Workshops And Events
Watershed Farm is an integral part of Pollination Project, a social enterprise that is entering its fourth season presenting workshops, events and concerts dedicated to Arts, Ecology, Health and Society.
We are looking forward to our Fifth Annual Stinking Rose Garlic Festival
on Saturday October 26th, 2013
. This all day celebration of all things garlic is a wonderful way to learn how to plant, mulch, harvest and store garlic. Everyone can learn something new from backyard growers to farmers who appreciate the viability of this crop for our climate and soil conditions. There will be a garlic-laced feast and musical entertainment in the afternoon. For more information please check our website: www.pollinationproject.org
In 2012 we hosted a number of new workshops as well as a few of our tried and true favourites.We enjoyed the Basketry Basics: Weaving Willow Trays and Platters with our friend, Mike Wolter of Rumtopf Farm. And we also had a good turnout for our annual workshop on Weaving a Living WIllow Fence. It was our third season hosting this popular workshop and many of you who have now taken this course may choose to return as you are ready to learn some new tips on repairing and pruning your fences, starting your own willow plantation and moving on to sculptural projects. This workshop is ideal both for the novice and those who have joined us before.
Our first House Concert series was launchied on June 4th with ECMA nominee, Ashley Condon and Two Months' Rain with CBC School of Rock Solo award winner, Maximilian Cooper Flint, cellist Liam Britten and drummer Isaac Burkam. Our Poetry and Prose weekend led by Paul Matthews was a delightful opportunity to connect with the magic and wonder of words. The Third Annual Stinking Rose Festival brought folks of all ages out into the field to help plant then share a garlic-laced feast and hear some wonderful music. The provnce-wide Open Farm Day saw close to 100 people visit the farm and tour our gardens and meet our animals. See www.pollinationproject.org for more information about our initiative and other upcoming events.