North Star Art Retreat!
Sept. 19-22, 2013
A three night retreat for women who are interested in connecting with their inner selves through writing, painting and sharing. It will be a nurturing experience that will fill heart, mind, body and spirit.
This is a small and intimate gathering in the country; a return to a more peaceful and simple time. Leave your fancy shoes at home and come surround yourself with nature again, or maybe for the very first time.
Facilitated by artist and writer Danielle Daniel. Please check out the link below to see all the details and contact Danielle for registration.
Yurt Building Workshop
Yurt Building Workshop
Weekend of Sat May 25th and Sun May 26th
Join us here at Piebird for this empowering and life-changing workshop with yurt-makers Matt of Indigo Farms and Nate. Building your own yurt is an inspiring experience! Beginning with this workshop, you can change your life and how you connect to the Earth!
HOW TO GROW THE FOOD YOU EAT
Seeds in your Hand, Love in your Heart, Life in your Soil. An intensive gardening workshop: www.piebird.ca/growfood
With organic & sustainable practices of soil preparation learn how to build healthy happy soil that is balanced in nutrients, high in humus and host to a broad diversity of soil organisms -- all by working with the natural processes and in this northern climate. A great introduction for folks wanting to start their own gardens -- or established gardeners that want to push their knowledge of alternative-organic gardening.
How to Grow the Food You Eat
Love the Earth, Dig the Dirt.
Piebird is the perfect place to regain a connection to your food. GROW YOUR OWN!
More 2013 dates scheduled: Sat June 15 (only 2 spots left) or Sun June 16
Quietly walk away from the grocery store, come for this workshop/intensive and then begin enjoying homegrown goodness. This is a hands-on organic gardening learning experience perfect for you whether a beginner gardener or an experienced grower wanting to explore more alternative organic gardening practices.
In addition to the dates listed below, all of our workshops are available anytime for you and a few of your friends. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (705) 724-1144 for more info.
Vegetarian Cooking for the Holidays
Feast without the Fowl!
Did you ever wonder why our in our culture, we celebrate love and family by eating animals? Makes no sense to me either! That's why I want to show you how to make some scrumptious animal free dishes that will tempt even the most carnivorous person at the family table.
Healing Yourself with Herbs
Heal Yourself with Herbs, an introduction to Herbal medicine.
Using herbs for culinary and medicinal uses. 1 day workshop.
Saturday May 11, 1-4
Herbs and plants are a great gift from the earth with many uses for self-healing and illness prevention; their medicinal purposes have been valued for centuries. In this class participants will learn about Piebird's favoured herbs, plants and flowers while taking a stroll through the gardens on a "herb walk" -- an informative and hands-on way to learn to identify some of these incredibly varied and useful plants. Learn how to turn herbs into infusions, salves and tinctures and how to use them in woman's health and general health, for first aid, cold prevention and much more! We will talk about harvesting and storing as well. For the early spring classes, come see what gifts Spring gives us for cleansing ourselves after winter!
Dress for the elements. Class $55 per person, includes favourite herbal snacks, recipes and information sheets.
Vegan Baking -- Baking without dairy or eggs
Animal free baking
Learn how to make beautiful and yummy baked goods for you or for your loved one who requires a dairy free/egg free diet. Participants will learn about alternative binders and leaveners, different flour combinations for a lighter consistency, try out a few recipes and sample some fresh baked goods. Bring a container for your take home samples.
Canning Workshop -- Peaches & Peach Chutney
Peaches and Peach Chutney
Wednesday August 8, 2-5 PM
Sunday August 5, 5-8 PM
Peaches and peach chutney -- the glorious golden scrumptiousness on your pantry shelves can be enough to get you through a cold, dark wintery day. By learning how to preserve them yourself, you are freeing yourself of wondering what is in your food-- you know because you put it there! Control the sugar, the salt and the packaging; learn how to bottle up summer's goodness while it is at it's peak. The method for learning to preserve peaches this way is transferable to other fruit too like pears and apples.
Canning Workshop -- Strawberry Jam (no sugar)
Preserve them when they are at their best!
Sunday July 8 11:00 - 2 pm
Wednesday July 11th 5:00 pm to 8 pm
Fresh local strawberries are better than any other! Learn how to make delicious sugar free jam to keep you and your toast happy throughout the winter months.