Join organic herb farmers Linda Shanahan and Eric Vander Hyde as they explore current and historical uses of some of our most well-known native plants in beverage craft. Some of the species highlighted will include black walnut (Juglans nigra), sassafras (Sassafras albidum), and angelica (Angelica spp.) Learn about the five primary tastes, plants that stimulate those receptors and how to combine these tastes to create a balanced flavor profile when mixing them together in drinks.
Bluestem Botanicals (formerly Barefoot Botanicals) is a certified organic herb farm and certified organic processor located in Southeastern PA. Founded in 2008, the mission of Bluestem Botanicals is to connect people with plants for food, for medicine and for a more resilient collective future. Founders Linda Shanahan, MSN, RN (an herbalist and registered nurse) and Eric Vander Hyde (an herb farmer and controls engineer) value ecology over economy and people over profit. They envision a world in which people live in support of and in balance with the natural systems they depend on. They work every day to make sure that their mission, values and vision remain front and center, guiding every decision they make.
Linda and Eric will be joining us in-person for this program.
Program Fee: $18 (Members, enter your code at checkout to receive your 20% discount.)
The 2023 Winter Lecture Series is brought to you, in part, thanks to the generous support of the Bucks County Foundation.