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Seasonal Attunement - Walking the Wheel

Margo Mullein

Experience the seasons from mother nature's perspective, as we follow her journey through spring, summer, fall and winter. This course is a blend of observations, teachings and hands on experiences which can guide us to live sustainably while incorporating a practice of attuning to the season. We'll begin on our River Trail to collect natural material which will then be used to create a Medicine Wheel, based on Native principals. Walking the wheel we'll stop at each segment for an in-depth look at what it has to offer us, discussing the 4 seasons, their corresponding compass direction, animal totems, elements, body organ relationship and the life cycle / energy of plants. Working with plants at their peak, we'll harvest plants from the wild and return to the course room for the hands-on portion of our day, where each of us will make and take our own seasonally attuned herbal preparation: SPRING (4/28): Plant Infused Oils; SUMMER (7/21): Balms for Bites, Stings, Rashes; FALL: (10/27): Botanical Scrubs for Face and Body; WINTER (12/8): Breathe Deep Salve. A seasonally inspired lunch is included in each class!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

The herbal preparation made during the first class (spring), will be the base ingredient throughout the other seasons. While each class stands on its own, the work is accumulative. A seasonally inspired lunch is included, so please let us know of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Sessions:

1354-0428    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun April 28, 2019 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

1354-0721    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun July 21, 2019 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

1354-1027    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 27, 2019 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

1354-1208    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun December 8, 2019 10:00 am - 4:30 pm




Pizza Making and Beer Brewing

David Riihimaki and Franz Haas

Come learn the fundamentals of working with an open-air wood-fired oven, as well as fermentation, while making your own pizza and brewing your own beer. All pizza oven tools and ingredients will be provided. Beer kits will include everything needed to make and take home your own one-gallon batch of beer. Other brewing equipment will be provided.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $90
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $175 (members)         $195 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

YOU MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS. Students will be working with wood, ash, fire and food, so dress appropriately.

Sessions:

1471-0504    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 4, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Sacred Union of Plant & Water

Margo Mullein

This course is a delightful journey for the senses as we explore the differences between a "polite cup of tea" and an infusion of plants made with the purpose of increasing and aligning wholeness and balance. We'll taste, touch and smell a variety of commercial teas, as well as what nature herself provides. We'll take a walk to do a simple harvest and return to the class room for a hand-crafted infusion making experience. We will also make an herbal, dairy free Chai using fresh ingredients. As we sip tea, and infusions, we'll discuss the many roles they have played throughout history and the benefits of inviting them into your life.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $60 (members)         $70 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Please let us know if you have any food related allergies we need to accommodate for this class.

Sessions:

1352-0518    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 18, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Cheesemaking: Cheddar and Mozzarella

Roberta Devers-Scott

Come and learn to make Cheddar, Mozzarella, and Whey Ricotta the traditional way. We will learn to make our own cultures rather than using laboratory produced cultures and will even discuss how to make homemade rennet. We will also make yogurt and cultured butter. All products will be made using organic, grass-fed, raw milk. It is recommended that you purchase (and review) the book, "The Art of Natural Cheesemaking", by David Asher. This class is a combination of demonstration, and hands on.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1379-0622    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 22, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Cheesemaking: Chevre, Valencay and Crottin

Roberta Devers-Scott

Come and learn to make Chevre, Aged Chevre, Valencay, and Crottin the traditional way. We will learn to make our own cultures rather than using laboratory produced cultures and will even discuss how to make homemade rennet. We will also make yogurt and cultured butter. All products will be made using organic, grass-fed, raw milk. It is recommended that you purchase (and review) the book, "The Art of Natural Cheesemaking", by David Asher. This class is a combination of demonstration, and hands on.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1380-0720    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat July 20, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




The Ins and Outs of Herbal Infused Vinegars

Margo Mullein

Herbal infused vinegars are easy to make and wonderful to take! Using just a few simple ingredients from the great outdoors, we will create vinegar infusions that can be used in a variety of ways for internal and/or external applications. As we chop, we'll discuss the many benefits of apple cider vinegar and the added value in combining its restorative properties with wild plants, cultivated herbs and veggies! During our time together, you will have the opportunity to make an herbal infused vinegar of your choice, and my "must have" curative formula for cold weather imbalances.

  • Location: AFS 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $80 (members)         $90 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1353-0815    Add registration to shopping cart
      Thu August 15, 2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm




Soak, Sprout, Sour

Roberta Devers-Scott

The process of lactic-acid fermentation increases vitamins, enzymes and beneficial bacteria naturally present in good whole, fermented and culturally traditional foods. All of which Roberta is hoping to inspire you to include in all diets as a way to introduce healthier options for optimal digestive functioning. In this good for your gut class, you will learn how to make kombucha, kefir, sourdough starter (for bread baking), cultured butter and sauerkraut.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1381-0921    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat September 21, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Cooking with Herbs

Amy Cason

Herbs can transform everyday foods into delicious meals! The difference between spaghetti sauce and plain old tomato sauce is oregano and a variety of other herbs. One of the simplest ways to use herbs is to add them to our food. How many herbs do you use in your cooking? We will take a look at the herbs most often used in cooking along with the importance of taste and techniques that enhance the flavor of our foods. We will taste individual herbs and discuss which herbs pair well with what foods. This will give students the inspiration and confidence to add them to any of their meals at home! The instructor will also bring something from her home to share with students.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1402-1122    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri November 22, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm