Foraging and Local Plants

Dina Falconi

Dina Falconi, a renowned edible plants expert and author of the acclaimed guide Foraging and Feasting, will be leading a group walk around the Ashokan Center to identify and hunt for edible treats. If you choose this, please bring appropriate footwear + warm clothing. This was one of the most exciting and popular activities last year.

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Steve Gurzler

The Ashokan Center has a purpose built and functional traditional Blacksmith Shop.

Tools and gear will be provided. This year, expert professional blacksmith Steve Gurzler will be leading a hands on workshop with history and more where each participant will be making a hand forged bottle opener.

Botanical Drawing

Wendy Hollender

Wendy Hollender, renowned illustrator will be doing an introduction to botanical and nature illustration. We will be providing the group with necessary supplies, but feel free to bring your own notebooks, etc.

Illustration by Drawing in Color
Illustration by Drawing in Color

Hard Cider Fermentation

Patti Wilcox

Patti Wilcox, co-founder of Awestruck Cider, will be leading a hands on workshop about cider making and fermentation. Last year, Patti became everyone’s best-friend by pouring her amazing cider all weekend long. This year, in addition to pouring, we’ll get to learn how the magic happens.