Botanigal is an environmental horticulturist and ecological interpreter by trade specializing in native plants, ecological and shoreline gardens, ethnobotany (plant food, medicine, and utility), and the wild lands and inhabitants found in and around Algonquin Park.
Her business, BarK Ecologic provides biodiversity improvement and ecological education to landowners along the waterfront and in the forest, by introducing new natural elements to sites through the use of native plants. These native plants are genetically indigenous to Parry Sound, Muskoka, Haliburton and the Kawartha Lakes regions.
Along with the educational, consulting, and landscaping elements of the business, she and her family operate a native plant nursery that services the Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, and Nipissing districts of Ontario.
Botanigal consults with community elders, researches, discerns, and ethically collects her plant species genetics personally, and has been doing so for over 25 years.
She harvests and utilizes botanical products from the BarK gardens, along with wildcrafted materials cultivated within her family’s 200 acre forest garden, for
Botanigals products can be purchased by the kilogram, in the form of dried tea blends and dried botanicals, to be used for the kitchen, home, medicine cabinet, as well as for peace of mind.
Find more about Botanigal and her native plant business and native plant therapy at www.barkecologic.ca
See the botanigals page for Botanigal’s products on this site.
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