Shantree Kacera, R.H., D.N., Ph.D., an international author, teacher, and mentor, is the founder and co-director of The Living Centre Eco-Spiritual Education Sanctuary, established in 1983. The centre is located outside of London, Ontario, Canada, in the heart of Carolinian Canada.
He integrates plant medicine, nutritional energetics, forest gardening, and ecological permaculture. He is one of a few Canadian Herbalists who has been given the “Honouring our Elders” award by the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations for offering outstanding contributions to the À eld of herbalism. A past VicePresident of the Ontario Herbalists’ Association (OHA), he served on the OHA board for 10 years. He has been a Professional Member of the Ontario Herbalist Association for 45 years. Shantree’s deep spiritual connection to the Earth has drawn him into the teachings of shamanic and Earth wisdom practices and Carolinian Canada native plant preservation and studies and rainforest studies.