The Wildcraft Forest teaches a unique form of forest therapy we call Yasei Shinrin Yoku or Wild Forest Bathing. We offer practitioner certification camps here at the Wildcraft Forest and guide certification through Distance Learning. Currently we have active certification programs in 20 countries. Learn More...
Our Wild Server Packs a perfect for cafés and restaurants.
Our wild teas provide your café or restaurant with a great taste edition to your menu. At the Wildcraft Forest our wild herb, fruit and berry flavoured tea blends offer a unique full-bodied taste that exemplifies the British Columbia wilderness. Each herbal tea is designed specifically to assist the body in healing and stress relief and considers ancient wisdom associated with the culinary and healing arts.
- Our new Habitat Teas are blends specifically designed for cafes and restaurants.
- Our Naked Hippie Cocktail Blends are designed specifically as alcohol mixers.
Get started with our Wild Server Pack for $210
Become a Wild Tea Trader
Wildcraft Forest can provide you with great opportunities. We wildcraft artisan herbal teas, health and culinary blends and fine art made from the wilds of British Columbia’s mountains and forests. We invite you to carry our products within your retail outlet or develop your own home-based Wild Tea Party Network. You can also offer your customers our Wildcrafting Courses. Get started with our Wild Tea Trader Pack for $190
Learn Wildcrafting Check out our 2017 Wildcrafting Courses
At the Wildcraft Forest we are presently working in remote areas. There is still a team at the forest, however visiting the wild tea shop and participating in tours requires calling us in advance at 250.547.9812.
We will be returning to regular hours by this coming weekend.
North Okanagan - Monashee
Explore the Sacred Forest
Learn about the forest that we dwell within. Learn how we protect it and restore it. Learn about our promise and how you can share in the experience of connecting with the mysteries of this sacred forest.
As wildcrafters we create tisanes within a dedicated promise to protect and restore Planet Earth. We offer you a wild tea which you can find online or at fine locations that carry our products and support our mission.
At the Wildcraft Forest our wild herb, fruit and berry flavoured tea blends offer a unique full-bodied taste that exemplifies the British Columbia wilderness. Each herbal tea is designed specifically to assist the body in healing and stress relief and considers ancient wisdom associated with the culinary and healing arts – learn about our various teas, cocktail blends and foods.
The Wildcraft Forest School
The Wildcraft Forest School issues a Wildcraft Practitioners Diploma. We offer seasonal classes, seminars, fieldtrips and workshops, which provide an inspirational and creative environment for students ranging from children to adults and from beginners to professionals. For 30 years we have sought to share quality experiences, from leading edge artists, thinkers and do’ers locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our scope is to link the arts, creativity, permaculture, food, wellness and activism with wildcrafting and the sentient Earth.
Wildcrafting: Plant Spirit Medicines
With “Wild Sentience”, the Wildcraft Forest creates wellness from the wild as we carefully harvest forest and savannah botanicals for essences, flower remedies, perfumes, cosmetics and medicinal teas. More and more synthetics are appearing within all forms of wellness products and cosmetics; even the plants contained within “natural” blends may have been treated with pesticides or other harmful chemicals.
At the Wildcraft Forest we provide makers of medicines, perfumers and makers of fine essential oils and essences with wildcrafted “Mother Tree” botanicals and unique forest blends which are truly “natural” and represent the edge of fragrance and medicine. Visit our store page to find the products we have available, and learn more about our Mother Tree Dispensaries and our Sentience label.
We offer courses in Plant Spirit Medicines where we travel students into rainforest or alpine areas to study medicinal plants and trees within the context of wildcrafting. Participants are introduced to wild medicine plant propagation methods that link Earth energies, harvesting and stewardship practices all driven by wild dynamics. Participants are introduced to the art of alchemy that includes exploration into historical blending practices that includes fermentation, extracts, teas and topicals. We dwell within a remote deep rainforest where water energies interact with ecosystems that present unique sentient power that demonstrate how a forest can become a healer of most afflictions.
At Wildcraft Forest Botanicals we provide wild plant restoration, propagation, growing and harvesting services under a strict code of ethics that includes our promise. Our regenerative approach to stewardship serves a model for re-wilding and offers food and health care sectors an opportunity to transition to a “regenerative” approach to business and supply. Our “Mother Tree” system of harvesting contains an Ayurvedic approach, which helps to elevate the nature of wellness within natural formulas. Learn more about our restoration efforts, plant sourcing, contract growing, harvesting and our partners.
Learn about the wild botanicals that we are harvesting and discuss how we can supply your mission. Learn how we mix ecology, nature-supported-agriculture and storytelling.
The Wildcraft Forest Botanicals is located in the Monashee Region of British Columbia just on the edge of the North Okanagan, one hour from Kelowna and 20 minutes from Vernon and just east of Lumby enroute to Cherryville and Nakusp.
2020 Registration is Now Open
Yasei Sanctuary Forests
The Wildcraft Forest practices regenerative forest stewardship, which includes propagating “whole forest systems”; this includes the forest over-story and the under-story. We have created a network of Yasei Sanctuary Forests which serve as protected forests where each is used as a base to protect and restore wild ecosystems while propagating wild and domesticated food and medicine crops in small wild dynamic gardens. Our Community Supported Wildcrafting (CSW) membership helps with the planting, growing, care and harvesting of wild systems; at the same time members learn various aspects of plant spirit medicines which includes Yaseiki Programs. Members might help for the day or for a few days at a time.
