Raina McDonald is an artist, yoga instructor and grower practicing permaculture design, land stewardship and seed saving.  She owns and operates R&R Handmade with her husband Ruben Irons, providing quality hand forged home and garden ware.  Guided by ancestral ways of being with each other and the land, Raina's work spans regenerative approaches to community building, placemaking and cultivating food sovereignty.  Her passions are at play in her role as the coordinator of the Scotsburn Community Food Forest project, an edible, medicinal hub of intergenerational knowledge sharing and resiliency.  She and her family steward 150 acres of Wabanaki Forest, wild blueberries and edible forest gardens in Mi'kmaw'ki/Brookland, Nova Scotia.  

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