The Wildcraft Forest is a working
plantation and farm and it is also a
workshop centre and wildcraft farm school.
We issue 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. The studio village has been operating as a workshop centre for over 30 years. We seek to bring quality programming, 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.
Please view the current learning programs we have a available as well as our registration information.

Registration and School Information
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Wildcraft Forest School
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250.547.2001
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wildcrafting
basics
Our world renowned Wildcrafting Basics Program is a great opportunity to explore the art of wildcrafting. We offer day, weekend and evening events which are suitable for the whole family. This experience provides a chance to learn plant identification in the wild while we introduce you to wild foods and medicines and a refreshed way to experience nature.

Explore our many options:
Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Practitioner Certification Camp Program
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yasei camp
distance learning
Learn Wildcrafting Basics from Home
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.

Learn more and register…
Wildcrafters Evening
Date: Saturday June 26 and July 10, 2021 - 7-9pm

Wildcrafting for Food
We study 10 plants in the forest which have great culinary values.
We will explore the forest on an easy stroll to discover what plants are in season, how to harvest, and prepare. We will also learn about possible risks and what to be aware of. In the shade there will be an informal talk about wild super foods and opportunities when you rewild your diet.
A Wild Tea Tasting and Snack will be provided.

Wildcrafting Basics: Wild Weekend is $350 per person
You may register using this secure Paypal link:
Wildcrafting Basics:
Wild Weekend
Dates: July 3/4 and July 17/18, 2021
Begins Saturday at 10am and ends Sunday at 3pm

Wildcrafting for Food with
Stewardship and Spirit

On this weekend we will study 10 plants in the forest which have great culinary values.
We will explore the forest on an easy stroll to discover what plants are in season, how to harvest, and prepare. We will also learn about possible risks and what to be aware of. In the shade there will be an informal talk about wild super foods and opportunities when you rewild your diet.

We will prepare a full wildcrafted meal and sample wild drinks around the fire and under the stars.

On Sunday we will explore how the Earth is changing and how wild species are on the move. How do human beings engage with helping nature transition and recover so that species and wild places can survive. In this workshop we will demonstrate 10 things you can do to help you and the planet rewild.

Camping is included for both Friday and Saturday night.
Wild Weekend Registration
Wildcrafting for the Day

Held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Wildcraft Forest
  • 10am to 1pm / Includes a Wild Tea Tasting, Studio Tour and Picnic Access
  • $50 per person / Wildcraft Forest Members Free
  • When you register for Wildcrafting Basics: Wildcrafting for the Day you will be provided with an Entry Ticket by download, you can then use your ticket for any single event listed below.


Wildcrafting for Food
We study 10 plants in the forest which have great culinary values.
We will explore the forest on an easy stroll to discover what plants are in season, how to harvest, and prepare. We will also learn about possible risks and what to be aware of. In the shade there will be an informal talk about wild super foods and opportunities when you rewild your diet.
  • Tuesday's June 15 and 22
  • Saturday's July 3 and 10
  • Thursday July 15


Wildcrafting for Medicine
We study 10 plants which offer great medicinal values.
Under the tree canopy we will explore how the forest contributes to our entire life-force including living air and water. We will learn about tree teas and phytoncides as well as wild healing herbs that are common to this area.  We will explore the micro-world of wild yeasts and how they contribute to “pre-biotics” or what we call "wild biotics".
  • Saturday's June 19 and 26
  • Tuesday's July 6 and 13
  • Thursday's July 1 and 8


Wildcrafting a Diabetes Solution
Berberine is a chemical found in several plants including European barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, greater celandine, Oregon grape, phellodendron, and tree turmeric. Berberine is most commonly taken for diabetes, high levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia), and high blood pressure. In this worksop we will present the how Berberine in nature can help with the human condition.
  • Thursday's July 15, 22 and 29


Healing Depression with Nature
The forest provides a number of very effective medicines which will combat depression. This along with “Living Air” can help individuals and families address elements which are connected to a loss of meaning and purpose in what can be described as Anomic Depression. In this workshop we will share 10 practical actions that will help you address depression using the forest as the healer.
  • Tuesday's June 29; July 20
  • Thursday's June 17
  • Saturday's July 17 and 31


Creating a Wild Food Forest and a Wild Hedge
One of the most biodiverse ecosystems on planet Earth can be found within her savannahs. We will be exploring the edge of the savannah where we will learn about the wild superfoods and medicines that we now know as “gatekeepers”. These plants and trees offer us powerful substances for better physical, mental and spiritual well-being. In this workshop we will demonstrate how a Food Forest is created and in particular a “Wild Edge or Hedge”.
  • Thursday June 24
  • Tuesday July 27
  • Saturday July 24
You may also register by Interac E-transfer.
Send us an email and we will send you instructions.
  • Once you register we will email you a confirmation ticket.
  • If you have questions please email us or call 250.547.2001
Wildcrafting Basics: Wildcrafters Evening $40 per person
You may register using this secure Paypal link:
Wildcrafters Evening Registration
You may also register by Interac E-transfer.
Send us an email and we will send you instructions.
  • Once you register we will email you a confirmation ticket.
  • If you have questions please email us or call 250.547.2001
Wildcrafting Basics: Wildcrafting for the Day is $50 per person
You may register using this secure Paypal link:
Wildcrafting for the Day Registration
You may also register by Interac E-transfer.
Send us an email and we will send you instructions.
  • Once you register we will email you a confirmation ticket that can be used at any one of the featured day events.
  • If you have questions please email us or call 250.547.2001
A 30 minute YouTube presentation by Don Elzer of the Wildcraft Forest School.
Living Air, Qi and Circadian Cycles