We are planning a few events on farm this summer. Typically we need help putting in the garden in the spring, working it in the summer and harvesting in the fall. In conjunction with the harvest, I hold seed saving workshops for some hands on experience and am doing the same this year, but will be conducting a more in depth seed saving workshop in the early summer. Stay tuned for that.
We will host an online seed starting course in March 16, 6:30-8:30, as we are getting ready for those seedlings in the indoor environment. If you are interested in learning how to start seeds, what mediums to use, how to do it and when, we will cover all the basics during this course. It is via zoom and will be full of info. Cost is $25 per participant and we will run with 10 participants and more. Email smileyo at xplornet.ca for registration ahead. You must register ahead for this one so I know who will be there.
Growing in a greenhouse. This workshop will be held May 14, 2022. We can only accommodate 10 participants in this course. We will talk about constructing and growing in a greenhouse, show different alternatives to greenhouses such as low tunnels and high tunnels and learn the basics of growing inside a greenhouse in beds or in containers. We will start at 10 and end around 2 pm. Bring a lunch and your gardening gloves. Cost is $50. Register ahead at above email.
How to grow Strawberries – this workshop is for participants who want to know how to plant strawberries, what is involved in a large or small operation to be successful. We will spend time explaining layouts, options, plant survival, and success. Participants must be in good physical condition and be ready to apply what they learn in the strawberry field as we gain hands on experience. Registration is a must. Cost is $35. Runs from 10-2 on April 30, weather dependent.
Planting a garden – May 28 and June 4, 2022, 10 AM to 3 PM. If you have no experience seeding, planting or planning a garden, come along for a journey into growing, immersing yourself in the experience in a large space. We will only have space for 10 participants. Learn as you go. You must come for the entire day and as a reward, you can take home some seeds for your own garden. Bring a pack lunch, your gardening tools, energy and willingness. Register as above.
Want to learn about mushrooms? Our ever popular mushroom foraging courses are back! We will be hosting 2 wild mushroom courses this summer. The first will be June 15, the second August 6. The one in June will be an introductory course, heavy in identification and keying mushrooms, classification and what to look for in the wilderness. The second will build on the first and will be intensive in it’s scope. Both courses will feature a potluck lunch and courses featuring mushrooms if we find any. We will run rain or shine. Each course is $50 and registration is a must.
Biodynamic growing introduction to theory and techniques. Based on the concepts of universal connection of Rudolph Steiner, BioDynamics is a very involved and spiritual way of growing food, connecting to the soil and the regeneration of it is key. You will gain an appreciation of the subtlety of this connection and learn to begin growing in this way. We do not have any dates yet, but if interested, please contact us.
Cob building – We plan to hold hands on courses building an outdoor pizza oven constructed out of natural on the land materials. This workshop will enable you to grasp the basics of cob construction, how to mix materials and how to create with them, which can be used and adapted to other constructions including building walls. Contact us if interested in attending in July. No dates set yet.
Hands on building workshops using natural materials – aside from cob, there are natural materials such as whole logs, formed bricks from natural materials, and cordwood which can be used to create homes, sheds and outbuildings. We will host workshops featuring all of these to construct a simple outdoor shower and bathroom facility in our summer camping area. If you would be interested in attending and learning more, contact us, as we do not have dates set yet.
Organic Growing – based on the course I teach at the Organic Master Gardener Course in Stony Plain, this course will give you an understanding of what is involved in being an organic grower, whether you choose to certify or whether you are interested in your own little backyard plot or pots. Terms, definitions, and in depth exploration of the organic growing principles, requirements and considerations will be taught. We will host this as a zoom meeting March 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, registration is required. Cost is $35. Email for details and to register.
Evolved thinking about you and your interaction with the world. More than at any time in history, now is the time to begin to join with like minded individuals who are working towards building resilient community. This summer we will host connection events where you can come and explore new community ideas with others who are building them. We will discuss many topics, all focused on solutions to current problems. This is an advanced thinking community. Those interested can attend by emailing me first.
Action at large. There are many things that have been revealed to us through the past two years. We are not helpless to resolve them. Many have already begun the process of ending local and distant corruption, through the process of Notices of Liability. Many groups have different approaches with varying results. We will explore some of these groups, their concepts, what works and what doesn’t and how to reclaim who you are to move forward in the world with personal power and integrity. If you are interested, please contact me personally at the above email. There is so much to do but a small part is all we are required to do that adds to the whole and moves us all forward. Blessings to those that are moving.
We aim to add to your life in a way that inspires and reconnects you to your internal power place. Have a great day and we hope to see many of you this summer.