Experience a weekend of workshops, herb walks, music, ceremony, storytelling and medicine making.
Connect with local herbalists, healers, local artisan vendors and fellow plant lovers for our second annual festival (carrying on from last year’s Wakefield Herb Gathering). This year’s theme is The Medicine of our Ancestors. Workshops and herb walks will be offered in both English and French.
LOCATION: Gratefully held on the unceded territory of the Anishnaabe Algonquin Nation near Shawville, QC - one hour west of Ottawa, at the farm of La Fee Des Bois. Limited camping spots available on site (reserve your spot quickly!) and local airbnbs/hotels available nearby. More info here.
The story behind the name
out · a · ouais
pronounced ou - ta - wey
The word Outaouais is both symbolic of the People: Indigenous, French & English, that are coming together in celebration - and of the Land: the plants that we are gathering to learn from.
The landscape of the Outaouais region is characterized by its extensive rivers and vast, rich forests. One of the region’s key rivers is the Ottawa River, or la rivière des Outaouais, that flows along the border between Ontario and Quebec. This brings us to the Anishinaabe meaning of the word -'to buy / to sell' - reminiscent of the era when this region was an important place for the gathering of people to barter and trade.
Join us around the fire at 7pm for our opening ceremony, lead by (adjective) Name Name, followed by our keynote speaker Name Name.
Participate in this full day of workshops, herb walks & medicine making. Teaching will take place 9am-5pm. Stick around for dinner an evening of festivities.
Attend one of our three-hour workshop Intensives, offered 9am-12pm: Intro to Herbalism, Intuitive Herbalism, or Clinical Herbalism.
TICKETS & PRICING
Create a festival experience best suited to your schedule & needs.
(1 DAY PASS)
$95 for a day brimming with herbal teachings! Saturday has four work shop slots, with 3 topics to choose from. Stay for an evening of festivities.
(3 DAY PASS)
$250 for Friday night's opening ceremony, to Saturday's workshops & evening festivities, to Sunday's intensives. Includes Saturday dinner and 1 camping spot.
(1 DAY PASS)
$75 for your seat in one of our in-depth (3 hour) workshop intensives:
Intro to Herbalism, Intuitive Herbalism, or Clinical Herbalism.
$27 Add on a ticket for Saturday evening's dinner & stick around to dine in community.
$50 Limited camping spots available for Friday & Saturday night. More details:
$20 Purchase speaker notes from all our presenters sent to you as a pdf before the Gathering begins.
*Early bird prices available until April 4, after which they'll increase by $50.
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Do you have a talent for making lovely plant-based medicine, art or anything else of beauty that reflects the generosity of plants? Vending at the Outaouais Herb Gathering might be fore you! For more information and to fill out the vendor's application form, click here!
Work exchange program
If you would like to do some work in exchange for a discounted registration fee, we need helpers.