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The Wildcraft Forest Foundation operates a social enterprise incubator that we call the "Mother Tree Hub". We welcome unlimited potential as we explore ancient wisdom associated with the natural world and discover wild foods and medicines in an effort to understand how they help the human condition with both disease prevention and cures. At the same time we help humans restore and regenerate planet Earth. At the Wildcraft Forest we understand that everything is connected.

As an organization the Wildcraft Forest incubates new opportunities which are better for the planet, we function as both a Intellectual Property entity and a Production Related entity. As a Intellectual Property entity or IP – we have focused on the innovation of systems and the invention of new products and ideas which are developed in advance of productions. As a Production related entity we create methods by which we take new products and services to market.

We are now moving projects that have been within the innovation and
invention stage into production and we are seeking investors and partners who will help us turn these into successful efforts.

Currently we have several incubator activities in different stages of operation, they include:

  • Gaia Retreat Centre – Located on 3 acres of rich mixed forest, this property provides a site for a residence, workshop presentation facility and a series of yurts. This centre delivers Ayurvedic practices, events and consultation services.

  • Wild Plant Nursery – Located on 3 acres of meadow and forest as well as additional tenured land, this wild plant nursery includes a landscaping, treeplanting and land restoration business. The nursery includes retail and wholesale objectives and anchors the Wildcraft Forest regenerative forestry work.

  • Wild Microgreens Facility – Located in the Wildcraft Forest Village proper this facility dovetails with the Wild Plant Nursery and targets production associated with unique edible and medicinal microgreens which are sold into the regional market as well as wild seed products sold into the regional and international markets.

  • Distillery and Wild Microbe Repository – Located in the Wildcraft forest village proper and within it’s laboratory area this small footprint licensed facility produces unique wildcrafted ceremonial beverages and medicinals within limited editions and then retailing these products from both the farmgate and through distributors.

  • Chinese Herb and Wildcrafted Farm Incubator – Located on 4 acres plus additional leased and tenured lands this botanical farm sustains products for bulk medicinal efforts linked to wellness and Chinese herb distributors.

We are always searching for team members and investors, for more information contact:

Don Elzer

More about the Wildcraft Forest as an incubator…

The Wildcraft Forest has been operating as a rural based cultural and activist centre for nearly 40 years. Currently the following activities take place at the 25 acre forest centre.

  • Harvesting and production of wildcrafted tisanes, tonics, herbal baths, essences, massage oils and spices.
  • A school for adults that runs certification programs in wildcrafting, forest therapy, permaculture, shamanic coaching and other forms of ecological, spiritual and wellness training..
  • An online school specializing in distance learning connected to wildcrafting, forest therapy, permaculture, shamanic coaching and other forms of ecological, spiritual and wellness training.
  • A publishing house specializing in bridging ecology with ancient wisdom and bioregionalism.
  • A extension program that keeps two wild plant nurseries which includes educational and research activities, one at the Wildcraft Forest Centre and the other at the Barbe Lakes Sanctuary Forest.
  • An art, craft and restoration studio.
  • A treatment and forest therapy centre.
  • A research facility for wild biotics, yeasts and microbes found in forest habitats.
  • A membership driven campground and meditation centre.

Innovation linked to six pillars of Earth work represents the driving force behind the Wildcraft Forest these are: Stewardship, Science, Spirit, Sanctuary, Semiotics and Sentience.

Currently the work of the Wildcraft Forest Centre is being expanded with additional land acquisition to take place which will allow the centre to transition towards the next generation of stewardship.

The important work we do…

  • The Wildcraft Forest seeks to bridge the spiritual values of forests and watersheds with human consciousness and acts of tangible stewardship. We do this through a number of methods as follows.
  • Add value to the living forest which then serves to create an alternative to logging and other forms of resource extraction.
  • Regenerate Mother Trees and the natural supporting plant guilds or guardians which create both biotic and energetic balance within small ecosystems which then collectively contributes to planetary balance.
  • Serve as stewards for these headwaters of the Columbia and the Shuswap Rivers and the great Inland Temperate Rainforest.
  • Rewild diets and medicines so that populations can rebalance their lifestyles with energy from the northern forests.
  • Educate and advocate for the protection of wild old growth forests and to regenerate new wild forests that will then become old growth forests. We represent the long view of stewardship practices.
  • Educate and advocate for regenerative forests and stewardship both locally and internationally.

If you would like to learn more about what we do please visit our Extension Services website:

Why the Mother Tree Hub is Important?
It's about Meaning and Purpose.
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