Suppliers: Education and Resources
The BC Forest Discovery Centre is a 100 acre living museum. Spend the day riding the train and experience BC's forest heritage. Get a glimpse into the past and experience spectacular bird watching while walking the forest trails. Taste West Coast maple syrup and discover how to make your own at the Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival in February! Make sure to try the delicious recipes in our online maple cook book.
BC native plant and medicinal herbs teaching centre. Herbal ointments, tinctures and glycerites made annually in 3-4 day herbal intensive workshops every July. Ongoing apprenticeships for natural health business. Non-certified organic raspberries and garlic. Hard working woofers welcome or paid farm stays.
Bold Point Centre is slowly developing. We've expanded to include program development for various resorts. Resorts are changing emphasis from sport fishing to soft adventures / experiential programs. To activate such programs, they need non-timber product inventories done and blended into educational opportunities. The wildcrafting component is then blended a second time to draw upon First Nation and settler histories. We then blend a third time to build programs which address current issues: salmon farms, aquaculture, organic foods, eco-footprints, 100 km diet.
An educational dormitory facility offering bunk style accommodation, full kitchen and laundry, a natural history library and 3 classrooms of various sizes. Open to all and suitable for groups of adults or children from 2 to 32. Two hour to one week educational programs about the natural and cultural history of Clayoquot Sound are available.
The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is a 17,000 acre wetland habitat located in the southeast corner of BC. This wetland is designatesd as an internationally significant Ramsar site and a nationally Important Bird Area and Important Amphibian and Reptile Area. Over 370 species call this rich and biologically diverse area home. The Interpretation Centre, located 11 km west of Creston on Hwy. 3, is open from May to October. Naturalists are on-site to provide guided canoe tours, school and nature programs, trail maps and information. Educational exhibits, science lab, viewing towers and a nature gift shop will entice you to stay and explore.
Located along the Cowichan River in Quamichan, Intertribal Trades provides workshops, medicines and in-home, private consultations. As a young girl, Della Rice Sylvester learned from her grandmothers Ellen Johnny and Sylvestra Modeste. Della's innate knowledge of local plants and their properties allows her to offer homemade, all natural and wild crafted salves, oils, teas and herbal combinations as food supplements. Ellen Rice White (Kwulasulwut) has endowed Della with spiritual and cultural guidance around the use and energy of the medicines. She has studied under Nancy Turner and worked hands on with Lorene Benoit, of the Tree of Light Institute, on plant identification, applications, assessment and preparations. Local Indigenous Arts & Crafts also available.
Please contact Della for an appointment.
KES is a firm that is specialized in plant science with and emphasis on non-timber resources research and utilization, ecological restoration, aboriginal ethnobotany and green business development. Current projects of KES include huckleberry research, mine reclamation, hydroelectic reservoir site remediation, native seed collections, riparian habitat restoration, rare plant habitat recovery planning and implementation and other related work. KES also regularly provides training in plant identification and inventory, wild seed collection and related training for people at a wide variety of knowledge levels.
The primary goal of the society is to promote total well-being for aboriginal people in all human dimensions: Physical, Spiritual, Mental and Emotional. To achieve this goal, our organization provides many services and programs.