medicinal edible plantsTeachings on Ojibwe medicinal and edible plants with healing properties.

Saturday, July 14, 2018
10 am – 3:30 pm
River Croft Farm, West Grey

Supported by the National Farmers Union-Ontario Grey County Local 344

Participants will learn about a selection of medicinal and edible plants that are valued as sacred and used, including for healing purposes, in traditional and contemporary Ojibwe culture. The workshop will also provide a cultural perspective on Anishinaabe healing and involve participants in a pipe ceremony where they will hear drum songs and learn the significance of the drum. It will include time in a traditional circle and a walk-about in the fields and forests of River Croft Farm in West Grey County.

Workshop leader: Paul Nadjiwan

Paul, an Ojibwe, is former chief of the Nawash First Nation of Cape Croker on the Bruce Peninsula. He is known for his historical and cultural Indigenous teachings including on traditional medicinal and edible plants. He is also former Executive Director of the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation and is a member of the Manito Animikii Benasii Miikan (Road of the Thunderbird), an organization devoted to preserving knowledge of traditional medicines. Paul holds an Honours BA in history.

10 am Meeting in a circle
12 pm Lunch (bring your own)
1 pm Walk-about (1-2 km, easy walking)
3 pm Questions and discussion

* Your lunch
* Clothing for the outdoors (including a hat, sunscreen, light jacket)
* Good walking shoes

Liquid refreshments and energy snacks will be provided.

Cost: $30 per person (Payable on arrival) The workshop will be limited to 20 participants, first come-first served.

Directions to River Croft Farm will be provided upon registration by e-mail For more information contact Gary Kenny: [email protected]

source: media release, River Croft Farm

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