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. Following the program, Dina will be selling and signing her beautiful book, Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook.
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