gifts of the land:
Full day workshops

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Foraging, Medicines & Bushcraft

Description:  These weekend workshops are designed for both the casual learner and our dedicated apprentices.  We will be immersing ourselves in the abundant gifts of nature, from the cornucopia of wild flavours of plants and mushrooms to the generous and effective wild medicines all around us.  We go way beyond "survival" into both gourmet and everyday cooking and preparation, fermented foods and drinks, and various herbal medicine techniques and strategies. 

Our deep dive into the gifts of the land also include a taste of the arts, crafts, and tool-making that are integral to all earth-based cultures.  We loosely use the term "bushcraft" for such endeavours as basket-making, birchbark canoe building, plant dyeing and plant fibre processing, friction fire kits, wood bows, etc. that further our understanding and appreciation of the land. 

In general, the weekends will concentrate more on wildfoods on the Saturday, and more on bushcraft on the Sundays, with wild medicines featured on both days. 

Flexible Format: Full Weekend, Saturday or Sunday 

Workshops take place at our homestead on the fourth weekend of the month, beginning October 22, 2022.

Choose what option you desire and fits into your schedule!

Full Weekend:

For a full nature immersion experience and rewilding, spend a full weekend with us! Starting Saturday at 9am for those staying onsite to set up tents and shake off the road dust, and finishing the last workshop Sunday by 2:30pm with the option to stay until 4:30 for project completion, relaxation and packing up. Includes attendance to our Wild Harvest Dinner when applicable.  

Cost: $275/weekend or sign up for all of them for $2000 and receive the perks of our Year Long Apprenticeship!) 

Saturday Only: 10am-5pm, with the option of staying for a potluck dinner, outdoor fire, and music, storytelling, and further activities.    Some weekends may coincide with our Wild Harvest Dinners (additional cost and registration required) and include special guest speakers and/or musicians. 

 

Cost: $125/ Saturday

With Wild Harvest Feast:

$200  ($25 OFF full price for our Workshop participants)

Sunday Only: 10am-2:30pm

Cost: $75

GIFTS OF THE LAND WORKSHOPS 2022-2023

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HONOURING THE HARVEST
saturday, octobre 22

NATURE'S PALLETTE
SUNDAY, OCTOBRE 23, 2022

Skincare products

HOLIDAY NATURE CRAFTS:
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2022 

WINTER'S APOTHECARY:
SATURDAY, NOV 26, 2022

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BIRCH BARK CANOE BUILD
SATURDAY, FEB 25, 2023

SYMBIOSIS:
BIRCH & CHAGA

SUNDAY, FEB  26, 2023

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MAPLE SYRUP BASKETRY
SATURDAY, MARCH 25 

MAPLE SYRUP COOKOUT
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2022

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SPRING FEVER: FORAGE & FEAST
SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2023

SPRING MEDICINES & CRAFTS: 
SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2023

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SOLSTICE: FORAGE & FEAST
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023

SOLSTICE MEDICINES & CRAFTS: 
SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2023

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STORYTELLING & CRAFTS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2023

 A CELEBRATION OF TREES
JANUARY 21, 2023

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SPRING FORAGING
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023

WILLOW SHOOT BASKETS & MORE!
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2023