Join herbalist, wildcrafter, permaculturist, and author Dina Falconi on a plant expedition through the gardens, meadows, and woodland edges of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Learn to identify a variety of edible and medicinal plants using basic sensory skills, and discover how these plants are used for cooking, medicine, and other pleasurable pursuits. This walk will include practical information on harvest and preparation of foraged plants. Following the program, Dina, a founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association, a chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and an organizer of Slow Food-Hudson Valley, will be selling and signing her beautiful book, Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. Bring a notepad, camera, and water bottle.
Dina Falconi is a clinical herbalist with a strong focus on food activism and nutritional healing. An avid gardener, wildcrafter, and permaculturalist, Dina has been teaching classes about the use of herbs for food, medicine, and pleasure, including wild-food foraging and cooking, for more than 20 years. She produces Falcon Formulations natural body-care 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, and an organizer of Slow Food – Hudson Valley. She is the author of Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Everybody and Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. www.botanicalartspress.com