What will this season bring you?
This recent (unseasonably) warm weather has us thinking about Spring at Pure Joy. It’s the time of year when seed catalogues arrive in the mail, Seedy Saturdays pop up in our communities, and we begin to dream about what we will grow this year. We look forward to early herb visitors to our Fifth Wind gardens, like chickweed and stinging nettles. The early mild weather also has us paying attention to the slow stir of our bees as they begin to venture outside and forage. This year we will feed our hives to get them through these last few weeks before the dandelions and coltsfoot begin to bloom.
Spring is also the time when we begin to plan workshops and events for the 2018 season at Pure Joy. Here are some of the workshops and Pure Joy has planned at Fifth Wind Farm in 2018:
- Nettle Night: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7pm-8:30pm
Short herb walk and sampling of food made with nutrient rich nettles.
- DIY Herbal Tea Workshop: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 2pm-4pm
Herb walk and guidance on various herbs to grow for nourishing teas. And sampling, of course!
- ifth Wind’s Annual Seabuckthorn Festival: Sunday, August 5, 2018, 1pm-4pm
Sampling various sea buckthorn products and time to pick your own. Guest exhibitors and live music.
- Herbal Salve Making Workshop: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7-8:30pm
Create a calendula salve to take home! We will also go on a short herb walk.
Do you have workshop suggestions for us? What would you like to learn from Pure Joy?
Come say hello at our first market event of the season:
The Crafters Market at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Cobourg
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10am-3pm
Two weeks later you’ll find us the Cobourg Farmer’s Market on Saturday May 12, 2018.
Check our events page for more events you will find us at this summer, including Art Salad and the Heartwood Gathering.
Wishing all of you happy garden planning, dreaming, designing and growing this season!
Want to learn from Pure Joy?
Let us know what workshops we should run in the future