Oct
6
Oct 8

Hand Crafted Herbal Body-Care; Make Your Own Personal Care Products with Dina Falconi at Omega Institute

  • Omega Institute

Looking for a better way to treat yourself and the planet? Whether you are looking to avoid the chemicals found in many products, interested in a zero-waste lifestyle, or simply enjoy making things yourself, you can learn how to create your own customized, nontoxic, personal care products perfectly suited to your needs. Using simple, pure ingredients that support the body, skin and hair, herbalist Dina Falconi, author of Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair, answers your questions and reveals the art and science of making home-crafted body-care products with her favorite master recipes that soothe, nourish and heal.

In this in-depth, hands-on workshop, you are guided step-by-step in practical ways to make healthy creams, salves, balms, herbal oils, face cleansers, mouthwashes, tooth powders, and more. Learn to create an individual skin, hair and body care plan for yourself, and practice doing a consult for a classmate.

Enjoy a luxurious herbal facial treatment from the items created in the workshop, and return home with product samples and the knowledge you need to continue creating your own natural and healthy personal body care products.

Photo of Calendula in the wild garden taken by Magda Durante

Photo of Calendula in the wild garden taken by Magda Durante

For more info about the course and to register click here: Omega


May
21
1:00 pm13:00

Foraging & Feasting: Plant Walk, Hands-on Harvest + Demo + Tasting w/ Dina Falconi

  • Bevier House Ulster County Historical Society

Explore the culinary treasures hidden in local wild foods. Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare these ancient foods so you can easily incorporate them into you daily meals. Using basic sensory skills, we will survey the plants in the surrounding landscape of the Bevier house. Inside we will prep and taste a few of the delicious, nutrient-dense recipes from my book Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook (www.botanicalartspress.com). Signed copies of Foraging & Feasting will be available at this presentation.

For more info contact the Bevier House: http://ulstercountyhs.org or 845-338-5614

Jul
20
10:00 am10:00

Foraging & Feasting the Bounty of the Catskills in Mid Summer

  • Wild Roots Farm

Join herbalist and author Dina Falconi in exploring the wild edibles of the Catskills by learning to identify, harvest, & prepare them. The harvest will be transformed into a
delectable feast in the gorgeous setting of Wild Roots Farm. The menu will
include herbal beverages, wild salad (purslane, lamb's quarter violet, dayflower, wood
sorrel, etc.), amaranth & mallow soup, wild green pesto, flower
butter, and delicious bread freshly baked in the wood-fired outdoor oven,
among other offerings. Hosted by Amy Gillingham of Wild Roots Farm.

For more info contact Lisa M. Lyons at 845-439-5507 or www.morgan-outdoors.com.

May
21
10:00 am10:00

Wild Harvest: Sharing Mother Nature's Bounty — Edible and Medicinal Field Study

  • Berkshire Botanical Gardens

Join herbalist Dina Falconi and explore the plants of the gardens, meadows, and woodland edges of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Learn to identify these plants using basic sensory skills and discover how they are used for food, medicine and pleasure. This walk will include practical information on harvest and preparation. Bring a notepad, camera, and water bottle.

Dina will have Foraging & Feasting books available, if you would like to pick up a signed copy.

For more info contact click here. Phone: 413.298.3926 info@berkshirebotanical.org

May
14
Oct 15

Herbal Intensive with Dina Falconi

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.

Topics include:

  • Herbal Therapeutics
  • Wild Plant Identification and Application
  • Wild Food Foraging and Culinary Preparations
  • Medicine Making
  • Herbal Skin Care
  • Nutritional Healing… and More

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.

  • One Saturday every month, May thru October
  • 2016 Dates: May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 13, Sept 10, Oct 15
  • Time: Saturdays, 10:00AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: The lovely hamlet of Lyonsville, Stone Ridge, NY
  • Cost: $650, includes material fee; $150 deposit due with registration.

  •  For more information and to register contact Wild Earth. Registration opens at noon on January 15th 2016.

Slow Food Forage for Culinary Institute of America Students with Dina Falconi
Apr
17
11:00 am11:00

Slow Food Forage for Culinary Institute of America Students with Dina Falconi

Wild Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk

Explore the wild flora; learn to identify the plants using basic sensory skills; discover how they are used for food and medicine. Includes practical information on harvest and preparation. 

