm

At Little Piece of Paradise Farm we grow certified organic herbs in Winlaw, BC, Canada. We also hand harvest, cut and remove stems by hand and dry in small batches. All this to ensure that herbs retain flavour and shape and you get the best quality dried herbs possible.

Following regenerative farming practices, like preparing new beds by having our sheep, goats and pigs eat and dig up the land, and trying to be self-sufficient by growing our food and eating our animals, we really are trying to supply you with the most ethical and sustainable herbs possible.

Our Culinary and Medicinal herbs are grown in this way to provide you with the most aroma, flavour and health benefits and to give back to nature in the process.

Discover our dried herbs, herbal teas and mixes on our website, check out reviews and become a member of our community by joining our Herbal CSA Program.

Being small-scale, we sell our every year.  Therefore, everything we sell on our website or Etsy page ( is grown and dried in 2021.
Conference participants receive 10% off any purchase on our website by entering the promo code, CANHERB21

Manual of Psychedelic Guides

This is to announce the release of the Manual for Psychedelic Guides which describes, in detail the process of supporting someone who is using a psychedelic for therapeutic or spiritual purposes.  This manual is authored by Mark Haden (Executive Director of MAPS Canada) with significant contributions from many other who are involved with this field. 

It is available on Amazon in both paper back and Kindle versions:

In Canada ( 

In the United States ( 



Coupon Code 888 for $100 off on any Medastro course, good through 11-11-2022.

Will Morris teaches medical astrology for herbal medicine, homeopathy, and sound healing. He has more than 40 years of experience and 40,000 patient visits using the methods that he teaches. Will is available for consultations ($50 off with Coupon Code 888). Mentorships are also available. Contract teaching for schools on clinical assessment is also available.

New Moon Apothecary

Hi! My name is Kim. I live on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia with my family.

I am an Herbalist, Aromatherapist, and Medical Astrologer. I make beautiful botanical medicines, and do Astro-Herbalsim Consultations.

I formulate and make all my products myself from materials I have grown, wild crafted or sustainably sourced. Because I make everything myself and, I make small, mostly seasonal batches, products will be subject to availability, and processing times may vary.

One of my biggest passions is Astro-Herbalism. This is the marriage of Astrology and Herbalism and I find it to be such an amazing, intuitive framework to work with.

I use my training in Astrology, Herbalism and Aromatherapy to craft my products, and to do thorough full-intake Herbalism Consultations to help support your health mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

I chose the name New Moon for my apothecary because the New Moon is a time of new beginnings and intention setting. This is exactly the mindset needed when you begin working with an Herbalist.

I look forward to connecting with you!

Ravensong Seeds & Herbals

Herb Plants & Seeds
Herbal Products ~ tinctures, salves, hydrosols etc.

Real Mushrooms

Real Mushrooms organic mushroom extracts. Our unique formulas have been perfected over 40 years. We supply capsules, powders and combination products. No fillers, grain or mycelium and guaranteed active compound testing (beta-glucan, triterpenes). We have NPNs for all our listed products in Canada. Real Mushrooms is driven by the desire to deliver the best possible medicinal mushroom extracts in their purest form, without any carriers, mycelium or grain fillers. We strive to make sure our products are analyzed for the important medicinal compounds and are consistent with the existing body of medicinal mushroom research. Every batch of mushrooms goes through rigorous quality control tests to ensure purity, safety and effectiveness. We have a mycology expert, veterinarian and a naturopathic doctor on our science team. We have a health practitioner program for herbalists, acupuncturists, doctors, Ayurvedic practitioners, ND’s, health coaches and other qualified professionals.

Wild Craft Play 'sCool

Children in Wild Craft Play are selling their hand-crafted wares to raise money and awareness of local environmental issues like illegal garbage dumping. Our Art Cards are by Island artists in support of their fundraising, coptic bound journals, chocolates made on Innisfree land, and other trinkets.

Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies

Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies delivers exceptional in-person, and virtual, plant medicine education from Beginners all the way to Clinical Supervision for those ready to go into herbal practice!

We also offer a dependable and ethical whole-plant extract line of high quality tinctures, hydrosols, essential oils, salves, creams, glycerites, and honeys, from our organic farm and others. (Please see the Sandhill Botanicals link on our Wild Seed School website.)

Wild Rose Herbal College

Founded in Calgary, Canada, in 1975 by Dr Terry Willard, Ph.D., Cl.H., Wild Rose College of Herbal Medicine has grown from a popular brick-and-mortar school with city locations in Calgary and Vancouver to an online herbal learning destination connecting the herbal community from the local to the global. 

