Exciting Workshops Happening in May
If spring fever has you itching to let your creative side bloom or to learn something new, Northumberland County has a ton of unique workshops on offer this month. From photography to beekeeping, we’ve selected five we’re especially excited about.
1166 5th Line
Port Hope, Ont.
Date: May 4, 2019; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
If you’ve ever considered raising goats yourself (and who hasn’t?!), then this is the workshop for you. From the boutique farm that brought you Goat Yoga, the team at Haute Goat are experts in the field, and enthusiastic about teaching others how to care for these sweet, useful animals. The workshop includes a farm-fresh lunch and up close and personal interactions with the goats. Afterwards, make sure you check out the store and stock up on some pure goat’s milk beauty products.
445 Monk St.
Date: May 15, 2019; 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: By donation
Villa St. Joseph is a hidden gem by the lake, offering private retreats and workshops throughout the year. This spring, reconnect with nature by learning the fundamentals of organic gardening. The Villa team will guide you through the basics of starting and maintaining an at-home organic garden for growing vegetables and fruit using sustainable methods. Beginners and advanced gardeners alike are encouraged to attend, as well as anyone curious about the health benefits of growing your own produce.
3517 Rowe Rd.
Date: May 19, 2019; 1p.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $35 (Special early bird pricing if you register in advance of the event)
Held on the beautiful Headwaters Farm, this is your chance to be shown by an expert how you can turn the bounty of spring into a gourmet meal! Headwaters Farm was created with the wish to inform and inspire people to have a closer relationship with the land and the food it provides. This is a great introduction to those just starting on their foraging journey, or for the more experienced who would like to learn something new and hang out with like-minded wildlife lovers.
420 Division St.
905-372-2235 ext. 112
Dates: May 26-28, 2019
This three-day intensive welcomes new and experienced photographers, though Martin suggests attendees already be comfortable with using a camera. Rather than showing you the basics of photography, this workshop is meant to shake up your creativity, develop a personal style and experiment with new ideas of imagery. Meals are provided by the Woodlawn Inn Restaurant, and the workshop includes personal instruction and day trips around Cobourg to give you a chance to put newly learned techniques into action.
3384 Loyalist Rd.
Port Hope, Ontario
Date: May 28, 2019; 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Beekeeping is becoming a popular hobby, and an increasingly important one as supporting our local bee population is crucial to the environment. Plus, honey! Dancing Bee encourages anyone to attend who is interested in or curious about beekeeping and promises that you’ll leave with a good understanding of how to set up your own beehives and help them thrive! Protective clothing will be provided, and attendees should be comfortable with getting up close and personal with the bees.