September 6th, 2025!

A herbal gathering celebrating healers, herbalists, and plant lovers; starting from the ground up, connecting with ourselves, plants and nature!

Join us for a joyful fun day of learning, sharing, ceremony and entertainment!

Early Bird Admission: $197 plus HST    /   Regular Admission: $225 plus HST  

Where:  The Ginkgo Tree/Kina Gegoo Botanical Sanctuary, Cannington, Ontario

When: September 6th, 2025: 9am to 9pm, rain or shine!

Keynote Speaker: To be announced!

Meals: A light lunch and dinner. All the delicious meals are homemade, vegetarian, with gluten and dairy free options. There will also be a tea bar open throughout the day.

SPONSORS:  To be announced!

Registration Opens 2025

*please note that speakers/current schedule is subject to change

Welcome to Back To Your Roots Herbal Gathering!

Back To Your Roots (BTYR for short!) is a full day of lectures, workshops, herb walks and foraging alongside live music and performances. Our event is located approximately one hour north of Toronto, at The Ginkgo Tree/Kina Gegoo Botanical Sanctuary.

Registration includes a light lunch and dinner with freshly made, farm to table organic, vegetarian meals with vegan options, including all day organic tea and freshly roasted organic coffee at the Tea Bar.

Apart from a day filled with renowned guest speakers and hands on workshops, local vendors will also be offering their wares and services throughout the day. If you would like to sign up for a vendor booth, head to the bottom of this page for vendor registration info!

Since 2012, Back to Your Roots has brought together budding healers, herbalists, and plant lovers to share their wisdom of herbs, spiritual connection, natural healing, foraging, stewardship and gardening. Though the emphasis at Back to Your Roots is on health, healing and well-being, we are far more than an educational event. This retreat is a joyful celebration of spirit and wisdom, as well as a special time of honouring the Earth and her plant rich being. All are welcome! Come with an open heart, a willingness to share, learn, and celebrate together.

Begin the day with a herb walk and end with a fire dance!

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event organizers
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Founder and Event Organizer:

Penelope Beaudrow

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Event Co Ordinator:

Evelyn Mueller

Assistant Event Co Ordinator:

Chelsea Vierra

Assistant Organizer, Photographer, Webmaster, Graphic Design:


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