FORAGE & FEAST
HONE IN ON YOUR SKILLS AS AN EARLY PIONEER AND FORAGE YOUR WAY THROUGH THE FOREST TO CREATE SOMETHING DELIGHTFULLY DELICIOUS.
Ever wonder what it must have been like as a hunter & gatherer? Trek your way through the beautiful hills of one of the few Old Growth Forests left standing in PEI since early settlement. Learn about the history of landuse in PEI and how we’ve shaped what is now the iconic island landscape. Witness some of the oldest Hemlock trees still standing in PEI and see if you can spot any local wildlife. We just may be able to call in some Great Horned Owls, or spot our resident Bald Eagle Jerry.
Our local Wildlife Conservation Biologist Josh Lindsay will point out in season wild edible plants and fungi including the likes of the saught after PEI Chanterelle Mushroom, medicinal Chaga Mushroom, Wild Carrot, Arrowhead, Pineapple Weed, Wild Edible Berries, and more. Darren “The Caretaker” Martin will enlighten you with his in-depth knowledge of Ground Hemlock (found all over our property), and it’s reputation in cancer treatments as a former harvestor. He might also crack a few jokes along the way.
Gather clippings from PEI’s Primary Forest Species (the White Spruce) and meet Jordan beside the lake for a campfire where he’ll teach you how to create your own “Spruce Tip Vinegar”. Enjoy a traditional French picnic lakeside as you sample Island culinary delights and pickle local vegetables. The best part is, you leave with your very own preserves.
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Group Size: 2 to max 10 people
Rate: $95 per adult or $285 for family of 4.