Our Origins

The experiences offered at foodartnature are the product of efforts from a small, passionate group of community leaders in the Annapolis Valley brought together under the common beliefs that:
  • Our local practitioners have a wealth of knowledge that can and should be shared with others.
  • Visitors and residents of our community should have access to regenerative experiences that highlight sustainable food and agriculture, nature, ecology and local culture.
  • With enough effort and care, we can provide memorable, unique experiences that people will love.

About the experiences

Each half-day experience includes:
  • A hands-on activity (or activities) revolving around a specific interest/practice (e.g., foraging, meditation, cooking, regenerative agriculture)
  • An opportunity to socialize and connect with like-minded participants.
  • An opportunity to try local food/products prepared by hosts, a local chef, or the experience participants
  • An opportunity to learn about the land, ecosystem, and community you’re visiting.
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Year Round

As the seasons change, so do the experiences you can have.
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Each experience has been designed to consider the environmental and cultural impacts.
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Rural Hospitality

When they aren’t hosting experiences, your hosts are living their lives in the community and ecosystems they’ll share with you.
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Learn from people who practice every day.

Connect with others who share your values and take home practical skills you can use to improve your life.
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Our Work

From the beginning, there were principles and ideas that we knew were important to include with every experience.
Authenticity | Each experience should reflect an original and genuine sense of purpose, place, and host story.
Knowledge | Each experience should offer the exchange of practical knowledge.
Story Telling | Each experience should offer its own unique perspective, presented by a storytelling host.

Your Hosts

At the core of this project are passionate people.
Wolfville Farmers' Market
Wolfville Farmers' Market
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Ian Thompson
Herb & Feather
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Wil Brunner
Soft Pine Wellness
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Calum and Rachael Robertson
Robertsons Farm & Apothecary
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Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
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Kim Barlow
Music In Communities Co-op
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Angie Oriana Jenkins
Sister Lotus
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Sue Earle and Troy Turple
Tipsy Toad Grove Farm
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Michelle Wolf
Herbal Hill Farm
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Sarah and Kenny Macalpine
Two Birds One Stone Farm
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Founding Partners

This project could not exist without these organizations.
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Wolfville Farmers’ Market
Wolfville Farmers’ Market is a cooeperative of local vendors who produce fresh meat, dairy, produce, bread, pantry items, prepared foods, local art, gifts, and hand-made treasures. They offer a unique community experience that connects people to generations past, while nourishing the present. While they are best known for their Saturday markets and online weekly pick-up service (WFM2Go), the WFM team spends their time working directly with their vendors to help them thrive.
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Blomidon Naturalist Society
The Blomidon Naturalists Society (BNS) is a non-profit organization committed to fostering an appreciation and understanding of nature among its members and the public. It works to share knowledge about the natural world, advocate for its conservation and protection, and instill a sense of wonder for the natural world in all age groups. BNS is dedicated to becoming an equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization, acting as a steward of nature.
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Earth Rhythms
Earth Rhythms is a Gaspereau Valley experiential tourism company that works with individuals to develop community-based experiences, as well as offer travellers custom itineraries rooted in storytelling. Celes, the founder, has worked closely with the hosts to help build memorable experiences driven by their own lives and stories.
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