Hayden's Harvest Founder Hayden Stebbins graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors of Science in Science of Natural and Environmental Systems and earned his Masters of Science from Schumacher College in England in Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production. He has shadowed ethnobotanist Marc Williams (Director of and Plants and Healers International, and editor of Botany in a Day) in Asheville, NC, and taught about edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms up and down the eastern seaboard. He has completed the full-time clinical herbalism program at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. He manages a small regenerative agriculture project in Brooktondale, New York exploring how food and medicine production can regenerate degraded land dominated by introduced species.

Hayden has been fortunate to be able to study around the world. He traveled to India, Tanzania, New Zealand, Mexico with a program called Rethinking Globalization, taught Human Ecology and Sustainable Food Systems at The Island School in The Bahamas, biked across Europe using ancient trees as his way points, and traveled to Bhutan with the Gross National Happiness Centre.

Forage & Feast

June 23, 11am-2pm

During this walk, Hayden will teach you about common introduced and native plants, how to identify them by family, and their edible, medicinal, or poisonous properties. You and the group will harvest edible plants as you go and bring them to the kitchen where you and the group will prepare a multi-course meal combining the harvest with regular food. This will include a wild plant pesto, hummus, a couple teas and an extra dish depending on what plants and mushrooms are found.

If you would like to take notes (there will be a lot of information shared), bring a notepad and pen. Wear appropriate clothing for a relaxed walk and weather, but most importantly, bring a big appetite and a curious mind!

$60 per person