These workshops involve a hands-on element. Choose any of the following tabs below to learn more:
In this workshop, Mark chooses three easily found and foraged medicinal/edible plants that are local or indigenous to Quebec. With a fun, game-like format of teaching; participants will learn about the benefits (and warnings) of these herbs as well as tasting or drinking them for themselves.
Choose from a variety of fermented fun to learn about. From beginner levels (sauerkraut, sourdough and yoghurt) to advanced (koji, tempeh, beer, garum); Mark can offer a fun, tasty workshop for you and your group.
This workshop allows participants to sample the toolkit of a herbalist and learn how to make a transformation of their own. Let Mark know what you are interested in making specifically or just ask for a general introduction. Participants can take home their own transformation at the end of the workshop.
In this workshop, Mark explores the power of nourishing, herbal teas and tisanes. From how to harvest and preserve your herbs, to mixing medicinal effects and flavors, this workshop covers it all. Every participant has tea to take home for themselves
Using a simple, culturally appropriate format; Mark explores tea drinking and mindfulness by focusing on a particular tea herb. This ceremony allows space for emotions, insights and silence to allow us to connect to the plants on a deeper level.
Learn how to take recycled paper, mix it with local seeds of flowering species and create biodiversity bombs to be grown and thrown all wherever there is spare soil for them to land on.
These walks take place outside. Choose any of the following tabs below to learn more:
From the urban green alleys of the plateau to the backyards of your own home or the fields of your favorite park, Mark can show you the edible and medicinal plants that you have may have seen every day but never actually looked at. Available 12 months a year.
Having been primarily self taught, Mark has a relatable and unique style of teaching plant identification that is good for ages 8 – 108! Mark blends the science of botany and plant families with games, stories and lore about particular species.
When we set a particular intention for coming together and harvesting medicines, the outcome can be very special for those involved. From birthdays to bridal showers, if you want something extra celebrate to a new stage in someone’s life; this is the event for you.
These are a more traditional, classroom style presentation. Choose any of the following tabs to learn more
This presentation focuses on the wild plants of Quebec and how we can use them to transform them into food and medicines with safety and care.
Mark has graduated from two different permaculture design courses (in Quebec & Israel) and offers introductory classes to design, principles and tools of permaculture.
Having worked as a farmer, gardener and forager; Mark knows the scene of urban agriculture intimately. This talk focuses on what is urban agriculture, what interesting projects are happening around and how participants can get involved.
Being an avid fan of the genre, Mark uses fantasy scenarios to teach real world medicines. Zombies are attacking? Learn about herbs to treat bite wounds or viral infections. Food is scarce? Learn about those wild edibles easily found