• SOUL-fully SOIL

  • Who I AM....now

    Organic, Messy, Confusing, non linear and ever changing experience of WHO I AM...

    Mandy Sandbach

    I AM an Ally, student and Lover of SOIL

    SOIL: Sacred Organic Interconnected Life

    I AM a living expression of Intuitive Permaculture

    I AM a Visionary and edge worker who thrives in the uncertainty

    I AM a WILD midwife of diversity for the New human Story


    This page is to launch my new adventure of SOUL fully SOIL. I have spent the last two years without a sense of how to best express permaculture as I "Do" it. I have experienced all kinds of permaculture design methods, practices and philosophies and none have felt fully ME.

    SOUL fully SOIL is more than a typical Permaculture service. It is a reflection of the gifts and abilities that I AM as an awakened visionary who knows herself to be an aspect of Gaia (mother earth).

    My "business" model is based solely on who I AM and what I am lit up in doing. My passion and gift is growing SOIL. SOIL as Sacred Organic Interconnected Life.

    All LIFE on this planet is dependent upon the diversity and non separation of each part of an eco system. The more connections, the stronger the eco system is. The more diverse and varied the occupants of the eco system are, the more resilient and anti fragile the system is.

    SOIL is the most beautiful metaphor for how I see my world. All species living and thriving with each other closely. There is abundance, growth and resiliency for everyone when we each embrace and foster our own unique skills and passions. An earth worm acts and does as an earthworm does. A Nematode acts and does as a Nematode does. A butterfly, bacteria, fungi etc...When are you most lit up?

    SOUL fully SOIL is an invitation to look at the resiliency, growth, regeneration, and collaboration, with our original "mother", Gaia (Planet earth), with a connected and sacred lens. When we see Gaia through a connected and non separate lens, we start to see patterns, behaviors, and strategies that become our answers for these troubling times and environmental issues.

    Everything that the "earth" is and does is perfect. There are NO exceptions to this. It is my belief that when I embrace the SOIL as it is part of my own BEING, I act with her best interests at heart and this offers the three basic "rules" of permaculture: earth care, people care, fair share.

    I am here to create beautiful collaborative designs that Re connect both the land and the communities of people/species who live on it. I am the invitation for potent, necessary conversation and exploration around Urban Farming, reciprocal use of resources, and the renewal of ancient wisdom and accelerated consciousness. I hear the call to Re-wild and re-connect the experience of regenerative food systems, perpetual growth of SOIL, and the blossoming of diversity.

    Day to Day this "business" model will look different. I may plan and execute the building of a community garden, co-create a herb spiral/ yoga workshop, plant a food forest, upkeep a local food bank garden, travel to Hawaii to engage is sacred water ceremony, partake in a sweat lodge, host women's gatherings, collaborate on a Skype call with the Rural Consciousness Project, or choose to garden with my neighbors. Regardless of the task, the intention and underlying gift is SOUL fully SOIL. I am present, mindful and engaging with others who are called to create a New World thru the expansion of SOIL ( Sacred Organic Interconnected Life).

    Fuzzy "money" and "hours of operation" details..


    If you are called to collaborate or would like just a bit more clarity about what I will or won't "do", please feel free to connect with me at the bottom of the page. I understand that this may seem a little unclear and a-typical of other "business's" but I am willing to create, co-create, host, hold space for, engage in, consult with....anything that moves me.


    You will not find direct fees and a clear time table for hours of operation here... A moving changing force creates her own schedule and prices based on reciprocity. There will always be those who wish to "write a cheque" and that is wonderful, but I believe strongly in a gift economy and am looking for a deeper and more meaningful experience of "money". So, prices and fees will always vary depending on each individual experience and are ALWAYS open for honest and connected conversation.


    Some of what I have created in the past looks like this: Herb Spiral building, compost, mulching, water saving techniques, tea drying/blending workshops, permaculture as a way of BEing conversation, renaissance women, Rural Consciousness Project gatherings, Regeneration of SOUL and SOIL experience, full and New Moon Red Tents, Gluten and Dairy Free cooking classes, Clean eating and cleansing cooking classes, Canning and food preservation classes and community work B's


    So..Call me, email me, message me, Instagram me a picture, come to my home.....whatever....just connect soon.



    Mandy Sandbach

    a mother, partner, permaculturist, Student and lover of SOIL, colon hydro therapist, reflexologist, gardener, farmer, Re WILDER, supporter of community gardens and awakened community

  • Love Letters to Gaia Podcast and Writing

    This is the space where I host conversations and create content to inspire "a more beautiful world our hearts know is possible" (Charles Eisenstein) and where I send my deep Respect, Reverence and LOVE to our planet. Knowing that I am not separate from her but rather made in her image and deeply interconnected with her every intelligence. Plants, Animals, Trees, Fungi, Water, Wind, Fire, Earth and so much more. This is where I dance the elegant and messy human life I came here to experience.


