Jam packed hands on session starting with the basics of building good soil, and the importance of compost. We will talk about site selection; what to grow in sun or shade and discuss some irrigation and crop rotation basics. April 16th, 2022 Register on Eventbrite
You'll be amazed at the difference compost tea makes in your garden. In this class we'll demonstrate the brewing technique, talk about the best compost to use and discuss other garden brews you can make. Participants will leave with bottles of compost tea & more.
May 14th, 2022 Register on Eventbrite
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.
HOLD the date for these spring workshops
Rethinking how females build confidence!
We partner with Riding into Life helping kids connect and build confidence through biking, adventure, and entrepreneurship.
We are collecting names, once we have enough people and the wall ready to build Susan will give you a call with the details. If you want to be added to the list, please email email@example.com
Our next fireside chat will be May 22, 2022 for "Active Citizenship - getting started!".
Earth Day's fireside chat guests donated $151.00 and 22 canned goods items for the Parksville Salvation Army.
Special thanks to Doug and Jo-Anne Harrison and Lally G. for our refreshments, hugs to Courtenee M. for her face painting skills and amazing hoola hoop dance.
And thank you to ‘Box of Chocolates’ for generously sharing their musical talents.
Eventbrite registration and details for May 22 fireside and potluck.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you see the green gates 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.
To book email: email@example.com. A tour is typically 1-1.5 hour in duration with lots of time to ask questions! A suggested donation of $10/person.
Our lovely ladies gift us dozens of fresh eggs. They roam the property returning in the evening to their toasty warm house.
Fresh eggs with their brown shells and golden yolks are delicious, nutritious.
A three month weekly commitment of a minimum one dozen is required. We will be accepting new orders in May 2022.
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.
In 2020 no open house was held due to Covid-19. In 2021 more than
Participation is by donation the Salvation Army Food Bank.
Registration is by Eventbrite
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
Great soil is essential for success in growing. Good soil will provide your plants with a steady nutrient delivery system, good water infiltration, and better water holding capacity. This workshop is held annually in March - check back for our 2023 session details.
We are looking forward to hosting the Lighthouse Recreation, Riding into Life, and the Lighthouse Community Centre's kid's camp 'field trip to theDoighouse'.
This action packed day camp includes a special field trip to theDoighouse Earthship!