This class has been privately arranged for the Slow Food Club at the CIA. 

Nov
20
Nov 22

Going Natural; Making Your Own Kitchen Cosmetics & Herbal Skin-Care Products

Forget shopping at the mall this holiday season. Give the people you love earth-friendly, skin-pampering creams, balms, and cleansers made in your own kitchen, and treat yourself, too!

“I love introducing people to the art and science of home-crafted body-care products,” says Dina -- and you’ll love the new health and radiance you’ll feel after using formulations made from healing and aromatic herbs. Enjoy the fun of creating items that you thought had to be purchased ready-made. Marvel at your financial savings. Appreciate the minimal impact on the environment. Dina -- using her favorite master recipes -- will guide you step-by-step in practical ways to make healthy creams, salves, balms, herbal oils, face cleansers, mouthwashes, tooth powders, and more. These natural body-care products -- unlike commercial ones -- work in partnership with nature to support the body, using simple, pure ingredients that are as close to their natural state as possible. They’re combined into formulas that enable your body to gently soothe, nourish, and heal. Discover for yourself --  and enjoy a luxurious herbal facial treatment from the items created in the workshop!

For more info please click here. Or contact Rowe Center via phone: (413) 339-4954 or
Email: info [at] rowecenter.org

Jul
29
5:00 pm17:00

Foraging & Feasting Wildly-Infused Cocktails in Kingston, NY

  • Kingston Wine Co.

Curious about the growing interest in Foraging? Wondering how to prepare Wild Edibles once they’ve been harvested? Have questions about what is growing in your own backyard?

Join the Kingston Land Trust and Kingston Wine Co. on Wednesday, July 29th from 5-7pm as we host local author and foraging expert Dina Falconi of Accord, NY. The event will feature Dina’s beautiful and instructive botanical field guide and wild-food cookbook, Foraging and Feasting, a culmination of 30 years of experience foraging in the Hudson Valley. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. More information about Dina and her work can be found at botanicalartspress.com.

Dina and Michael, owner of Kingston Wine Co. will be teaming up to create a special summertime, wild herb-infused cocktail just for this event so stay tuned and come by on this late July evening to sample the delights, see the glorious publication in person, and have your foraging questions answered. We hope to see you there!

For more info contact the Kingston Land Trust 845-877-5263 or andi@kingstonlandtrust.org; or the Kingston Wine Co. at 845-340-9463. 

 

Peppermint Blackberry Agua Fresca recipe from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi; illustrated by Wendy Hollender.

Peppermint Blackberry Agua Fresca recipe from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi; illustrated by Wendy Hollender.

Jul
11
11:00 am11:00

1st Seasonal Calvary Church Health Fair, Newburgh, NY July 11, 2015 11am - 4pm

  • Calvary Presbyterian Church

Dina Falconi will lead two Edible & Medicinal Plant Walks: First walk from 11:30–12:30; the second walk from 2–3. Free and open to the public. Signed copies of Foraging & Feasting books will be available for purchase. For more info contact pastor@calvarypresbychurch.org or call  845-562-8730.

Wild Black Raspberries (Rubus occidentalis) in season right now.

Wild Black Raspberries (Rubus occidentalis) in season right now.

 

Foraging & Feasting the Bounty of Early July in the Catskills
Jul
8
10:00 am10:00

Foraging & Feasting the Bounty of Early July in the Catskills

Join herbalist and author Dina Falconi in exploring the wild edibles of the Catskills by learning to identify, harvest, & prepare them. The harvest will be transformed into a
delectable feast in the gorgeous setting of Wild Roots Farm. The menu will
include herbal beverages, wild salad (purslane, lamb's quarter violet, dayflower, wood
sorrel, etc.), amaranth & dock soup, wild green pesto, flower
butter, and delicious bread freshly baked in the wood-fired outdoor oven,
among other offerings. Hosted by Amy Gillingham of Wild Roots Farm.

For more info contact Lisa M. Lyons at 845-439-5507 or www.morgan-outdoors.com.

