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Located on the edge of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley in the Monashee, the Wildcraft Forest practices regenerative forest stewardship, which includes propagating “whole forest systems”. This includes the forest canopy and the under-story. We have created a network of Yasei Sanctuary Forests which serve as protected forests whereby each is used as a base to protect and restore wild ecosystems.
Through volunteer efforts and through Green Earth Offsets and the sale of Wildcraft Forest tea, products and educational services we deliver regenerative efforts that are described by many, to be “good work for the living planet, places and people”.
The Wildcraft Forest has been operating as an environmental incubator since the 1980’s. The centre has been driven by the belief that the forest is alive and sentient. Incubator activities have been focused on stewardship and the spiritual values found in nature. We believe that a forest's economic values should be measured by it being alive rather than destroyed.
Twenty years later the Wildcraft Forest School would offer its first set of teachings. The school delivers non-institutional learning. Online and from a forest environment, the school offers skills, insights and inspiration for creating good stewardship and positive change in the world. It engages participants in transformative education that includes wild dynamics, personal empowerment, responsibility and co-mentorship. Most of the courses integrate experiential learning and ancient wisdom within the context of wildcrafting and challenges students to perform stewardship tasks as part of various certifications, workshops and retreats.
In 2015, the Wildcraft Forest School began to provide students with an “extension program” described as an organized exchange of information and the deliberate transfer of skills where students apply work, research, advocacy, stewardship and problem solving within bio-regions, communities and ecosystems.
As part of extension activities, students, members and volunteers contribute support into various incubation efforts. Incubation cells consist of a variety of enterprises and advocacy efforts that continue to grow.
Other activities we perform….
Deliver Monitoring and Inventory Efforts
- We deliver land-based activities within project work zones located in headwaters areas that include the Shuswap and Kettle Rivers and the Okanagan Highlands.
- We provide an annual membership which engages citizen scientists to explore remote wilderness areas in order to observe the “State of Nature”. This membership helps with boots-on-the-ground monitoring and wild inventory efforts throughout the year.
Provide Education and Promote Wilderness Access
- We provide a vast number of professional certification and informal learning programs connected to wildcrafting, forest therapy and stewardship. We deliver these programs in person and online – we presently reach into over 30 countries.
- We encourage getting outside and into remote wilderness areas by exploring with a soft footprint and by leaving no trace.
- Through podcasts, e-magazines, social media and events we share stories and methods whereby we can explore wild places and perform stewardship activities.
Regenerating planet Earth one small space at a time.
Green Earth Offsets
At the Mother Tree Hub
Located at the Wildcraft Forest
1981 Highway 6 Lumby, British Columbia
Phone – 250.547.2001
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The Wildcraft Forest School offers skills, insights and
inspiration for creating good stewardship and positive change.
Green Earth Offsets are touted as a new tool for protecting our natural environment. They aim to balance biodiversity loss arising from habitat destruction at one location by enhancing and/or protecting similar but separate habitat at another location.
Wildcraft Forest School:
Learn to become a
Yasei Shinrin Yoku Practitioner
Yasei Shinrin-Yoku means “Wild Forest Bathing” and incorporates wildcrafting and includes a tangible understanding of the sentient forest. Yasei is a form of Forest Therapy that considers the expansion of our health, purpose and well-being as being directly related to the work that we do for the benefit of the forest – the practice considers that we and the forest are “one” and that through this presence the true natural balance of energy can be achieved that benefits both the individual and the natural world. If we invest in the health and growth of the forest then the forest will invest in us – the medium of exchange is “life-force”. Training offers learning experiences with nature’s nutrients which includes phytoncides and also includes teas, oils and aromas.
Yasei Shinrin-Yoku Practitioner Certification provides training for participants to deliver a 12-Week Forest Therapy Program with an opportunity to set up an independent practice and provides planning support for practitioners to establish a Yasei Sanctuary Forest. Certification can assist participants in both career and self-employment endeavors especially suited for counseling, alternative healthcare, the spiritual arts, theology, energy work, education, food, nutrition and outdoor recreation.