Ontario May 27th-June 3rd 2019, Quiet Earth
May
27
to Jun 3

Ontario May 27th-June 3rd 2019, Quiet Earth

The Jones Family Farm, called “Quiet Earth,” is a 115 acre farm and Carolinian ecosystem with a few horses, a fully restored 19th century barn in which music concerts are hosted. Music videos and albums are also shot and recorded at Quiet Earth, which is also the site of many music festivals. The Jones are committed to protecting and restoring natural habitats, promoting independent homesteading and supporting the arts and culture of the region. Habitats included at this site include Hemlock and White Cedar Forest, Oak Savanna, wet meadow, old field and mixed Carolinian Forest including species uncommonly found in Canada such as Paw Paw, Tulip Tree, and Cucumber Magnolia. Located 20 minutes east of the Forest City (London, ON), Quiet Earth is just outside of Dorchester, ON.

From Toronto, ON: 1 hour and 32 minute drive
From Detroit, MI: 2 hours and 29 minute drive
From Buffalo, NY: 2 hours, 10 minute drive

Training:
Includes 8-day intensive and 6-month practicum and mentorship. CAD (Canadian Funds) $3,750. Deposit CAD $1,000 upon acceptance of application link a will be provided for payment. A $50 discount will be offered if payment is by cheque (check) or email money transfer. 

Payment #1 - deposit of CAD $1,000 upon acceptance of application. 
Payment #2 - one month prior to start of training (April 27, 2018) remaining training fee of CAD $2750 + food fee ($375 for this training) + accommodation fee (based on Option chosen).

*Residents of Ontario may be eligible for your employer to sponsor your training, covering 2/3 of the training fees. See Canada-Ontario Job Grant Program.
 

Food:
This is a fully catered event which will accommodate vegan/vegetarian and gluten free options. Food for the week includes three meals and two snacks per day (vegan and or raw food). Smoking not permitted on the property but can be done off site. Cost for food for week will be determined shortly. It is to be paid by each participant with the final registration payment (on the day of arrival for training, May 27th 2019). 

Accommodation:
Option #1 - There is camping on-site which does not include a tent CAD $25/day which includes recently constructed indoor washroom facilities including showers.
Option #2 - A listing of nearby suitable bed breakfast/ retreat houses/ air b and b’s will be listed shortly. It is the responsibility of those participating to make these arrangements independent of GIFT.

The website of Quiet Earth is under construction. Please check back later for more information. 

Payment(s) to be made after Application is submitted and approved by our Team. Thank you!

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Ontario July 4th-11th 2018, The Living Centre
Jul
4
to Jul 11

Ontario July 4th-11th 2018, The Living Centre

The Living Centre, founded in 1983, is a 50-acre educational sanctuary located in the heart of the Carolinian bioregion, which is known for having more biodiversity than any other area in Canada. The milder climate, longer summers and lower snowfall have supported the creation of The Living Centre's diverse landscapes, such as: wild meadows, ponds, organic fruit orchards, gardens and a native plant medicine trail that takes you into the beautiful Carolinian forest.  The Living Centre welcomes you to join us and be nourished within the beauty of our Earth Sanctuary.

Training:
Includes 8-day intensive and 6-month practicum and mentorship. CAD (Canadian Funds) $3,750. Deposit CAD $1,000 upon acceptance of application link a will be provided for payment. A $50 discount will be offered if payment is by cheque (check) or email money transfer. 

Payment #1 - deposit of CAD $1,000 upon acceptance of application. 
Payment #2 - one month prior to start of training (May 6, 2018) remaining training fee of CAD $2750 + food fee ($375 for this training) + accommodation fee (based on Option chosen).

*Residents of Ontario may be eligible for your employer to sponsor your training, covering 2/3 of the training fees. See Canada-Ontario Job Grant Program.
 

Food:
This is a fully catered vegan event. Food for the week includes three meals and two snacks per day (vegan and or raw food). Non-vegan products not permitted on the property. Smoking not permitted on the property but can be done off site. Cost for food for week is $375 to be paid with final registration payment. 

Accommodation:
Option #1 - There is camping on-site which does not include a tent CAD $20/day.
Option #2 - Mini cabins double occupancy $25/day [Option 1 & 2 have outhouse bathroom facilities and outdoor, enclosed shower].
Option #3 - Shared accommodation (double occupancy) in Iona Woods Retreat House (20 min. drive from The Living Centre) CAD $50/day [Option #3 includes two bathrooms with tubs/showers, and kitchen]. PLEASE CHOOSE OPTION and pay at time of final registration.

For further information on The Living Centre please visit their website. 

Payment(s) to be made after Application is submitted and approved by our Team. Thank you!

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