    The GIVER of Life


    The MOVEMENT of Life



    Renewal of LIFE

  • Love Letters to Gaia photos & videos

    Here are the video and image offerings for my Love Letters to Gaia.

    " I welcome it as a transformation of magnitude. I welcome that spewing of myself into every aspect and corner of the life I am creating. I want the juicy, fertile bits of me to land and seed EVERYWHERE. This is my medicine. My contribution to Gaia and humankind." Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL

    SOIL: Sacred Organic Interconnected Life (Picture Taken by Raina Mcdonald)

    I came here in this lifetime to play in the SOIL... Smell the earth and hear the call back to mySELF.. There is something special that happens in the SOIL. We get to remember our deep, nourishing and potent relationship to the world around us. The health and well being of the SOIL dictates that of our own.

    Eco System of Evolution by Naomi Irons

     Enjoy this Song of Gaia guided reflection from the Rise Unafraid, 7-Week experience for women. Naomi Irons takes us on a journey from the root chakra to the crown as we root into ourselves, into Gaia and expand into the potential that awaits.

    Mandy, Naomi and Deborah from Becoming Gaia part 1 

     This audio clip is one of 7 in a series created by Deborah Gleason, Mandy Sandbach and Naomi Irons. Part 1

    Mandy, Naomi and Deborah from Becoming Gaia part 2

    This audio clip is one of 7 in a series created by Deborah Gleason, Mandy Sandbach and Naomi Irons. Part 2

    Mandy, Naomi and Deborah from Becoming Gaia part 3

    This audio clip is one of 7 in a series created by Deborah Gleason, Mandy Sandbach and Naomi Irons. Part 3

  • 2021 Permaculture Mentorship

    Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL and Steve Olsen pair up to bring a REAL life, Hands on and skill share experience to your journey into Permaculture.

    Permaculture is not something that we “do” but rather an exploration and redefinition of our habitual ways of BEING and living on this planet and how we approach the natural world. Rather than “nature” being outside of us, we will explore and show you hands-on ways that permaculture reminds us that we are too are the very "NATURE" itself.

    Mandy Sandbach

    A snapshot of who Mandy is...


    Mandy Grew up in Northern British Columbia with an actively “homesteading” family (growing food, fishing, hunting, canning, jamming, pickling)Much time spent with Gramma and Grandpa in the gardens and in nature.


    Mandy Worked in Natural Health field for 6 years (Health food store, Colon Hydrotherapy, foot reflexology)


    She Completed first PDC 2012 with Verge Permaculture and 2nd PDC in 2020 with Kym chi of Giggling Chi Tree


    Mandy was the lead Designer and project manager for Lethbridge’s first public Edible Forest Garden located at Ecole La Verendrye


    Mandy is currently the President of Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association (LSLA) and actively involved with the Fruit Rescue Program, Permaculture Lethbridge, Zero Waste Lethbridge and Urban Hens YQL initiative .


    Mandy is the Owner, Creator and Magic Maker of SOULfully SOIL


    Projects Mandy has supported:

    –R&R Handmade

    –École la Vérendrye

    –Urban Farmers Guild (Permaculture Lethbridge)

    –Monarch, Nobleford, Heritage and Hood resident Urban Homesteads and Food Forests


    Steve Olsen

    A snapshot of Who Steve is....

    Steve grew up on a small family farm in Cardston, AB, with cattle and sheep and since he was little, always enjoyed working in the garden with his grandma.

    He graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a bachelor’s degree in International Management and Minors in Social Responsibility and French.

    After graduating, he moved to Montreal. His journey back to the land started with a few pots of herbs on the balcony, which quickly escalated into a balcony completely full of plants. He started volunteering on an urban rooftop farm and from there started reading everything he could find about organic agriculture and Permaculture, and created his own rooftop garden.

    Steve wanted to travel, get more hands-on farming experience, and learn another language so in 2013, he decided to take off to Argentina and start WWOOFING (volunteering on organic farms in exchange for room and board.) In two 6-month stints, he worked on 9 farms in 6 countries all over South and Central America and completed a Permaculture Design Certificate Course at Finca Alba Nueva in Costa Rica in 2014.

    When he got back to Montreal, he started job hunting, and came across a posting for an Agroecology Consultant position in Honduras with SUCO, a Canadian NGO, and jumped at the opportunity! He spent a total of almost 3 years in Honduras, teaching sustainable and regenerative farming and gardening techniques, before coming back to Lethbridge in 2019.

