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ALCLA Native Plants

ALCLA Native Plants is an Alberta-based nursery that has promoted native plants since 1992. We carry plants and seeds for over 150 species of grasses, shrubs, and wildflowers native to Alberta. We wild-collect our seed to preserve genetic diversity and ensure climate tolerance for the Calgary area. We offer consultation to help advise on native plant implementation on your project. Educational services and custom seed collection and growing are also available. We supply plants for home gardens, schoolyard naturalization, prairie restoration projects, and more.

Planting native plants is the best way to support declining wildlife populations including native birds, bees, and butterflies.

Visit our website 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.

Healing Path Herbals

After suffering from uncomfortable gut symptoms for several years, Ramona finally received a diagnosis of SIBO and immediately dove into learning all she could about this condition. Her thirst for knowledge and her fierce determination to uncover the underlying cause for her condition led her to become a SIBO educator and advocate and to return to school to study Herbal Medicine at Wild Rose College.
Today, while working through her herbal studies, she helps those, new to the SIBO journey, by sharing resources, research, and ways to advocate for themselves with their doctors and healthcare practitioners.

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.

Trail of Adventure

When it feels like you’ve been stuck at a crossroad, the Trail of Adventure could be the answer to finding your way:

Reconnect with nature
Find your natural rhythm and cycle
Realign your business
Create an aligned way forward that works

I started creating the Trail of Adventure after a transition I had in 2016 where I was burning out from working full-time, running our family farm’s CSA program and managing a busy parenting blog. I stepped away from life as we knew it, and began to blaze a new way forward for me and my family.

After a stint in the busy world of digital marketing, I restarted my daily rambles in the wilderness. As the natural world pulled me deeper, I regained my wild clarity, balance and most importantly, trust in myself and my way.

Today, I bring my clarity and deep listening skills to the table to help you light your own lantern and step into living the wild & free life you crave.

Come go wild with me.

British Columbia

Chanchal Cabrera, Medical Herbalist

Learning Opportunities with Chanchal Cabrera in 2023

– Practical herbal medicine apprenticeship: Growing, harvesting and hand crafting a selection of herbal medicines for yourself and your family.

– Advanced clinical herbal medicine program: with online and in-person options

– Summer Herb camp with David Winston

– Residential opportunity for 5 special people to live in the Botanic Garden, participate in the full apprenticeship and experience small scale farming, food processing and preservation, horticulture therapy and more.

Details coming soon at

Chanchal Cabrera, Medical Herbalist

Book Launch April 2023: Holistic Cancer Care by Chanchal Cabrera

Drawing from decades of clinical experience helping patients recover from cancer, Holistic Cancer Care provides a wealth of safe, well-researched information, including specific herbal formulas, important discussions about dosing and safety, detox protocols, recommendations for nutritional supplements, simple recipes for nourishing meals, and patient case histories that demonstrate the power of the strategies she recommends.

All orders received before March 31st, 2023 will receive a 10% pre-order discount. Pre-order here.

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.

Community Farm Store

Our mission is to be ambassadors for the planet while building community and

encouraging good health, unity and resilience.

We proudly offer a huge selection of high quality organic, non-GMO,

ethically and locally sourced products in a unique market style shopping environment.

We embrace diversity, encourage conversations and celebrate our differences.

Thank you so much for your continued support, your open hearts and your patronage.

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 2023. Please enter code CHC2022 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:

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

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.

Save 20% on your first order with the following discount link:

Ravensong Seeds & Herbals

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

Unity Herbals

Unity Herbals serves a variety of plant based tea blends you can enjoy day and night, and most are caffeine free. A flavourful selection of blended tisanes invite you to sit down, take your time, meditate and unwind! Enjoy a warm drink that supports your health and well-being, and let go of addictions to caffeine, sodas, and sugary alcoholic beverages! When using good quality herbal blends, one to two teaspoons per cup is the perfect recipe.

Each of my unique blends are created for flavour with healthful ingredients, many of which have healing properties. Tisanes containing leaves and flowers are best made as a long-steeped infusion (with hot water), whereas roots and bark will give more of their benefits when decocted (boiled and simmered). Enjoy each cup’s vital energy directly from Mother Earth to your cup!

Use coupon code HERBNERD for 10% off your order.

Viva Cacao!

We are a small-batch chocolate company based out of Slocan, BC. We offer a full line of ethically sourced, dairy-free chocolate bars made with superfoods and organic coconut sugar. We also offer bulk ingredients, syrup, drinking chocolate, chocolate barks and chocolate couverture.


Viva Cacao was started in 2019 out of a passion for creating integral high-quality products with a focus on accountability to the next 7 generations and communities everywhere.

Our chocolate is accessible, alluring, handcrafted, and affordable. Healthy ingredients, conscious business practices, and social justice are at the core of our values.

Viva Cacao is not only on a journey to inspire, we are on a journey to provide the consumer with chocolate that will do good and feel good in their bodies.

