On this Friday we celebrate Earth Day , a special day where the environment and its protection are highlighted. For the occasion, we have chosen to highlight partners concerned about their environment and their experience focused on the appreciation of nature , biodiversity and agriculture.
Taste the Scandinavian way of life
The Scandinavian art of living, known for promoting well-being and encouraging slowness, is an excellent way to learn to enter into harmony with your environment in order to appreciate its true value. Here's a great local activity to mark Earth Day: book a two-night stay in a Scandinavian cabin from Laö Cabins . This minimalist cabin on stilts in the heart of the Estrie forest allows you to recharge your batteries with your partner. On site you can enjoy various activities such as hiking, kayaking and paddle surfing. You also have access to a semi-private spa! For an even more unforgettable stay, a local discovery-style basket and an artisanal soap await you upon your arrival.
One more step towards self-sufficiency
Food self-sufficiency, also known as food autonomy, aims to ensure that a person can meet their own food growing needs. Have you ever dreamed of buying land, building a farm and a vegetable garden to feed your little family? It's exactly that! To take a further step towards self-sufficiency when you live in the city or even in the suburbs, Les Urbainculteurs offer online training on urban vegetable gardening where you are taught everything you need to know to be successful with your crops . There are more than 40 courses divided into 5 modules, technical sheets, cheat sheets and, of course, exclusive access to the community. Educate yourself and be a little greener every day !
Honey and bees at Miel Fontaine
Established in Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton in Montérégie , the Miel Fontaine company specializes in beekeeping . Not only do they make finger-licking honey , but they also offer beekeeping tours for the whole family covering the work of bees, honey extraction, processing and more! On the schedule, a guided tour of the farm and the honey house as well as some tastings are planned. A local agrotourism activity perfect for learning more about bees and their role in the environment!
Yurt and cheese fondue in Coaticook
The yurts at the Auberge du change d'ère are something to dream about: through their format and layout, they perfectly combine comfort and proximity to nature. In a group of 2 to 4 people, come and stay in this unusual accommodation in Coaticook . The experience allows you to hike at Gorge Park or Harold Baldwin Mont Pinnacle Park for free. In addition, for dinner, you will be given a lunch basket with everything you need for a successful cheese fondue.
All about mushrooms with Champignon Boréal
Whether you have an interest in mushrooms or not, the training on wild mushrooms in Quebec offered online and in Saint-Fulgence by Champignon Boréal will certainly pique your curiosity! Three training blocks are offered (including one in the field!) to teach you more about the edible species of Quebec and those that are not, their characteristics, their reproduction and their identification. This is a very special way to celebrate the planet this year and discover Quebec's biodiversity in a fun and local way!
Enjoy a real “Forest Bath”
Do you need a break to gently refocus? Forest bathing in La Tuque offers a private meditation retreat in nature lasting 4 days where conscious breathing (also called breathwork ) and Qigong will be practiced with the aim of leading you towards serenity. Alone, you will reside in a chalet by the water without any distractions. You will be able to concentrate 100% on the present moment and on your learning from a certified instructor.
Agritourism in the city!
Traktour is a must for all those who like to see their territory from another angle and discover local products . As part of this experience, enjoy an agrotourism excursion focusing on the circular economy of beer . In Montreal , embark on an agritourism tour with three stops: the COOP Boomerang de la Centrale Agricole , the Blanc de Gris mushroom farm and the Espace Public microbrewery . Tastings will of course be available!
What have you done for the planet today?