What you'll do
A Botanical Sensory Adventure with Food, Art, Nature Listen, See, Touch, Feel, Breathe, Create - BE 1. WELCOME - Our workshop will begin with a tasty botanical elixir (seasonally determined), a brief introduction + prep for our outdoor foraging experience. 2. EXPLORE - We will explore the beautiful land and gardens, identify + forage up to 5 wild power plants that can be used for food to aid in the health + wellbeing of your mind, body, spirit + senses. The specific plants we explore will be based on season; each one offering us a different palate of tastes, colors, and uses. 3. LISTEN - We will also have an opportunity to listen to plant music - a beautiful way to further connect with nature. 3. TASTE - After our walk we will take a break to sample some Botanical Treats & Herbal Elixirs created from our foraged findings. 4 . CREATE - Herbal Vinegar Making Workshop With ingredients we gather from our walk, we will make a wild herbal vinegar to take home. Not only are these culinary delights tasty, they are loaded with minerals and nutrients. A super easy way of incorporating mineral rich and nutrient dense foods into your daily life. Optional: Add on our 1 hour nature inspired Yoga Nidra meditation to facilitate a more in-depth inner sensory experience + connection to nature. Overnight accommodations also available with advanced notice.
I am the co-founder and owner of Turquoise Barn (2003-present) an event center located in the Catskills. I am also the creator/owner of Luna Chica, a travel and nature based business. We host Sensory Adventure Botanical Rejuvenation workshops+ retreats both at Turquoise Barn and International; sharing my experience + passion for food, herbalism, art + nature. I also have lectured + taught at a variety of schools + universities, as well as private events. I have been practicing a natural lifestyle focusing on whole foods, herbs, nature, art + travel for over 30 yrs. after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1985. I am a certified Raw Food and Plant-Based Chef + Educator; Herbal Alchemist, Artist, Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra Instructor, Gardner,, Retreat Facilitator, and Natural Life Style Consultant. Full bio on website
Tastings of beautiful botanical snacks (plant-based) made with herby ingredients.
Botanical refreshments will be provided throughout your experience.
Recipes, supplies for vinegar making (jars, vinegar, herbs, labels).
Where you'll be
We will meet inside the historic 1864 Carriage House (artist designed, handcrafted furniture & art abound) at Turquoise Barn located a former dairy farm in the foothills of the Western Catskill Mountains. 1st half of our experience will be outdoors exploring the land, gardens, + property. 2nd half will be conducted either on the outdoor deck overlooking the pond or inside the Carriage House. *Yoga Nidra - On platform located in foothills
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 15 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
We will be outdoors fro approx. 1 hour comfy shoes, rain boots, warm clothing suggested. With advanced noticed & based on availability: Overnight accommodations and bon-fire may be added. Book a 1 hour ®Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Nature Based Guided Meditation. A perfect compliment!
Foraging + Food + Herbal Alchemy
£61 / personNew experience
£61 / person