Botanical Arts Press sponsors workshops, presentations and exhibitions on:
Wild Plant Identification and Application
Wild Food Foraging and Culinary Preparations
Botanical Art Exhibition
Please let us know if you would like to sponsor an event. Here is a sample workshop to consider! If you scroll down even further you can see a list of past events.
Foraging, Feasting & Botanical Art: Identify, Draw, Harvest, & Prepare Wild Edible Plants
Explore the culinary treasures & artistic beauty hidden in local wild plants. Learn to identify, draw, harvest, and prepare these ancient foods so you can easily incorporate them into your daily life. The workshop begins in the garden where Dina will introduce some of these feral, abundant plants followed by a drawing lesson with Wendy. Wendy will share the techniques she uses to create botanically accurate illustrations, demonstrating the basic principals with easy to follow step-by-step lessons using colored pencils. Through the process of drawing, participants develop plant identification skills and gain a deeper understanding of the plants. Back in the field, Dina will supervise the harvesting of plants. Then Dina will share delicious, enlightening, nutrient-dense recipes from the book Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook.
Includes hands-on food preparation and tasting. Additional time will be allocated to continue botanical drawing techniques. What Participants will learn:In this workshop participants will connect with nature through wild plants as food and art. Plant identification skills, an understanding of plant structure, and the basic techniques of botanical drawing such as value, consistent light source, perspective, and realistic color will be taught. In the kitchen, Dina will teach basic recipe templates that empower us to cook with the plants at hand, wild or cultivated.
September 15, 2013: Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, NY 12:30–3:00pm. Book signing, drawing demo, food tasting.
September 21, 2013: Hudson Valley Harvest Festival, New Paltz, NY. Ulster County Fairgrounds. 12–4pm.
September 22, 2013: Foraging & Feasting: Field trip to Dina Falconi's garden, kitchen and apothecary. 10–4 pm. Contact Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism
October 2, 2013: Woodstock Farm Festival, Woodstock, NY. Tasting, Book Signing. 3:30–6:30pm.
October 4, 2013: Hudson Valley Arts Festival, Rhinebeck NY. Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Book Signing and Drawing Demo. 10–6pm
October 5, 2013: Accord Farmer's Market, Accord, NY. Food Tasting and Book Signing.
October 9, 2013: Toxic Free Talk Radio, Interview 12–1pm.
October 10, 2013: Foundation Art Program. SUNY New Paltz. A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook
A collaboration between herbalist author Dina Falconi and botanical artist Wendy Hollender.
Lecture (Open to the Public): 12:15–1:15 pm Lecture Center 108
Botanical Illustration Workshop (Students Only): 1:30–5:45 with botanical artist Wendy Hollender in Smiley Art Building 114
October 12, 2013: Union Square GreenMarket, NYC Book Signing. 11–2pm.
October 19, 2013: Traditional Nutrition Guild. NYCForaging & Feasting Indoor Workshop 1–4pm.
October 19-20, 2013: Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY. Foraging & Feasting Book Signing. 9–5pm and 10–5pm
October 24, 2013: Columbia Grammar School's Food Day Event, NY, Foraging & Feasting Book Signing. Thursday, 6:30 - 9pm.
October 25–26, 2013: WellnessRX, High Falls, NY. Book Signing. Fri. 4:30–6:30, Sat. 1–3
November 2, 2013: Blue Cashew Kitchen Pharmacy, Rhinebeck, NY, NY. Book Signing and Botanical Print Exhibition Sat. 2-5pm
November 8–10, 2013: Wise Traditions Conference, Atlanta, GA. Foraging & Feasting presentation and Book Signing.
November 9, 2013: Sip & Sign, Millbrook Winery, Millbrook NY, 1–4pm
November 16, 2013: Market Day opening ABC Carpet & Home, New York, NY, all day Book signing and food event
November 23, 2013: Morgan Outdoors, Livingston Manor, NY. A behind the scenes presentation on the making of Foraging & Feasting, Book Signing, Tasting, and Botanical Print Exhibition Sat.4 - 6 pm
November 30, 2013: Golden Notebook, Woodstock, NY. Book Signing and Tasting. 2–4pm.
November 30 and December 1, 2013: CRAFTED, Cottekill (Rosendale), NY. Holiday Sale. Saturday 10 - 5pm, Sunday 11- 3pm.
