all events are held at theDoighouse in Qualicum Bay
Join us Wednesdays in July & August
for a drop-in gentle, mindful, and restorative yoga session in our beautiful gardens.
Led by our wonderful yogi Lindsay, a true embodiment of grace.
No prior experience, you are perfect just as you are. Bring your mat & a blanket.
Come and unwind in nature with us.
$140 per person, bring a kid or two for free* Learn how to care for your fruit trees, vegetables, and small bush fruits, and berries beginning with soil building basics! Stay tuned for more details and to register.
9:00am to 3:00pm
Girls Age - 10 to 14
To register and what to expect
Biking - trail rides and skills development
Gardening - cuttings, transplanting, planting seeds
Eldertree Herbal - medicine and first aid with plants
Upcycycling - build a planter
Harvesting and Processing - foods and products
and so much more!
Looking for a unique activity this summer? Learn how to build a beautiful glass bottle wall using recycled materials. Don't miss out on this sustainable and creative opportunity!
To register and for full details: Email Susan
Sat and Sun 9:30 am-3:30 pm.
Looking for a unique DIY project this August? Join our workshop and learn how to build a beautiful glass bottle wall using recycled materials. You'll learn to safely cut bottles, hand mix cement, place bottles and apply finish. Don't miss out on this sustainable and creative opportunity!
Looking for an exciting Summer Camp for your kids?
Join Andrea from Riding into Life and theDoighouse Gardens team for an amazing experience! Learn biking skills and explore nature in a fun-filled program.
Stay tuned for all the details
Registration link coming soon.
Ages 12 and up, no prior experience necessary!
$189/student, all supplies included.
Join us for a series of printmaking workshops: relief linocut printing; mono-printing with gelli-plates, and collagraph to create a hand-bound journal
Friday potluck snack-sharing and closing circle.
Registration and detai: Email Susan
6:00 pm roasting hot dogs & marshmallows
7:00 pm Film Screening "The seeds of Vandana Shiva"
By donation: Earth Day Canopy Project
Registration: email Susan
Bring your curiosity, questions and lawn chair
Looking for an exciting Spring Break Camp for your kids? Join Andrea from Riding into Life and theDoighouse Gardens team for an amazing experience! Learn biking skills and explore nature in a fun-filled program that includes building and planting cedar garden boxes, planting fruit trees and making and eating ‘smores!
We partner with Connie Kuramoto, master gardener. With over 30 gardening teaching experience with Vancouver Island University, North Island College and Gaia College, as well as numerous workshops and talks throughout Vancouver Island and beyond. Scroll up for 2023 workshops
Rethinking how females build confidence!
We partner with Riding into Life helping kids connect and build confidence through biking, adventure, and entrepreneurship.
Scroll up for 2023 workshops
Fireside chats are on a hiatus. Please check back or let Susan know you'd like to be know the date for our next chat. Email email@example.com
Joining a pack out party is a great way to meet new people, have some fun together, enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch and help build an earthship.
'Pack-out' is an Earthshipper term for the act of filling the spaces between the tires with beer/pop cans and wet cement.
Please check back or let Susan know you'd like to be know the date for our next pack out party. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide a cultural exchange experience. Our volunteers have come from many countries including Argentina, Australia, Alderney (Channel Islands), Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, Quebec) Chile,Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Sweden, Slovakia, United States (Washington, New Jersey), to name a few....
and locally too!
Wild berry picking is something everyone enjoys doing at theDoighouse. The forest and driveway are abundant with edible berries; salmon berries, thimble berries, salal berries, huckleberries, and both wild and invasive (delicious) black berries.
IN SEASON: raspberries for sale
Pre-order yours: email@example.com
Discover sustainable living at theDoighouse Earthship. If our green gates are open, please feel free to stop by for a visit and say hello!
If you wish to be more formal, we offer private guided tours of the earthship, learning centre and permaculture food forest.
Book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider making a suggested donation of $15 per person to support our efforts in promoting eco-friendly living
Our lovely ladies gift us dozens of fresh, delicious, nutritious brown shelled eggs. The ladies are free to roam the property returning in the evening to their toasty warm house.
We also have a limited number of heritage birds, including Brabanter and Swedish flower hens. The heritage birds lay smaller, white shelled eggs.
A three month commitment of a minimum one dozen/week is required. We are accepting new clients now. Email email@example.com
In 2018 Tony and Susan host their first annual open house and tours. Each year they open their hearts and their space to the community to drop by and wander through the gardens.
Join us on a tour and open house on Saturday August 19, 2023 (10am or 2:00pm), where you'll see the progress made over the past year.
Made from recycled materials, including 1174 used car tires, this Earthship is a remarkable example of eco-friendly living.
Where shall I start...it's a magical place that Susan and Tony created by the shore of Qualicum. I really enjoyed my time spent and worked at the earthship, and would come back in a heartbeat! I stayed for about 3 weeks there and felt at home the moment that I arrived, both Susan and Tony are warm, caring and passionate people and have created an amazing welcoming environment for like-minded individuals.
... Workawayer - August 2021
Volunteers and cultural exchange are the heart of what we do.
We are currently accepting applications for
May to September 2023.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out at www.workaway.info if you’re interested in finding out more.
Festivities begin at 6:00pm. Film starts at 7:00pm.
Include your names and if you would like to roast a plant based veggie dog and marshmallows.
Bring your seeds for the SEED SWAP.