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2022 Upcoming Events & Courses

All Events Are Rain or Shine. There are no refunds.
Be sure and dress appropriately and bring some water and bug spray. Events start on time :)

Are you curious what medicinal plants & mushrooms are in the river valley? Do you wonder which wild foods are inedible?
Want to impress your friends with your amazing knowledge next time you’re on a river valley walk with them?
We invite you to join Robert Rogers for an entertaining and educational evening plant and mushroom walk through Mill Creek Ravine.
These walks are rain or shine events and there are no refunds. Please wear proper clothing and footwear to keep comfortable.

Here’s what you may see on the Plant Walk:

Meet at the Millcreek Ravine, Swimming Pool, before 5 pm.You may see 50-60 plants that are edible or medicinal or can be used in survival situations.
Some are native to this part of Alberta and others are introduced. You may see the strongest thread, the best hair conditioner,
the second most important survival food in the forest, a great remedy for menstrual cramps, and our only edible nut.
You will explore a few ways to safely identify plants and which ones to avoid. You will learn how wild plants can help relieve
symptoms associated with chronic disease. You’ll learn how you prepare the plants for long-term storage
(and maybe even spot a few mushrooms that are edible as well).
There will be an opportunity to purchase some of Robert’s books after the event. He has many, so be prepared :)

A walk of Mill Creek Ravine

Wed. June 22, 2022- 5-8 pm  -$60.00

Tues. July 19, 2022, 5-8 p.m. – $60.00

Tues. Aug. 16, 2022, 5-8 p.m. – $60.00

2019 Upcoming Events

All Events Are Rain or Shine- Be sure and dress appropriately and bring some water and bug spray.
Events start on time :)

July, 9, 2019–  Medicinal Plant and Mushroom WalkMill Creek Ravine, Local Good– Starts at 5 p.m-

July, 11-14- Wildcrafting Course– contact Catherine at 780 447-3667 and leave a message or   

July 17Native Plant Walk Devonian Gardens 5:30 p.m. 

July 20, 2019, 10am; Medicinal Plant and Mushroom walk followed by a Long Table Dinner. In the Beautiful Tawatinaw Valley. Planet B Farms, contact Sheldon Ph. 780.206.6614       Sold Out  Go to Sept. 7th for the next event.

August 3- Medicinal Mushrooms–   

Aug. 7, 2019–  Medicinal Plant and Mushroom Walk– Mill Creek Ravine, Local Good- Starts at 5 p.m-

August 14 – Native Plant Walk Devonian Gardens 5:30 p.m. p.m.

Aug. 24-25, Athabasca-Plant and Mushroom Walk Contact Marilyn Johnson  Ph: 1780 675-5678

Join Robert for a walk on the wild side and learn to identify local plants. Explore herbal theory and many ways herbs can be of benefit in your daily life. Go home with the plant medicines you make. Cost- $695.00. There is still room! Call and join us.

Phone 780 447-3667 or email Robert at  This is a five-day introduction to bioregional, herbal medicine in Edmonton, Alberta. The course includes a textbook, plant walks, and preparation of tinctures.



Robert instructs at the Northern Star College of Mystical Studies. He has authored over 50 books on plants and fungi of our region and shares ethnobotanical, medicinal, edible and survival uses of the plants in our river valley. Robert has been a student of plant medicine for nearly 40 years, including 20 years as a clinical herbalist. He is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Botany. He has taught plant medicine for over 20 years and is an avid fan of our indigenous plants and mushrooms. Robert and his wife Laurie are owners of Self Heal Distributing and Scents of Wonder essential oils.


If the event is not through Eventbrite or another organizer, Robert may prompt you to pay online. For those hosting a workshop, you might be prompted to pay onsite.

Go to the shopping cart icon on the top right of the site Tap on it Type Workshop into the Search Bar on the shopping cart page. Choose Workshops & Courses It will let you put in the number of dollars, in hundreds that the workshop costs. Only even hundreds work.

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