December 5, 2013: Cornell Cooperative extension Ulster County Annual Meeting, Kingston, NY. Slide presentation and book signing. 7:00pm.
December 7, 2013: Stoneridge Library, Stoneridge, NY. Holiday Bazaar. 10 - 3pm.
December 10 - 12, 2013: ECHO International Agriculture Conference, Fort Myers, Florida. Slide presentation Dec 10, 8pm and book signing
December 13 - 15, 2013: Holiday Shindy, Pittsfield, MA. Tasting and Book Signing. Dec 13, 5 - 8pm and Dec 14 & 15, 10 - 5pm
March 22, 2014: Wild Harvest: Sharing Mother Nature's Bounty with Dina Falconi, Germantown, NY. Talk & Book Signing. 9:30am. email@example.com
April 3-5, 2014: Master Class: Botanical Drawing in Color with Wendy Hollender, Filoli Gardens, Woodside, CA
April 12, 2014: Kitchen Cosmetics & Herbal Skincare w/ Dina Falconi, Middletown Thrall Library, Middletown, NY. 1–3pm
April 12 -13: Botanical Drawing with Wendy Hollender, Cornell Farms, Portland, Oregon
April 17: Techniques used in Botanical Illustration Presentation with Wendy Hollender, Portland Garden Club, Portland, Oregon
April 17-18: Botanical Drawing in Color Workshop with Wendy Hollender, Portland Garden Club, Portland, Oregon
April 22: Wild Edible Plant Walk with Dina Falconi, Transition Rosendale, NY. 845 527-5672 5:30-7pm
April 26-27: Grisaille Technique in Botanical Painting: A Workshop with Wendy Hollender, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, IL
May 1, 2014: May Day Foraged Feast, Hurley, NY. Whirligig Farm. Edbile Plant Walk, Potluck, Book Signing. 845-527-5672. 5:30-7:30.
May 17, 2014: Wild Flower Festival, Kerhonkson, NY. Catskill Native Nursery. Book Signing 11-5.
May 17- July 6: Botanical Art Exhibit, Morgan Outdoors, Livingston Manor, NY
May 31– June 1: Foraging, Feasting & Herbal Potions with Dina Falconi at Sky Lake, Rosendale, NY.
June 13–15: Foraging, Feasting & Botanical Art with Dina Falconi and Wendy Hollender at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY.
June 21: Wild Harvest: Sharing Mother Nature’s Bounty Edible & Medicinal Field Study w/ Dina at Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Stockbridge, MA.
June 22, 2014: Botanical Drawing in Color Workshop with Wendy Hollender, Mohonk Preserve, Gardiner, NY.
June 25, 2014: Foraging & Feasting Slide Show, Tasting and Cooking Demo, Honest Weight Food Coop, Albany, NY. 6–7:30pm
June 27 -29.: Botanical Drawing in Color 3 Day workshop with Wendy Hollender, Hollengold Farm, Accord, NY.
June 28: Culinary Skills Workshop: Edible Lawn - Plant Foraging w/ Dina Falconi at Glynwood Center, Cold Spring, NY. Forage, Cook & Eat & Book Signing. 10am-1pm
August 1, 2014: Cooking & Educational Demo, Tasting & Book Signing at Kingston Farmers' Market, Kingston, NY. 11am-1pm.
August 22–24: Women's Herbal Conference, Hebron, NH. Herbal Workshops & Book Signing
Sept. 24: Foraging & Feasting the Bounty of late September with herbalist and author Dina Falconi hosted by Amy Gillingham at Wild Roots Farm, Livingston Manor, NY. 10 am–2 pm. Sponsored by Morgan Outdoors.
Oct 4: Kitchen Cosmetics & Herbal Skincare Workshop w/ Dina Falconi, Schoharie River Center, Esperance, NY. 2–4pm
Oct. 11: Wild Harvest: Sharing Mother Nature's Bounty: Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk with Dina Falconi at the Olive Free Library, Shokan, NY. 1pm-2:30pm
Nov. 28–30: Basilica Farm and Flea, Gift Fair, Hudson, NY.
Dec 15: Kitchen Cosmetics & Herbal Skincare Workshop w/ Dina Falconi, ArborVitae, New York, NY. 7–9:30pm