Lesley Assu – Standing Spruce

I am Lesley Assu, of the Haida nation; local Haida witch, herbalist and mother that trusts in old world medicine, the plants and spirits of the trees. I am also owner & operator of Standing Spruce Farm & Apothecary

Traditionally raised in both Haida Gwaii and in my father’s community of the We Wai Kai, I developed deep roots to the land and sea. My passion of traditional medicine expands outside of the business; it’s my entirety, and is a practice shared with my family and communities. I am a mother to two children; Daala (the rain) and SGaalan (The yellow cedar), I am also an adoring aunt to two nephews: Aliwas and Ember. As I share Standing Spruce with you, I am raising my children and nephews with traditional knowledge and the practice of harvesting medicine. In my life these teachings were learned from my elders; to ensure, we are passing down this knowledge for future generations, I develop my products with sustainability and all of our future in mind .

Plant medicine is an important part of our history; our foundation is built on ancestral knowledge and old world medicine. We believe in magic, and in the importance of mother earth for our health and wellbeing.

The gallery shop carries a range of wildcrafted products and remedies; including but not limited to: skin care, healing oils, balms, candles and soaps.

The gallery shop carries a range of wildcrafted products and remedies; including but not limited to: skin care, healing oils, balms, candles and soaps.

For more info about Lesley’s work see her website > https://www.standingspruce.com/


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Thursdays, 10 am to 5 pm
Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm
Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm

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