New York Makers will be curating our very first Makers Market to be held at Beekman 1802 and the town of Sharon Springs' Garden Party Festival on Memorial Day Weekend. The dates and times are Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, from 10 am - 5 pm right off Main Street between South and Washington Streets. We'd love for you to join us, partake in festival fun, eat, drink, shop made-in-New-York goods, meet several of our makers, and enjoy workshops led by them.
The workshop, Plant Walk, led by Suntrap Botanical and Hayden's Harvest, will focus on how the basic identification features to break plants down into groups can make identifying the organisms growing all around us an engaging and paradigm-shifting experience. Beyond identification, this "walk and talk" will cover the edible and medicinal uses of plants, and other notable tidbits that will inevitably come up during the walk. Participants will leave with a new sense of wonder about the world of plants, the ability to positively identify a variety of common foods and medicines, and a list of common plants along with their uses. The walk will take place along the nearby stream, in very close proximity to our New York Makers Market in the field off Main Street between South and Washington Streets. Please meet slightly before start time at the Suntrap Botanical / Field Apothecary table.
Date: Both Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at 1 pm and 3 pm. Please indicate in notes which day and time you prefer.
About Suntrap Botanical:
Suntrap Botanical is owned by Geraldine Lavin and based in the Hudson Valley. Geraldine manages a small herb farm and practices clinical and energetic herbalism. Suntrap is Geraldine's practice as a healer: catching and reflecting the sun to create microclimates of warmth and light around her.
About Hayden's Harvest:
Hayden Stebbins, of Hayden's Harvest, is an itinerant ethnobotanist, sustainable food production teacher, clinical herbalist, and amateur mycologist. Through Hayden's Harvest, Hayden offers herbal consults specializing in chronic issues, public events, botanical surveys for properties, and foraging, botany, and mycology classes for all ages.