CANCELLED due to Hail Storm

September 14 and 15, 2019IMG-4715
With herbalist and author Darcy Williamson

Includes lodging, meals, garden produce, orchard fruit, and honey for canning

The garden is in full production and there are autumn fruits ripened in the orchard. Join Darcy in her outdoor canning kitchen to learn water bath and pressure canning, pickling and jamming. We’ll use harvests from the Haven’s organic garden.

EACH GUEST NEEDS TO BRING: 8 quart jars, 12 pint jars, and 12 jelly jars for canning and preserving. If you are traveling and prefer to purchase your jars locally, we will do that for you and have them available at the Haven.

September 14

9:00 A.M. (MST) Arrival. ~ You will be taken to your assigned quarters to get settled in if you haven’t arrived and settled in Friday evening. Guests are welcome to come in Friday evening to their lodging at no extra cost. At 9:30 breakfast will be served at the main Mavens’ Haven kitchen.

10:30 A.M. We head off into the garden to harvest summer produce for canning. We will then prepare our harvest for afternoon canning.

IMG-430012:30 P.M. Lunch will be prepared and served in the main Mavens’ Haven kitchen.

1:30 A.M. The afternoon will be spent in the outdoor canning kitchen bottling and canning our abundant harvest!

5:00 P.M. We will return to the garden to gather fresh produce for our evening meal.

Dinner will be around 6:30 P.M. While guests relax, the meal will be prepared for you. We will enjoy some of the fruits and vegetables we harvested and canned during our evening meal. Elk or Buffalo burgers will be grilled on the barbeque to supplement your garden-fresh meal.

Evening~ perhaps you will want to take a dip in the river? There are large towels located in your sleeping quarters for that pleasure. If you would prefer a sauna, let us know. There will also be time to relax and visit around the fire pit. Or perhaps one would prefer a fast game of pickleball on our regulation‐size court?

September 15

7:00 A.M. Coffee and fruit in the main kitchen for those who rise early.

9:00 A. M. ~ Breakfast at Mavens’ Haven kitchen. After a breakfast of garden fresh produce and Mavens’ Haven’s fresh eggs, we will continue our harvest and canning.

10:00 A.M. ~ After our garden harvest guests will learn pressure can using the wood stove in Mavens’ Haven outdoor canning kitchen.

12:30 – 1:00 P.M. ~ Lunch break! A sandwich buffet will have been set out for us in the Main Maven Havens’ kitchen. This will also be a great time to sample some of jams and pickles we created.

3:00 P.M. ~ We will finish our day’s work and say our farewells.

Guests are welcome to stay the remainder of the day and spend the night at no extra cost. No dinner or breakfast will be served, but you are welcome to fresh eggs, produce and fruit for making your meals. The main kitchen will be at your disposal.

You may reserve your accommodations upon registration. View accommodations here.

Master Bedroom with queen-size bed
Downstairs Bedroom with full-size bed
Vintage Silverstreak with two twin-size bed
Vintage Aloha camp trailer with full-size bed
River Sheep Wagon with queen-size bed
Garden Sheep Wagon with queen-size bed
Courtyard Sheep Wagon with queen-size bed
Mountain View Wagon with queen-size bed
Mountain View Bungalow with four twin-size beds

All accommodations except the two main house bedrooms are off-the-grid, meaning compost outhouses and chamber pots, wood burning stoves, and solar lights. Full bathrooms and showers are available in the main house.

To hold your space, please send your $50 deposit to PO Box 4190, McCall, ID 83638. Please make out checks to From the Forest. To pay the deposit or the full amount online, click here.

To register, copy/paste the following and email to [email protected].

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