Today Wild Rose College is run by a team of passionate and talented herbalists including Terry and son, Herbalist Yarrow Willard, which offers on-line Diploma programs with in-person & on-line clinical intensives.

Wild Rose emphasises the wholism of the individual – the integration of the body, mind and spirit. Each of our comprehensive courses offers this within an up-to-date, interactive, on-line platform.

Wild Rose is proud to offer some of the most support for personalized herbal education that you will find anywhere–as well as some of the most innovative topics in the herb world today. 

Study Herbal Medicine at your own pace from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Join us!



Book Bundles

Bookbundles provides guidance for those looking to self-publish. Abrah Arneson’s trust in my ability to guide, support and offer advice allowed me to Copy Edit, Format, help with Blurb Writing and Cover design, her latest book The Weaving: Plants, Planets, and People, An Exploration Through Time until the final click of ‘published’.

My 35 years as a meditation teacher infuses every detail of my service to others who wish to write books. My award-winning memoir My Impossible Life trauma travel & transcendence demonstrates my ability to write, edit and publish to professional standards. My other works of non-fiction The Healing Power of Mind and Medicine Mind Buddha Mind further showcase my expertise.

As a therapist of 23 years and a writer of over 5 decades, I know how deeply authors feel about their work; I understand the relationship between identity, writing and frustration; I have been in the troughs, and seen them through to the next crest.

Best of all those who choose for their editing, formatting, blurb writing, self-publishing completion will be treated to my personal attention. Bookbundles is a boutique agency, and as such I only take on a very few clients at a time.

Dispensary Tree

Dispensary Management Software for Herbalists to create custom formulas, track herb, premix and product lot/batch numbers, create custom formula labels and infosheets. Software is designed to save herbalists time and money by automating their dispensary functions.

Faunus Herbs

Faunus Herbs manufactures medical/consumer herbal and natural food products, distributed throughout Canada and the USA, including 1000 products and formulations distributed to thousands of health care professionals within Canada and the USA.  The company has developed and manufactured formulae for some of the most high profile distribution companies in North America.

Faunus Herbs contracts directly with organic farmers to produce herbs , grains and other raw materials for the many products they manufacture.

Faunus Herbs is a family farm based operation, growing and producing a wide variety of herbs, grains, seeds, etc.  Manufacturing facilities are also “on the farm”.  Contract manufacturing, for Canadian Health Food Association CHFA member distribution companies, is also a large part of its operations.  Manufacturing facilities meet Canadian and US GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards and Health Canada Site License requirements.  Fauns Herbs is inspected every year by Eco Cert International, the world’s most respected QC agency for premium organic production.  Faunus Herbs also meets Kosher certification requirements.

Hawthorn Herbals

Hawthorn Herbals is an umbrella for a few aspects of my work as an herbalist. It includes my professional practice where I offer holistic support to people with health concerns. I work mostly with herbs which I harvest locally and prepare by hand. It includes the in-person and online classes I teach on various aspects of herbalism and medical astrology. And it also includes the guided walks and land use consults I offer to folks who want to connect more deeply with what grows all around them. All health consults are currently offered as either distance sessions or in-person, and are available on a pay-what-you-can basis to help provide access to all who are in need.

The Weaving: Plants, Planets and People

Between the covers of this book, you will discover a blend of plant wisdom and a love of astrology blended in a cauldron of storytelling and poetry. Not merely an herbal compendium, not only historic storytelling and a weaving of ancestor history, The Weaving: Plants, Planets and Women follows the path of herbal medicine from roots in the Earth to planets in the Sky. Abrah Arneson brews up magic on each page.

Teacher and storyteller Abrah Arneson Cht RH Clinical Herbalist has supported people using plant medicine for 20 years. She studied herbs during a decade of living on meditation retreat properties. Her practice of herbal medicine is infused with a love of contemporary scientific knowledge and her personal 30-year meditation practice.

You can find it on Amazon or ask your favourite local bookstore to order it in for you.

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Bloom Institute of Holistic Living & Learning

The Bloom Institute is grounded in plant-centered wellness, offering herbal education at the personal and professional level, plant identification walks and workshops, and a herbal medicine clinic and dispensary. Bloom now offers an online herbal program and clinic services. Students seeking clinic practicum can do so, in person or online, at the Bloom Student Clinic and Dispensary.

Savayda Jarone is the herbalist that makes it all happen at Bloom, under the guidance of her CEOs – the plants.

Poppy Petal Press

At Poppy Petal Press we share books and courses designed to inspire a connection with herbal plants and earth rhythms during busy days with young kids.

The Sketches of the Seasons series walks you through each of the changing seasons from a fresh perspective. Each book includes an illustrated children’s story, as well as ideas for celebrating the shifting season, nourishment, kid crafting, and inspiration for adult reflection time.

