Gather together with makers of all levels to learn new skills and celebrate traditional crafts and regenerative living. Whether you’re interested in half-day workshops or multi-week courses, there’s something for everyone! Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, we offer hands-on experiences in a variety of subjects, all taught in either the beautiful studios at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) or one of our partnering locations.
Looking for Spring 2023 courses? There’s still time to register for workshops on Saturday, April 29, including: Mosaic Sun Catcher, Silk Screen Saturday, and Lino Printmaking. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
Down-to-Earth Composting – Andrew Mathis
July 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$89.00 – $119.00
Learn the basics of composting to turn waste into a valuable resource for your garden! Participants will gather at the St. Mary’s Community Food Forest where together they will learn to build a bin and a compost pile. Get experience turning a finished pile and learn how to spread compost in a garden and on existing fruit shrubs and plants. Take part in the entire composting process and leave with the confidence to create compost in your own garden.
Recommend bringing gloves, this will be an immersive, hands-on, learning experience.
TICKET PRICING & MATERIAL COST:
Regular ticket price (April 19 @ 12pm – June 24 @ 11:30pm): $119
NBCCD staff, faculty, and current students (including 2023 graduates) receive 20% off regular ticket sales while supplies last. Find the NBCCD Discount ticket below.
Additional material fee: $0
FAQ and refund information can be found at the bottom of this page.
Andrew Mathis is a permaculture consultant whose past projects include food forests, four-season greenhouses, rainwater collection systems, and mushroom gardens. He has designed regenerative systems for community groups, First Nations, schools, and individuals with the largest being a 0.6-acre community food forest at St. Mary’s Anglican Church that is open to the public and focuses on addressing food security in the area. Andrew consults through Oasis Farmery and lives with his wife Anna in an old farmhouse on 2 acres in Durham Bridge, New Brunswick with their son Gibson and daughter Juniper in the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik.
St. Mary’s Community Food Forest. Parking at 780 McEvoy St, Fredericton, NB.
If a request for a refund is made between 8 and 14 days before the course begins, a 95% refund will be granted (5% will be retained to cover processing fees). If a request for a refund is made 7 days or fewer before the course begins, a refund will only be granted if the participant’s spot is able to be filled.
If a participant is unable to attend a course due to illness or family emergency, they may be eligible to receive a voucher for a portion of the course fee. The participant must notify the HFS Coordinator at HoneybeeFolkSchool@nbccd.ca as soon as possible. The voucher amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may be up to 75% of the course fee.
If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the instructor, facilities or low enrolment, a 100% refund will be granted to registered participants.
If a class is cancelled due to inclement weather a new date will be set. If a participant cannot attend the rescheduled time, you will be granted a 100% refund.
For more information regarding cancellations, refunds, and our policies, please refer to our list of frequently asked questions.