Lori Snyder

Lori Snyder
Earth Awareness Realized Through Health & Company

Lori is an Indigenous herbalist and educator with a deep knowledge of wild, medicinal and edible plants that grow in everyday spaces. She has also collaborated with the Vancouver Parks Board, Douglas Community College, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Village Vancouver, and many community gardens and centres in and around Vancouver. She connected with the Vancouver TED Talk participants in 2017, and has also shared her expertise with university initiatives such as UBC Farm, SFU Embark Gardens, the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Bra, Italy, and the Provincial Health Association of BC (PHABC), helping to incorporate Indigenous teachings into the curriculum. Through the Farm2School pilot project, Lori supported the development of nine Indigenous foodscapes on elementary and secondary school grounds in Vancouver.

Today, Lori stewards a medicine wheel garden at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre. She is working with the David Suzuki Foundation as a Butterfly Ranger and consults with both the Foundation and the YWCA at Evelyn Crabtree on native plants and their importance in our ecological relationship with other living beings.

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