We've got mothers on the mind here at FortWhyte Alive. This past week we hosted our 50th Anniversary Earth Day celebration (to honour of the original mother, Mother Earth!) and welcomed our very first bison calf of the season (pictured above with Mom). And, of course, Mother's Day is just around the corner. We're happy to help you to celebrate the moms in your life with a outdoor experiences and sustainable gifts -- here are a few ideas!
1. Things to do on Mother's Day
Looking for something new and exciting to do with Mom this year? Drop in to FortWhyte to make and take your very own willow wreath, or sign up for a homemade soap workshop at FortWhyte Farms. Or just bring Mom out for a walk on the trails (our paths are wheelchair friendly for parents with limited mobility). Now is the time to look out for pussy willows, spring arrivals and all of the signs of spring. Remember, Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 8 ⊳
2. Experiential Gifts
Can't make it out on Mother's Day? We have a bunch of other great experiences for you and Mom to take in together, or to treat her to a workshop that she might not get for herself otherwise. For those looking to get active and spend time in nature, Wild Thing Yoga & Fitness is back once again this spring. For those that can't wait to get in the garden, we've got The Medicine Garden and Square Foot Gardening workshops happening at FortWhyte Farms.
3. Gifts for New Moms
There are a lot of awesome things happening at FortWhyte for new moms this spring. A brand new program this spring, Born to Be Wild is an opportunity for parents (dads, too!) to take some time for themselves in nature with their newborn in tow. The popular stroller fitness series Fit 4 Two returns once again and also new this year is Fit 4 Two Mom and Baby Yoga.
4. Get Mom The Goods!
How about treating Mom to a while summer of fresh, healthy vegetables? We have just a few of our The Goods CSA shares left, but not for long! Learn more ⊳
5. Sustainable Gifts
We love gifts, too. Visit the Nature Shop to browse local, sustainable gifts for Mom this Mother's Day. (Featuring: Mud + Stone bird feeder / Moose antler necklace by Candace Lipischak of Otterburne, Manitoba / Canoe Mocassin by Manitoba Muluks / Mother's Day Super Powers & Fresh Cut Flowers candle by Coal and Canary / FortWhyte Alive enamel camping mug.) Available in the Nature Shop ⊳
Happy Mother's Day!
Looking for more? Be sure to visit fortwhyte.org/events for complete event and program listings.