Led by Herbalist Angie Oriana Jenkins, this experience includes visiting a variety of Acadian/Mi'kmaq sites in the Grand Pre region & involves learning about the plant medicine & food remedies & how they relate to the local cultures. Participants will explore 4 areas including the Grand Pre National Historic Site, the Deportation Site, the Guzzle, & will finish at the Horton Ridge Malt House. Using locally foraged botanicals, an 'Evangeline Elixir' will be concocted. Angie will interweave her story of learning about her Acadian heritage later in life & how it has impacted her personal & professional life & invites the participants to think about the same in their own lives.
2024 Dates: Coming Soon!
Angie Oriana Jenkins is a Herbalist with over 25 years experience. Her interest in plants began as a hobby in her native New Brunswick where she was studying to become an English Lit. Professor. In order to relieve academic stress, she relaxed by going on nature walks & connecting with the local flora. On moving to B.C. several years later, her more formal training began with an apprenticeship programme & as well as a correspondence course with the esteemed Rosemary Gladstar. She switched her career focus & became a full time Herbalist. She has traveled & studied with a variety of Indigenous teachers & branched out into Shamanic Herbalism. In moving to N.S. several years ago, she began learning about Mi'kmaq traditional medicines & now shares her knowledge at a variety of First Nation communities. While doing some genealogical research, she was shocked & excited to discover she has Acadian heritage dating back to the 1600s in Nova Scotia & that many of her ancestors lived in the nearby region of Grand Pre! She currently runs Sister Lotus Herbal Self Care Products & Services which includes natural bodycare products, health consultations, Yoga, & Dance.