Upcoming Events

April 11 – The Thorsby Library- early evening.

April 22 – The Two Hills Agricultural Society.

May 18-29 Greensville, South Carolina, and Charlottesville, Virginia

June 24-25 – Athabasca- Contact Marilyn Johnson  Ph: 1780 675-5678

July 12Native Plant Walk- Devonian Gardens 6-9 p.m.

July 13, August 8, August 15, 2017, Medicinal Plant and Mushroom Walk of Mill Creek Ravine

Are you curious what medicinal plants & mushrooms are in the river valley? Do you wonder 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 an entertaining and educational evening plant and mushroom walk through Mill Creek Ravine email  The Local Good (part of the money goes to the Local Good) for tickets. Cost $60.00. Only 20 spaces per walk

These walks are rain or shine events and there are no refunds. Please wear proper clothing and footwear 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. He has many, so be prepared :)

July 19-23, 2017,(9am-4pm)- Introduction to Plant Medicine; Northern Star College, 13155-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. 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.

Other Events Robert Rogers will be Involved In- Summer of 2017

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August 8- Medicinal Plant and Mushroom Walk– Mill Creek Ravine, Local Good

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

August 11-13 –Mushroom Dinner with talk; full day course on medicinal mushrooms on Saturday, and identification and walk on Sunday. Calgary, Alberta. Tickets are still available

August 15- Mill Creek Walk–

Aug. 17-21 Mushroom and Medicinal Plant Workshop, Whitehorse YK, Bev Gray-

Aug. 25-27 Rat Root Rendezvous-

September 1- Earth Spirit Medicine, Herbal, Aromatherapy, & Flower Essence– 3-year diploma program begins at                       This is our big program which only happens once every three years!stencil.facebook-post (3)








Sept. 21-27 Lowgap, North Carolina

Sept. 28-Oct. 3Upstate New York and NYC

Oct 19-22– Brittenbush, Oregon

October 27-29 Victoria, BC

November 9-15  Mendicino and San Francisco


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A BIT ABOUT YOUR GUIDE: Robert instructs at the Northern Star College of Mystical Studies and the Canadian Nutritional College. He has authored over 40 books 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 – Cancelled for 2017.

It will be back in 2018 with new organizers.

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

Location: Pigeon Lake

Herb walks, medicine making, mushroom and tree medicine, flower essences and much more!