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The nourisher

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You come here to breathe
You come here to breathe

"You come here to breathe”, says Vicky Morrison.

Life elsewhere is fast-paced and unrelenting at times. So as the sun warms the land in late spring, Vicky and Roger’s farm transforms into the 100-acre Rural Retreat & Event Venue. It’s a facility where life is celebrated and memories are made. People come for workshops, a culinary experience or a relaxing retreat – and maybe even Alpaca playtime.

“The most important thing here is that you learn to heal yourself while celebrating the small things that matter – those things that get lost in the day-to-day bustle,” says Vicky.

“We do focus a lot on food because that is the heart of who we are and what this area can give you – fresh whole food that you can taste and that truly nourishes the body and soul.”

Celebrate in all aspects of your life
Celebrate in all aspects of your life

Grassroots is a business idea that is continually evolving and growing to find new ways to help guests learn and unwind – like making your own beauty products from natural ingredients, taking a yoga class or simply sitting around a fire and listening to nature. Grassroots is also adding a wedding celebration component for couples that want a wedding that is simple and elegant with a hint of vintage charm.

“We do community events like Fired-Up Fridays: an evening of wood-fired Pizza and live music. We also offer whole food culinary workshops. Really there is something for everyone. Whether it’s for a day of wellness or an evening of enjoyment, being here helps you to learn, heal and celebrate in all aspects of your life. That’s really what Grassroots is all about.“

Take it in and let nature do its work.
Take it in and let nature do its work.

“Helping people has always been a huge part of our family. Grassroots is an outward expression of that. This is what we do. You drive down our laneway and you naturally unwind. The true nature of this place offers you the opportunity to nourish the body, cultivate the mind and grow the spirit.”

Vicky is excited, about the wellness community that is emerging in the Huron-Kinloss area. Each small business has their own unique take on living naturally and sustainably. Grassroots is a perfect fit for whatever comes along. In alternative lifestyles, in farming, in how families co-exist and share. Vicky believes we’re at the beginning of something new, a transition of sorts. And it all starts with a simple idea. Just breathe. Take it in and let nature do its work.

Learn more about Grassroots Rural Retreat at grassrootsruralretreat.com