Saturday, June 15 2013, 3:30-5 p.m. Join Bettina Mueller and learn how to adapt the beauty, simplicity and tranquility of the traditional Japanese garden to our American landscape. Bettina is the author of “A Taste of Heaven and Earth” and “The World in a Bowl of Tea”. This talk is based upon her upcoming book, “Rustic Elegance: Garden and Flower Design Inspired by the Way of Tea”. At various times Mueller has been a cook on a working tugboat, a news photographer, owner of a pioneering vegetarian restaurant and executive of a cutting edge Internet company. In addition to her interest in food and media, she’s been a lifelong student of Zen, the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the natural world.
Field Apothecary & Herb Farm, 245 Main ST, Germantown, NY 12526 Sunday, June 23rd, 4 p.m.: Dana and Michael Eudy host an Herb Walk & Talk at their CSA herb farm and apothecary in the heart of Germantown. There will be lots to see and talk about as the garden will be in full bloom. This program is organized by the Germantown Library. Please register at the library or via email.
Saturday, July 13, 3:30 p.m.: Kick Off Performance: The Storycrafters, Nurturing a Family Storytelling Tradition
A multi-generational ‘playshop’ in story games, storytelling, and building a love for literacy with award-winning musical storytelling duo, The Storycrafters.
Nurturing a Family Storytelling Tradition, The Storycrafters, a multi-generational ‘playshop’ in story games, storytelling, and building a love for literacy with the award-winning musical storytelling duo.
Summer Reading Program: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 3:30 p.m.:Bring the Kids to Meet Cats View Farm’s Kids
Wiggly Wonderful Worms with Chelsea Benson, Educator Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center. After reading a story about worms, we will observe worms, have a worm race, and even make a worm “painting”!
Dana Eudy, co-founder of Field Apothecary & Herb Farm will read from a children’s book about herbs, then she’ll take the children out to the garden to harvest lemon balm or chocolate mint. When the children go home, they can use the herbs to make a tea for their parents. There will also be a tea to taste at the program.
Parents are encouraged to bring a cup or mug for their children to use.
For two decades artist and jewelry maker John Kirslis created his “Fantasy Bugs” collection-cleverly assembled caterpillars, bees, wasps, ladybugs, spiders and preying mantises that women used to adorn jackets, hats and coats. Using fine jewelry techniques, he selected antique beads, stones and finding from the 30s, 40s and 50s, as well as creating his own original castings, to fashion these striking pieces. On May 1, 2013 the Germantown Library will pen an exhibition of these exquisite collectibles.
The exhibition, free and open to the public, is curated by Barbara Cooke, owner of Joovay in Rhinebeck.
For more information, please contact Barbara Cooke: 845-876-8707. Mr. Kirslis is also available for interviews.