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Seminars

We're excited to offer free educational seminars to help build community knowledge in areas of organic gardening, afforestation, soil building, and more!

Check out our seminar descriptions below and RSVP to let us know you'll join!

Keep checking back as we're still adding and adjusting!

  • Yoga with Simply Yoga
    Yoga with Simply Yoga
    2:00-3:00pm
    2:00-3:00pm
    Optimist Hall Stage
    In between shopping and learning come join Alex for an hour of zen. Bring your own mat!
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  • Make the Most of Your Garden Produce
    Make the Most of Your Garden Produce
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    1:00pm-2:00pm
    Room A125
    Discover how to optimize abundance from your garden, reap what you sow, and seize your harvest! In this seminar, you will learn easy tips on preserving and utilizing herbs, tomatoes, hot peppers, and more.
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  • Living a Dream | Vivre un rêve
    Living a Dream | Vivre un rêve
    1:45pm-2:15pm
    1:45pm-2:15pm
    Room A127
    Join Lori from Champlain Harvest Farm to hear about their journey from a tiny backyard gardener to a small scale certified organic farmer.
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  • Comment conserver les légumes pendant l'hiver
    Comment conserver les légumes pendant l'hiver
    11:00am-11:45am
    11:00am-11:45am
    Room A127
    Join Guillaume Lacombe from Les Pas Pressés farm to learn techniques to safely store your vegetable harvest over the winter for healthy, homegrown produce year round! Presentation will be in French only but discussion and questions welcome in your language of choice.
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  • L'importance des arbres pour le bien-être de tous | The importance of trees for the wellbeing of our community
    L'importance des arbres pour le bien-être de tous | The importance of trees for the wellbeing of our community
    12:00pm-12:30pm
    12:00pm-12:30pm
    Optimist Hall
    In this quick seminar, join the President of Boisés Est to learn about the importance of selecting the right tree for the right location and how to care for them as they grow. Présentation en français mais discussion bienvenue dans la langue de votre choix.
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  • 7 Habits of Highly Waste-Free Living
    7 Habits of Highly Waste-Free Living
    11:00am-11:45am
    11:00am-11:45am
    Optimist Hall
    Join Laura Peck, author, business owner, and public speaker to benefit from her research into the top 7 habits for living waste-free. Presentation will be bilingual and discussion welcomed in your language of choice.
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  • Listening to a Forest to Improve Community Health
    Listening to a Forest to Improve Community Health
    10:00am-10:40am
    10:00am-10:40am
    Optimist Hall
    Join Shelley Lambert, Director at Forêt Capitale Forest to learn about the Miyawaki method of afforestation to create tiny urban forests and how healthy forests work. English presentation but discussion welcomed in the language of your choice.
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  • Foraging in Eastern Ontario
    Foraging in Eastern Ontario
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    3:00pm-4:00pm
    Room A127
    Pierre Blin, director of Rivers and Roots nature programs, will present the where, what, why and how of foraging for foods, medicines and more. English presentation.
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  • Organic Pest and Weed Control
    Organic Pest and Weed Control
    10:00am-11:45am
    10:00am-11:45am
    Room A127
    Join Peggy McDonald from Good Food Garden to learn organic pest and weed control methods to integrate into your gardening routine.
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