Event: Golden Lake, ON
October 22, 2022



Online Course: Mound Planting the Three Sisters with a Heavy Hoe
Online Course: Mound Planting the Three Sisters with a Heavy Hoe

“Come, Journey with me through the growing seasons while I practice an agriculture ritual that’s 10000 years old;
a ritual that is the fruit of a divine marriage, that formed the sacred foundation of our civilization.”

Listen • Watch • Read
Listen • Watch • Read

Find podcasts of interviews plus videos and blogs by Steven Martyn

The Sacred Gardener School
The Sacred Gardener School

May 4-8 and August 3-7, 2022
July 4-9 and September 6-10, 2023

The Story of the Madawaska Forest Garden
The Story of the Madawaska Forest Garden

This book sheds a new light on the co-creative origins of agriculture and civilization

Sacred Gardening
Sacred Gardening

This book is an intersection where permaculture meets indigenous land use
and our schooling and rationality collide with the mythological reality of the Earth

The Sacred Gardener

Woven amongst practical lessons about gardening, supporting the soil microbiome, and the medicine of wild native plants, we were bathed in crucial and life altering teachings about our relationship to the Earth, each other, and ourselves. This was not just a workshop but a healing journey to reclaim my capacities to praise the beauty of life, honor the various griefs that come with having a heart that loves what must one day die, and discover what it means to walk with gentleness, power, and love. – Michael

The impact of the Sacred Gardener School on one’s life is hard to describe. It starts with a large amount of hands on learning and teachings that bring you closer to all the beings in our midst. Soon, the wisdom you have absorbed permeates throughout your life. The food we are served throughout the course is full of warmth, love and wild creative beauty. All I can say is that something draws me back over and over again so I can be reminded of what is important. Empty your cup and let the learning begin. -Olga


The Sacred Gardener School is for those inspired to move into a deeper level of being;
to live in a connected, sustainable and soulfully present way with the Earth.
The school will foster your growth over time, enabling you to embody the living skills
and ceremony needed to engage the larger spirit and ecology of the Earth,
so She may bless and redirect our collective and personal path.

About Steven Martyn

Steven Martyn

M.A. (traditional plant use), B.F.A. honours, artist, farmer, wildcrafter, builder, teacher, writer, visionary.

Steven has more than thirty years experience living co-creatively with the Earth, practicing traditional living skills of growing food, building and healing. Steven created Livingstone & Greenbloom in 1986, Toronto’s first green landscaping company. In 1996, he created the Algonquin Tea Company, North America’s premiere bioregional tea company.

He has given talks and run workshops internationally for more than twenty years and taught plant identification and wilderness skills at Algonquin college for 11 years. In 2014 Megan and he started the Sacred Gardener Earth Wisdom School. Steven released his first book, The Story of the Madawaska Forest Garden, in 2016, and his second book, Sacred Gardening, was released in June 2017.

Click here to learn more about Steven.

Hope Springs Eternal
This spring, after having ‘lost hope’ in many ways over the last...
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The Deer Story
There were portents before it happened. Nothing just happens. As for how...
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PODCAST: The Mythic Masculine
From The Mythic Masculine website: “Culture grows out of how you garden....
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THE ROUNDHOUSE: Following the Patterns of Divinity in Our Bones and Ancestral...
The Daily Rites of Passage
It has been said or imagined that for our ancestors, all of...
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By Steven I’ve just been out for the day picking Usnea or...
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The Shadow of Silviculture, part 2
Silviculture (growing 'tree gardens'). When we live in the bush or on...
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Harvesting Elecampane, Part 1
Steven Martyn of The Sacred Gardener School talking about Elecampane in a...
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Teacher Trees – Part 1
This time of year, when all my garden friends and wild herbs...
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The Sacred Gardener

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