Assigned to one of three groups, led by the pros from Canadian Adventure Expeditions and Royal Botanical Gardens, each attendee will be an active participant in each of the three immersive and inspirational experiences. Led from one location to the next by a group leader, you will have time to grab refreshment as you move from one to the other.
1. A-Buzz with Possibilities
A new age is emerging with young farmers with innovative ideas about how agriculture will be shaped. A snap-shot program will be delivered by Vanessa, with a live observation hive and honey tasting of various nectar varieties. You will learn about a how a honey bee colony lives together in harmony, how honey goes from flower to jar, and how Vanessa got started in beekeeping and turned it into an Api-Tourism experience in Ontario.
2. Medicinal, Edible and sometimes Deadly
Almost every year, the infamous mushroom makes viral headlines . Phrases such as, “Man poisoned after eating wild mushrooms”, surface media outlets, and it’s no wonder why we are left with a nervous feeling towards these mysterious plants. But truth be told they are often misunderstood and widely under appreciated.
Join Naturalist/Wildlife Photographer Robin Tapley on this unique introduction to the magical, medicinal and edible world of the wild mushroom. For centuries cultures have relied on the medicinal properties discovered in a variety of mushroom species to boost an assortment of health and wellbeing properties. The Shiitake Mushroom (“Lentinula edodes”) is a Japanese delicacy packed solid with health-boosting properties. In ancient Eastern medicine the Ganoderma lucidum - the Reishi mushroom was once hailed as the “mushroom of immortality” and has been used over several centuries to treat a variety of disorders. As a culinary delicacy the pursuit of wild mushrooms has been a century old tradition that continues today. Bountiful producing locations are shrouded in a realm of mystery and secrecy as mushroom hunters time their search based on both the tumultuous weather and time of the year. As part of this unique presentation Robin has teamed up with an Executive Chef from the area to introduce you to a sampling of wild mushrooms perfectly paired with a selection of locally sourced fine wines from the area.
Come learn, explore and taste this local delicacy
3. Walk the Talk: Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Designing and delivering seamless, engaging visitor experiences has a lot of moving parts. It takes time and effort to do well. Discover how RBG 'walks the talk’ as Jackson captures your imagination and challenges you to put your best foot forward.