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August 2017

Watercolour Workshop

August 12 @ 10:00 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm
Wildwood Ecoforest, 2929 Crane Rd
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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Date:  Sat Aug 12th from 10am-5pm and Sun Aug 13 from 12pm-4pm Cost:  $150/person Learn some of the ‘tricks of the trade’ for creating two dimensional (flat) art inspired by the forest. Have you noticed that there are many greens and that sometimes the differences are very subtle? Thomson will demonstrate ‘artistic license’ in the creation of greens that retain the mood and essence of the forest and yet push the colours so they are more evocative of the forest…

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Monthly Guided Tour of Wildwood

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Ecoforest, 2929 Crane Rd
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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Bring family and friends for a walk among the old growth trees of Wildwood Ecoforest - the oldest continuously-managed ecoforest in North America. Your guide, zoologist Bruce Hepburn, will highlight key features that demonstrate sustainable forestry practices, such as leaving large old seed trees for natural regeneration and dead standing trees for woodpecker and owl nests. Please meet at the visitor centre at 1 pm and dress for the weather.   Rain or shine. Tour by donation (Suggested donation $10)

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Wild Foods and Sustainable Foraging Workshop

August 20 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wildwood Ecoforest, 2929 Crane Rd
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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Date: Sunday, August 20 Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Cost: $45.00 Interested in learning what kinds of plants our beautiful region has to offer? Do you want to learn how to safely and sustainably forage for wild plants? Come along for an afternoon walk in the beautiful Wildwood Demonstration Forest with experienced forager and plant expert Richard Kuehnel to receive an introduction to the edible, medicinal, practical, and toxic plants of our region. This workshop is intended to empower you…

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September 2017

Monthly Guided Tour of Wildwood

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Ecoforest, 2929 Crane Rd
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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Bring family and friends for a walk among the old growth trees of Wildwood Ecoforest - the oldest continuously-managed ecoforest in North America. Your guide, zoologist Bruce Hepburn, will highlight key features that demonstrate sustainable forestry practices, such as leaving large old seed trees for natural regeneration and dead standing trees for woodpecker and owl nests. Please meet at the visitor centre at 1 pm and dress for the weather.   Rain or shine. Tour by donation (Suggested donation $10)

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Ecoforestry Workshop

September 30
Wildwood Ecoforest, 2929 Crane Rd
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn the basic principles of ecoforestry - a forestry stewardship system which preserves fully intact forest ecosystems while providing for ecologically appropriate levels of harvest. Participants will tour Wildwood Ecoforest, the oldest continuously-managed ecoforest one the west coast of North America, to learn first hand the rationale behind the selection of trees for harvest. Timber has been harvested selectively from this forest since 1938, always maintaining essential structure of the forest including old-growth…

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