One Saturday every month, May thru October
Saturdays, 10:00AM to 4:00 PM
The lovely hamlet of Lyonsville, Stone Ridge, NY
$690 includes material fee, $150 deposit due with registration (Note: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable for this program).
Please note: participants should be agile enough to get up and down from the ground and to walk on uneven and hilly terrain.
Please call Dina Falconi at (845) 687-8938 with questions about the content of this program.
Come explore the beauty and the bounty of the gardens, fields and woods in this six month comprehensive course. We will cover a vast amount of information encouraging the daily use of herbs for food, medicine and pleasure. This course is designed to provide inspiring, practical and thorough “hands on” herbal information that can easily be incorporated into one’s life.
A significant amount of class time will be spent outdoors studying wild and cultivated plants. We will then bring these plants into our kitchen-classroom and transform them into food, medicine and various other preparations.
As part of our learning experience, we will prepare and enjoy a primarily “wild” delicious meal influenced by the plants that are in season. Everyone will make an abundance of preparations to bring home and begin to create their own medicine chests. In the last part of each class we will focus on a particular organ system, health topic or special project.
Dina Falconi, is a clinical herbalist with a strong focus on food activism and nutritional healing. She has been teaching classes about the use of herbs for food, medicine and pleasure, including wild food foraging and cooking, for over twenty years. She produces Falcon Formulations natural bodycare products and Earthly Extracts medicinal tinctures. She is a founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association, a chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation & on the board of Slow Food-Hudson Valley. An avid gardener and wildcrafter, Dina is passionate about ecological agriculture and has completed the Permaculture Design Certificate course.
Dina is author of Earthy Bodies & Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Everybody and Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. Please visit www.foragingandfeasting.com for more information.