    He worked for a year as a Program Manager with Environment Lethbridge, and then went back to working construction, and set up a Permaculture consulting business. He is currently working on getting a farm going so stay tuned!

    2021 Permaculture Mentorship

    Do you want to learn to grow your own food in a more sustainable way? Do you want to create a resilient lifestyle that allows you to thrive in this uncertain world circumstance? Do you want to learn hands-on skills to create long lasting abundant food systems? Do you want to enhance your knowledge in the areas of local food production, harvesting and preservation? Do you want to ensure that your growing spaces are drought, flood and pest resilient? Do you want to decrease your footprint on this planet while growing strong and anti-fragile communities?  

    Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL and Steve Olsen have curated a Comprehensive 6-month permaculture mentorship that will support you and provide you an opportunity to empower yourself to live a new world. We will walk you through your own unique and personal journey of engaging and creating within the context of permaculture and regenerative living. We would like to share with you our own unique permaculture journeys including our successes and our failures. The shared skills and information will leave you with a solid foundation of how to not only create and grow resilient food systems but also how to approach the creation of healthy, connected, resilient personal and professional lives, while creating community.


    You will have the opportunity to increase your hands-on skills and knowledge in the following areas:


    • Self- and community sufficiency
    • How to grow your own abundant food system
    • Explore the creation of Food Forestry
    • How to best utilize animals
    • Gain knowledge about specific permaculture techniques
    • Water harvesting
    • Reducing SOIL erosion
    • Increasing SOIL health
    • Building healthy ecosystems where pollinators, beneficial insects, and bird’s flourish
    • How to compost and use your waste efficiently
    • How to save your own seeds
    • and much much more...


    We will be offering a REAL life, hands-on way to practice life through the lens of permaculture. As we move thru spring and into summer, we will provide daily, weekly, and monthly support in the form of online gatherings, question and answer sessions, one-on-one consultations, virtual or in-person tours of existing permaculture inspired properties, community sharing, links, books, and other online resources to support your journey. You will have access to a private online forum designed specifically for participants, sharing, and capturing of all the information shared in the 6-month journey. Gatherings will be recorded for anyone who cannot make the online gatherings times.

    You will have the opportunity to create your own unique journey by choosing which level of engagement is best suited for your learning style.


    Sustainable level

    • March-August 2021 6-month personal permaculture mentorship
    • Bi-monthly Online Zoom calls approx. 2 hours each
    • Private Online forum for ongoing discussion and information sharing 24 hours per day
    • Educational Materials
    • Virtual/ in person tours of local permaculture inspired and regenerative properties (as COVID regulations permit)
    • Access to all recorded gatherings and power points for the 6 months
    • FREE entrance to the Intro to Permaculture 2-day series held in 2021 date TBD
    • A HUGE sense of empowerment to go forward with the skills and knowledge required in this changing world.
    • A community to move forward in support of this change and newfound knowledge


     Regenerative Level

    ** everything included with the Sustainable Level registration PLUS**

    * 2 Hour Private Yard Consultation and extensive e-document to be conducted by Mandy and Steve

    * FREE entrance to 2 additional public workshops offered by Mandy and Steve in 2021

    (Total Value $270)


    Resilient Level

    ** everything included with the Sustainable and Regenerative Level registration PLUS**

    *3 additional private phone calls (1-1.5 hours each) with Mandy and Steve to further your yard consultation or other permaculture needs

    * Your personal copy of Gaia’s Garden written by Toby Hemenway

    * Access to Pre- recorded materials from the Climate Series workshop

    (Total Value $500)




    We have been able to keep our costs lower for this offering due to the online nature of contact. We believe that this mentorship journey should be accessible to everyone. Given the current global situation, Mandy and Steve are open to further discussion in regards to the financial accessibility of this mentorship journey. We subscribe to a gift economy mentality and are always open to creating different forms of reciprocity. If you would like to open this dialogue, please feel free to reach out.


    You can make send your payment via email transfer to soulfullysoil@gmail.com or by going to the online store

    2021 Permaculture Mentorship

    Payment Options

    Early Worms: EXTENDING timing.... Paid in FULL by February 19th **


    Sustainable: $550

    Regenerative: $685



    Paid In Full February 1-28th, 2021

    Sustainable: $650

    Regenerative: $ 785

    Resilient: $950


    Paid in Installments: First Payment Due at time of registration, May 1st, July 1st.

    Sustainable: $ 255 each total $ 765

    Regenerative:$ 297 each $891

    Resilient: $352 each $1056


    This journey will run from March-August 2020 and the first scheduled date will be March 22nd 630 pm ( if this works for those registered). After the first gathering, we will pick mutual times and dates moving forward.

