Program Cost: $295.00/workshop (or $250 if taking two or more workshops)

Instructor: Rachel Stephens from Sweet Woodland Farm

Dates: Four Sundays, 3/5-3/26 

Location: Stony Brook Southampton Chancellors Hall

 Rachel Stephens owns and runs a medicinal herb farm and makes herbal remedies from what she grows. Her specialty is growing the elderberry, due to its huge health benefits. In this workshop, Rachel will share the folklore, cultivation and health benefits of berries and bring elderberry branches from the farm to be cut and potted by the students. Elderberries are native to Long Island, providing berries for the wild birds, but Rachel grows them primarily for the flowers and berries to use in her syrup and teas.Rachel’s farm also has raspberries and blackberries under cultivation, as the two have similar growing requirements. She mainly uses their leaves in medicinal herbal teas! Elderberries are much more woody, but propagate very easily. 

Sunday Workshops:
March 5 Elderberry Folklore and Uses
March 12 Elderberry Cultivation
March 19 Raspberry and Blackberry Cultivation
March 26 Raspberry and Blackberry Uses (Not just for jam!)