Tending the Forest
June 2017
Steve Gabriel

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Gifts From the Forest

Growing Food & Medicine While Tending the Woods

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June 09, 2017 – June 11, 2017
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM17-1902-214
Teacher:
Steve Gabriel
Tiered Pricing - Friend:
$420
 Tier 1:
$345
 Tier 2:
$270
 Tier 3:
$195
Plus accommodations
SM17-1902-214Steve Gabriel,
Description

Take a stroll through the woods and you may find berries for your smoothie, mushrooms for your stir fry, syrup for your pancakes, and bark for a medicinal tea—all in your own backyard.

Walking the aisles of nature’s supermarket isn’t as easy as going to the grocery store, but you can learn how to harvest and grow a range of trees, plants, and mushrooms right outside your door to supplement your diet and support your health.

Guided by Steve Gabriel, coauthor of Farming the Woods, we learn to observe the forest to find natural patterns to replicate in our own farms, gardens, or yards. We explore the trees, plants, and mushrooms that support human health and the health of the woods. We learn proper planting techniques and how to inoculate logs with shiitake mushrooms.

As we connect more deeply with the place we call home, we regenerate the forest ecosystem of which we’re all a part.

More Information

Scholarships are available; see Sustainable Living Workshops application at eomega.org/scholarships.

You will take home an inoculated shiitake log, mushrooms ready to be planted in a garden, and a potted elderberry shrub.

Steve Gabriel is also part of the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program.

Things to Bring:

Bring outdoor clothing, closed-toe shoes, a notebook, and work gloves.

Schedule
FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Teachers
Steve Gabriel

Steve Gabriel is an ecologist, educator, author, and forest farmer who stewards Wellspring Forest Farm, a 10-acre site in the Finger Lakes region of New York. He cofounded the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute and advocates for the balance of production and forest health as an agroforestry specialist for the Cornell Small Farms Program. He is coauthor of Farming the Woods. WellspringForestFarm.com