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April 2018

Fruit Tree Pruning and Pests and Disease Prevention

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$120 - $135

We are excited to welcome Susan Poizner from Orchard People Fruit Tree Care, as she guides us through fruit tree care. Susan is an urban orchardist and the author of the award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards. In the morning, you will learn the techniques for dormant tree pruning (versus summer pruning when the tree is actively growing).  Dormant pruning, done annually, helps you improve tree health, spur healthy growth and helps your tree develop a structure that will support a robust harvest. After…

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May 2018

Sourdough Bread Baking – May

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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$75.00 - $90.00

Join us on a fragrant Sunday morning to explore one of the most ancient human activities, baking bread.  We’ll make bread using the traditional sourdough technique.  You’ll leave the workshop with a fresh batch of dough to bake the next day, a freshly baked loaf of bread, a healthy and predictable sourdough starter, and the knowledge and confidence you need to make high-quality, rustic, sourdough bread at home. The master recipe that you will learn can be modified to create…

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Mothers Day DIY Pampering

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
10 C, 42 Carden St
Guelph, Ontario N1H3A2 Canada
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$80 - $135

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than by spending time with your Momma pampering yourselves with luxurious natural skin care products made by YOU! In this workshop you will learn how to craft your own all natural skin care products from simple, wholesome ingredients that you can find locally in Guelph. You will get your hands oily making a Floral Facial Steam, Lavender Rose Himalayan Salt Scrub, and Lavender Bath Bombs. Take these skills (and the spa) home with…

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Foraging for Wild Edibles – Spring

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Silvercreek Park, 142 Edinburgh Rd S
Guelph, Ontario N1H Canada
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$45 - $55

Come enjoy the wonders of nature while foraging for wild edibles on a morning hike! Whether you’re keen to learn about nature, want to be more self-reliant or perhaps lack a green thumb, foraging is a fantastic window by which to explore the natural world and increase one’s awareness of and respect for its beauty and complexity. Wild foods are very nutritious and often have much higher amounts of minerals and nutrients than their domesticated counterparts, they not only benefit one’s…

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Designing Tiny Homes, Cozy Cabins and Small Spaces: Insight, Foresight, and Practical Planning

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$65 - $80

Feeling inspired about building your own tiny home, cabin, bunk house, small space or even a studio?  While the internet is full of ideas, taking the next step into designing your own space and implementing it can be daunting.  This workshop will give an overview to construction styles, information on passive solar layout, working on a budget and many design considerations you may have not even thought of. A little foresight, insight and time to geek out on design, will…

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June 2018

Grow Your Own Oyster and Wine Cap Mushrooms

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$75 - $90

Level up your gardening game with a permaculture take on home mushroom cultivation, both indoors and out. Growing your own mushrooms is an easy way to increase the productivity, health and interest of your gardens and your plate. This workshop will offer an overview of some of the many ways you can grow delicious edible and medicinal mushrooms in your garden and in your home or apartment, by reusing easy to acquire, usually free natural materials. You will also be…

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