Open Garden Helpers

Kim Rainthorpe

Life outside of kids and as a single mum has been on hold while having 3 boys, 6, 10 and 12.

Community has been such an important part of my and their lives by having great friends around for support, adventures and eating together. It’s been a dream to be able to share where I live 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 and permaculture, eco sustainable living has always been of interest to me, yet the idea of a solo journey into this was daunting, so this was the year of change. 


I have loved the wilds of Africa growing up, seen the lifestyles of various European countries but I now call Pemberton home and 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.

Kim will be leading tours on the Wild Side of the property with Rainbow Medicine Woman and helping make clay teacups.

Kristina Schrage

Kristina has been working in the outdoor and environmental education field for 10 years.  She is passionate about helping people reconnect to their roots through using nature as a backdrop to explore holistic wellness, a better relationship with the food that nourishes our bodies, and outdoor adventure that benefits body and soul. 


Kristina is currently finishing a masters degree in environmental education and communication at Royal Roads University, has been gardening at Nurture in Nature for two summers, and loved the opportunity to be the Nurture in Nature community Garden Coordinator this year.  

Kristina will be leading Walk'N Talks through the permaculture garden and leading the medicinal salve workshops

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.

Rainbow will be leading Walk n' talks to the Wild Side and leading smudge stick and dreamcatcher workshops.

Barb Hinde

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 groupnd, and i 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.  

Barb will be leading Walk n' Talk's through her medicinal teaching garden, and leading a workshop on gardening for sustainability.

Christine Low

Christine moved from Vancouver to Pemberton three years ago to pursue her vision of living in the mountains and being an active  part of a small community. Since then she has loved every moment of building roots in Pemberton.


Christine is an outdoors enthusiast and loves exploring and playing on this beautiful land she now calls home.  She values and recognizes the importance of down time and restorative practices to compliment and create balance in life. With the mountain sports and an active lifestyle she believes that this is a key component to her overall physical and mental wellbeing.


She has been incorporating yoga in her life for years and decided that in 2012 she would take it a step further and obtain her yoga teacher certification in hopes that she could share her knowledge and enthusiasm within the practice of yoga and its many different forms. She believes that movement, stillness and breath is key to staying present and connected to self  and is the language we create to connect body to mind. Her intention is that yoga can help people get back to their senses and create harmony and balance in their daily life experience. Sharing this with others builds a sense of community and connection that is vital to our happiness!

Christine will be leading a morning restorative yoga flow under our silver maple.

Brant Schrage

Brant grew up near Chicago, Il. Graduated University of Illinois in Phys. ed. This lead to outdoor education and guiding in multiple locations from the desert in utah to the Salmon filled rivers of south east Alaska. The wild coast of cedars and spruce brought him to pemberton to continue to teach students about the outdoors, team work and self sufficiency.

Brant will be leading a workshop teaching about bats and helping to make more habitat for them here at Nurture in Nature!


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