We offer a variety of pop- up workshops, community event partnerships & curriculum  to encourage creative exploration into the natural world. Eco-friendly holistic focused fun! From fairies to making a video while creating a garden, we are excited to provide ways for children to participate along side adult oriented gatherings.

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Upcoming events
Vancouver Island Homesteading Fair
June 3rd- 4th  10am-5pm at the Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute
The intention of the fair is to foster the exchange of knowledge, skills and experience in supporting a secure, vibrant & sustainable
island community! With a bounty of presentations as well as exhibits and vendors. The Fair is a free event and welcomes all to
come, share & connect.
Past events

2016

Woodland Adventures: Tuesdays April 26- May 31 , 2:45-4:45pm

An after school walk from Cumberland Community School into the Cumberland Community Forest. We will play games & learn to identify local plants & wildlife and ways to interact with our forest. Through exploration of bear & cougar safety, encouraging an attitude of land stewardship, appreciation & protection. This program is free for children grades 1-3 & is open to home learners as well. I am also open to parents accompanying younger children to explore with us. To register for this programs: Contact Sue at 250-336-8511 ext. 76616 or ccss.coordinator@gmail.com

 

Rainbow Love Family Gathering: March 20-27

I will be offering garden related offerings throughout the week in beautiful Sooke.

“Come join us & the Rainbow Love Family Tribe for 8 days of conscious community

vibin’, starting on the cusp of the Vernal Equinox. We are growing community through

ceremony,music, dance, food sharing, workshops, play, elemental spa, crystal healing,

sound seed sessions,Hunter-gathering and more!” For more info contact

Naomi at rainbowlovefamily@gmail.com

 

Woodland Adventures: Tuesdays February & March , 2:45-4:45pm

An after school walk from Cumberland Community School into the Cumberland Community

Forest. We will play games & learn to identify local plants & wildlife and ways to interact with our forest. Through exploration of bear & cougar safety, encouraging an attitude of land stewardship, appreciation & protection. This program is free for children grades 1-3 & is open to home learners as well. I am also open to parents accompanying younger children to explore with us. To register for this programs: Contact Sue at 250-336-8511 ext. 76616 or ccss.coordinator@gmail.com

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey Tail Nature Spring Break Camp

April 6th- 10th 2015 * 9am-3pm Ages 6-10 * $30 per day, Greenhaven Farm in Merville & Seal Bay Park *Gardening * Wild crafting * Fairies & Beasts *Nature Scavenger hunts * Crafts * Creepy crawlies* Games * Forest & ocean exploration *Bird study * Music creation * Geo-caching & more! This outdoor education focused camp is presented by Nurture Your Nature & Heart Seeds For more information please contact us at info@heartseeds.org

 

 

Harvest Trade & Open Mic

Come join in the spirit of abundance!

Saturday, March 28 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Lush Valley Food Action Society 1126F Piercy Ave, Courtenay

Local crafters and harvesters are welcome to an afternoon of trading goods!We all have our own unique gifts and honed talents to share with our community. Bring your teas, mushrooms, starts and seeds, knitted scarves, smoked salmon, carvings and whatever else you have to share. Do note that we would like you to register for this event and let us know what you will be bringing! This is also an OPEN MIC so please bring your instruments, poems and funny stories!

Let’s build our trading networks! For further information please contact our office at 250-331-0152 or chantal@lushvalley.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young cooks

Tuesday’s February 17th- March 17th 4pm-6:30pm

Our after school program welcomes youth ages 10-14 to learn basic cooking and nutrition skills while preparing dinner for their family.For more information contact chantal@lushvalley.org

 

 

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We are coordinating “The Kid’s Zone” at Earth Day April 26!

Transition Town Comox Valley and a plethora of organizations are collaborating to create the first Earth Week April 22-26! There will be a series of workshops and entertainment for all ages! The week long celebration will end with an Earth Festival at Lake Trail Middle School April 26, 10am-4pm. We are happy to say we will be coordinating the Kids Zone and are open for the communities ideas and involvement. We could use a few more volunteers to over see some of the prepared activities and share you love for the earth! For more information about the week of events check out http://transitiontowncv.org/earthday/ :O)

 

 

 

Be Mother Earth Spring Break Camp     March 17th- 21th 9am-3pm

 

An interactive exploration of our natural environment through forest walks,

creative activities and games. Students will focus on specifics area of nature

and look for the message in the moment. For example: visit a creek and talk

about what it is like to be a creek and the role that it plays in relation to the

larger community of plants and animals. Then explore ways there could be an