Wild Current Herbalism

Ember Peters

Clinical Herbalist and Holistic Health Educator
Bridgetown, Nova Scotia
Unceded Mi'kmaq Territory

Plant medicine for cultivating resilience.

Plants are complex, with hundreds of chemical constituents, life force and wisdom. Humans and plants have evolved together in symbiosis: we need plants to be healthy and resilient beings and to adapt to challenges we face in this world. Herbal medicine is one small step towards repairing a deeply wounded, profoundly needed relationship between humans and this Earth. Let's dream of a world where rivers are free, where lands are stewarded in sacred relationships, where people learn to live in harmony with each other and the Earth, where everyone can access a dignified life, where systems of power and oppression are collectively dismantled and replaced by community-led initiatives. Let's dream of herbal medicine being accessible to everyone, where empowering, holistic, integrative community healthcare is the norm, and where part of being a health care provider means being committed to actually addressing the root causes of illness and disease. Let's envision and create a herbalism that is a crucial part of resilient communities, mutual aid and webs of care.

Classes & Programs

Maritime School of Holistic Herbalism Intermediate Program

Join clinical herbalists Oren Hercz and Ember Peters for a year long intensive intermediate program that will give you the tools and knowledge you need to pursue your path as a herbalist. We recognize the times that we live in as deeply needing the skills, intention, and heart that herbalists can offer. Our goal is to grow a base of knowledgeable community herbalists across the region, who can rise to the health challenges that our communities are already facing and will face in the future. Offered May 2024-March 2025

Holistic Herbalism Beginner Program

This five month introductory herbalism program is taught through both a sensory and scientific lens, designed to give you practical skills for integrating medicinal plants into your daily life. The program will take place on the beautiful 80+ acre farm of Annapolis Seeds where we will tend herb gardens together, make herbal medicines, and delve deep into specific herbs and foundations of herbalism. Offered May-Oct 2024

Advanced Clinical Herbal Skills

Are you a herbalist looking to build skills and confidence in your clinical practice? The Advanced Clinical Skills and Supervised Clinical Mentorship are for herbalists looking to develop and deepen skills applicable to clinical herbal practice, and gain supervised clinical practicum experience. Join a community of peers and mentors for a collaborative learning experience! Next cohort will begin in Fall 2024.

Past Class Recordings

Recordings of past online classes now available to purchase. Including: Making Sense of Herb-Drug Interactions, Herbal Care for Cancer, Immune Herbs for Resilience and Balance, Herbs and Hormones, Diabetes, and A Constitutional Approach to Chronic Pain. Check back regularly, there will be more to come!

About Ember

Ember Peters is a Registered Clinical Herbalist committed to providing accessible client-centred herbal care and quality herbal education. They are a founder of Wild Current Herbalism and the Maritime School of Holistic Herbalism. Ember recognizes community based holistic health as a tangible step towards collective liberation and resilience. Ember has had a busy clinical practice since 2014, focusing on hormonal and endocrine support, diabetes, cancer, trans herbal care, harm reduction, and general wellness.
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What is herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine, or herbalism, is the use of plants to support healing. It is a holistic approach and practice viewing symptoms and experiences as interconnected, and the human body as resilient and intelligent with an underlying ability to find balance. Herbalism is rooted in a connection with nature, recognizing that humans are a part of (and a reflection of) nature rather than separate from it.
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