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Sanctuary Forest Design
Stewardship and Regeneration Certification
Includes Wild Dynamic Permaculture Design Certification

Presented within an Online Program
and 5 Day Certification Camp

A Sanctuary Forest represents a location where stewardship is taking place which seeks to protect, expand or rewild the natural biodiversity of a place. A Sanctuary Forest is also seen as a spiritual centre where the stewards of the place have created a sentient relationship with all of the biotic beings located there. A Sanctuary Forest can be located on private or public land and is largely placed there by the sheer will, of those individuals willing to steward that place. A Sanctuary Forest is created upon certain pillars that include stewardship, science, sentience, spirit and sanctuary.

A Sanctuary Forest can be of any size, stewards are provided with training and toolkits so that they can better understand their role and responsibility. Sanctuary Forests help to seed stewardship within cultures where it has become lacking. This effort seeks to create an understanding that the natural world is sentient. Sanctuary Forests provide a platform for learning about the natural world, and for research and data collection – these forests can be networked regionally and globally.

The design of a Sanctuary Forest also includes a plan for human habitat, a food and medicine forest and commercial gardening operations which do not conflict with the regeneration of wildlands and the biodiversity of wild species.  

This Sanctuary Forest Camp offers a unique Wild Dynamic Permaculture Design Certification (WD-PDC) supported by field skills in wild dynamic stewardship. This camp series focuses on rewilding farms, gardens, communities, remote landscapes and interface landscapes and provides participants with a range of learning environments that includes both classroom and project work in the field. This series is ideal for gardeners, farmers, landscapers and other food and agriculture specialists seeking to incorporate rewilding into their scope of operations or workplace. The series focuses on Wild Habitat Forests, Food Forests and Medicine Forests as well as demonstration forests for practicing various kinds of forest therapy.

Upon successful completion of the online program and camp participants will be provided with a Sanctuary Forest Design Certificate and a Wild Dynamic Permaculture Design Certificate, which can assist them in both career and self-employment, endeavors especially suited for food and medicine production, agriculture, landscaping and restoration work as wells as education and community development fields including engineering. This camp series is also a great way to learn about better health and lifestyle choices and gives participants a chance to explore pristine environments and capture land-based skills which become an asset for off-the-grid living.


Four Part Online Learning Kit – This serves as an introduction to the Sanctuary Forest Camp Program.

Camp Sections 1 and 2
  • Sanctuary Forest Project Nodes
  • Wild Dynamic Permaculture Design Course with Fieldwork Project
  • Fieldwork on a 5-10,000 sq.ft food, medicine and wild nursery farm and forest.
  • Climate Change Mitigation

Camp Section 3
  • Applied Wild and Indigenous Sciences 
  • Plants and Ecology Studies, Biosemiotics, Microbe Studies
  • Wild Plant Breeding, Seed Saving and Propagation

Camp Section 4
  • Remote Fieldwork in a Watershed Area
  • Wild Dynamic Restoration 
  • Field practice related to Wild Habitat Forests, Food Forests and Medicine Forests that includes stewardship methods.
  • Harvesting, stewardship and restoration methods.
  • Mixed forest, pasturelands, front and backcountry interface.
  • Aquatic and Riparian including Rainforests

Camp Section 5
  • Fieldwork and Classroom Projects
  • Restoration Camp Design
  • Sanctuary Forest Design
  • Urban Interface
  • Eco-village Living and Design

These 5 day camps include comfortable tents with beds, kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Each camp carries a maximum of 10 people.
Regular registration fee is $1800 (Canadian) per person.

2023 Camp Program Dates
Open for Registration
  • June 19-23 - Full
  • July 10-14
  • August 21-25
  • September 11-15
  • Sanctuary Forest Design Conference August 25-27
I promise to steward the land, elements and living beings with agape thoughtfulness and ceremony that seeks permission from Earth Spirits. I will study and seek to understand wild places and plant spirit medicines, craft and food that considers biodiversity and shadow biodiversity. I promise to propagate, restore and spread wild habitat and Earth-based teachings into areas of human settlement. I will seek to understand and implement natural eco-system plant breeding systems and techniques that are localized and based on ancient indigenous knowledge and traditions.
You may also register by Interac or
Wells Fargo Transfer. Send us an email and we will send you instructions.

  • Camp Accommodation is Included 
If you have questions please email us or call 250.547.2001
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Sanctuary Forest Design
Stewardship and Regeneration Certification
Includes Wild Dynamic Permaculture Design Certification

2022 Program Dates Open for Registration

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Wildcrafting Basics Online
A distance learning program that is a great opportunity to explore the art of wildcrafting. The language of nature consists of codes and energies, which serve as the foundation for life on Earth. This online course introduces participants to practical methods by which humans can “connect” with the natural world and offers the basics for wildcrafting plants and habitat for better health. This course offers a great learning opportunity for naturalists, healthcare professionals and food specialists. 

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Sanctuary Forest Design Camp Series
Cost: $1800 (Canadian Dollars) per person

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If you currently hold a Wildcraft Forest School Practitioner Certification in Yasei Shinrin Yoku, Shamanic Coaching, Wild Alchemy or Wildcrafting you can attend the Sanctuary Forest Design Program at reduced rates. Please email us to confirm that your certification is eligible. Upon eligibility your registration fee is $900 cdn for a 5 day camp with online support.

Each camp carries a maximum of 10 people so register as soon as you can.
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