Earthwise Society is in the process of developing its Golf Road property into a destination environmental education teaching resource.
On Thursday July 27, the Society is hosting a day long discovery tour of the property from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and invites interested individuals to join them to learn more about this exciting new initiative, participate in educational outdoors workshops and find out more about getting involved.
Join experts to explore the streamside habitat, small scale organic teaching farm, and demonstration garden on the 58-acre site. Help visiting chef Derek Bothwell harvest organic fruits and vegetables for lunch, and then join with others for a freshly prepared farm to table meal.
In the afternoon, participants can choose from a variety of hands-on outdoor workshops, including Food Forage, Bird Speak, and Herbal Tea Workshop, and then end the day by sharing ideas and thoughts with other participants.
The discovery tour will integrate ideas from the field of therapeutic horticulture into the day’s events to encourage participants to view the site, and nature, in new ways. Research supports the idea that contact with the natural world can benefit individuals as well as communities, increasing well-being, fitness, and health. The day’s activities will wind up with a facilitated discussion about how to integrate these benefits into programs and activities planned for this site.
For more information and to sign-up for the Discovery Tour, visit Eventbrite.
Earthwise Agassiz is located at 6031 Golf Road and is open to visitors daily. Check-in with the staff on-site and then enjoy the self-guided tour!
If you are interested in getting involved on the Earthwise Agassiz site, there are volunteer opportunities in the areas of habitat restoration, gardening, organic farming and community outreach.