About Sky World Apothecary
Not your everyday, run-of-the-mill herbalism...
More of a hybrid between herbalism, community-driven Ethnobotany, and social justice incubator, Sky World Apothecary at Orchard Hill Farm promotes the equitable, culturally safe, sustainable, affordable, healing, celebratory, and liberatory relationship between plants, people, and our ancestors.
Currently based out of Orchard Hill Farm in Ridgeville, Ontario, Sky World Apothecary is a space of nurturing contemplation, hard work, and generous amounts of play where plants, people, and ancestors all combine forces to build peace.
Sky World Apothecary began in the heart + home of Stephanie Morningstar.
About Stephanie Morningstar
Not your everyday, run-of-the-mill herbalist.
Stephanie Morningstar (Oneida, Turtle clan) is an herbalist, ethnobotanist, cultural anthropologist, student, and educator whose passion lies with native species plants and Indigenous Knowledge + Science as well as bioregional and ancestral plant medicines. Her anthropological work focuses on cultural safety in herbalism as well as the ethical translation between Western and Indigenous plant and medicine knowledges. Stephanie's ethnobotanical research focuses on the native species plant medicines of Dish With One Spoon territory.
Stephanie has been (and continues to be) a student of herbalism training with Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Western teachers for the past 15 years. Her "formal" training includes the completion of programs through the Dominion School of Herbal Medicine and Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. She is currently completing an intensive program in advanced clinical herbalism with the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. Her most valued and transformative teacher is the land, and by extension, the mentors who love the land.
Through an integration of oral history, documentary storytelling, and ethnography, Stephanie asks the unique, and sometimes hard questions required to achieve cultural competency in herbalism.
Stephanie currently works and teaches in Niagara, Ontario at Sky World Apothecary @ Orchard Hill Farm, an organic herb farm and woodland garden in the middle of the northernmost part of the magical Carolinian forest where she lives with her main man Noel, six crazy and unique cats, three sweet dogs, and a farm full of animal friends.