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December 14 • 10:07 AM
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Renowned Herbalist and Author to present "Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook" in Kingston


11/14/2013 - Dina Falconi, author of "Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook" is the featured speaker at this year's Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 5 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the organization's Education Center, which is located at 232 Plaza Road, in Kingston.

The program is free and open to the public, and all attendees will be placed in a drawing to win a signed copy of Falconi's book – which is for anyone interested in learning how to identify, prepare and cook wild edible plants as well as in making tinctures. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by calling Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990, ext. 335 or click here <http://www.cceulster.org/2013%20Annual%20Meeting%20Invitation.pdf> for more information.

The evening's agenda will begin with the election of new CCEUC Board and Program Committee members, a Treasurer's report, a review of CCEUC programming during 2013, and CCEUC staff, board and program committee member recognition. The annual meeting will be followed by refreshments and the featured presentation by Falconi.

Dina Falconi is an herbalist with a strong focus on food activism and nutritional healing. She is the author of Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair, owner of Falcon Formulations, a natural body care product business, co-creator of Earthly Extracts, a line of medicinal tinctures, and a founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association. Dina is Chapter Leader for the Hudson Valley Weston A. Price Foundation and on the steering committee of Slow Food - Hudson Valley Convivium. An avid gardener and wildcrafter, Dina is passionate about permaculture and has completed the Permaculture Design Certificate Course. She offers workshops and consultations throughout the northeast. Visit www.foragingandfeasting.com <http://www.foragingandfeasting.com> for more information about Falconi's work.

About the book: "Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook" celebrates our local bounty and traditional food ways. The book features beautiful, instructive botanical illustrations and delicious recipes. The effort weaves together Dina's 30 years of passionate investigations into wild-plant identification, foraging and cooking with Wendy's deft artistic skills honed over 15 years as a botanical illustrator.

For the past three years we have been writing, drawing, designing and testing the recipes for this book. The result is an abundance of recipes and illustrations that celebrate wild plants and creative ways to bring them into our lives. We hope you will join us in this tasty culinary adventure.

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's community programs and events visit our online calendar at www.cceulster.org. Follow CCEUlster on Facebook and Twitter. CCEUC provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the CCEUC office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.

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