What we do:

Our work grassroots herbalism is about educating and training students how to become medicine women (medicine men) for the people. It's about joining and sustaining a movement. It’s about supporting your community through public herb gardens, seed libraries, saving endangered plant species, medical freedom, sustainability, and medicine security. Our mandate is to do no harm to the human body or to the earth.

Herbal Blossoms Mentorship Collective is about waking up and blossoming into the herbalist and healing person you were meant to be under the skillful and gentle guidance of an experienced mentor and herbal elder! Click Here!

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"The one thing I wish I had done earlier in my career is finding a reliable knowledgeable mentor at the very start of my herbal studies." Don Ollsin

Natural medicine work is becoming increasingly popular nowadays, but we offer more than that. When you work with us, you’ll be taking advantage of:

·       Deep thorough awareness training & herbal education, which usually results in positive personal & professional transformation.

·       Clearly communicated herbal knowledge, based on 45 years of practical experience, applicable in natural healing, medicine making, cooking and more.

·       Working with a process-oriented teacher\counselor\mentor who conducts dynamic, enticing classes.

If you are already interested in practices like Shamanism, Ayurveda, Dreambody, Meditation and Mindfulness, chances are you will love Don’s spiritual approach and learn a lot to enhance your energy levels and quality of life.

How we got here:

My name is Don Ollsin and I am the spirit behind the Herbal Blossoms Mentorship & Collective. All my life I have been helping others enjoy the benefits of natural foods and medicine, though in different ways. In 1969, I was the first all vegetarian chef in Vancouver. I learned herbalism from Dr. John Christopher – one of the pioneers in the subject. This was also the time I started practicing yoga. In 1972, I opened Sawan Natural Foods, which featured Victoria’s first herbal dispensary. I then opened and ran Self Heal Herbs for 18 years.

In the early 70’s I completed my herbal studies from the Emerson Institute of Herbal Studies. I am a professional member of The American Herbalist Guild (one of only 250 professional members in all of North America). In 2013 I received my MA in Environmental Education and Communication. In 2015, I was honored as a Canadian Herbal Elder, which is one of the few acknowledgements for elders in our culture.

How we can work together:

We believe Earth has given us all we need to be healthy, strong and empowered. So the only question is do you know how to use it. The good news is that Don does and now you can learn too. Simply order his book Pathways to Healing, a Guide to Herbs, Ayurveda, Dreambody and Shamanism by Don Ollsin

Click here for ebook! or Click here for paperback book!

To find out more about Herbal Blossoms Mentorship & Collective

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Alternatively, you can check out my blog (http://www.grassrootsherbalism.com/blog) and access much valuable information, which you can immediately start applying in your every-day life.

Healing of the body, mind and spirit may be easier than you ever thought possible.


Distinguished Professor CM, OBC, PhD, FRSC, FLS Environmental Studies

Distinguished Professor CM, OBC, PhD, FRSC, FLS

Environmental Studies

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