Alberta Herb Gathering 2020


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We're so excited to be welcoming local Alberta herbalists, along with herbalists from Eastern Canada and The United States! This list of presenter for AHG 2020 is being expanded every week - please come back again to meet the newest presenters. 

Flo Lavallie

Herbalist Elder Flo Lavallie brings her 40+ years of experience as a healer and activist to the Alberta Herb Gathering

Flo Lavallie has been in private practice for over 30 years in Saskatoon, with a satellite practice in Humboldt for 17 years. Prior to that, Flo had a satellite practice in Duck Lake for two years. After working in a hospital setting for 14 years, Flo obtained her Master Herbalist Diploma at the Wild Rose College in Calgary, Alberta. She is a certified Reflexologist, Sclerology, Rayid, Iridologist, Ear Candler and Kinisiologist, having studied with Dr. Spiro Lenis. Flo’s approach to healing transcends conventional boundaries as she works with: individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Her healing is not limited to medical clinics. Flo takes her work into churches, schools, private homes, and community centers as well as hospitals and clinics.

Jeananne Laing

Cannabis Educator, Registered Herbalist (AHA), Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & past AHA President

Through her Enhealthment programs Jeananne helps others regain and maintain health through the use of herbal remedies, nutrition, and lifestyle hacking. Jeananne is excited to now include counselling on legal medical cannabis as a powerful healing tool for her clients.

After many years of managing and teaching at the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing, Jeananne continues her passion for education as Co-founder/Co-Director at Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies. She is a Cannabis Educator at Harvest Medicine Clinic in Calgary and frequently speaks on various aspects of cannabis and other herbal medicines. 

Jeananne is a founding member and current President of the Alberta Herbalists Association. She served as a board member with the Canadian Council of Herbal Associations for 13 years (2005 - 2017.)


In 2017 Jeananne completed the Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine program at TMCI Global, The Medical Cannabis Institute and LIFT's Retail Cannabis Training course. She studied nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, completing the Health Coaching Program in 2014. Jeananne completed the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing Clinical and Master Herbalist diploma in 2006 under the direction of Dr. Terry Willard, PhD.

Melanie Isles

Certified Herbal Woman’s Educator with Dr. Aviva Romm, Owner of Full Bloom Herbals

Melanie Isles is a mother, wife, friend, gardener, teacher, student, daughter, and plant-loving woman always looking for ways to share the plant love. She has trained & apprenticed under many different herbalists-including a clinical apprenticeship with herbalist Abrah Arneson, & is a certified Herbal Woman’s Educator with Dr. Aviva Romm. 

Through her herbal consultation clinic, she offers private sessions & has an herbal dispensary stocked with medicines she grows & harvests locally. She teaches many different workshops throughout the year including a more in-depth herbal apprenticeship program, sharing ways to use herbal medicine to prevent and treat common illnesses & connecting people with their own healing abilities and the wonders that the plant world has to offer.

Kalyn Kodiak

Clinical Herbalist, Metis Knowledge Keeper, President at Alberta Herbalists Association


Kalyn Kodiak is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, a Herbalist, a Weaver of Ceintures Féchées (Sash belts), a Teacher and a Personal Medicine Bag Maker. A proud Two-Spirited Metis Femme, Kalyn is a founding member and current Vice President of the Alberta Herbalists Association, and owner of Kodiak Herbal Health & Education.

She supports and cherishes humans in all their forms, to become closer to themselves and the creator, through Spirit and the Medicines given to us.

Denis Manzer

Fermentation Expert, Teacher & Wildcrafter

Denis Manzer, fermenteur extraordinaire always puts on an entertaining and informative presentation!
He will be bringing us the inside tips on creating fermented foods & remedies for a healthy digestive system with his make & taste workshops.

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