A Sacred Ecology of Plants and Place

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Nova Scotia is magical! Join us for an afternoon immersion in wild native plants, a biodiverse farm ecosystem, a creek winding through an old growth forest, abundant raised bed gardens, a habitat pond, and beautiful views that create a stunning backdrop from which we can celebrate the biosphere of the Acadian forest and the agricultural heritage of the Annapolis Valley. Breathe in the natural world and experience nature’s bounty with all your senses on our working herb farm and botanical sanctuary.

Experience Includes:

  • A guided walk through the diverse ecosystems on our property
  • A discussion of how to sustainably harvest wild plants
  • Tips for differentiating between different forest tree species
  • A tour of our 68 raised bed gardens
  • An introduction to our citizen science gardening project
  • Plant harvesting and a multi-sensory tea tasting activity
  • Delicious, healthy snacks and beverages offered throughout the experience
  • A comfortable indoor space in case of inclement weather
  • Handouts
  • Herbal teas
  • A small gift to take home, to remember the day
  • An invitation to stay afterwards for an optional campfire
  • All supplies required to participate in the experience will be provided for your use


Herbal Hill Farm: 951 NS-360, Berwick, NS

2024 Dates:

July 26

September 6 & September 27

October 11


1pm - 5pm

Good to Know:

  • We will be outside for 2+ hours, so please bring a hat plus either sunscreen or long sleeves to protect against the sun in summer, and warm outdoor clothing in the spring and fall
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes that can get damp or muddy
  • Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty
  • If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please make sure you let us know at least 1 week in advance of your booking
  • Guests are invited to bring a pen and notebook, camera, reusable water bottle, insect repellent, and binoculars if they wish, although these are optional
  • This experience is for individuals aged 16+
  • This experience is not accessible for guests with a wheelchair, walker, or significant mobility challenges - there is a fair amount of walking on uneven terrain involved in our exploration, and the guest washroom is up a small flight of stairs.
Michelle Wolf

“Nature enriches us – mind, body and spirit.” Michelle Wolf is a community developer and naturalist who holds a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University. For over 25 years, she has been living in the Annapolis Valley where she has built two successful homestead businesses as an organic gardener, writer, seed saver, workshop facilitator and herbal crafter. She loves sharing her land, gardens, ecological lifestyle, tea ceremonies, and plant knowledge with other people and her community. Find her on FB and IG. (Michelle’s husband Al Wolf assists as co-host throughout their experiences.)