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Upcoming Workshop: Chaga Foraging January 2020

Have you heard tales about a Tinder Fungus, or Miracle Tea? Do you want to learn more about chaga and the benefits this unassuming “blight” has?

Chaga doesn’t look nor sound appealing, but it can be used for many ailments, replace your coffee regime, and also as a fire starter–– even when wet.

Sound all over the place? That’s because this particular fungus–– that isn’t really a fungus at all, is truly amazing. But more on that later!

Join Alyssa on a snowshoe or hike (you decide!) to learn more about where to find chaga, how to sustainably harvest it and much more. Of course what you harvest is yours to take home.

You won’t just be searching for it, while we hunt chaga, some will be brewing for us on the outdoor cookstove.

Hot chilli and buns will be served to warm us after our walk through the woods.

Difficulty Level:

Easy. Mobility is required and some terrain may be challenging depending on ice/snow, however we will do our best to accommodate you with any obstacles you may encounter.

What to bring:

Warm winter clothing, camera, snowshoes if you prefer, and a field book if you enjoy taking notes. Small reusable bag or backpack to take your chaga home.

Location:

South end of Algonquin Park. More details to follow.

Price:

TBD

Date and Time:

January 2020

Date TBD

Length: 2-4 hours

*notify Alyssa of any allergies as coffee, snacks and chilli will be served*

Upcoming: Archery Workshop

Please subscribe or check back soon to hear more details about an archery workshop for all skill levels happening once hunting season is over.

Workshop will be hosted in Bancroft or Belleville’s surrounding areas in the southeastern region of Ontario. Possibility of a northwestern workshop to follow.

Our instructor is a talented and knowledgable archer who runs her own store, Ontario Archery Supply. Hailee is a wonderful teacher and will no doubt make you feel like a bow belongs in your hands.

Check back soon for more and follow our Facebook Page, Bushwoman Workshops.

May 20th- Foraging & Fishing Workshop

DAY WORKSHOP:

Location: Kenora, Ontario

Time: 9am-5pm – subject to change due to weather

Difficulty: Easy! We’ll go at your pace

Summary: A daytime workshop focused on foraging islands on Lake of the Woods. We’ll be searching for fiddleheads, chagga and deer antler sheds mostly. In between foraging we will be touring Lake of the Woods on a large, safe, boat while we try a few spots for walleye to gather enough for shore lunch that is included.

This workshop will focus on the ethics of foraging to prepare you for the opportunities you can carry out on your own in the future.

It’s also a great way to meet new like-minded people!

 

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What to Bring:

A backpack for collecting foraged goods, rain gear and appropriate footwear for trekking through brush and mud. Your Ontario fishing license!

Any questions, please contact info@bushwoman.ca. This is a simple workshop where gear aside from clothing is all included, however a “to pack” list will be sent to those who send deposits to be sure you’re well prepared!

INCLUDED:

  • Boat
  • Gas
  • Guide
  • Life Jackets
  • Shore lunch
  • Water
  • Fishing gear
  • Foraging instructions

NOT INCLUDED:

Fishing Licenses which can be purchased at Smith Camps or Canadian Tire in Kenora

PRICE: $300

Deposit required: $150.00

EMAIL TO BOOK NOW: INFO@BUSHWOMAN.CA