Cullinary Treasure Hunt
This past Saturday, May 14th, 2011 O.U.R. teamed up with the South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce and hosted the sweetest treasure hunt that ever planned on the land. The weather held out and over 80 people came through with their baskets and contest search party in tow.
Each participant was able to take away a secret little special gift from O.U.R. farm made by the youth from a 5 day residential immersion of St. Michael’s University School. The students worked with O.U.R. staff to create a wonderful wild/domestic tea mix. After wildcrafting in the forests they attended an herbal tea talk and then took a mix of stinging nettles, lavender, and calendula and stuffed beautiful little tea sachets for visitors to take away. Each bundle contained the tea bag for a cup of healing tea, instructions and a flyer for contacting O.U.R. again in the future.
Many folks from the treasure hunt stayed on-site for self-guided tours and even supper! We were honoured to hear such a high level of appreciation for the many elements of incredible ‘eye candy’ which they photographed during their time here on the hunt….