Water Wise: The Essential Element of the Catskills
Join Marguerite, R.N., Herbalist and Wild Foods Forager for a short watery show and tell on what makes this element so important for us in the Catskills. By taking a walk into the woods for a wild edible extravaganza Marguerite connects the dots by how we can be water wise in the field, with plants and trees. Through the process of observation, questions and revelations come up that we may have never thought of before. While near specific trees, she will share some tree and plant investigations that she and her students have been executing since March, 2018 that are directly related to – being water wise. This outdoor walk and talk will happen rain or shine so dress for weather. This event is free but pre-registration is required - please call 845-688-3369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
This event is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed corporation in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, RN is a Clinical Herbalist, wild foods forager and teacher of herbal traditions, is co-founder of Plant Pioneers, a Human-Plant Relations Movement based in the Catskills of upstate New York. Her work invites people to become interested in plants through hands-on, outdoor Nature experiences that bridge herbal traditions, wild edibles, the tangible to intangible phenomena, space and form informing. She addresses both the needs of humans and Nature as one ecological system. In recent years additional tools of choice are Music of the Plants and Cymatics which assist the observer on a palpable human-plant level. Conversations are around implementing ‘creative restoration’ rather than ‘consuming’ to depletion. By honing one’s senses to remember the roots of our past, this offers hidden gifts that empower us in how to move forward to future. Marguerite’s belief is, as we integrate plants into our attention, we’ll eventually become beings of place and make the beneficial changes for future.
She is a member of the Society of Plant Signaling Behavior, United Plant Savers, Northeast Herb Association, Catskill Forest Association and Farm Catskill. Contact Marguerite to get involved, to schedule a walk, workshop or consult.