  • Village Buzz

    Locally and Globally hosted Events, workshops, gatherings, perma BLITZ's, webinars, videos and general PLAY can be found here...

    LOVE Letters to Gaia

    4 Week Series

    Join Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL in an elemental exploration into the qualities of Gaia that we each are

    This series will be a 4 week exploration of Gaia (Planet earth) and all of the qualities that she exhibits and what these qualities can teach us during this most insane and pivotal time in human history.


    Mandy will host 4 Weekly conversations leading into Summer Solstice. Each week will be dedicated to a specific "quality" or "element" of Gaia.


    In a rapidly dissolving and transforming world it has become a radical act/notion to LOVE deeply. Engage in a sense of awe or wonder. The "more beautiful world our hearts know is possible" (Charles Eisenstein) seems further and further away.... in one paradigm.


    Mandy is hosting this series as a way of offering a larger platform and context by which you can see your SELF in relation to the planet, nature, Gaia. These conversations will offer a greater sense of sacred connection, reciprocity and intimacy then you have ever known.


    Gaia is our oldest and wisest "mother" and has qualities of being unlimited in her capacity, in her compassion and in her sacred Presencing despite the impact of humanity.


    These conversations will invite you to a deep state of Reverence and LOVE in your own life. For your SELF and for the other beings.


    Listening to the news and watching the ever changing events can take us away from our natural equilibrium. These external events can create too much noise and distraction from our own internal cues. Thru the lens of a Wel-Systems context, we are able to bring our SELVES back into a state of balance, sanctuary and integrity.


    Gaia reminds us that we are not separate from her but rather made in her image and deeply interconnected with her every intelligence. Plants, Animals, Trees, Fungi, Water, Wind, Fire, Earth plus so much more. This is where the dance of the elegant and messy human life begins.



    SOIL Week #1 Sunday May 30th 4 pm MST 3 pm PST 7pm AST


    WATER Week #2 Sunday June 6th 4 pm MST 3 pm PST 7pm AST


    WIND Week #3 Sunday June 13th 4 pm MST 3 pm PST 7pm AST


    FIRE Week #4 Sunday June 20th 4 pm MST 3 pm PST 7pm AST




    This 4 week series will be the jumping off point for an ongoing newly created PODCAST called, " LOVE letters to Gaia"

    hosted by Mandy. It is her hope that as a result of this 4 Week series, some of the participants of this series will feel called to join her in further explorations of intimacy and LOVE.


    The series will be held in a zoom format.


    There will be no fees for this weekly series other than your mindful attendance for each call. There is limited space and you can register by contacting Mandy Sandbach at soulfullysoil@gmail.com



    ***Postponed Fall 2021***

    How to Convert your Lawn to Grow Food

    Monday March 22nd 630 pm ONLINE

    Do you want to grow your own food? Do you have a lawn staring back at you? Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL and Steve Olsen want to support your desire to become more sustainable and food resilient.


    On Monday March 22nd starting at 630 pm, Mandy and Steve will lead participants through an online ( if permitted...in person) tangible and hands on journey to convert their existing lawns and yard spaces into food growing gardens with EASE.


    Participants will learn how to choose between creating raised beds or in ground beds. How to successfully covert their existing lawns into garden beds while using strategies like sheet mulching/Lasagna layering. Each participant will leave this class with the skills, knowledge and local resource list to empower them to create their own gardens.


    This workshop will be done in the Zoom format and the link will be provided prior to the workshop series. This class will be recorded for participants only.


    You can register for this workshop by sending an email/e-transfer to soulfullysoil@gmail.com


    ***Please note that we have decided to make this class more accessible by making it a " by donation" class. Pay what you can. A suggested minimum for the class would be $25


    We believe that this knowledge should be accessible to everyone. Given the current global situation, Mandy and Steve are open to further discussion in regards to the financial accessibility of this offering. We subscribe to a gift economy mentality and are always open to creating different forms of reciprocity. If you would like to open this dialogue, please feel free to reach out.


    ***Postponed Fall 2021***

    Outdoor Composting 101

    Saturday March 27th 1 pm In Person Limited Seating

    Are you ready to close the loop? Do you want to put your waste to use? Come and join Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL and Steve Olsen in this basic and hands on, in person, composting class.


    We will gather in Lethbridge's first and only public Edible Forest Garden and learn the basic skills you need to start and maintain your own backyard compost bin.


    Composting can feel a little daunting if we don't understand the supportive creatures and resources that help us in the decomposition cycles. All participants will leave with a clear understanding and recipe for creating their own healthy SOIL building compost bins. Mandy and Steve will demonstrate the building of a healthy compost system right on site for participants. Participants will get to take in all of the trouble shooting lessons Mandy and Steve have learned over the many combined years of composting between them.


