These are workshops taught in-person by Michael Vertolli or Monika Ghent. For information about these workshops, please contact the applicable instructor directly. or
  • In this fun, interactive and informative workshop you will learn the art of making your own effective, natural sunblocks, SPF lip balms and after sun care products with no toxic compromises using only 100% natural and organic ingredients.

    The workshop covers:

    • What is SPF?

    • An introduction to many different natural products such as base oils, essential oils, butters, herbs, etc. that have natural SPF.

    • How to make everyday, light sunblock and stronger sunblock for more intense sun exposure.

    • How to make SPF lip balms including tinted lip balms using natural pigments.

    • After sun care: how to heal your skin when you’ve gotten too much sun.

    • Facial repair serums: what natural substances can be used to reverse sun damage.

    • We’ll also be covering equipment, storage and preservation.

    This workshop will include both lectures and demonstrations. Participants will receive samples of products that are prepared during the workshop as well as informative, detailed handouts including lots of recipes.

    Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

    Time: 10am – 5pm

    Location:Living Earth School, Maple, Ontario.

    Cost: $125 which includes all material fees, handouts and samples.

  • Medicine from Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) - Acceptance

    Acceptance makes an incredible fertile soil for the seeds of change.” Steve Maraboli

    In this experiential workshop, participants will connect with and receive the spirit medicine, wisdom, healing and guidance of Black Walnut.

    The Tree Spirit Medicine of Black Walnut is about acceptance of what ‘is’. Black Walnut helps us to acknowledge and align with the ‘isness’ without resisting or denying it. When we’re in acceptance of what ‘is’ in the present moment, of all the unclaimed parts of ourselves, of the shadow self that lurks in our subconscious, we enter more fully the flow of life and shift naturally and fluidly into an expanded sense of consciousness, wellbeing, freedom and peace. From this peaceful and expanded place, we move with discernment and healthy boundaries, responding as life flows and moves around us, reaping the harvest of seeds planted in fertile soil.

    This workshop is for anyone who feels called to this medicine regardless of philosophy or faith, or whether or not they are a 'plant person'.

    Prerequisite: None.

    Required textbooks: None.

    Scheduling: Saturday June 15th, 10 am to 5 pm. This workshop is now open for registration.

    Location: Living Earth School in Maple, Ontario.

    Instructor: Monika Ghent.

    This is a general interest workshop. It is not part of the Holistic Herbal Studies or Traditional Herbalist program.You may register here.

  • In this workshop you will learn an easy and effective method to awaken your innate ability to communicate with the spirits of plants and directly access their teachings and medicine.

    Plants are fully aware beings that have intelligence and spirit, as well as a great deal of wisdom that they are willing to share with us.

    The way the plant people speak to us is predominantly through dreams. Dream journeying is the process of dreaming in an intentional way while still awake. This way of dream learning with the plants is available to everybody. You do not have to have any special training or calling; all it takes is a very minimum of guidance and instruction and an attitude of respect.

    The plant people have been waiting a long time for us to open ourselves to their wisdom. If we listen in the presence of the plants in a respectful way, we will hear them speaking to us of their teachings and medicine.

    Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Location:Living Earth School of Herbalism, Maple, ON

    Tuition: $95

    Instructor: Monika Ghent

  • Prerequisite: Applied Spirit of Herbs and/or Advanced Spirit of Herbs.

    Saturday, July 27th to Thursday Aug 1, 2019.

    Michael Vertolli

    Cost: $850