Seeds to Trees
At the Wildcraft Forest we plant new old growth forests Our Seeds to Trees initiative seeks to gather the ancient genetic memory found within old growth forests and then to regenerate those species in riparian ecosystems. Learn about our efforts as we create wild plant nurseries in remote areas, collect old growth seeds and then plant these treeas in remote areas. We are endeavoring to collect seeds, germinate and plant 10,000 seedlings by 2021 using the “old ways”.
Become a Wild Tea Merchant
We’re always eager to find more locations for Wildcraft Forest tea. So if you frequent a café, or tea shop…put in a good word for us…when you buy a cup of Wildcraft Forest you change the world…for the better.
Here’s where you can find Wildcraft Forest Tea.
Learn more about more offerings you can email or call us at 250.547.2001
At the Wildcraft Forest we offer weekend wildcrafting and forest therapy programs as well as 5 Day Camp Certification Programs. We also offer programs through distance learning.
Wildcraft Forest School and Visitor Staging Area – Monashee Watershed – Barb Lake
Creighton Valley Road, Lumby, British Columbia, Canada – 250.547.2001
Wildcraft Forest Botanicals and Online Services
1981 Highway 6, Lumby, British Columbia, Canada
250.547.9812 - Email: treks(at)uniserve.com - Web www.wildcraftforest.com
Featured internationally in Tea Magazine, Westworld Magazine, Vancouver Sun, National CBC Television, Okanagan Life, Radio Canada, Calgary Herald, and British Columbia Magazine
We are open by appointment and for special events. Enjoy Wild Tea Tastings and Walking Tours. Call 250.547.2001
We have added value to our Forest Therapy Practitioners Training Program which now includes an online component as well as special training specifically where there is a winter climate that includes snow and a more dormant forest. Our Practitioners training allows participants to deliver a 12 Session Forest Therapy Program to individuals, groups and into the public and private sectors.
Upon registration training programs begin online and includes attendance to a 5-day demonstration and testing camp. Camps take place every month from May to September of 2020.
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Forest Biotic Massage Oils
The Wildcraft Forest can provide you with our line of four quality massage oils plus a wild detox tea for only $149.00. This special offer can be picked up at our various retail locations or the Wildcraft Forest Emporium. We can also deliver the set to your door in Vernon or Kelowna. This Wild Sentience offer is for a set of four 100 ml massage oils that includes, Primordial, Mother Tree, Savannah, and Natures Recovery, plus a package of one of our wildcrafted detox teas.
Forest Biotics are a collection of wildcrafted wellness products sourced from pristine sanctuary forests in British Columbia. At the Wildcraft Forest we have a passion for ecological stewardship and we are driven by ethics whereby the health of wild places has a direct relationship to our own body, mind and spirit.
Wildcraft Forest Yasei Shinrin Yoku Mail Order Teas
The Wildcraft Forest can provide you with great tasting functional teas that will help you rewild your diet. We offer free shipping and handling into Canada and the United States and you will receive your order within 3 to 5 business days. Choose from four great teas or purchase all four as a Wildcrafters Choice order.
Special - Wildcrafters Choice
All four Wild Teas from the Wildcraft Forest harvested with love in the Monashee Mountains in the Wilds of British Columbia – Delivered to your door - $69.95
The Resin Tree at the Wildcraft Forest is getting national and international attention as Jonny Harris from CBC's hit series Still Standing hugs this special tree. Forest Bathing is featured in the Lumby, BC show which aired on November 26th and you can watch it online.
The ancients knew that humans, in fact all life required “living” air and water. That is, that both of these substances had medicinal strength within natures alchemy.
God, Goddesses and spirits protected water sources where they sprung from the ground; and air was filled with immense magical powers.
It’s interesting that the origins of the word “influenza” which postulated that disease “fell down from the sky”.
Today we are simply scratching the surface as we try to understand the biological lifeforce contained within water and air. Plankton and cyanobacteria are responsible for 70 percent of Earth's oxygen production – and this is presented to us within both air and water.
Aeroplankton are tiny lifeforms that float and drift in the air, carried by the current of the wind; they are the atmospheric analogue to oceanic plankton. Most of the living things that make up aeroplankton are very small to microscopic in size, and many can be difficult to identify because of their tiny size. Science only knows a small percentage of these microbes but what it does know is that good or bad, life on Earth depends on these tiny life forms to survive.
So what’s the message within all of this? Well over the past 200 years humans have created winds that consist of fossil fuels and petrochemicals, in fact we have created synthetic elements within air and water and in this process we continue to kill tiny biotic lifeforms which then changes the composition of the air we breath and the water including the rain which life depends. We need to fix this by becoming aware of this terrible condition and by taking action.
We also need to restore and regenerate places that create and hold living air and water. We can do this by supporting and re-creating wild, natural forests within headwaters areas and beyond. Any source that drains into a creek, river or lake should become sacred again.
- Don Elzer
Join us in the forest as we explore living air and living water, participate in our Yasei ShinrinYoku program:
Exploring Pure Air in the Monashee Alpine
This expedition connects the winds of change with deep and ancient ancestral energy as we search for new perspectives on our way to renewal. This five day experience explores elements of the “Shaman” and the “Cosmic Tree”. We will experience the pure mountain air within the remote alpine of the Monashee Mountains, as well as the pure energy presented by times of lightning and thunder. This expedition explores the wide view, and represents a visionquest into our dreams. From here we will have a clear unobstructed view of the stars and will feel the energy and strength presented by ancient trees as they grow into the rock on the edge of glaciers.
Our 2020 Forest Retreat Programs are Now Available
Natural Capital Leadership Conference
Mark your calendar for May 23-24, 2020. We will be holding a very special leadership conference in the forest. The focus is Natural Capital and its role in transitioning the economy as the climate changes and fossil fuel reserves become scarce. This conference is about local empowerment and solutions. Details are coming soon. Email