Chanchal’s Blog

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Summer Solstice 2018: You’re Invited!

You are invited to help us celebrate the longest day of the year at Innisfree Farm!

  • Walk the labyrinth
  • Enjoy Celtic Harp music
  • Nibble on delicious finger foods and snacks
  • See the new visitor reception area under construction



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Holistic Oncology 1 and 2 

In March 2017 Chanchal Cabrera presented a 2 day seminar at Middlesex University, London (UK)  entitled Holistic Oncology 1. This was followed by Holistic Oncology 2 in November 2017.

If you would like to access to the edited recordings and … Read More

Commentary on announcement by FDA regarding cancer tests

It was a good news day when the FDA approved insurance agencies funding a suite of predictive cancer tests that may change the face of how we practice oncology.

For over 50 years the standard treatment plan for cancer has … Read More

Interview with Chanchal Talking on Horticulture Therapy, Gardens without Borders and Herbal Medicine

Interview published in the newsletter of The Canadian Horticulture Therapy Association, summer 2016.

Review: Innisfree Farm offers a tranquil oasis for an al fresco lunch

We thought we were just heading up to Royston’s Innisfree Farm for a nice Saturday lunch – who could resist a menu like the one posted above?

Innisfree in the past has held a few farmhouse dinners, which we have

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Pacific Northwest Wildflowers

I am very happy to share with you the wonderful Pacific Northwest Wildflowers website that I discovered today. There are 16235 wildflower photographs by Mark Turner the photographer and co-author (with Phyllis Gustafson) of the award-winning field guide, Wildflowers of … Read More

Baldwins Herb Map of Europe

Thanks to Baldwins Herbs in London for this lovely herb map of Europe – truly a work of art and also quite useful.

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Some of my favourite herbal reference books

I have dozens of herbal and health and gardening books, many hundreds actually – I swear they must breed in the night because it seems they are always increasing in number and spilling off the shelves. I dream of built-ins to the ceiling that would give another 3 or 4 metres of shelving, but then of course I would no doubt fill them in no time as well I cannot list them all here but I have picked out the ones that I go back to again and again, or that have particular or special information not found elsewhere. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Gardens Without Borders Article – InFocus Magazine

Hello and welcome to my first blog posting – even luddites like me are waking up to cool new technology that allows a conversation between us hundreds if not thousands of miles away. Or maybe I should get with the … Read More