Horsefly herbalist Maggie Ranger pictured here with her daughter Lacey at last year’s Medieval Market which is coming up this Saturday and Sunday in a new venue at Lake City Secondary School’s Williams Lake campus on Carson Drive.

Horsefly herbalist Maggie Ranger pictured here with her daughter Lacey at last year’s Medieval Market which is coming up this Saturday and Sunday in a new venue at Lake City Secondary School’s Williams Lake campus on Carson Drive.

Herbalist among Medieval Market vendors

Herbalist Maggie Ranger will be among the many vendors participanting in the annual Medieval Market this weekend.

Herbalist Maggie Ranger will be among the many vendors participanting in the annual Medieval Market this weekend.

Her Earthdance Botanicals booth will feature the wildcrafted self-care products which she makes by hand.

“As a herbalist living in Horsefly there are so many wild medicinal plants to wild craft and work with, I can harvest all the herbs I need right at my home,” Ranger says in the introduction to her new job with the Women’s Contact Society.

She gathers and grows a variety of herbs and plants that she makes into salves, facial cream, tinctures, aromatherapy bath salts and medicinal teas.

Ranger has spent the past few years working to establish The Belles Lake Resort and Wellness Centre, which is an  alternative and holistic centre located just outside of Horsefly.

The centre offers bed and breakfast, retreat cabins, teepee camping, a spa, workshops, music events, sweat lodge ceremonies, and an observatory where people can get a glimpse of the universe from a dark rural setting on a clear night.

Ranger has worked with women in the community for 20 years and was recently hired as the new facilitator/outreach worker by the Women’s Contact Society in Williams Lake.

“Having worked in the Williams Lake area and surrounding communities for 18 years has been a great learning experience and I am excited and looking forward to working with this agency,” Ranger says of her recent appointment.

 

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