Teaching the essence of life
We've developed a series of programs focusing on self-sufficiency, simplicity and sustainable living. These valuable skills benefit the environment and foster self-confidence.
The backbone of our work is in the continual exploration of natural habitats. We've a number of programs that allow us to delve deeply into the world around us and appreciate the wonders therein.
Partnering with the Country Cupboard
Autumn Herbalism Talks: October 25th and November 15th - 1:00 to 2:30pm. We'll be presenting two talks on medicinal and culinary herbalism this Autumn at the Country Cupboard Natural Foods Market in East Aurora. On Saturday, October 25th, we'll discuss and demonstrate the making of tinctures and extracts for health and cuisine. Then on Saturday, November 15th, we'll be back again to demonstrate the preparation of healing salves and balms. Both programs begin at 1:00pm. Click below for details and registration information.
An Afternoon with Charles Darwin: October 30th - Noon to 2:00pm. We are pleased to have arranged this trip back in time where you'll have the opportunity to engage with the pre-eminent naturalist Charles Darwin as portrayed by Buffalo Audubon's Mark Carra. Stop in for a fascinating look at Darwin's life and discoveries as he experienced them in his day and how his noted theories are regarded in modern times. Click below for further details.
Sustainable Living Programs: We'll present two programs on the historic Roycroft Campus this Autumn. Native American Plant Wisdom, to be presented on Sunday, November 16th, will reflect the passion of Elbert Hubbard's renowned son, Ralph, who worked tirelessly on educating 20th Century America about the Indigenous cultures of our continent. Herbal Crafts for Gift-Giving on Thursday, November 20th will be a hands-on demonstration of several lovingly crafted herbal treats for body and mind perfect for the holidays. Registration is required through the link below.
Garlic has long been used by Homo sapiens for health and treatment of illness. Recent experiments in Great Britain are showing similar results when Garlic is injected into certain tree species suffering from ailments or age-related disease. Click below for more information on this interesting research.