Check out some of these great opportunities from our friends at other nature connection organizations!
Online Courses offered by ChrisOutdoors
The Mushroom Course
Do you enjoy looking at mushrooms out in the forest? Have you ever thought about learning to forage them for food and medicine? Or even growing them yourself? If so, you may be interested in an online course offered by our good friends, Laura & Chris Gilmour from @wildmuskoka. Laura & Chris are generously offering the Pine Community $30 off!
The Mushroom Course will teach you:
– How to grow an abundance of mushrooms indoors & out year-round (even in the city!)
– Mushroom Ecology and their fascinating role in nature
– How to identify mushrooms confidently in the wild
– The first steps towards safe and sustainable foraging
You may be amazed by how much money you can save and how little work and time it takes to grow mushrooms compared to other common vegetable crops! Plus many mushrooms are high in protein, vitamins, and medicinal compounds that can support an array of health issues.
Register here and don’t forget to enter coupon code “PINE30” for $30 off!
Apprenticeships with EarthTracks (In-Person near Durham, ON)
EarthTracks offers two incredible Apprenticeship programs for adults to deepen their connection with nature:
Wild Plants Apprenticeship
This Apprenticeship Program is designed to equip you with a solid foundation in the many aspects of working with plants, both wild and cultivated. For one weekend a month for 8 months (April – November) you will develop skills and experience, learning about the Edible, Medicinal, and Utilitarian uses of plants. For more information, click here.
Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship
The Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship program is designed to open your eyes to the tracks and sign of the wildlife that live all around us. For 10 months (May – March), you will meet one weekend a month in various locations around Southern Ontario and Algonquin Park, which will allow us to experience a variety of habitats and eco-systems. For more information, click here.