Workshops & Socials

Scheduled Events   

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Wild Mushroom Foraging

August 24 @10:00 to 3:00

There are so many tasty wild mushrooms out in the forest, but you'll need the right knowledge to fully enjoy them.

Our Wild Mushroom Foraging Workshop is a full day with Kira and Fern teaching you how to forage for the tastiest and most plentiful mushrooms.

You can find out more information and get tickets for our Wild Mushroom Foraging Page, linked below.

Custom Events   

We schedule workshops and socials throughout the year, but it can be a challenge to find dates that work for everyone who’s interested.  So if there’s a workshop or social event that you’d like to attend, and you have some friends to join you, you can pick the date and make it happen when it fits best for you. To schedule an event, let us know which event you’d like to attend and when. We’ll do our best to make it work.

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Beeswax Wraps

Have you ever used or seen beeswax wraps? They're used to wrap foods instead of wasteful plastic film or aluminum foil.

The wraps are made with beeswax, vegetable oil, and tree resin and are an essential part of a natural kitchen. They also smell amazing when they're being made!

Join Kira in the schoolhouse and make some beeswax wraps of your own to take home.

$60.00 per person plus HST and admin.

Snacks and drinks included

Minimum of four, Maximum of six participants

 

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Feather Earrings Solstice Social

Natural materials help highlight natural beauty and feather earrings are a perfect accent to tease a glimpse of your wild side.

Spend solstice with Kira in the schoolhouse and make your own unique set of feather earrings.

There will be fresh sourdough crackers with farm cheese, veggie spreads and garden greens, as well as great celebratory drinks. 

$30.00 plus HST and admin.

Snacks and fancy drinks included

Minimum of four, Maximum of eight participants

 

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Hugelkultur and Composting

Growing gardens in Central Ontario can be a real challenge. It’s a good bet that the bedrock isn’t far beneath the surface and there’s just not enough soil to work with. But you can still have gardens even if you only have sand and rocks.

There’s a garden bed technique called Hugelkultur. It’s a raised bed using woody waste. A hugel bed is made of logs, branches, brush, leaves, and compost. It’s a perfect way of fast tracking a fertile garden bed, even for places that already have some soil depth. In this workshop, we’ll be teaching you how to build a Hugelkultur garden as well as how to maximize organic household and garden waste to keep your hugel bed productive.

$40.00 plus HST and admin.

Snacks and drinks included

Minimum of four, Maximum of 10 participants

 

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Natural Fabric Dyeing

Forest and garden plants provide food and medicine, but they can also help us create finery that adds expression to how we clothe ourselves. Plants and seeds become bright and colourful dyes paired with the right mordants.

In this workshop, you'll spend time in the garden learning about the plants and other natural materials used to dye fabrics. Then work with Kira in the schoolhouse making your own unique hand dyed organic cotton scarf.

$80.00 plus HST and admin.

Snacks and drinks included

Minimum of four, Maximum of eight participants

 

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Wild Fermentation

Start out with a short hike through the forest and the gardens to gather fresh ingredients for a batch of kimchi. Then gather in the schoolhouse for a hands-on lesson making kimchi that will include chatting about making kombucha, yogurt, and sourdough starter. Participants will be served a local food lunch and get to take kimchi home along with an Easy Fermenter Wide Mouth lid kit to get you started fermenting at home.

$80.00 plus HST and admin.

Snacks and drinks Included

Minimum of four, Maximum of eight participants

 

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Wild Mushroom Foraging

There are so many tasty wild mushrooms out in the forest, but you'll need the right knowledge to fully enjoy them.

Our Wild Mushroom Foraging Workshop is a full day with a Kira and Fern, spent in the field, teaching you how to forage for the tastiest and most plentiful mushrooms.

You can find out more information on our Wild Mushroom Foraging Page, linked here.

$80.00 plus HST and admin.

Lunch and snacks are included

Minimum of four, Maximum of ten participants

 

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Winter Wreath Making Social

Winter wreaths help us celebrate the passing of Winter Solstice and the return of the light.

Gather some friends for this social where you'll make unique and authentic wreaths using natural materials. All while enjoying seasonal snacks and drinks to embrace the cool sullen beauty of Winter.

$30.00 plus HST and admin.

Snacks and drinks included

Minimum of four, Maximum of eight participants