Life outside of kids and as a single mum has been on hold while having 3 boys,, now aged 14, 12 and 8.
Having lived on this property since 2015 up until 2020, when we relocated back to the UK due to family illness and treatment, it has been a dream of mine to share this space.
Community has been such an important part of my and their lives by having great friends around for support, adventures and eating together. and so Nurture in Nature evolved in a slow organic way, so much so, I didn’t even realise it was happening.
A property like this needs lots of helping hands, eco sustainable living has always been of interest to me, yet the idea of a solo journey into this was daunting, so an idea was born, one of. community garden, outdoor summer camps for kids, adult retreats and collaborating with local community members to have space for them to share this vision.
I have loved the wilds of Africa growing up, seen the lifestyles of various European countries and I now I continue to call Pemberton one of my homes where I hope the boys and I will continue to return to each summer.
In sharing this land, it can only be a good thing for sustainable living, local produce and strengthening community bonds. I care deeply for the environment and would like to show future generations how and why we need to take care of this planet. By simply growing our own food, living eco friendly self sufficient lives, a small change can surely help towards a bigger change for the good.
Rainbow Medicine Woman
Rainbow is a bridge to facilitate transformation and is here to guide and share wisdom teachings.
As she continues on her own journey to seek truth, She has been guiding clients and students to greater clarity and fulfillment on their path and purpose, empowering many to live their Divine truth for many decades.
Debra Lee Hillary (Rainbow Medicine Women) is a 6th Generation Shaman with Celtic, Norse and Native ancestors. Her heritage enables her to draw on her roots and connect with the land, it’s people, the spirits and the animals that speak to me.
She is honoured to live in the unceded Territory of the Lil'wat and Squamish nations.
Barb became a herbalist in 1992, studying at Dominion Herbal College and Langara College. She grew certified organic herbs from 2000 until 2012, attending farmers markets during that time selling healing salves, dried herbs and herbal vinegars. Between 2012 and 2019, Barb took a break from working with the dirt and taught general growing and herbal classes, however, in 2020 she decided to return to getting her hands dirty and subsequently built a herbal medicinal garden at Nurture in Nature.
Barb has a history of working with naturopaths and midwives, supplying dried herbs and helping with formulations, and teaching the general public about the ability of plants to help heal.
Barb believes medicines come from the ground, and in order to use them, we have to remember how to identify plants and their edible and/or medicinal qualities, understand their intricate growing patterns, and preserve them to maintain their medicinal properties.