Medicine Walk and Salve Making

This workshop is part of the spring celebration series: Land Art


Saturday, June 10, 2017

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

medicine walk
Sage, sweetgrass, cedar, and tobacco medicines

This one-day medicine walk workshop is for those interested in Indigenous spirituality, who wish to learn more about the interconnectedness between people and nature, and who wish to celebrate all that the land can teach and provide. Mary Ann Spencer will be your guide. Here’s what she has to say…

The day will find us building a relationship with the natural world, connecting on a spiritual level and discussing plant life from an Indigenous perspective. We will learn how to approach and pick medicinal plants, while enjoying all the medicine the forest has to offer. Through the day we will create a salve from these natural plants which will help to support our well-being.

medicine walkMary Ann Spencer is Mohawk, Wolf Clan from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, and the Elder-in-Residence for the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre at Queen’s University.  She also teaches Indigenous Social Work for First Nations Technical Institute and is a member of the Tyendinaga Restorative Justice Circle. Mary Ann is a Tota (grandmother) of 6, has 3 grown daughters and works hard to preserve her culture.




$85 + HST – Includes workshop activities and materials, facilities, lunch, and snacks throughout the day

Participants who would like to stay overnight at Wintergreen the night before or after the workshop pay an additional fee for accommodations. Accommodations range from shared rooms to cabins and private rooms. Evening and breakfast meals are included for those electing to stay the night before or after the workshop.

Read details about our facilities, and register for both the workshop and accommodation using the link below.

Register for this workshop here