NatureTalks: Cider and the Sea

NatureTalks: Cider and the Sea

Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse (photo courtesy Sea Cider)

Come out on Giving Tuesday and raise a glass with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse, and Toque Catering in support of nature conservation on the West Coast.

November 28, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse
2487 Mt. St. Michael Rd., Saanichton

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An evening of food, fun and learning

Spend a warm and engaging evening in the beautiful old Sea Cider farmhouse, enjoying the island’s best cider paired with delicacies created by chef Nicholas Waters and his team at Toque Catering.

Our featured speaker this year is writer, sailor and marine conservationist Jonathan White, whose newest book delves into the science and spirit of ocean tides. Jonathan will share the adventures and insights he has gleaned from travelling around the world in his quest to understand the power and potential of tides.


$20 in advance ($25 at the door)  |  purchase tickets online >
Ticket price includes cider and handcrafted, locally-sourced appetizers.

About Jonathan White

Jonathan White: writer, sailor, marine conservationist (courtesy JW)

Jonathan has nurtured a lifelong love for the sea by building and sailing many boats, logging more than a hundred thousand miles on the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and surfing all over the world. He has served on numerous conservation boards and committees, founded the Resource Institute, a non-profit educational organization that offers a seminar program aboard the schooner Crusader in the Pacific Northwest. His first book, Talking on Water, grew out of these experiences.

While on a seminar in southeast Alaska, Crusader ran aground on a spring tide. After nearly losing the boat, Jonathan vowed to learn more about this mysterious and implacable force. Ten years of research took him to five continents where he saw the largest, fastest, scariest and most amazing tides in the world. Tides: the Science and Spirit of the Ocean was published in 2017.

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About Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse is an award-winning organic orchard and ciderhouse that crafts traditionally fermented ciders on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula. With panoramic views of the orchard and Haro Strait, Sea Cider is an idyllic setting to spend an evening.

About Toque Catering

Nicholas Waters, executive chef of Toque Catering, is passionate about fresh ingredients, careful preparation and organization. Nicholas ensures everything he creates offers exquisite flavour, irresistible appearance and lingering pleasures. All of his ingredients are fresh, not processed, and, wherever possible, locally produced using sustainable practices.

See you November, 28th!