Here you can drink ‘lemonade’ from sumac trees and maple sap as a spring tonic. When Dr. Katherine Willow N.D. purchased it in 1997, she saw a place for personal healing, learning sustainable skills and protecting the earth’s natural beauty. Since 1997, Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre has hosted a thriving natural health clinic and North America’s first Forest School. These experiences and information are applied to help people learn, grow and move towards wholeness through programs and retreats for all ages, clinic services, healing stays at the Bed and breakfast and lovely hiking trails with spots for meditation and reflection. The centre is eco-conscious in a practical and non-rigid way. Buildings and our daily lives are environmentally friendly to the best of our ability. You’ll see sustainable practices in use, from permaculture gardens, geothermal heating and solar panels to straw bale cabins and composting toilets. Better yet, you can take workshops and learn to apply these principles in your own life!
190 acres of natural landscapes, from rocky wilderness, enchanting forests, and thriving wetlands - it still fills us with a sense of awe. - Dr. Katherine Willow, ND.