Are you interested in learning to identify and utilize the super foods of Finnish nature? Ready to take your first steps in the forest and to learn some basic outdoor skills in a supportive, like-minded company to later utilize on your own? Carry on reading and register to our one day intensive course offering you the best startup package for knowing and utilizing the every man’s rights – in English!
Every man’s rights − opportunities and responsibilities when moving in nature in Finland
Basic outdoor skills (e.g. lighting the fire, proper gear)
How to utilize seasonal foods available in forest (e.g. what to cook of different berries)
Finnish forests are full of healthy foods that everyone can utilize if you just know the every man’s rights and have the necessary know-how to move in the woods responsibly, and to identify and use for example the berries and mushrooms the nature has to offer.
During the day you will learn the theory that will be put in practice by accomplishing practical assignments in the forest. And not to worry, your guide Farayi will be with you all the way helping when necessary.
The other half of the day will be used for learning some basic outdoor skills like lighting the fire, and getting useful information and tips for utilizing the seasonal foods available in forests. You will get to try out some of the foods in the bush kitchen, as we always combine the theory with practice.
In order to support individual learning as well as to protect the environment, we wish to keep the group size small. Maximum number of participants for this course is 12 people/3 families, so be quick and book your place soon.
7.9.2019 at 12.00-16.00
VENUE: Öjen, about 4 km from Vaasa city center.
PRICE: 35€/adult, 17€/child (from 7 to 15 years), family package 90€/family (including 2 adults and 2 children from 7 to 15 years), 10% discount for students (all prices include VAT 24%).
Children younger than 7 years are welcome to the family course free of charge. Price includes course material, teaching, and ingredients for tasters prepared together on the fire.
Meeting by Öjen car park
Introduction and welcoming coffee/tea
Introduction to every man’s rights in theory
Putting the learned into practice – hiking in the forest including assignments on every man’s rights
Bush cooking time – preparing food samples together by utilizing some of nature’s offerings
Cleaning up and closing the course
WHAT TO BRING?
You will need to have comfortable outdoor clothing and good walking shoes for moving in the forest. Depending on the current weather you may also need rain gear and/or gumboots.
Good general health is required to take part into practical activities.
You are welcome to bring own snacks along to roast on fire.
HOW TO GET TO Öjen?
Öjen is located in Sundom, South from Vaasa city center. You will recognize the right place by a big info board. On the parking lot there is space for leaving your vehicle for the day.
By public transport
Local bus line number 5 drives between Vaasa and Sundom. Here you will find out more information and the timetables.
Combine this course with a nice cycling trip. Did you know that you can borrow a bike for a day from the Vaasa main library?
- Food samples prepared during the course are vegetarian due climate reason.
- All rubbish is recycled and bio-waste composted. Attention is paid to produce minimal amount of waste.
- We are favoring fair-trade products and serve only fair-trade coffee and tea.
- Group is kept small in order to mitigate the impact on nature during the course activities.
- Course learning includes information on how to enjoy nature in sustainable manner.
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