Upcoming Events

July 27-31 (9am-4pm)- Introduction to Plant Medicine; Northern Star College, 13155-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.Earth Spirit Students 2015 Wildcrafting

Join Robert for a walk on the wild side and learn to identify local plants. Explore herbal theory and many ways herbs can be of benefit in your daily life. Go home with the plant medicines you make. Cost- $695.00. There is still room! Call and join us.

Phone 780 447-3667 or email Robert at  This is a five day introduction to bioregional, herbal medicine in Edmonton, Alberta. The course includes a textbook, plant walks and preparation of tinctures.

July 20, August 9, 2016
Medicinal Plant and Mushroom Walk of Mill Creek Ravine
with Robert Rogers

Are you curious what medicinal plants & mushrooms are in the river valley? Are you curious which wild foods are inedible? Want to impress your friends with your amazing knowledge next time you’re on a river valley walk with them? We invite you to join Robert Rogers for a entertaining and educational evening plant and mushroom walk through Mill Creek Ravine on July 20th, (email Robert)    and for  for the August 9th event, email The Local Good (half the money goes to the Local Good) for tickets. Cost $50.00. Only 20 spaces per walk.

These walks are rain or shine events and there are no refunds. Please wear proper clothing and foot wear to keep comfortable.

Here’s what you’ll get from the Plant Walk:

You will see 50-60 plants that are edible or medicinal, or can be used in survival situations. Some are native to this part of Alberta and others are introduced.

You will see the strongest thread, the best hair conditioner, the second most important survival food in the forest, a great remedy for menstrual cramps, and our only edible nut.

You will explore the ways to safely identify plants and which ones to avoid.

You will learn how wild plants can help relieve symptoms associated with chronic disease.

You’ll learn how you prepare the plants for long term storage (and maybe even spot a few mushrooms that are edible as well)

There will be an opportunity to purchase some of Robert’s books after the event.

Other Events Robert Rogers will be Involved In- Summer of 2016

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July 22-23- Plant and Mushroom Walk, in Goodfare,  Alberta.

August 5-7 –Mushroom Dinner with talk; full day course on  medicinal mushrooms on Saturday, and identification and walk on Sunday. Calgary, Alberta.

August 9, Mill Creek Ravine Edmonton, Medicinal Plant Walk, 5-8 p.m.  for tickets. Cost $50.00. Only 20 spaces per walk.

August 10Native Plant Walk- Devonian Gardens 6-9 p.m.

August 17-22 Telluride Mushroom Festival– Telluride Colorado;

September 2-4 Mushroom and Medicinal Plant Workshop, Whitehorse YK, Bev Gray- Phone: (867) 667-HERB (4372)

September 22-26Mushroom Workshop– North Carolina

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A BIT ABOUT YOUR GUIDE: Robert instructs herbal medicine at Grant McEwan University and the Northern Star College of Mystical Studies. He has authored over 40 book on plants and fungi of our region and shares ethnobotanical, medicinal, edible and survival uses of the plants in our river valley. Robert has been a student of plant medicine for nearly 40 years, including 20 years as a clinical herbalist. He is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Botany. He has taught plant medicine for over 20 years, and is an avid fan of our indigenous plants and mushrooms. Robert and his wife Laurie are owners of Self Heal Distributing and Scents of Wonder essential oils.

The Alberta Herb Gathering – July 28, 29 & 30, 2017

Sustainable Medicine from the Woods, Lakes, Mountains and Prairies of Alberta

Location: Pigeon Lake
Cost:$349.00 includes Opening Ceremony Friday Evening, Workshops, Meals, Accommodation (Dormitory or Camping) & Closing Ceremony.

Herb walks, medicine making, mushroom and tree medicine, flower essences and much more! The price includes all the workshops you can take in two days, two nights tenting, RV without plug in or dormitory, Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch, plus snacks.

Sorry no dogs

What’s It About

The Alberta Herb Gathering (AHG) was seeded in 2010 by two Alberta Herbalists, Abrah Arneson and Robert Rogers, on a long, hot drive, returning home after The Montana Herb Gathering. Driving past Yucca and Oregon Grape Root, the herbalists envisioned a herb gathering in Western Canada that focused on the plants growing on their corner of the planet. By the time they had crossed the border, The Alberta Herb Gathering had sprouted its first rootlet. Robert and Abrah had set the intention of the AGH. As two people who work daily with plant medicine, they decided the AHG would be a weekend of gratitude. The Alberta Herb Gathering is a time for people to satisfy their thirst for connection to and knowledge about the natural world. It is a weekend to come together to learn and share their understanding of the medicine plants offer freely. In 2011, the First, Alberta Herb Gathering bloomed. (By the way, we frequently sell out, so register early!)


Check out the Alberta Herb Gathering website for more details

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