Chanchal Cabrera, 1 year Director


Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987. Awarded Fellowship 2009

MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003

Faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster 2004 - 2016

Senior faculty at Heartwood School of Herbal Medicine (UK)  2017 - present

Diplomas in Botanic Garden Management and Education from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2013 & 2014

Certified Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) practitioner 2016

Certified Master Gardener 1999

Certified Horticulture Therapist 2005

BC representative to the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations  2019 - present

Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband manage Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, a 7 acre internationally registered botanic garden specializing in food and medicine plants, and where they host apprenticeships in sustainable food production and herbal medicine. Chanchal runs a private herbal medicine clinic with a specialty in holistic oncology, and offers a monthly student training clinic that provides free health services to the community. The farm also hosts Gardens without Borders, a federally registered not-for-profit society established to run the botanic garden and provide horticulture therapy. 

Chanchal joined  the BCHA board in June 2019. Her work as a director includes:

  • Being active on the Continuing Education Committee and the Peer Review Committee.

  • Since the fall of 2019 she has had the pleasure and the privilege of sitting as one of the two BC representatives on the Canadian Council of Herbalists Associations.

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