Ready to start planting a garden? Join Co-op member Janet Britt for tips on growing your own healthy seedlings. Janet has enjoyed growing vegetable, flower and herb seedlings for over 40 years. We will learn about seed selection, timing, soil and container choices and a good growing environment. Bring home some seedlings to plant.
Join clinical herbalist and director of The Earth School for Better Living, Beth Record, for a stroll through town to learn how to identify wild food and medicinal herbs in our own backyards!
Join us as we tour the apiary of one of our most popular Co-op producers, However Wild Honey. Peek inside their observation hive. Tour their new honey house to check out their extraction operation, bottling area, the skincare and soap making shop, as well as their little store full of honey and handmade productsand honey sampling, of course!
Welcome Linda Tipke from Adirondack Ayurveda as she explains how eating seasonal foods, the process of digestion, and the importance of culinary spices effect our health. A fundamental Ayurvedic teaching is "When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use, when diet is correct, medicine is of no need." Food plays a prominent role in well-being, so it is important to know the connection between one's individual constitution (doshas), proper diet and lifestyle. With understanding of this relationship, one can maintain an ideal weight, have appropriate energy levels through the day, relieve bouts of anxiety, worry, improve memory by clearing mental fog and so much more. At this workshop participants will be able to plan an individualized diet that supports their unique constitution leading to a healthy state of being.
Join Co-op member, Nicole Daunic in the beautiful setting of her family's farm in Black Hole Hollow for a morning of communal medicine making in the spirit of self-care. Capture the healing, immune-boosting power of the garden by learning to make your own winter tonic: a traditional folk remedy made with anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, circulatory, and digestive veggies, herbs and spices. You'll thank yourself come winter! Nicole will walk you through the basic steps of concocting your own batch of winter tonic as she shares the benefits of each ingredient and offers suggestions for how to improvise and personalize your brews at home based on what you have growing around you.