    There will be limited seating for this class

    You can register for this workshop by sending an email/e-transfer to soulfullysoil@gmail.com


    ***Please note that we have decided to make this class more accessible by making it a " by donation" class. Pay what you can. A suggested minimum for the class would be $25


    We believe that this knowledge should be accessible to everyone. Given the current global situation, Mandy and Steve are open to further discussion in regards to the financial accessibility of this offering. We subscribe to a gift economy mentality and are always open to creating different forms of reciprocity. If you would like to open this dialogue, please feel free to reach out.


    2021 Seed to Supper 5 week series for basic sustainable gardening

    This workshop is being held FREE of charge but the Interfaith Food Bank would happily take a donation of food or cash

    Learn how to garden with Mandy Sandbach from SOUL fully SOIL.
    Come join us virtually at the Interfaith Food Bank for a FREE 5- week session to learn low cost ways to:
    - Build healthy soil
    - Plan your growing space
    - Choose your crops
    - Harvest your bounty

    This online version will be held in the form of zoom. The link for the class series will be shared with those people registered. You do not need to purchase any software. You need a phone, device, laptop or desktop in order to participate.
    Details will be provided about how to receive the manual from the IFB shortly. Please check back to this event page for all updated details.

    DATES: Wednesdays
    March 10,17,24,31, and April 7th


    Registrations taking place for 2nd series now:


    ** the second series dates will be April 19th, 26th, May 3, 10 and 17th **


    There will be a recording of each weekly class shared as a replay for the participants registered.

    There is limited space available online. You can register by calling the food bank at 403-320-8779

    Community Creations

     Join Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL in a Sunday Community Creations afternoon.


    We all seem to be feeling the separation 2020 has given us. It is tough to find activities that feel empowering and important. Join Mandy Sandbach for the Sunday Community Creations : Elderberry Syrup and other immune support


    Mandy will “drop safe” all of the ingredients you will require to participate in an online knowledge sharing opportunity. We will each use these local ingredients to create luscious and healthy supportive foods/medicines togetherish.....


    Each participant will receive a care package with all necessary ingredients and instructions to make the weekly Community creation.

    We will make it together online on Sundays 1 pm. Each event will run about an hour depending on questions.


    Sunday February 21st 1 pm we will be making Bath Salts and Infused Body Oils


    we will be making homemade bath salts and infused body oils.... Mandy will talk about household ingredients that you can use to make these items and what luscious substitutes you can use for each item. Wherever possible, Mandy will use herbs and flowers that were locally grown, harvested and cared for.


    ** other classes this spring will include**

    Culinary Herb Blended Salts

    How to make your own Kombucha

    DIY household cleaners

    Ginger bug Ferment and Soda making

    DIY homemade Salver making


    There is only 10 seats per class so be sure to register soon.


    Fees for this workshop are. $40 per person and can be done by email transfer to soulfullysoil@gmail.com or on the website at the time of registration

  • SOULfully Handmade Home Parties

    Are you in need of a unique experience focussed on Handmade and DIY living? Do you have a team that needs help connecting? Is there a birthday or Stagette coming up and you want to create something magical? WELL... Mandy of SOULfully SOIL is now offering Lethbridge most UNIQUE party experience.

    Handmade Knowledge Sharing

    Intimate and community orientated space

    Mandy of SOULfully SOIL is offering to come to your home and create a DIY Handmade workshop and knowledge sharing for your next team building, stagette, kids party, or friends night out. Mandy, of SOULfully SOIL, has been playing in the world of handmade lifestyle for many years and through her experience and learnings has perfected the art of a handmade, DIY, canning, pickling, jamming, tea making, homemade personal care products and simple herbal remedies lifestyle. There is an extensive list of skills to be shared for an evening of fun, curiosity and play. These skills and techniques have been lost in a modern world and they are best shared in community. What better way to share time with your family and friends than to learn and hand-make items right in your own home/kitchen.


    Each workshop will be approximately1.5- 2 hours. Mandy will walk you through a group experience in learning the “how to” and “why” of each skill. Mandy will teach you how these skills equate to your every day life and can be melded easily into your family routines and rituals. Each class will offer a hands on component and participants will see each skill demonstrated live. Each participant will go home with a sample of the end product created. This will certainly lead to an intimate, yummy and fun way to learn!


