- The day’s schedule
Arrival is at 9h00. At 9h30 participants are invited into the classroom for a theoretical presentation lasting about one hour. The group then moves outdoors for several hours of hands-on work. There is a lunch break around noon (bring a lunch) and the workshop continues. Time is set aside for the cooking session in our big teepee and the workshop ends around 16h.
- Who can participate ?
Pretty well anybody can take advantage of these workshops. We travel slowly on relatively flat land in order to facilitate exchanges within the group. Forest trails are wide and easily accessible.
Children over the age of six are considered participants and must pay. If you want to bring your children youger than 6 years old, please contact us before reserving as we limit groups to 15 participants.
- How do I enroll/use my your gift certificate
Enroll via our website. Choose the desired date, note the number of persons you want to enroll and fill in all necessary fields. If you have a gift certificate, note the promotional code near the end of the reservation form. Secure payment goes through Paypal without your having to open an account.
- What should I bring ?
Bring what you need to take notes and photographs. Scissors, a small knife and a small basket can be useful but they are not required for the harvest.
Bring comfortable footwear (avoid sandals), appropriate clothing and a hat. You may want to consider bringing a water bottle, insect repellent and sun lotion.
- Food and beverage
Our boutique/café will be closed for 2019 due to construction work on the site. Bring your lunch. The cooking session at the end of the day is little more than a snack.
- Can I bring my dog ?
Animals are not permitted during the workshops.
- What plants will we see during the harvest ?
Regardless of the season, we discover dozens of different plants. In the spring, we concentrate on spring greens and tubers from the previous year. There are several types of fruit and seeds in summer and the fall is a generous harvest time. Participants often have questions about plants that they know and we try to answer these as best we can. There is much to see, smell and taste throughout the year.
- Which mushrooms are we likely to encounter during our workshop ?
This workshop is designed to introduce you to the world of mushrooms and enable you to harvest confidently a few easily identified species. You will examine together the different parts of a mushroom. This will improve your ability to identify mushrooms correctly. Depending on the season, the harvest can vary but there are always enough mushrooms for the cooking session at the end of the day.
- Can I bring a harvest home with me ?
Our aim is to give you the tools that will enable you to do your own foraging. We ask participants to harvest only what they need for the cooking session so as to leave plenty for the following groups.
- Can I cancel or change the dates ?
Workshops are held rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop. You will be notified at least 24 hours before the workshop and you will be completely reimbursed.
If you must cancel your reservation, you must do so 14 days before the workshop ; a $15% fee is applicable. We do not reimburse if the delays are not respected. We can also offer alternative dates providing we can fill your reservation with someone from our waiting list.
There are no date limits for your gift certificate nor can they be exchanged for cash.
- Identifying a plant or mushroom ?
Sorry, we cannot identify a plant or mushroom uniquely with an e-mail. If you participate in a workshop, do not hesitate to bring samples for identification by our instructors.