Day 11: Reskilling Workshops


Day 11 of 12 Days of Christmas We have begun a new pilot program this fall – Reskilling Workshops! These workshops are geared towards teaching community members new skills that will help them lead healthy and sustainable lives!  This fall we hosted a pie making workshops using local ingredients and producing minimal to zero waste. … Continued

Day 10: Staff Testimonial


Day 10 of 12 Days of Christmas Meet Charlie. She has been a returning staff member for over 3 years. And has tirelessly run our legacy children’s camp each summer. What keeps her coming back? Here is what she has to say: “My three summers as camp director of Country Fun Nature Camp at Tucker … Continued

Day 9: Country Fun Nature Camp


Day 9 of 12 Days of Christmas Country Fun Nature Camp is our legacy program and has been running for over 50 years. It is a unique ecumenical environmental camp for children ages 5-13 that focuses on nurturing children’s love for our environment and everyone in it! What does a typical day in at CFNC … Continued

Day 8: Rent Tucker House!


Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas Did you know that we rent out our historical house to the public? Less than an hour from downtown Ottawa, Tucker House is an ideal location for spiritual retreats, team visioning sessions, family reunions, weddings and more!  Guests have access to a fully equipped commercial kitchen, 3 bathrooms … Continued

Day 7: Volunteer Testimony


Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas “Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” – Kathy Calvin Marie is one of our dedicated volunteers. She participated in the Tea at Tucker program this year by leading groups of the guided tour of the house. Her interest in history … Continued

Day 5: Eco-Education


Day 5 of 12 days of Christmas Tucker House’s mission is to inspire sustainable living. How do we do this? One way is by hosting class trips to our site! Our eco-education program is designed to complement the primary school curriculum while getting kids out of the classroom and into nature. Kids gain hands on … Continued

Day 4: Tucker House’s Arboretum


Day 4 of 12 days of Christmas Tucker House has a long history with trees, in the past trees were a source of economic growth and helped to shape the town of Clarence-Rockland. As time has progressed, the awareness around protecting and planting trees has increased and today, Tucker House Renewal Centre places a heavy … Continued

Day 3: Seed Saving Garden


Day 3 of 12 days of Christmas Did you know that Tucker House runs a certified organic, heritage seed saving garden? A perfect fit for a historic environmental centre! Seed saving preserves biodiversity and helps develop varieties better adapted to our soil, climate and local growing conditions.  Our seed garden was started in 2015 as … Continued

Day 2: The Tucker House Property


Day 2 of 12 days of Christmas Tucker House is home to  over 30 acres of property that features diverse ecosystems including meadows, mixed forests and wetlands. Our property gives us many unique opportunities to showcase biodiversity, teach others about environmental care, and offer visitors rest and rejuvenation in nature.  We are continuously developing educational … Continued

Giving Tuesday


Today is #GivingTuesdayCA, “a global movement for giving and volunteering taking place each year on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.” This year marks the 7th annual Canadian Giving Tuesday. Monetary donations, volunteers and generous corporate sponsorships are the reason Tucker House is able to welcome over 2,000 visitors per year. We would … Continued

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