Workshop Details


Early Bird, before March 1- 10%  off! 

Workshop Times

The first day of the workshop is considered an arrival day, with arrival time at 4pm. We will gather for our first meal together at 5pm. The second day we will meet for breakfast at 8:30, start at 9, and finish at around 4, with a lunch break and rest time afterwards.
The last day of the workshop we will end at noon.

What You’ll Need
Please bring clothing to be prepared for all kinds of weather. Rain gear (waterproof coat with hood and boots), a toque, wool socks, longjohns and a sweater are recommended. For the warmer days, bring light-coloured, lightweight, long-sleeves and long pants in case of bugs (they are repelled by light colours). Also bring a hat with a brim and bug repellent (Burt’s Bees is what we use) and a bathing suit to take a dip in the pond at the end of the day!

If you are tenting, bring your own ground cover, tent, sleeping bag, pillow—anything you’ll need to be comfortable. Dorm spaces are provided with bedding and pillows, for a small fee. There are also nearby cabins, motels and B&B’s we can recommend upon request.

  • alarm clock
  • flashlight
  • toothbrush, facecloth, towel, other toiletries

We have a communal outhouse with washing station, and our enclosed outdoor shower and sink for washing. Please be sure your shampoo and soap do not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, or any of its relatives, as the water from the shower is on a grey water system, and goes back into the land here. If you are unsure, there will be both shampoo and soap provided that you are welcome to use.

If you are an early morning riser, we have an outdoor kitchen, where you can make yourself a cup of tea or coffee.

Workshop Location

The workshops all take place in the Upper Ottawa Valley, either at our farm in Golden Lake or at our property in  Whitney, both of  which are accessible by bus. The distance to drive is about 1.5 hours from Ottawa and 4.5 hours from Toronto or Montreal.


We’re flexible, mostly ovo-lacto vegetarian food but can accommodate vegans as well as most allergies. We encourage participation in clean up. We find a rich balance  happens at meals, through everyone’s eclectic taste and experience, nutritional information and political views, balanced by the simplicity of what’s coming out of the ground.


We get that things come up in your life, and while we’ll miss seeing you, we will offer you a refund, minus the processing fees. Please keep in mind, our workshops are small, and we rely on full attendance, so let us know as soon as you do, so we are able to fill your space. Thank you.


For booking or other questions please call us at 613-625-1106 or email megan.

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