A deep dive into local plants and mushrooms and their gifts of delicious, nutritious food, effective medicines and health boosting supplements,as well as fun and useful "utilitarian" "uses"such as fibres, baskets, dyes, glues, and even the awe-inspiring birchbark canoe! Highlights will include local Algonquin guest teachers, a canoe daytrip in a birchbark canoe, and a grand Solstice celebration to end it all off! We will be exploring themes of community building, self-sufficiency, and the possibility of moving towards a more gracious relationship with the living Earth, even in the context of the modern Western world.
1 weekend/month Sept. to June (not including Dec and Jan.)
Early spring is a magical time of year. Our wanderings will encapture the powerful herbal medicines of this time, the first tentative greens of the year, as well as some rich underground treasures from the previous year, and generally revel in the flowing steams, the shining sun, and the child-like joy of this wonderful time.
April 2, 9, 23, 30
The warm days of May and June present an orgiastic abundance of plant foods and medicines, as well as the first flushes of mushrooms! The serious forager has their hands full, as well as their shelves, pantries, cars, and dehydrators! We are offering 4 classes from early May to to summer solstice to help negotiate this magical, if slightly overwhelming period. While there is only so much we can cover in 4 classes, we will be sure that you receive lots of resources to continue learning and practicing on your own, including week by week calendars of plant resources in our area! Our last class of this series will occur on the solstice, and include special medicine making, a big fire and a celebration.
May 14, 24, June 11, 21
We start early afternoon foraging fields, forests and streams around our homestead. This is followed by preparing drinks and food for the evening's special community outdoor wildharvest dinner (in association with Ixim cafebistro), followed by some combination of stories, musical guests, and/or other entertainment!
This event runs once a month from May to September, from 1PM to 9:30ish.
We are still developing our roster of events for the 2022 season, and we'll be adding some more soon!