Explore The Meadow: Identify and Craft with Wild Medicinal Invasive Plants with Aly Stoffo of Glam Gardener NYC
Explore the meadows of the Alice Austen House on this outdoor tour. You’ll be guided through the house’s surrounding green space by local forager and environmental educator, Aly Stoffo of Glam Gardener NYC. You’ll learn about 5-10 plants that grow locally and have been used for food and medicine for thousands of years. This tour focuses on the uses of common invasive plants.
This tour is interactive. Attendees are encouraged to harvest invasive wild plants on this tour, and you’ll learn to craft with them during this event. This event is family-friendly. Both adults and families are encouraged to attend.
This is a great workshop for people that love the outdoors, local history, and want to connect with nature using the skill of plant identification and foraging. Other subject areas discussed are herbalism, ecosystems, and sustainability. Alice Austen is the founder of the Staten Island Garden Club, a club that still runs today. She was a landscape designer and lover of natural spaces. This tour pays homage to Alice Austen’s connection to green spaces.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket to this event and picnic on the lawn after this event is over.
Wear: Long socks and shoes suitable for walking in green spaces.
Optional to bring: Bring: a small tote bag for wild plant collection, snippers or scissors, gardening gloves.
What will be provided: Natural and non-natural bug repellent, some scissors, and bags will be available first come first served.
Sponsorship for this event provided by Con Edison.