Past Events: See what you’ve missed!

2016 Holistic Journey: Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Check out this video from our friends at Cotton Tree Lodge:

2015 Holistic Journey: Belize, the Yucatan and Costa Rica! Check out our photo gallery to see what you missed on this year’s eco-wellness adventure!

“Find Yourself in the World”

Holistic Journeys offers annual eco-wellenss adventures  throughout  Central America, Europe and North America. Holistic Journeys immerses you in the fiber of each unique culture: exploration of foodways, healing traditions, music, art, gardens,  and of course adventure (geared for all levels of participants). This year join us at Cotton Tree Lodge in Southern Belize from February 1st through the 14th. Book your own eco-wellness adventure with Rebecca and the staff from Cotton Tree  Lodge! . 

 2014 Holistic Journey: Explore the Yucatan and Belize December 30-Jan. 10, 2014

Discover why you just might want to be a global citizen, share in the cultures of two countries, tropical gardens, international neighbors, reasonable healthcare costs, multitude of holistic wellness options, nature at its finest.  Daily yoga, nature meditation, eco-adventures, art, music good company and fun.





Medicines from the Edge Convergence: March 21-31, 2014

An herbal gathering to celebrate the diverse  abundance of medicines from the tropics.  Termales del Bosque Hot Spring Resort,  Aguas Zarcas

Explore gardens, oceans, Afro-Caribbean cultures, food, medicine, permaculture solutions for sustainable living, culminating at the Medicines from the Edge Convergence.Holistic Journey MFE



 Past Local and Regional Events: 

 2016 Events:

“A Day in the Woods” Exploring Edible and Medicinal Plants in your backyard and beyond!

Location: Vinton Furnace
CONTACT:  Dave Apsley, Natural Resources Specialist, OSU Extension   740-710-3009 or

“Mushroom Madness” United Plant Savers Internship Education Program

May 19, 2016
Location: Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary, Meigs County, Ohio

Distilling Hydrosols and Aromatherapy Basics

June 4, 2016
Location: Parkersburg, WV

2015 Events:


United Plant Savers Oct. 1-2: Creating and Exploring Sanctuary

Check out flyer and registration at or   This even will be held at the Goldenseal Sanctuary in Meigs County, Ohio.  With the amazing folks coming to share their experience this event is sure to be exciting!

“Fall Edibles and Understory Plants” Offered at the Vinton Furnace State Forest

McArthur, OH – In late summer and early fall, as the days are growing shorter and the nights cooler, the woodland landscapes of Ohio support a diverse assemblage of edible and useful plants, and late-season wildflowers.  In “Fall Edibles and Understory Plants”, woodland owners and enthusiasts will learn about the uses, identification, and habitat requirements of common edible plants.   In addition, we will explore the flora of the Vinton Furnace State Forest by focusing on late-flowering (and often overlooked) wildflowers, including the asters and goldenrods.  This program will take place at the Vinton Furnace State Forest near McArthur on Friday, September 11.

Harvey Ballard, Ohio University’s Department of Environmental and Plant Biology; Rebecca Wood, Hopewood Holistic Health; and Todd Hutchinson, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station will lead classroom and field discussions on the following topics:

  • The identification and uses of common edible plants and mushrooms in southern Ohio
  • Hands-on field experience to learn about the habitats where edible plants and mushrooms thrive.
  • The identification and habitat requirements for common late summer and fall wildflowers
  • Visit habitats where late summer and fall wildflowers are found, including forests, open woodlands, edges, fields, and roadsides.
  • Methods to encourage and/or cultivate edible plants and late-season wildflowers in the woodland landscape.

Spring Foray at Cedar Hill Farm:

Choose morning or afternoon sessions to walk the woods, sample the delectable wild foods, and learn about medicinal mushrooms. Join Dave Hawkins of Mother Earth Foods/Cedar Hill Farm and Rebecca Wood of Hopewood Holistic Health for the 2nd annual spring foray event! Join them to explore the wealth and bounty in your backyard and beyond!