The Catskill Center offers Three Fall Foraging Workshops

The Catskill Center offers Three Fall Foraging Workshops

Two with Chef Rob Handel and one with Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower

September 6, 2017 ARKVILLE, NY — The Catskill Center’s series of foraging, identification and cooking workshops with Chef Rob Handel, of Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café in Preston Hollow, NY, continues this weekend at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt. Tremper.

Attendees will learn to identify edible native spring greens, be introduced to food preparation techniques like fermentation, infusion and pickling and learn best practices for wild foraging.

Following the walk, Rob will offer a wild food tasting.

Registration is required. Visit for full details and to register. Thursday, September 7, 6-8 pm

$22 per person(program limited to 20 people)

Register online or call (845) 586-2611 x112

The Catskill Interpretive Center 5096 Route 28, Mt. Tremper, NY.

October 7th, Rob will offer his final foraging walk from the 2017 series at the Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Preserve. Foraging Walk, Talk and Tasting at Platte Clove

Learn more about the fall flora of the Catskills and Hudson Valley with chef and forager Rob Handel from Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café. Rob will lead an hour long walk through the Platte Clove trails during which we’ll learn to identify wild edibles common in the region. The walk will be followed by a short presentation outlining how to use some of the products found on the walk, and a tasting of some of these wild foods.

Saturday, October 7, 3-5 pm
$20 per person(program limited to 20 people)
Register online or call (845) 586-2611 x112 The Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Preserve
2504 Platte Clove Road, Elka Park, NY

On Saturday, September 9th Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, R.N., Herbalist and Plant Pioneers director will lead an edible foraging walk and talk at the Catskill Center’s Platte Clove.

Marguerite’s walk will include a deep inquiry regarding mutual forest intelligence. Harvesting with our senses. She sees as allies, weeds as dense nutrients and all plants as teachers of living an ecologically balanced life.

Marguerite feels, the foundation of our future resides in our ability to taste our roots (past)..

The afternoon will include a wild food tasting, as well as a sampling of drinks and their recipes. While we sit and enjoy weed foods made by Marguerite, there will be a live introduction that demonstrates - there’s a lot more going on with our plants than meets the eye. Music of the Plants technology liberates plant frequencies into sound giving them a voice, so to speak, that up until recent years has not been heard. Validating scientific literature is reviewed from the

Society of Plant Signaling & Behavior and the MINT Lab in Spain is relayed. By attending this workshop, part of the proceeds goes to bring this same workshop to children of all ages.

Through human-plant investigations and other programs (, Marguerite believes one can learn to work with plants as food and medicinal virtues, jump start genetic memory; develop human-plant reciprocity where its purpose confirms a viable future, regardless of a plants utility and restore our connection to place.


Foraging Walk & Talk and Music of the Plants September 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $35/person
Location: Platte Clove, 2504 Platte Clove Rd, Rte 16, Elka Park, NY
Registration: on-line or call 845-586-2611 x112