Arts & Ecology Courses

All year-round we offer a variety of arts and nature courses and workshops.

Mushroom Identification & Culinary Workshop
with Emmaline Mortimer

Saturday, October 14, 2023
10:00 am – 4:00 pm


In this full day workshop, you’ll learn how to identify and cultivate mushrooms that are good for you! Starting with a walk through Two Meadows Trail, the instructor will teach participants how to identify the four major local bracket fungus that can be made into tea while she talks about the reported health benefits associated with the different polypore mushroom teas. And in the afternoon, you will make your own gourmet oyster mushroom grow bag to take home! You will learn the steps to growing mushrooms including the preparation, conditions and harvesting.

With registration, choose which of the following mushrooms you’d like to grow in your bag: pink oyster, blue oyster, or elm oyster. A back up choice is recommended.


Quillwork with Tara Francis

Saturday, October 21, 2023
9:00 am – 12 pm


Join Tara Francis for a Mi’kmaq Cultural Experience where participants are introduced to the Traditional Mi’kmaq craft of Porcupine Quillwork.

Create a small quill medallion while Tara leads an open discussion about the cultural importance and history of the art practice as well as her own journey in art.

All materials are provided.