About

For all those longing for a more resilient life, Restore Earth Connections inspires

        wellness, wonder, and connection 

offering workshops and outdoor experiences that

nourish body, mind, and spirit.

         

A bit of my story

Hi! I’m Meg Jordan, owner and operator of Restore Earth Connections.  This business brings together so many of my passions and life experiences!

Bottom line: relationships are vital to me.  I’m a Mom, Grandma/Nana, spouse, friend, neighbour, sister, tree hugger, and nature lover.  I’ve lived in 3 of the 4 western Canadian provinces after starting life in the Southeastern US.  My home is in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada.

A life-long gardener; I discovered that Permaculture wasn’t just a neat idea for Australia! I became hooked on this model of systems thinking during an organic master gardening course in Alberta over a decade ago.  My favorite definition of permaculture is from Patrick Whitehead: “the art of designing beneficial relationships.”  There we are back to relationships!

I bring many diverse work and life experiences to Restore Earth Connections. They’ll show up in my blog post and inform what I bring to workshops, to the plants I grow, and to one to one sessions. I've learned from each opportunity: from providing environmental education in elementary schools, to being a seasonal farmhand on organic farms, to facilitating experiential learning for adults, and offering spiritual care in acute and palliative care hospitals, to being a nature mentor with an outdoor school and more.   It all comes together to offer you a unique experience with a caring, personable, enthusiastic, knowledgeable facilitator and guide.

Stewart Creek Food Forest

(SCFF for short) is my passion, my ‘baby’, and a source of inspiration, wonder, and restoration – as well as a lot of food!  Arising from a desire to put permaculture ethics & principles into action, I started SCFF in 2012 on approximately ½ acre of fallow farmland that was overgrown with wild Timothy Hay, Reed Canary Grass, Crab Grass, and Buttercup.

From the beginning, I’ve had the vision for SCFF to be a ‘home for many beings’ and a place of deep connection with the Earth and a place to share discoveries and abundance!

I wish to acknowledge that this beautiful land is part of the unceded territory of the Sto:lo peoples, especially the Ts'elxweyeqw (Chilliwack) and Se:math (Sumas) tribes who are part of the broader Sto:lo Nation.  I am deeply grateful for those who have loved this land and cared for it for many generations. In my tending of the land I wish to honour those who have gone before and those who will  come after me.

You’ll be hearing and seeing lots about Stewart Creek Food Forest through the seasons!  And you’ll get to see it in person when you come to my outdoor workshops!

Photo Credits

Much gratitude for permission to use photos taken by Imasel Moreno , Permaculture Photography, taken during a Langara College Permaculture Design Class (PDC) day long site visit of Yarrow Ecovillage and Stewart Creek Food Forest on July 9, 2016.  Delvin Solkinson and Kym Chi, instructors (https://www.permaculturedesign.ca/).

Photos by Imasel Moreno:    

  • Home page:  Calendula petals in jar; Group around cob shed
  • Workshops and Outdoor Experiences page:  banner photo of Meg speaking to group in front of dome houses
  • About page: banner photo of Bee with Lavendar flowers
  • Blog page: banner photo of Lupine flower (desktop version); Anise Hyssop flowers (mobile version)

Addtional photo credits:

  • About page: Professional  'head shot'  by Kiara La Fond (www.FondMomentsPhotography.com)
  • Plant Sales page: Unsplash photos: Red peppers by Timothy Brock; Cherry tomatoes by Dan Gold; Oregano by Hans Linde  
  • Home page: Walking in the woods, from Canva; Mint by Anna Hliamshyna (Unsplash)
  • Workshops and Outdoor Experiences page: 
  • All other photos by Meg Jordan (yes! even the beautiful rainbow photo on the Home page!!)