    *** New offering is to do these workshops in an online forum. Due to the nature of the world isolation protocols, Mandy will be offering private online workshops. There can be as many as 10 people per workshop and the fee will be $100. ***


    Workshops offered:(In person or Online)


    Beeswax wraps

    Infused Body oil Foot and body Scrub

    Lip balm and Hand Salve

    Fire Cider and Apple Cider Vinegar

    Elderberry syrup and other Immune support tonics

    Herb Drying and Tea Making

    Infused Herbal Salts and vinegars


    Basic Pickling (beets or cucumbers)

    Sauce it up ( Pear, Apple, and Nectarine Fruit Sauces)

    Zero Waste Starter kits

    Homemade Spice creations ( taco, curry, Italian seasoning)

    Homemade Household Cleaners

    Energy Ball creations

    Gluten/Dairy free Soup, Stews and Curries

    Salsa Making

    Sauerkraut and other friendly ferments

    Kombucha Making

    Raw chocolate




    In class and take home class fees are $200 per class/ topic maximum 8 people per class. Each participant will go home with a sample of the creations. All supplies, fees, materials, and information sharing is covered in this fee. Can accommodate more people with some notice and price adjustment of $20 per person to account for supplies. You can rest assured that all supplies and materials are sourced locally and fair trade wherever and whenever possible. Most often, the herbs and food items used are grown, harvested, dried and cured by Mandy herself. The focus of all SOULfully SOILS events are zero waste and reduced impact for our planet so you can rest assured that these workshops are sustainable on every level. Fees for the workshop must be paid at the time of booking and are non refundable less than 2 weeks prior to the date of the class

  • SOULfully Mark and Mandy

    So often I find my greatest teacher in the bed next to me or cleaning the chicken coop or slinging manure with me in the garden. His name is Mark...my chosen partner and the one that I walk next to in this crazy reality. We are always in the "thick of it" and always willing to stay with it in the most real and authentic way. Here is our gift to you...….our complete uncertainty and unknowing of what we are doing!!


    ***This section is being re created...bare with us***

  • Regeneration of SOUL and SOIL

    This section is the SACRED and INTIMATE space where Mandy and Raina explore and share in community their adventures in this luscious healing space called EARTH. Watch for upcoming events...

    Mandy's invitation

    “It was through her actions of reciprocity, the give and take with the land, that the original immigrant became indigenous. For all of us, becoming indigenous to a place means living as if your children’s future mattered, to take care of the land as if our lives, both material and spiritual, depended on it.” Robin Wall Kimmerer

    As we traverse through this time of reconciliation and coming to integrate our past, no matter how Traumatic… We must re-envision, redefine and re-create our relationship to the land and all indigenous peoples. Braiding Sweetgrass is a beautiful journey of a deeper connection with Gaia, the plants and trees, the microbes in the soil, the animals, birds and People who live and depend on her. The journey through reading braiding Sweetgrass, has reminded me of my own gifts and the gifts I choose to share with the world. It reminds me that gifts are washed beautifully and mindfully in movement. Gifts are to be Received and shared over and over like a magical never ending connection between one another and the land.

    Reciprocity is a sacred act. Reciprocity must be the foundation of every choice, action, conversation and impulse that we indulge in. Without it, we are left without trust and a deep embedded sense of violence against self, other and Gaia . It is not in accordance with indigenous Wisdom.


    Braiding Sweetgrass has provided me with a sacred and connected lens through which to view my world. It has provided a large enough context of this dance I’m in and how I choose my steps. It is an integration of science and spirituality ,the past and the future and Self and other.


    I am choosing to Use this book as a metaphor and delicious nourishment to infuse the rebirth of who I am becoming. The journey through this book is a journey through myself and the natural world around me. It shows me my relation to all else that lives. I have come to know life and death differently and discover the gracefulness That can exist between the two.


    Come and play in the ceremony of reading this book. Know and discover ceremony as a journey to SELF Infused with the sacred.

    Raina's Invitation

    For me, Braiding Sweetgrass is a lyrical, healing gift. It is a powerful source of support as I journey to see my white immigrant lineage, own my priviledge and reclaim an ancient knowing - that I am an essential part of this interdependent web of life. We all are.


    As a spiritual being consciously choosing to step out of the deadly mainstream current of our times; as a woman waking from cultural impositions, arriving in the cycle of the Moon; and as a mother organically holding space for our children to cultivate respectful relations with Self, others, Gaia and the unseen... I invite YOU into this experience. If your soul is calling to curl up with Braiding Sweetgrass this winter and engage in your own evolution through intentional community conversation, this is for you.


  • Most inspiring media

    This is a running log of those videos and pictures I experience and shoot that move and inspire me.Enjoy!

