About Our Workshops

We conduct a variety of workshops to meet the needs of the communities we serve. Below are some of the workshops that we offer regularly with some variations and others that will be coming in the near future:

Soap:

Come learn all about soap, a brief history, science and how to make cold process, castile soap and techniques for beautiful felted soaps.

We like to jazz this workshop up by adding a little something new each time. Sometimes its felting soap, or laundry soap, sometimes its liquid soaps.

As a participant you will make your own custom soap using natural additives for colour, skin conditioning and aroma of your choice.

All supplies and materials are provided. You get to make and take home your very own batch of soap (approx. 14 bars of soap), reusable soap mold and a custom recipe created by you.

Making your own natural soap is great hobby and makes for wonderful custom gifts that can also be helpful in treating skin conditions.

This is a workshop for ages 12 and up. (Teens must be accompanied by an adult) as we will be working with caustic chemicals.

*For safety and hygiene reasons you are required to bring your own safety goggles. You may also wish to bring rubber/latex gloves.

Wild food medicine:

Greg Osowski from the Atlantic Wildlife Institute will take us on a hike and share some of his 25 years of experience in identifying and harvesting wild food and medicinal plants. We will take it all back to the kitchen and learn how to prepare our harvest. Pack a lunch and be ready for the elements. This event will takes place rain or shine. There is always something new to find and always a great new community to learn with.

Growing mushrooms:

After 6 years of farming 400+ logs of shiitake and experimenting with various cultivated mushrooms, we are excited to bring back our hands on mushroom growing workshop, where you get to take home your own mushroom growing goodies!

Solar oven:

We will be once again building solar ovens together, and you get to take one home that you build yourself! We’ll supply everything and teach you the techniques and science to operate it with success.

No more beautiful summer days spent cooking in a hot kitchen.

Cob oven:

Starting with the Petitcodiac community garden, we will be building cob ovens through hands on community workshops in various areas. This is a fun community building exercise and an excellent introduction to natural building techniques. If you would like one in your area, contact us.

Self promo video:

http://moncton-beats.ca/blog/2016/03/07/our-video-workshop-gear/

This workshop is open to the general public with the intention to teach community groups, organizations and businesses how to create their own, high quality, low cost, promotional videos. These videos will be in a format that can be used on The Community Mirror and popular platforms like YouTube.

You can get your message out to your community!

Journalist and photographer for 20 years and iPhone and iPad fanatic for four, Archie Nadon is co-publisher of a new online community publication called Moncton Beats that aims to prove anyone can do serious journalism.

During this practical three hour workshop, Archie will guide you through doing everything you need to make a slick multi-shot 30 second promo complete with transitions, titles, cutaways, the works.

You will learn:

  • Concept development
  • Storyboarding
  • Video recording
  • The Filmic App
  • Lighting
  • Composing
  • Audio basics
  • Interviewing
  • Narrating
  • Video editing
  • Title creation
  • Exporting
  • Posting

Registration is required. Space is limited!

Food preservation:

Join us in one or all of our Food Preservation workshops as we discover the various methods of canning, pickling and fermenting, dehydrating, and cold string your kitchen creations and garden bounty!

These workshops will give you an overview of what canning is, the different techniques and which process to use.  Guidelines have changed over the years and the methods used previously may no longer be safe. We’ll make sure you have the confidence and most up to date safety techniques to make the most of your precious produce.

Container gardening:

In this workshop you will learn both theory and practice of container gardening. In typical Green Eye fashion, put your hands to work by putting together your very own container garden to take home with you.

Container gardening is a great way to ease into gardening. Start small and grow bigger as you become comfortable with simple techniques.  We suggest you wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.  We will be working with soil and other plant matter.  Closed toed shoes are recommended for safety reasons.