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Nourish, Nosh, and Nurse with Nature - May 16th-18th

Master Herbalist, Nathaniel Whitmore, has developed a new series of programs that will span the offerings throughout the property. Join us for an informative and interactive weekend catered to foraging edible plants and natural remedies and how to incorporate them into your lifestyle.

Friday, May 16th
NaturPix 101*
2:00pm
Expand your horizons with smartphone photography.  Learn the best kept secrets to getting the most out of your cell phone pictures. Join our Outdoor Adventure Guides to discuss tips, tools, and apps for your cell phone. Practice your photo taking skills on The Lodge’s beautiful grounds. Once we’re back indoors, we’ll discuss recommendations on how to upload your photos and share them with others. Let’s get snap happy!
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Featured Class: Wild Edibles Cooking Demo*
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Master Herbalist, Nathaniel Whitmore and our Master Chef, to learn about the preparation of local wild vegetables.  We will explore preparation of the day’s fresh harvest including, root vegetables like Burdock, greens for cooking like Pokeweed, salad greens like Chickweed, and possibly some Morel mushrooms. Learn special methods of preparation like parboiling and classic methods like stir-frying.
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Bog Talk*
4:00pm
Surrounding our glacial lake is an ecosystem teeming with life. Join us as we break down and identify the different forms of life the Bog has to offer. Edibles, medicinals, and endangered species of plants are just a small part of the Bog that is ever changing and fascinating.
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Herbs that Detox & Cleanse
6:00pm
Join Master Herbalist, Nathaniel Whitmore, as he leads for an engaging discussion on how to use herbs for cleansing the body, with a special focus on cleansing the blood and liver.  Nathaniel specializes in wild edible and medicinal plants, Herbology, and whole food dietetics.

Subtle Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit*
with Aromatherapist, Cindy Wolk-Weiss
8:30pm
Aromatherapy has its roots in the most ancient of healing practices using plants from which we now derive essential oils. In this introduction to various essential oils and their uses, explore and create your own uniquely personal aromatherapy mist to restore emotional and mental balance.  Experience essential oils that transform stress and nourish your day with peaceful relaxation. 
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Saturday, May 17th
Medicine from Trees
10:00am
From the salicylic acid that was originally discovered in Willow, to the many Native American and folk remedies from trees like Sassafras and Oak… Many medicines come from these majestic members of the forest.  Deepen your appreciation of trees with Master Herbalist, Nathaniel Whitmore, by learning about Native American uses of our local species and others from around the world like Camphor and Cinnamon.

Cooking Demo with Foraged Foods*
11:00am
Join our Chefs for a demonstration of selections from our gourmet spa cuisine menus while incorporating foraged foods. You will learn new cooking techniques, healthy and surprising ingredient alternatives and elegant presentations.
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Intro to Fly Fishing*
2:00pm
Join our staff fly fishing guide for an introduction to the world of fly fishing, and all of its gadgets and accessories.

Wild Edibles Walk*
3:00pm
Join Master Herbalist, Nathaniel Whitmore, to learn about the various wild edible plants that grow at The Lodge at Woodloch.  This discussion will include identification, harvest, and preparation of wild edibles. Medicinal uses of plants will also be mentioned.
*Sign up with the Spa Concierge

Subtle Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit*
with Aromatherapist, Cindy Wolk-Weiss

8:30pm
Aromatherapy has its roots in the most ancient of healing practices using plants from which we now derive essential oils. In this introduction to various essential oils and their uses, have fun blending your own unique facial moisturizer with organic ingredients that revitalize and nourish your skin. Experience essential oils that transform stress and nourish your day with peaceful relaxation.
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Sunday, May 18th
Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary*
9:00am
The former estate of glassmaker Christian Dorflinger is now home to an extraordinary sanctuary. This easy 3 mile hike winds through the woods, crosses several fields, and visits two ponds. Seasonal flowers and wildlife sightings are possible. The terrain is mostly level and trail conditions can be wet, especially after rainy periods.
Total Travel Time: 30 minutes | Hiking Time: 2.5 hours
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Cooking Demo with Foraged Foods*
3:00pm
Join our Chefs for a demonstration of selections from our gourmet spa cuisine menus while incorporating foraged foods. You will learn new cooking techniques, healthy and surprising ingredient alternatives and elegant presentations.
*Sign up with the Spa Concierge
 

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