Jun
5
Jun 7

Kitchen Cosmetics & Herbal Skin Care Retreat w/ Dina Falconi at Omega, Rhinebeck NY

Looking for a better way to treat yourself and the planet? Whether you are interested in a zero-waste lifestyle, want to avoid the chemicals found in many products, or simply like making things yourself, you can learn how to make your own customized, nontoxic, personal care products in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Using all-natural ingredients, herbalist Dina Falconi, author of Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair, shares her favorite master recipes for creating natural body care products you can use yourself or share with others. In this in-depth, hands-on workshop, you are guided step-by-step in practical ways to make healthy creams, salves, balms, herbal oils, face cleansers, mouthwashes, tooth powders, and more. You also get to enjoy a luxurious herbal facial treatment from the items created in the workshop.

Return home with samples and the knowledge you need to continue creating your own natural and healthy personal body care products.

For more info about the course and to register click here: Omega 

 

For more info about the book click here: http://bit.ly/1sL5Mad

May
23
Oct 17

Herbal Intensive with Dina Falconi

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. For more information and to register contact Wild Earth.

Topics include:

  • Herbal Therapeutics
  • Wild Plant Identification and Application
  • Wild Food Foraging and Culinary Preparations
  • Medicine Making
  • Herbal Skin Care
  • Nutritional Healing… and More

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.

  • One Saturday every month, May thru October
  • 2015 Dates: May 23, June 20, July 18, August 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17
  • Time: Saturdays, 10:00AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: The lovely hamlet of Lyonsville, Stone Ridge, NY
  • Cost: $630, includes material fee; $150 deposit due with registration.


May
9
2:00 pm14:00

Kitchen Cosmetics & Herbal Skin Care w/ Dina Falconi, NYC

A feast for body and soul! Using all natural ingredients, Dina Falconi, herbalist and author, will share her favorite master recipes for creating natural body care products. Learn how to make all your own customized non-toxic personal care products in the comfort of your own kitchen. This is a hands-on demonstration, so come prepared to have fun. We will be making creams, salves, balms, herbal oils, face cleansers and more with samples to take home. Dina is the author of Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair, a popular book on natural and healthy personal body care. 

For more info and to register please click here. This event is sponsored by the Traditional Nutrition Guild http://traditionalnutritionguild.org

Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Foraging & Feasting at the North Chatham, NY Library

Foraging & Feasting: Slide Show and hands-on harvest + Cooking Demo + Tasting 

Explore the culinary treasures hidden in local wild foods. Learn about foraging from herbalist, author Dina Falconi as she presents slides of botanically accurate illustrations and shares delicious, nutrient-dense recipes from her book new book Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook (www.botanicalartspress.com).

Signed copies of Foraging & Feasting will be available at this presentation.

For more info contact: North Chatham Library


Jan
20
Jan 22

DRAWING YOUR WAY TO PLANT IDENTIFICATION - NY BOTANICAL GARDEN

  • New York Botanical Garden

You've studied the basic techniques of botanical drawing. You're familiar with the art supplies used to work in color. Now it's time to focus in more detail on the plants themselves. This three–day workshop in color studies and drawing is a great way to learn about plant structure, botany, and the functions of plants, while practicing techniques for three–dimensional form, perspective, undertones, and color layers. Through this process of drawing you develop strong plant identification skills and gain a deeper understanding of plants. Please bring lunch. 

For more information, please click here.

Kitchen Cosmetics & Herbal Skin Care in NYC at ArborVitae
Dec
15
7:00 pm19:00

Kitchen Cosmetics & Herbal Skin Care in NYC at ArborVitae

  • ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism

A feast for body and soul! Using all natural ingredients, Dina Falconi, herbalist and author, will share her favorite master recipes for creating natural body care products. Learn how to make all your own customized non-toxic personal care products in the comfort of your own kitchen. This is a hands-on demonstration. We will be making creams, salves, balms, herbal oils, face cleansers and more with samples to take home. Think: gift making for your friend and family. For more info and to register contact ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism.

Brewing herbal products in the "lab".

Brewing herbal products in the "lab".

Nov
28
Nov 30

Basilica Farm & Flea Gift Fair

Come see us (Dina and Wendy) at Basilica Farm & Flea: "An annual market bringing a collection of quality products presented by a diverse group of regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors."

We will have signed copies of Foraging & Feasting books, note cards, herbal products and botanical art available. We look forward to seeing you there!  

Hours: Friday Nov. 28, 5-9pm; Saturday Nov. 29, 10am-6pm; Sunday Nov. 30, 10am-6pm.

For more info click here.

Foraging & Feasting Cover