Monday, February 29, 2016

sitting down with us to support our educational initiative...




As we head into our tenth year -- the biggest piece of SAIPUA news is the construction of our new giant floriculture studio and the launch next week of our educational initiative...

Workshops, programs, lectures and events will be held at the farm and in the city. Next Wednesday morning a new section of our website will launch introducing the first round of these programs (some of which are free!) Weekend classes at the farm on nettle foraging and tincture making, tomato canning, wild elderberries...and evening classes in the city starting with a host of plant activities in conjunction with the upcoming PLANTLAB! weekend ...


In conjunction with each class, we will be producing an audio segment that will be available to listen to afterwards. So if you live in Ohio or Norway you can still participate by listening to a podcast on the same topic. There are a lot of people out there without access to SAIPUA by virtue of location or money and I want to change that.


Our mission at Saipua has two parts; to effect positive environmental change through our work with flowers and to build community while doing that work...

To raise funds for producing this programming (we need audio equipment, web development, a new teepee for people to stay in on the farm, staffing, lecture fees - etc.) we're designing a series of dinners that will take place at our new warehouse. The first dinner happens this Saturday night amidst PLANTLAB!

Meet Nahvae; one of the best people on the planet, and an incredible chef...


Nahvae has a little coffee window in Crown Heights called Eleventhirtysix. If you ever want to eat the best buckwheat blackberry scone with a strong pour over, stop there. I really can't recommend it enough. Nahvae's approach to food mirrors our work with flowers -- and this Saturday our arts combine to make a plant-astic four course vegetarian sensory experience ... the menu is laced with winter root vegetables, fermented foods, a myriad of mushrooms and micro greens...


I begged Nahvae for a giant dirt cake with gummy worms as the final course, and she was like how about a gastrique braised dehydrated beet with dark chocolate ganache and edible flowers?

I really hope you'll consider eating with us and supporting our vision in this way.

Tickets are $150 and you can reserve your seat at the table by emailing genevieve@saipua.com

(Added allure to entice you to come: a silent auction with some incredible stock plants from Peace Tree Farm...)








6 comments:

nanne said...

it is so inspiring to read about how you are growing your business while staying true to your vision AND working in collaboration with other visionaries in various trades that compliment saipua. ( longest, most run-on sentence in the world:).) love reading about all of the happenings at saipua & in your life. thank you.

Amy Young said...

Oh man, you mean the plants I'm always being shooed away from at Peacetree?! If I wasn't eight months pregnant, I'd be there. This is all very, very exciting stuff, good luck!

monica_monica said...

So excited that there will be weekend things at the farm, just as this city mouse prepares to move to Central NY. (And congrats on all the wonderful things happening this year!)

Frankie said...

Wow, this all sounds so amazing. A podcast would be incredible and allow so many to connect with all of this magic and beauty! Thank you and good luck!

Rian said...

I'm not in Norway. But I am in the Yukon. And I think this whole podcast dealeo is most excellent news. Thank you, as always, for letting my eye bits feast on some fleurs and all kinds of green. And now my jealous ears can get in on the deal… hell yes.

Anonymous said...

A little confused. Is this the same as your blog World's End? Can't seem to find the link to that blog anymore. Thanks!