    The Poetry of Predicament with Dean Spillane-Walker and Mandy Sandbach

    Deep Authenticity and Transformative Parenting


    Mandy is back (having spoken with us just a month ago) to share her experience of bringing transformative and internally referent life-skills to her to her home life and her parenting. This interview is a perfect fit here, in the Poetry of Predicament... and, just as valuable in our special-focus sister podcast, Take My Hand: Conscious Parenting in a time of stolen dreams. This is a special offering in our Living Resilience programs page, Deep Academy


    Dean Spillane - Walker safecircle@gmail.com https://livingresilience.net​ Podcast: The Poetry of Predicament (YouTube channel) Deep Academy Online Learning Safe Circle Support Dean’s Coaching / Guidance Practice as described in his Deep Adaptation Forum listing. https://guidance.deepadaptation.info/...

    The Poetry of Predicament with Dean Spillane-Walker and Mandy Sandbach

    Strong transformative practices - Deeper Presence in the Face of Stress.


    Another in our ongoing series of talks with advanced practitioners in transformative methods of: Self Regulation, Co-Regulation, Resilience and embodied discernment of moment by moment of truth, integrity and radical aliveness.


    Dean Spillane - Walker safecircle@gmail.com https://livingresilience.net​ Podcast: The Poetry of Predicament (YouTube channel) Deep Academy Online Learning Safe Circle Support Dean’s Coaching / Guidance Practice as described in his Deep Adaptation Forum listing. https://guidance.deepadaptation.info/...

    Our story of POOP!

    Gina Primavera and Mandy Sandbach delve deep deep into the world of POOP! Yup, I said it.... Gina ( a Poop coach) and Mandy a Poop supporter..... chat all things bowels. How they work , how they relate to our health and well being...how they are metaphors for the realities that we are creating for ourSELVES!



    Living the Gift

    Kathy Knowles and Mandy Sandbach have a clear and sacred discussion about how we are living and learning to BE the gift in our own worlds. We are redefining abundance, giving, receiving and in the process discovering that "better world our hearts know is possible"


    Magic Mondays

    Bobbi and Mandy as they engage their worlds awakened mothers, partners, sisters, business women, and visionaries for the new culture. Each week we will gather and share what has been in our awareness. Please watch for us on Facebook.


    The most astounding fact: Neil De Grasse Tyson

    From the moment I first watched this video, I knew something MORE. I felt the ancient awakening of star dust inside of me. I will come back to this video often as it offers a reminder of the paradigm I choose to live in.

    A New story of People

    Charles Eisenstein

    "Everything we do to this world, we do to ourselves."



  • So.....What do I do?


    These are Some of the folks you may find me in collaboration with.

    R&R handmade

    Raina Mcdonald and Ruben Irons, Collaboration as a way of being

    We are Raina + Ruben. We met as deckhands on a tall ship bound for Antarctica, returned to Canadian soil after our high sea adventure and began weaving together a life and family in the backwoods of Nova Scotia. Here we share our journey of creative, intentional living – connected to the land, our food, our art and a vibrant, evolving community. Thanks for stopping in. A warm welcome to you!

    Bobbi Farrell of Healing Evolution

     Goddess Inc is a grassroots healing journey within. You will be guided back towards Self. Offering Red Tents, Reiki, Transformational Healing and internally referenced living and more.

    Healing Evolution is about Bobbi's journey and her vocation. You will be guided back towards Self. She offers Transformational Healing (Reiki, Shamanism, Thermography and Lifestyle Prescriptions®), internally referenced living, community gatherings and more.

    Wel-Systems Intitute

    Lives transforming, Worlds emerging

    The WEL-Systems Institute is at the core of an evolving global collective; built on the strength of the individuality of its participants and a desire to further evolve in the company of others on a similar journey of discovery.

    When we created WEL-Systems® in 1990, we had no idea how quickly it would grow and evolve; and how profoundly people's lives would be renewed, enriched and revitalized because of it. Today, we are pleased and honored to know that we are leaders in the global movement for human evolution with the WEL-Systems® body of knowledge as the preferred gateway for the acceleration longed for and required in our world, at this time

    The WEL-Systems body of knowledge is a startlingly powerful and compelling invitation to become a living expression of the transformation yearned for, by so many.

     Be Yourself and tell your truth

     Naomi Irons is a Professional Massage Therapist, Birth Doula, Certified Yoga Instructor and CODE Model Coach

    She is based out of beautiful Hawaii, where she loves to nurture and be nurtured by ideas, space for healing, art, curiosity, experiences with others, nature, raising kids and much much more. She left behind a routine lifestyle to create a Life of learning and meaningful experiences with her family and community that looks different each and every day.

    Her fascination and passion for wellness began in her Massage Therapy training and continued as she pursued her yoga and doula certification. Needing to put more of the pieces together for herself and her clients, Naomi began her own journey home to her authentic self through the paradigm altering WEL-Systems Institute® where she became a CODE Model Coach, a guide and catalyst for intimate and meaningful personal growth.

