Join us for our food sovereignty project! Although we were going to charge $1500 for the whole season we've now dropped this fee!!!!
The cost would have covered catered meals but we are now proposing to have potlucks instead. That being said, for the first Sunday, May 21st lunch will be provided free of charge.
We hope to see you all there! We'll start at 9am. This first event will be an orientation day introducing the project and what we intend for the season. We'd love everyone to join us, young and old. No experience necessary.
All the best and let's hope for a great season of gardening together!
All the best, The Earth Haven Farm team
Food Sovereignty Project Overview
Earth Haven Farm presents our second annual food sovereignty project - hosting 1-2 days per month immersive on planting, growing and caring for the three sisters (corn, beans, squash).
Participants, through the seasons, will build lasting friendships and journey together, building upon some of the oldest traditions of food and the earth.
Reviving our conviction for current social issues, we will highlight each individual’s responsibility to give back to the earth. Earth Haven is an Indigenous based farm certified biodynamic since 2008.
Through the coalescence of people and traditions we are all invited to share in music and dance as we give life to the seed.
Together we will oversee the three sisters to fruition, take home our harvest as well as learn to prepare, save and store seeds to steward these traditions back into our own communities.
Earth Haven is passionate about building community. We invite you to get involved with other initiatives and events happening at the farm. Planting seeds of generational change starts by living the way we wish to see our world.
Course fee is $1,500 per person. We are willing to work out a payment plan, exchange in kind or donation to the farm. To discuss program details or individual financial needs, contact the Sovereign Team leads.
Minimum – 50% of the course fee required for program enrolment. Remainder of fees must be paid in full before start date of project. All payments are non-refundable.
Payment can be made via etransfer to email@example.com, cheque or cash. Please make note on your payment that it is for “Food Sovereignty Registration.”
Upon enrolling, you will receive a welcome package with instruction on how to prepare for this experience.
Course capacity – 20 people. Spaces are limited. Enrolment is for the entire season. Register soon!
Classes are 1-2 days and per month and run from May through November 2023. Six visits to the farm in total. Lunch and dinner is included in the course fee. Farm fresh meals prepared at Earth Haven Farm.
Note: There will be optional overnight camping experience allowed during the two-day workshops to accommodate people coming from out of town.
All sovereignty days will run from 9am to 5pm followed by planned social activities.
Program will be facilitated rain or shine. Participants should dress accordingly, bring gloves, jackets, hats, bug spray, sun screen and wear closed toe shoes and/or boots.
Dates and Itinerary for 2023
Sunday, May 21 – Orientation
Overview of farm rules, team building, outlook and what to expect followed by meditation and intention setting.
Sunday June 18 & Monday June 19 – Building Beds and Planning
Plant beans corn and squash. Songs and dances of intention in the garden followed by a visit to the river and a campfire.
Sunday July 23 & Monday July 24 – Maintaining the Vision
Weeding and replanting. Taking a deeper dive into the characteristics and relationship of the Three Sisters Crops.
Sunday, August 20 – Commune and Fortify
Fencing and fortifying the planted area. Hand pollinating of the corn. Weeding and feeding the soil.
Sunday October 1 & Monday, October 2 – Harvest
Timing and techniques used for harvesting. The season in review. Celebration and sharing of recipes.
Sunday, November 12 – Preparation and Preparedness
The last harvest and Winnowing, sorting, cleaning and saving seeds. Share and donate harvest among participants followed by a seed legacy discussion.
Your Food Sovereignty Team
Aric Aguonie – Founder and Project Manager
613-478-3876 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jérema Hewitt – Project Lead
647-782-3427 or email@example.com
Get ready to plant your way to sovereignty!
Download our 2023 Food Sovereignty Brochure