What is this & Can I eat it?

What is this & Can I eat it?

What is this & Can I eat it? Michael Okuley This workshop will focus on the most highly prized and sought-after species of wild edible mushrooms that are native to Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains. There are more than 25 varieties of wild edible fungi that...
Exploration of Birds and Soundscapes at Mountain Run Farm

Exploration of Birds and Soundscapes at Mountain Run Farm

Exploration of Birds and Soundscapes at Mountain Run Farm LAura henry-stone Join Laura Henry-Stone, associate professor of environmental science, to explore the morning sounds of Mountain Run Farm. This will be a basic birdwalk expanded to include listening to the...
Establishing Plant Relations

Establishing Plant Relations

Establishing Plant Relations Kat Maier This experiential class teaches simple methods for developing intimate relationships with the plants around us. We employ techniques such as wide angle vision, sketching, organoleptics, journaling, and other methods in order to...
Fermented Vegetables

Fermented Vegetables

Fermented Vegetables Cheryl Paswater Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. Beer, miso, sourdough, kefir,...
Designing & Establishing a Food Forest

Designing & Establishing a Food Forest

Designing & Establishing a Food Forest In this hands-on workshop we’ll learn how to plan and implement a food forest guild from start to finish. Guilds are a mutually beneficial perennial polyculture of useful and edible plants and the core building block...
Fermented Herbal Sodas

Fermented Herbal Sodas

Fermented Herbal Sodas Brace yourselves for these fizzy, buzzy, sodas. While there are more choices on the market now for sparkly fermented beverages made with healthier ingredients, like kombucha and fruit sodas made with real fruit and cane sugar, they can be a bit...
The Mojo Parker Express

The Mojo Parker Express

The Mojo Parker Express Mojo Parker welcomes you to join him on his musical odyssey. His voice is recognized over the Blue Ridge Mountains, down to the Gulf Coast, and into the heart and soul of Memphis, TN. As a two time Semi-Finalist and recent 2020 Finalist of the...
Chamomile & Whiskey

Chamomile & Whiskey

Chamomile & Whiskey Chamomile and Whiskey came about like all good, simple things–by making two things into one & In the case of this group, Marie Borgman and Koda Kerl–native musicians of Nelson County, Virginia–combined chamomile tea with...
The Wilson Springs Hotel

The Wilson Springs Hotel

The Wilson Springs Hotel Hailing from all parts of Virginia, The Wilson Springs Hotel is rooted in country, folk, and bluegrass. They released their self-titled debut album in the fall of 2021, and are set to tour throughout 2022. The music plays into the traditional...
The BLNDRS

The BLNDRS

The BLNDRS The BLNDRS are a psychedelic blues rock band from central Virginia. The four-piece has been playing unforgivingly honest and original rock’n’roll since 2015, and has nurtured an impressive regional following. The group is best known for their...