    Naomi’s background is vast and pieces together a mind, body and spirit connection through a rich tapestry of education and life experiences. Some messy, some graceful, they have all lead to greater self-wisdom and knowing, that can be invited in others in life enhancing ways. A journey that never ends, it only seems to get bigger and more joyous by the day.


    Nancy Hanlon

    Movement as a way of Being

    Nancy wakes each day knowing herself as a visionary choosing to invite and allow the Alchemy required for the Great Shift in Humanity. She lives fully in her authenticity, unbound passion, and love of life

    Eat from LOVE and LOVE what you Eat

     The joy I feel when I realize that my daily choices have no negative impact on animals, a reduced impact on the earth and a dramatically positive impact on my body. I’ve written and published two vegan cookbooks and a number of virtual products that can empower you on your own journey into clean plant-based living.

    The years have flown by — filled with cooking classes, group coaching programs and corporate workshops — and every second has been a true joy. Now I also find joy and meaning in designing and running programs for women, creating opportunities for them to explore their personal evolution.

    When I am not working with amazing human beings or creating delicious new things in the kitchen, I am out hiking the beautiful trails of British Columbia.

    Stela Shakti

    Dare to discover the MORE that is YOU!


    I AM …

    – a writer, expressing the essence of what I AM through living out loud.

    – a CODE Model Coach™ facilitating conversations through the expansive lens of the WEL-Systems Paradigm®.

    – a certified Kundalini yoga instructor offering opportunities to connect to the body and breath.

    – a parent committed to veganism and spirituality through a deep connection to perpetually evolving Self.

    Tessa Rae

    Meeting you where spirit touches Tissue, Come dance with me!


    I AM Tessa Rae, an artist, evolutionary, and devotee/Lover Of The ONE


    I love to dance.


    I care deeply about my Beloved.


    I am inspired by conversations that engage expansive frameworks for Transformation & Self-Realization.


    I believe in the body as a quantum device that appears in-form to aid us in the next levels of evolution.


    I most enjoy riding the waves of Passion and Alive-ness as they meet me in my experiencing here on planet Earth. oh! and almond-milk cappuccinos, I enjoy those too!


    If you would like to learn more about me, my journey, Biography, CV, or Dance/Teaching offerings,

    please use the yellow tab on the right to send me a message.


    I look forward to connecting with you.


  • Is Blogcast a word?

    My playground of thought, growth, expansion and AGITATION.Sometimes its a BLOG and sometimes its a PODCAST.

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  • Connect With me

    Here are a few of the places you can find me


    Phone 1-403-894-4711


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    2021 Permaculture mentorship

    2021 Permaculture mentorship

    255.00 - 950.00
    6 month in person and online Permaculture Mentorship
    Sustainable level
    Regenerative Level
    Resilient Level

    with 3 payment options.... paid in FULL by January 31st EARLY Worm...PAID in FULL regular feb1-28th... Installments x 3 payments at time of registration, May1st, and July 1st
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    Community Creation Classes

    Community Creation Classes

    40.00 - 60.00
    Community Creation class. Each class will have an early "safe drop" of ingredients and supplies needed to make the creation. This payment if for the instruction, supplies and take home information with a LIVE online knowledge sharing portion.
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    Ongoing Mentorship and Support Mandy and Steve 2 on 1

    Ongoing Mentorship and Support Mandy and Steve 2 on 1

    210.00 - 730.00
    This would be an ongoing 2 on 1 permaculture Mentorship and ongoing support with Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL and Steve Olsen learning more about permaculture and how to create a more sustainable life. We would spend 2 hours per month together in relevant and timely knowledge and hands on skills sharing with each other. We offer a unique and personally designed program for your individual needs and curiosities. There will be bonus material outside of your 2 personal hours with her as required. There will be a $6-15 pay pal fee added to your payment for all online purchases
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    Ongoing Workshops with Steve and Mandy

    Ongoing Workshops with Steve and Mandy

    11.00 - 40.00
    Ongoing workshops with Mandy and Steve are a " by donation" policy with a suggested minimum of $25. You can also choose to send someone else by selecting this option and donating another seat payment. You can e transfer fee to soulfullysoil@gmail.com and avoid the processing fee or pay here.
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    Personal Consultation with Mandy

    Personal Consultation with Mandy

    126.00 - 410.00
    This is a pre paid personal consultation in the realms of sustainable gardening, permaculture design, clean eating tips, Canning and food preservation, fermentation lessons, gluten/dairy free cooking
    At the end of the consultation, you will receive a comprehensive E document outlining our consultation with references, supporting information, pod cast, you tube videos etc.. to support our time together. Consultation time includes time to create e-document
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