Want to go a bit deeper? Our courses and retreats offer an experiential immersion in connecting with the energy of the changing season, herbal plants, and your inner wisdom. We also offer one-on-one and small group sessions, and personalized tea blends. Offerings are online or in-person.

Visit to learn more and sign up to receive a free seasonal mini-workbook for your kids (includes a recipe for herbal cookies!) and 15% off your first purchase.


HERBS on the Side

“HERBS on the Side” is an Educational Botanical Sanctuary designed to teach the curious how to identify, nurture, harvest and transform abundant local herbs into food and medicine, sustainably and ethically. Monica Giacomin, founder and garden-keeper, shares the “Wonder of Weeds” beyond her Sanctuary, promoting bio-diversity, enhanced health and an appreciation for the beauty and tenacity of the wild greens that grace our path… no matter where we may roam! Her mission is to share the joy and many benefits of tending and transforming herbs for the collective fortification of us all … our communities, the pollinators, the wild greens, and especially for our generous Mother Earth!

Spiral into HERBS on the Side Sanctuary, home to over 50 medicinal herbs, the next time you visit Montreal to enjoy some time in parasympathetic mode. Guided Herb Walks, sipping a cup of infusion, can be organized through the Contact Root at


Ireland’s Hidden Medicine:
An Exploration of Irish Indigenous Medicine from Legend and Myth to the Present Day

Ireland’s Hidden Medicine traces the path and fortunes of Irish indigenous medicine from the legendary god of medicine, Déin Chécht, to today.  Unlike the great scribal medical traditions, Ireland’s indigenous medicine is based on medical knowledge passed on orally to each succeeding generation.

This journey explores the difference in worldview between biomedicine and indigenous medicine, before it sketches the changing fortunes of this indigenous tradition from the coming of Christianity, through the law tracts and the medical manuscripts of the Middle Ages, to its demise with the fall of the old Gaelic order in the seventeenth century. From there the book examines how some knowledge could have disseminated within the wider community before exploring the factors that influenced its decline in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Irish indigenous medicine is like a diamond hidden in plain sight with its beauty present in the Irish landscape, festivals, and language.  Yet its riches are not realized and it is ignored it to the detriment of health and wellbeing.  Ireland’s Hidden Medicine is an important step in changing this. Signed copies are available on Rosari’s website, and you can also purchase from Amazon.

Seed Sistas - cultivating change

The Seed Sistas are published authors, public speakers, medical herbalists and eco-activists. They have written the Sensory Herbal Handbook and have three more publications coming up. The Seed Sistas use story-telling and theatre to bring herbal education into the hearts of the people.

The Seed Sistas run a community interest company, Sensory Solutions Herbal Evolution, that focusses on planting and supporting community herb gardens and creating empowered, resilient communities that care for their local green spaces.

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor’s interest in traditional approaches to healing and herbs led him on an exploration of the European Humoral system as originally practised in Ancient Greece, and then revived in the sixteenth and seventeenth century by herbalists such as Nicholas Culpeper. It soon became clear that this system of medicine was an informative and sensitive guide in the art of returning the body back to health and he began to embrace it as his main therapeutic approach in his practice, and after many years of study, practice and teaching this approach he published “The Humoral herbal” in 2021.



The Scottish and Irish School of Herbal Medicine

This beautiful 100 A4 page book is all about Celtic Herbal Medicine and has been written by Keith Robertson MSc FNIMH & Danny O’Rawe MSc FIRH. Get your copy in full colour and printed with eco-friendly paper and ink, it has been published in house, so they are being sold at cost (any extra donations very welcome for future projects) for £15 + £3.50 P&P in UK, £5 P&P Europe and £7.50 Worldwide or £12.50 Worldwide tracked and signed.

Go to to buy your copy today and to contact Keith.

Dr. Phil Deakin

This book is for herbalists about understanding
and interpreting blood test results and some other unspeakable stuff to do with testing urine written in UK preferred units.

Set out in infographic format, it includes lots of numbers relating to blood tests. They all represent the sort of tests that GP’s do every day (not the complicated incomprehensible ones done by clever hospital doctors in white coats). Each blood test in the booklet has a reference range and list of likely symptoms or causes and the likely significance if the result is outside the reference range.

The whole book is full of friendly colours to help you find your way around more easily. It has some nice blank spaces for you to write your own stuff, a list of helpful resources and a ‘Top
Twenty’ of useful blood tests for herbalists to think about.

To order, email Phil at [email protected], and arrange payment of 
£24.50 pounds sterling via PayPal

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