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Garden Weekend - August 14th-17th

In celebration of Garden Week, the gardeners have not just opened their gate,
 they have opened their hearts and souls.

 


 

Thursday, August 14th
Chef-Curated Garden Dinner*
6:30pm-8:30pm, Blackmore Farm-To-Table Garden
Newly named Executive Chef Josh Tomson is switching up the typical Farm to Table dinner by bringing the Table to the Farm! Intimate chef-led tasting dinners will seat up to 10 guests and will take place right on the deck at the Garden Shed.  The two-hour tasting will be led by Chef Josh as he selects the harvest focus for the dinner.  Our chef will prepare and discuss the dinner that will be paired with our Sommelier-selected wine. There is an up-charge for the intimate dinner experience of $65* per person which includes the beer or wine pairing.
To reserve a Garden Dinner, call the Hostess at 570.685.8586.
*Tax and service charge are additional.

Friday, August 15th
Herbs Demystified
5:00pm
Join Master Herbalist, Nathaniel Whitmore, for an engaging discussion on the wonderful world of herbs. Gain insight on the medicinal and edible uses for herbs and discover natural and easy remedies for common ailments. Nathaniel specializes in wild edible and medicinal plants, Herbology, and whole food dietetics.

Herbs for a Restful Sleep and Relaxation
6:00pm
Herbs can be very helpful to promote rejuvenating sleep.  From Chamomile, to Valerian, to Hops, learn how to differentiate which herbs are good for whom.  Join Master Herbalist, Nathaniel Whitmore, as he discusses the best preparations for use. 

Chef-Curated Garden Dinner*
6:30pm-8:30pm, Blackmore Farm-To-Table Garden
Newly named Executive Chef Josh Tomson is switching up the typical Farm to Table dinner by bringing the Table to the Farm! Intimate chef-led tasting dinners will seat up to 10 guests and will take place right on the deck at the Garden Shed.  The two-hour tasting will be led by Chef Josh as he selects the harvest focus for the dinner.  Our chef will prepare and discuss the dinner that will be paired with our Sommelier-selected wine. There is an up-charge for the intimate dinner experience of $65* per person which includes the beer or wine pairing
To reserve a Garden Dinner, call the Hostess at 570.685.8586.
*Tax and service charge are additional.

Art of the Heirloom with Ken Greene
8:30pm
If every seed is a story, then every garden is a work of art bringing seed stories to life. This presentation showcases American gardening heritage through elegant, humorous, and telling images from the Seed Library's collection of antique seed catalogs and contemporary garden art. Moving from history into the present, we’ll also see photos of the Seed Library farm in the Hudson Valley while learning about easy, beautiful, and tasty heirloom varieties for gardeners to grow at home. Discover the history of seed saving and the modern importance of continuing these traditions through the eyes of artists- our cultural seed savers.

Saturday August 16th
Full Circle Gardening with Ken Greene
10:00 am
Be a seed saver! Through hands on activities, demonstrations, and discussion, learn how to grow, harvest, clean, and store your own saved seeds from the vegetables, herbs and flowers in your garden. Sow local!

Cooking Demonstration featuring Celebrity Chef Tiffany Derry.
11:00am
Join us as Guest Chef Tiffany Derry makes her magic happen right here at The Lodge At Woodloch!
*Sign up with the Spa Concierge.

Beekeeping 101
11:00am
Join our Garden Team for an interactive Q&A on raising honey bees. They’ll discuss building up the hives, the equipment used to tend the bees, collecting honey, and how the bees impact our Garden and The Lodge.

The Gardener is In - Educational Stations
12:00pm-5:00pm
(See full description below)
 
Garden Walk
3:00pm
Join Master Herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore for a casual walk on our beautiful grounds to learn about the many common plants that have both edible and medicinal properties.

Outdoor Vinyasa Flow with Alicia Shook
3:00pm
A flowing, dynamic form of yoga, linking smooth body movements with breath. Challenging postures will be used to help build endurance, flexibility and strength.
 
Fresh Teas from the Garden*
4:00pm
Enjoy some herbal infusions fresh from our Healing Garden while relaxing in the garden itself. Master Herbalist, Nathaniel Whitmore, will examine and discuss the herbs, their preparation, and their medicinal virtues.
*Sign up with the Spa Concierge

The Essence of Flowers with Dr. Betty deMaye-Caruth, Holistic Health Educator
8.30pm
Join Dr. Betty for an inspiring and informative presentation on Flower Essence, aqueous extracts of the fresh flowers of various plants chosen for their effects on specific mental or emotional symptoms. For example: Peony flower essence will help one to open their heart to others, dissolve creative blocks and assist one to recognize the worth of others and not take them for granted. Learn about the history of Flower Essence and how they differ from aromatherapy, how they are prepared and their effect. You will learn the science behind how they can be used to address spiritual, mental, and emotional as well as physical problems.


Sunday August 17th
The Gardener is In- Educational Stations
10:00am-1:00pm
(See full description below)

Cooking Demonstration featuring Fresh Garden Produce
3:00pm
Join our Chefs for a demonstration of selections from our gourmet spa cuisine menus. You will learn new cooking techniques, healthy and surprising ingredient alternatives and elegant presentations from ingredients fresh from the garden.

 


 
Featured Spa Treatment: Honey and Herbs Body Polish
Enjoy the exfoliating and hydrating benefits of honey in this unique body treatment.  A warm honey drizzle leads the way for a through exfoliation using sugar and chamomile harvested from our garden.  Your oh-so-soft skin will then by treated to a moisturizing application of organic shea butter while the senses are calmed by the soft scent of lavender. 
$125, 50 minutes                                         
$185, 75 minutes with full body massage     
 



Gardener is In Educational Stations

Come learn the magic of a beautiful and healthy garden from our expert garden team!
At your leisure, come explore our educational stations set up at the Blackmore Garden.

Soil- It’s not a Dirty Word  
Soil is so important! What you put in it, on it, and around it, can turn a garden into a great garden!
Come talk to Derrick Braun (our onsite Organic Farmer) and learn how the ecosystem of your dirt affects all that grows.

Friend or Foe? What’s in your Garden?
Learn tips & techniques, companion planting, growing a healthy, pesticide free and weed free garden naturally!

Seed Bombs…..Bombs AWAYYYYY!
Make your own throw and grow seed bombs a fun way to spread the beauty!
Join our Garden Team for an informative and hands-on class  making your own seed bombs. These seed bombs are made up of native wildflower seeds, natural wet clay, and The Lodge’s own organic compost. The compost offers nutrients for the seeds to germinate and grow strong during their infancy and the clay binds the seed bomb, making it hard enough not to break when it hits the ground. Seed bombs can be launched anywhere as long as there is soil beneath them. Their versatility is part of their charm! Guests will be able to take home their seed bombs.

Butterflies are Free 
Butterflies are just one of the many friends of our garden. Learn from our garden team how we invite butterflies and pollinators into the garden, including providing host plants for them to lay their eggs supporting their life cycle. This station will give tips & resources on how to attract these winged beauties to your garden and how to also identify eggs and caterpillars.

Rain Drops on Roses?
Well these are a few of our favorite garden  things 
Let us show you some our must have tools, etc, and learn about cultural practices in the garden.

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