EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
REGISTER BY MAY 12TH AND SAVE $25. USE CODE "earlybird25$"
Dates: June 28th and 29th
Tuition & Materials: $195 (register by May 5th and save $25 - use code "earlybird25$" (***ACCOMMODATION NOT INCLUDED***)
Location: Phoenicia, NY, 12464 (exact location sent upon registration)
SCHEDULE (subject to change; schedule will be finalized by April 10th)
Saturday, June 29th
8:45-9:10: OPTIONAL: Foundations of Herbal Medicine for Beginners with Cheryl Boiko (this is an optional session for those new to herbal medicine)
9:15am-9:30am: Quick WELCOME and Orientation
9:30am-11:00am: Making Oxymels with Lata Kennedy
11:15am-12:45pm: Fortifying Your Beauty and Grace With Herbs with Aemen Bell
12:45pm-2:00pm: Lunch (included)
2:00pm-3:30pm: Our Changing Bodies for Women 20-105 with JoAnne Richards
3:45pm-5:15pm: Medicinal Mushroom Walk with John Michelotti
5:15pm-8:00pm: Free Time and Dinner Break (lots of restaurants in the area to choose from)
8:00-10:00pm: Evening Ceremony with Demitra Vassilidias
Sunday, June 30th
10:00am-11:30am: Foraging Walk with Paul Tappenden
11:30am-1:00pm: HANDS-ON HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING with Cheryl Boiko
There is also a "Saturday only" Option available - the tuition & materials fee will be $165. Use coupon code 'SATURDAYONLY' at checkout to have $30 deducted from your purchase***
(Early Bird Special is not available for the Saturday Only option)
Fortifying Your Beauty and Grace With Herbs
“Beauty is the illumination of your soul”
In this class, appropriate for all genders, Aemen will go over using simple herbal preparations for glowing beauty and handsomeness. Herbs for beauty are made into teas and potions that have side benefits of increasing energy, digestion, as well as prevention of disease. She will also go over the topical use of herbs for brilliant skin and healthy hair. This class will guide you in nurturing your own unique loveliness, and help you expand and clarify your own definition of beauty.
Foraging Walk and Hands-on Herbal Medicine Making
Paul will lead a workshop on identifying and using wild plants. During this workshop, we will be exploring the native and introduced species that can be used as food and medicine. We will harvest wild foods, which we will take back to the field kitchen and prepare for folks to taste. Feel free to bring a camera and a notebook. You'll have time to gather plants that resonate with you and afterwards, we'll return to the house for herbal medicine making! You'll have the option to make either an herbal vinegar or tincture, or both if time permits. (for those also attending the September workshop, we will see and work with different plants this weekend)
John Michelotti is the founder and devotee of Catskill Fungi whose mission is to empower people with fungi though outdoor educational mushroom classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health supplements which he produces from mushrooms foraged and grown on and around his family farm in the Catskill Mountains. John is a Former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) and has presented at the Telluride Mushroom Festival, Northeastern Mycological Association Foray, as well as the New York Botanical Gardens. He served on the Mushroom Advisory Panel for Certified Naturally Grown to develop ecological standards in mushroom production. His goal is to educate and inspire people to pair with fungi to improve health, communities, and the environment.
Paul Tappenden has been gathering wild foods for more than 60 years. He considers himself a devotee of nature, always ready to learn and to share, which he does through his Facebook page, his walks and programs, presentations and videos. Paul moved to Rockland County, NY in 1979. Since that time, he has studied the flora and fauna of the area and made note of all the changes that have occurred during that almost 40 years. As a wild foods diarist, Paul has followed the progression of the “invasive” species that have taken up residence in our area, and has researched their uses as food and medicine. He is always happy to share his knowledge, and to teach others how to make use of the many plants that are here to serve us. He believes that we have much to learn from the ancients, and that this knowledge is essential, despite the technological world in which we live. A background in gourmet food preparation and a knowledge of nutrition, has been a great benefit in Paul’s wild foods culinary ventures, such that he has catered many events, using wild, foraged ingredients. He includes cooking wild foods among his workshops, especially with groups of children. Herbal and folk medicine is a natural extension of the foraging experience, which is an area that Paul has explored first hand, and is always happy to discuss. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000970994938
There are limited rooms and camping available for rent 2 miles from the workshop. Full Details Coming Soon!
Off Site Accommodation Options:
There are numerous options for accommodation within a short drive of the workshop. Please contact these properties directly to arrange your stay
Catskill Rose B&B is approximately 2 miles away
Kate's Lazy Meadow is approximately 2 1/2 miles away
AirBnB there are many options available nearby
Uncle Pete's Campground is approximately 1/4 mile away (walking distance)
Sleepy Hollow Campground is approximately 3 1/2 miles away
Phoenicia Black Bear Campground is approximately 2 1/2 miles away and right in the town of Phoenicia
There is ample parking on site. Buses are also available from NYC with Adirondack Trailways and we can arrange collection from Phoenicia. (If you are coming by bus you must arrive on Friday evening as the earliest bus on Saturday does not arrive until 12:30pm).
Car Pooling may also be available and we will gather and share this information in May if offers become available.
Cancellations made with at least 30 days notice qualify for a full refund or you may use the credit towards a future class of the same or lesser value, within 6 months
Cancellations made within 3 to 30 days of the workshop may use the credit towards a future class of the same of lesser value, within 6 months
Cancellations made with less then 3 days prior notice do not qualify for a refund or class credit