We are offering a 15% discount for CHC participants, Use PROMO CODE: HERBLOVE

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!

Senses of the Soul

Senses of the Soul is dedicated to supporting others on their soulful journey to embrace their highest illuminative potential. All parts of this visionary business – the clinical practice, seaside garden/botanical sanctuary and product line form a cohesive vision to uplift, inspire, and empower others to become conscious co-creators of their own life, and engage as self-responsible caretakers of our beloved planet.

Senses of the Soul is owned by Samantha Orthlieb, a Master Herbalist with over 21 years of clinical practice focused on trauma recovery, archetypes, shadow work, Ascension support and psycho-spiritual healing.

20% off for conference participants on all products. Use coupon code: CHC2022 Expires: December 31, 2023

Off the Pebbled Path

Off the Pebbled Path is a small family oriented herbal product business in Northern British Columbia. We offer handmade herbal products like teas, salves and skin care from ingredients grown in our gardens, wild harvested or ethically sourced to ensure the sustainability and successful regeneration of plants.

Choose from our wide variety of teas, hand painted bath bombs, herbal salves, bookmarks and candles


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 Ginkgo Tree

Our passion is herbal education; offering a diploma course, blog, retreat centre, herbal conferences: Back to Your Roots and Lady Slipper (co organizer), and lecturing here in Canada and internationally. But our hearts work is our Kina Gegoo Botanical Sanctuary! We have been tilling, digging, dividing and planting on our lovely little farm for over thirty years. Planting trees, any native plant species and endangered/at risk native plant species that are not already thriving on the land. Some of the plants we have re-introduced into the wild are Echinacea, Ramps, Trilliums, Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Arnica, Goldenseal and Bloodroot. Creating a new wild space that was not there before, where there are common sightings are deer, rabbits, coyotes, wild turkeys, hawks, raccoons, and rare sightings of lynx, bears, and even a cougar. Such fulfilling work 🙂

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.

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.

New Brunswick

Bear Roots Forest

Bear Roots Forest is a plant and pollinator sanctuary nestled in the forest among the abundance of wild medicinal herbs that call the land home. As stewards of this land, we use biodynamic and permaculture practices to nourish the lands existing ecosystem. Our hand-crafted products are made using wild-crafted and garden grown herbs. From our busy bees we have delicious honey, from the soil we have lovely garlic that we process into black garlic and from the wonderful plants we create tea blends, infused oils, salves, extracts, hydrosols, etc.

Use coupon code CHC2022 to save 10% on orders placed until the start of the 2023 conference!

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.

Maritime School of Holistic Herbalism

Are you looking to delve into a deep study of herbalism?

Join clinical herbalists Oren Hercz and Ember Peters for a year long intensive intermediate program that will give you the tools and knowledge you need to strengthen your herbal skills. We recognize the times that we live in as deeply needing the skills, intention, and heart that herbalists can offer. In this program we will also explore how to be in a healthy relationship with the earth, to be stewards to the land and to be present for all the complexities that come with that. While we don’t have all the answers, we are committed to asking deep questions about how to tread with integrity on this earth.

Ten in person intensive weekends will be held on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, with online portions to complete between the weekend intensives. In person classes will allow students to cultivate a deep relationship with the plants and learn hands-on skills essential to the practice of herbalism. Online portions will be both live and pre-recorded to allow for more time flexibility for students as well as the option to review materials as needed. There will be a combined total of about 250 classroom hours.

Courses in this program include: materia medica, herbal therapeutics, anatomy and physiology, energetics, plant ecology, making herbal preparations, introduction to phytochemistry, holistic nutrition, history and ethics of herbalism, and plant connection.

The first cohort of this program will begin in May 2023, and run until March 2024.

Oren Hercz RHP (HANS), Clinical Herbalist

Oren Hercz RHP (HANS) has been in practice as a Clinical Herbalist since 2010, working in holistic health clinics, a family medicine office, and in private practice online.  He teaches a year long beginner’s herbal medicine program, empowering people to become their own home herbalists and be proactive about their health. In 2023, he will be co-launching a more intensive intermediate program with colleague Ember Peters (

Oren loves to teach and can often be found giving an herb walk, speaking at a local garden club, or even on TV where has been featured on the show Wild Nova Scotia.  He is a Registered Herbal Practitioner (RHP) with the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia, where he currently sits on the board of directors.  Oren cares deeply about bringing this traditional wisdom to today’s world, where we need it more than ever.


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.


Kerrii is herbal dispensary software designed by herbalists for herbalists. Kerrii’s features include inventory tracking, pricing tools, measurement converter, client records, supplier records, formula archive, copy and paste labeling, printable reports, income tracking and more. With Kerrii you spend less time doing paperwork and more time doing what you love. We are dedicated to working with our customers to ensure that Kerrii has the features they need to make their business successful. We aren’t just a software company, we are a business partner. 

We would also like to extend to conference goers a discount code that will allow them to subscribe to Kerrii for only $15 CDN a month. The code is CHC2022.

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.



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