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Garden Co-Op Orientation at SunRaven

The garden co-op at SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine, a healing and wellness center in Bedford, New York, provides more than a typical community-supported agriculture (CSA), says SunRaven’s founder, Dr. Michael Finkelstein. SunRaven will host an orientation for potential co-op members from 10am to noon on the co-op’s opening day, April 22. Visitors can learn about the program, meet the team and experience SunRaven’s healing environment.

“At SunRaven, we’re dedicated to facilitating a whole-being vision of health and wellness,” Finkelstein says. “We offer a hands-on, working and learning garden experience, and an opportunity to develop a deeper connection with nature than simply picking up a basket once a week.”

One thing that sets SunRaven’s co-op apart from a typical CSA is the fact that all members participate in one “all hands on deck” day per month. In return, they receive hands-on guided lessons and workshops, along with 24 weeks of produce, herbs and flowers that the gardeners plant, care for and harvest.

Another difference is that members receive suggested meal plans and recipes, as well as nutritional advice from Finkelstein, nicknamed “the Slow Medicine Doctor,” who, along with his wife, Robin Queen Finkelstein, participates alongside the members.

“The SunRaven Garden Co-Op is a whole-health experience, and as such, opportunities for meditation and community gatherings are part of the experience and included with membership,” Finkelstein says.  

For more information and to register, call 914-218-3113 or visit SlowMedicine.org. Location: 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford, New York. See ad, page 13.

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