Events

BIRDS and BEES FUNDRAISER

 
Saturday, July 27, 10 AM – 4 PM, (rain or shine)
Stanners Vineyard
76 Station Road, Hillier
Free Admission

 

 

Join us for a day of mini-workshops and nature activities at Stanners Vineyard. Why not stop by for a Shade tree coffee tasting or go on a nature hike with an expert?

  • 8 a.m. -  Early Bird Hike
  • 8 a.m./10 a.m./1 p.m. -  Nature hikes
  • 9:30 a.m. - Coffee Cupping Workshop (pre-registration required see below)  
  • 1:30 p.m. - Edible Plants Foraging Workshop ($10)  with Registered Herbalist Tamara Segal. Walk the fields at the vineyard, and if time permits stroll the millennium trail, examining wild edible and medicinal plants and trees, looking at identification keys, food and medicine uses, harvesting techniques and some of the ways in which these flora interact with their ecosystem

 

  • Yoga in the Vineyard
  • Shade Tree Coffee tastings
  • Bird Carving demonstrations
  • Straw Bale construction discussion with the vintner
  • Honey Bee demonstration, honey tastings
  • Bird Banding demonstrations
  • Native Plant mini-workshops
  • Beeswax food wrap demonstration
  • Free NatureHood Children’s activities
  • Pop Up Market of PEPtBO merchandise
  • Food and more!

Door prize donated by Gold and Ginger

Gold & Ginger is an art, design and craft studio co-founded by Leanne Shea Rhem and Zac Kenny. Their line of digitally printed textile accessories, artwork, one of a kind block printed apparel and stationery is a labour of love combining shared interests in nature, animals, colour and pattern. Everything is sewn by hand and designed collaboratively by them in Picton, Prince Edward County.

 

Coffee Cupping at Hillier Hall
18560 Loyalist Pkwy, Hillier, ON
July 27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Experience a Coffee Cupping with Maria and Valeria from Las Chicas del Café. This 2 hour workshop will allow you to learn about the coffee cupping procedure.  Similar to wine tasting, it involves deeply inhaling the aroma and then loudly slurping the coffee so it spreads to the back of the tongue. The coffee taster attempts to measure aspects of the coffee's taste, specifically the body (texture) , sweetness, acidity, flavour and aftertaste. Since coffee beans embody telltale flavours from the region where they were grown, cuppers may attempt to identify the coffee's origin. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the wonderful HIGH SHADE-GROWN, BIO-DIVERSITY FRIENDLY coffee that the Fiallos family grows in the mountains of Nicaragua.

Cost: $20 per person (REGISTER)

Limit of 30 Participants