“Land-Based Healing” Wellness Programming

The College of New Caledonia (Nechako) is pleased to offer two “Land-Based Literacy” wildcrafting and medicine-making programs in July/August and September/October. Funding for this programming is made available through funding from Decoda Literacy and the Health Arts Research Centre (UNBC).

Some of the planned activities include learning about traditional land stewardship and ethical gathering, and gathering and making plant medicines. Planned projects* include: plant medicine salve/oil, health tea/beverages, floral jelly and natural insect-repellant. Based on Indigenous principles of generosity, participants will make plant medicines to both give away and to keep for personal wellness.

The program is available to up to ten adult participants in each of the two programs and will be based at the college campus in Fort St. James. The program is available to participants 15 years old and older.

Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain and to bend and lift buckets. For participants aged 15+.

Participants must follow provincial guidelines for Covid safety for post-secondary institutions including staying home if sick, daily health checks, wearing masks, social distancing and frequent handwashing. For more information: https://cnc.bc.ca/about/campus-notifications/health-safety.

There is a cost of $50 for participants which will be returned as a gift card upon course completion.

Summer Program: Wednesdays from 1-3:30 pm from July 7th to September 1st. There will be no class the week of July 15th. Cost $50.

Autumn Program: Wednesdays from 1-3:30 pm from September 8th to October 27th.  Cost $50.

Please register early to avoid disappointment; to register, please call 250-996-7019 or toll-free: 1-800-371-8111 ext 7101 or email: cncfsj@cnc.bc.ca.

(*Projects will vary due to the availability of different plants each season.)