Innisfree Farm Open

Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden 3636 Trent Road Courtenay British Columbia CANADA V9N 9R4, British Columbia

Located at 3636 Trent Road, Royston, the Innisfree Farm & Botanic Garden will be open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays, from June to September. Vegetarian picnic hampers available on Saturdays (pre-book by Wednesday midnight) by 250 336 8768. They include delicious salads, home-made breads, savoury spreads and house pickles, plus Innisfree’s famous homemade sweet treats, plus refreshing lavender lemonade. Come visit us and explore the 7 acres of themed gardens, the plant nursery and don't forget to check out the Farm Shop. We sell a wide variety of products, including fresh produce, herbal teas, infused oils and apothecary products made with herbs from our gardens.

Plant Medicine for Epidemics

Innisfree Farm, Courtenay, BC 3636 Trent Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R4, Canada, Courtenay, British Columbia

Hi friends, Chanchal here... I am inviting you to join me for a FREE online Shift Network Summit to learn more about "Plant Medicine for Modern Epidemics" taking place Aug. 24 to 28. Never has it been more important and urgent to regenerate your body and build robust immunity than now ... in the midst of our global health crisis. Discover the practical application of herbs for teas, tinctures, poultices, and salves for common health concerns, along with ways to maintain a resilient nervous system and overall homeostasis — using common herbs, medicinal mushrooms, and spices. Join Dr. Vasant Lad, David Winston, Dr. Marc Halpern, Adriana Ayales, Mark Blumenthal, Karen Wang Diggs, Trupti Gokani, MD, myself and many more of today’s leading experts who will share the healing powers of botanicals. They’re gearing up to guide you into the world of plant and fungi compounds which can nourish, balance and support immune function, thereby increasing your body’s built-in resistance to disease. I've very excited to be part of this and hope you will join me. To register, click here:

Canadian Herb Conference


Join Chanchal and over Canadian herbalists from across the country for a 4 day online conference Nov. 5 to 8. The conference includes panel discussions, workshops and more. The Canadian Herb Conference is in support of Canada's national and provincial herb associations.

Collaborative Oncology: A Phytotherapy Perspective (A Webinar)

This is the second of a two-part workshop. This three-day intensive will give practical guidelines and protocols for managing cases. Managing surgery Coping with chemo Immunotherapies Genetic screening in cancer therapies Materia Medica for cancer - the cyto-toxic herbs Please note, we will begin Friday with a review of material from part one. Costs: Early bird registration before September 30 $195.00 plus tax After September 30 $250.00 plus tax To register or for more information email Please note: If you are a professional herbalist, naturopath or student of herbal medicine you are welcome to join Part Two. Please ask for more information. Chanchal Cabrera MSc, FNIMH, RH (AHG) MSc Chanchal has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and obtained her in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. Her clinical specialty is helping people manage cancer. Chanchal held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster 2004-2016. She serves on the board of advisors of Dominion Herbal College in Burnaby, on the editorial board of Medical Herbalism clinical newsletter and she publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, […]

Food & Medicine Apprenticeship – Session #1, 16 Weeks

Innisfree Farm, Courtenay, BC 3636 Trent Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R4, Canada, Courtenay, British Columbia

Innisfree Farm & Botanic Garden offers you a wonderful opportunity to learn to grow, harvest, process and use your own food and medicine – from seed to finished product. Our acclaimed apprenticeship programs will teach you to use herbs and foods to nourish and heal yourself, your community and the land.   Each session is 16 weeks with over 60 hours of teaching. Fees: $1,500 plus GST Session 1, March 22 to July 10 (3 places allotted) Session 2, May 24 to September 11 (2 places allotted) Session 3, July 13 to October 30 (3 places allotted) For complete information on application process, program content and objectives, payment details COVID protocols and accommodations, please visit the farms website at   "Thank you for welcoming me into your home here in the Comox Valley for the past four months.... Innisfree has been the most memorable and transformative experience in my life. I have learned so much more than how to farm and gown so much as a human being. I have planted many seeds, not only to grow food, but seeds of inspiration in my heart and mind...."      – 2020 Apprentice