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Have you ever wished you could start your child or family on a journey into herbalism, but felt you didn’t have the time, resources, or opportunity? Would you like to foster the following relationship to herbalism in your family?

  • Cultivating Relationships with Healing Plants
  • Infusions and
  • Decoctions
  • Tinctures
  • Herbal Honeys and Syrups
  • Flower Essences
  • Guidelines for Ethical Foraging and Wildcrafting
  • Harvesting and Drying Herbs
  • Land Stewardship and reciprocity
  • Fermentation

Our Introductory Herbalism Course is designed to teach you scientifically proven healing properties of herbs, how to recognize and ethically harvest them and how to use them to create simple herbal extracts, syrups, teas, decoctions, salves and much more. This year-long program is designed so that participants can do a month at a time and do not need to do the entire year. Fee is per month and based on one child and one adult or caregiver. Not all children are required to attend with a caregiver.

Each week participants will work alongside our qualified instructors to discover a different herb and create a traditional remedy for use at home. Our detailed, step-by-step, hands-on approach will guide you through the creation of an herbal recipe journal complete with instructions for each remedy, botanical artwork and notes.

All supplies are provided and included in the course fee.

Please advise of any/all allergies when signing up.

Ages: 7 and up

Price: $160/month

Times: 10 AM – 2 PM

All spaces booked are Non-Refundable.

September 7, 14, 21, 28
October – FULL
November – FULL
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8 15, 22
March 1, 8 15, 22
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3 10 17 24
Wisteria Street, Parksville
Ages (7 and up)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuesdays at The End of the Road Homestead – $60

Our classic outdoor session program led by Crystal and Saul for youth ages 5-9 is held every Tuesday at The End of the Road Homestead on Pratt Road.

This all-day nature immersion session is an opportunity for participants to learn who they are in the world of the wild. Covering skills from plant identification and observation journaling to ropework and basic survival skills in emergency situations. Participants will build their knowledge through hands-on activities in real-time Pacific Northwest weather conditions.

Our small group environment fosters opportunities for friendships, personal growth, acceptable risk assessment and true connection to the land.

Please note that while this program includes a multitude of bushcraft skills, it does not include knife skills or use. If you would like a program that encompasses knife skills though, you’re in luck! We’ve got that here

Ages: 5-9

Price: $60

All spaces booked are Non-Refundable.

September 6, 2022 – June 20, 2023
The End of the Road Homestead
Ages (6-9)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Bushcraft Fridays with Saul – $60

Would your child know what to do in an outdoor survival situation? If not, this course is perfect for you!

Join us at the homestead to learn a variety of respective survival techniques such as knife handling, shelter building, bushcraft, directional awareness, edible plant identification (including sustainable methods of harvesting) and much more!

Participants in these sessions require their own knife. We recommend Mora Knives.

Ages: 8-12

Price: $60

All spaces booked are Non-Refundable.

September 9 , 2022 – June 23, 2023
The End of the Road Homestead
Ages (8-12)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Forest Adventures with Pip and Pine – $20/per child

Join twins Pip and Pine in the woods as they go on wild adventures full of the ups and downs of a free-range childhood in the woodland where their treehouse is!

Learn alongside them as they discover medicinal plants, the roles of forest animals in the ecosystem, the dangers of wild places, how to love the land that graciously gives them a natural playground and so much more!

Intertwined in the storytelling are lessons on kindness, problem-solving, friendship, accepting responsibility and nature reciprocity. Rain or shine, it doesn’t matter to Pip and Pine!

Ages: 4-5

Price: $20/per child

September 24, 2022Heritage Forest Qualicum Beach
Ages (4-5)
@ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
@ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
October 15, 2022Parksville Estuary (Shelly Road)
Ages (4-5)
@ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
@ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
November 19, 2022The End of the Road Homestead
Ages (4-5)
@ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
@ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Learn more about the staff at Under The Arch Outdoor. Click our photos for more information.


Saul hillis

maggie jacklin