Hi, I’m Ada. I am a plant whisperer, spirit weaver and proud mama currently residing in the beautiful North Okanagan, on Splatsin territory with my family.
The path that led me here has been a long one. My family migrated through two countries before ending up in Canada. After finishing my first degree, I searched for my true calling. I had been fascinated with plants and growing from a young age, watching my grandpa putter around the community garden. The call came soon after I happened upon a Tulsi plant at a farm I was working at. The veil was lifted and I saw the world around me differently. After what seemed like a long slumber, I had connected to Spirit all around. The connection was powerful, and led me to want to share plant medicine with others.
I travelled across North America, Central America, Europe, and Australia to work with as many plants as I could in differing climates, fascinated by them. In 2016 I moved to Van Isle and started a dual diploma in Phytotherapy and Holistic Nutrition at Pacific Rim College. I have also completed an Astro-Herbalism course from the School of Evolutionary Herbalism.
Onyx Lion skincare and medicine products were handmade by me with local wildcrafted or homegrown plants. Now I have transitioned into Wild Ridge Herb Farm, feeling honoured to be able to work closely with this stunning acreage in the North Okanagan.
I offer one on one herbal medicine consultations for patients at my home or via Zoom, teaching workshops, and energetic/plant spirit medicine.