Join us on the farm and help plant a bee field, learn about natural building techniques at the backwoods cabin, learn how to grow mushrooms and explore the Acadian Forest Restoration Trail!
Where: Whaelghinbran Farm: 167 Harriet O'Ree Rd. On Highway 1 take exit 211 then turn onto Hwy 114 towards Alma. Drive to South Branch (Cardwell Parish) and look for signs for the Harriet O'Ree Rd on your right, follow this dirt road for about 5 minutes and we'll see you at the farm.
When: Saturday October 1 2016 (rain date Sunday October 2 2016)
Cost: $25 and includes lunch
9:30 - Welcome
10:00 - Encouraging Pollinators on Farm
12:00 - BBQ Lunch
1:00 - Hike the Acadian Forest Restoration Trail
1:00 - Backwoods Cabin Tour
3:00 - Growing Mushrooms
4:00 - Day Ends
10:00 - Encouraging Pollinators on Farm: with John Klymko from the Atlantic Canada Conservation and Data Centre. This workshop will cover how to identify native pollinators and easy techniques to support pollinators on the farm or in your backyard. Learn to build habitat, identify pollinators and wildflowers, and help us plant native wildflower seeds in the Whaelghinbran Bee Field!
12:00 - BBQ Lunch
2:00 - Backwoods Cabin Tour: See what we've been building at Whaelghinbran Farm over the last few years with a tour of our backwoods cabins! We'll show you the completed Nomadic Cabin and in-construction Nature Cabin that includes straw clay infill, a green roof, and solar energy systems.
3:00 - Growing Mushrooms with Bay of Fungi Gourmet Mushrooms: Learn simple ways to grow your own mushrooms from the experts at Bay of Fungi. Let the mycelia grow!
1:00 - Forest Hike: Join us on the Acadian Forest Restoration Trail for a hike in Whaelghinbran Forest - good shoes and water recommended.
4:00 - Day Ends - We hope to see you!
This project is supported in part by:
To foster environmental stewardship internationally by establishing community forests, promoting sustainable forestry techniques and initiating environmental education.