Events

Check out our Events Calendar to see all of our upcoming events!

Summer Herbal Drinks Workshop, June 17, 1pm to 3pm

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Yummy summer teas with a side of garden fun! Make and taste delicious herbal drinks that you can craft from garden-grown ingredients with Julia Thiessen, Therapeutic Horticulturalist.

Discover and harvest the vibrant edibles in the Earthwise Garden and learn all about herbs. Create a solar infused lemonbalm lemonade that is perfect for cooling down and hosting in the hot, sunny weather. Enjoy a stunning fizzy drink crafted with local herbs. Finish up with a fresh herb infusion of your own design. Leave with fresh harvested herbs to take home and recipes to use them.

All ages and skill levels welcome – come ready for a fun afternoon outside ready to taste and learn.

Julia Thiessen is Earthwise Society’s Therapeutic Horticulture Intern and has been studying and working in the field of Therapeutic Horticulture for 7 years. She delights in a hummingbird’s visit, the beauty in a sunrise, and the scent of a wild rose, and loves getting outside and increasing her knowledge of nature.

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.

 

Summer Solstice Event & AGM, June 22, 7pm to 9pm

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Celebrate the longest day of summer and 35 years of cultivating sustainable communities with Earthwise at our Summer Solstice Event & AGM Fundraiser!

We have so many new and exciting initiatives to share with you, from our Don’t Mow, Grow urban food gardens to our upcoming nature therapy programs, to the farm and habitat restoration in Agassiz! Join us to learn all about how Earthwise is changing, adapting and growing. If you want to only attend the Summer Solstice Event and not the AGM, come to the Garden around 8pm – or earlier to enjoy the blooms and birdsong!

For those who are new to Earthwise, we will have an introductory garden tour at 6:30pm to begin the night.

The short official annual general meeting will be followed by a classy farm-style drinks & cheese social, with snacks and other goodies for you. Meet your community members, neighbours, and volunteers in the Garden!

To pay homage to the longest day of the year, at 8:30pm you will be guided through the garden on a Twilight Tour with Julia Thiessen, to catch flowers that save their scent for the night, barn owl babies, and unique nighttime blooms at an hour many people miss.

We’ll see you down at the garden!

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

Therapeutic Horticulture Discovery Tour: Immerse yourself in nature!

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Join the Earthwise Team for a day of therapeutic horticulture discovery at our beautiful Agassiz location! Immerse yourself in our beautiful natural environment and discover the numerous benefits of connecting with nature. Experienced facilitator will lead you through a day of wellness, peace, discovery, wonders and more!

The day will start with a discovery tour of our site followed by a delicious lunch and small group sessions in the afternoon. The day will end with a group discussion and next steps.

Program:

8:00 Departure from Earthwise (Delta)

9:45 Arrival at Earthwise Agassiz, Welcome (tea, coffee, light snacks)

10:00 Discovery Tour: Enjoy a guided tour of Earthwise Society’s beautiful Agassiz site.  Explore the newly planted demonstration gardens,  trace the path of the Miami River through woodland and open fields, check out the crops at the organic Earthwise Farm,  and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the heritage Cedar Grove.  Our team of expert guides will help you learn a bit about the special ecology and history of each of these areas and help you see the site in new ways.

12:00 Join us for a long table meal in the Heritage Orchard.   Bottleneck Chef Derek Bothwell will be preparing a special menu featuring organic produce from the Earthwise Agassiz Farm.

1:00 Workshop (Choose 1 of the following)

  1. Food Forage: Explore the many foods that you can wildcraft and grow in the garden.
  2. Flower Shooting: Use your phone to capture blooms in the garden and learn about basic photography composition technique.
  3. Think with Ink: Let the inspiration come in this activity using walnut ink made on site!
  4. Bird Speak: Discover the world of birds, open up your senses and learn how to identify them.
  5. Herbarium: Collect plants and flowers that inspires you and create an herbarium.

2:00 Workshop (Chosse 1 of the following)

  1. The hidden life of tree: Get to know the trees through your senses and time for nature journaling.
  2. Weed Therapy: Learn how weeding can be fun, active, interactive!
  3. Herbal Tea workshop: Learn about plant properties, collect herbs and make a nutrient dense tea. Learn some native plants used for herbal infusions.
  4. Food Forage: Explore the many foods that you can wildcraft and grow in the garden
  5. Bird Speak: Discover the world of birds, open up your senses and learn how to identify them.

3:00 Tea and snack, personnal assessment, group discussions and feedback on this therapeutic horticulture exploration day

4:00 Departure

Transportation:

Participants have the option to meet us on site at 9:45 am. A departure in bus from Earthwise Delta (6400, 3rd avenue, Tsawwassen) is planned at 8:00 am and return is expected to be around 5:45pm. Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat by adding a bus ticket to your order.

What to bring:

Bring a water bottle and dress appropriately for the weather (proper footwear, comfortable clothing that you can exercise in, sun screen, rain jacket, hat, etc.). If you have any food allergies, please let us know.

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

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