CBEEN - Wild Voices - Loon


All programs are now available for booking at the subsidized rates of:

– $150 (1-1.5 hr in class or outdoor program)

– $250 (half-day field study)

– $350 (full-day field study)

Teachers who are current CBEEN members may access one complimentary program (with up to $250 in bussing cost reimbursement) for their classroom in the school year. Up to 200 complimentary programs are available for the 2021-2022 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We ask that teachers ensure that a program does not violate their school and/or district policies before booking.  It is the responsibility of the teacher to confirm program suitability and communicate needs and questions to the Community Educator.

As with the previous school year, we have a COVID-19 policy in place for the 2021-2022 school year.  Teachers booking programs are expected to read this plan in advance of their program to understand our policies and practices around offering programs this year. 

Questions about the policy may be directed to the Wild Voices Program Manager at wildvoices@cbeen.org



Bookable Booked 9 time(s)

Discovering Local Food

Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study
Duration2 Hours
LocationEdible Acres Farm, Windermere
Contact This Presenterlin@winderberry.ca

This program is only available in the Columbia Valley

About the Program
Want your students to experience a working farm, with bees, chickens, vegetable and fruit production? Then book a trip to Edibles Farm! We will be happy to show you around our starting greenhouse, soil-making station, field crops, hothouses and more.

Your students will have the chance to taste, touch, smell, see and hear all things farming. We will finish the tour with a hands on activity from transplanting to weeding to seeding, depending on weather and time of year.

We are happy to tailor our program to your curriculum needs. Please connect with us to discuss ways that we can support your learning beyond the classroom!

About the Community Educator
Lin and Oliver manage Winderberry Nursery (specializing in flowers, perennial plants, trees and shrubs) and Edible Acres, a certified organic vegetable market farm and CSA project.

Edibles Farm is an organic market farm, supplying food to local health food stores, grocery stores, farmers markets and through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) food box program. The farm also highlights the farm to folk mission as they supply much food to the newly added Edibles Cafe at Winderberry. As young farmers our mission is to educate our community about the importance of local food and organic production. Oliver and Lin also manage Winderberry, where they grow flowers, perennials, tress and shrubs and run the retail greenhouse, selling all things gardening.

Lin & Oliver Egan

Organization/School: Winderberry Nursery

Title: To teach students about local agriculture and organic farming

Address: Windermere, BC

Tags:Sustainable Living, Food
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Grade Levels:Independent, High (10-12), Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:SD6


See 6 testimonials.
"Ollie and Lin always have lively, interesting games and hands-on projects for students!" - Alyssan Gauthier
"The students learned a lot and had a wonderful experience! You could tell Lin and Oliver are passionate about what they do but also keen to share their knowledge with others." - Jen Tagg
"Lin and Ollie are very knowledgeable, keep up with the busy pace of the students, are experienced in running these tours, and are fun-loving people!" - Jessie King
"Oliver is a dynamic presenter who is flexible and able to relate well with the students. His lessons and knowledge are delivered in a way that my students are engaged. " - Tara Whittick
"Very engaging" - Deanna Powell
"Oliver is a dynamic speaker. He kept the group moving and showed everyone lots of interesting things, from the compost to the greenhouses to actually getting to plant some squash. It was a great presentation! " - Rachel Caswell

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