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Healing Herbal Balms at Collard City Growers with Flying Deer Nature Center

May 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm EDT

When: Garden Open Hours, 3:30-5:30 Friday May 26th (balm-making from 4:00-5:00), Where: 3337 6th Avenue

Join us for our regular family-oriented garden hours with a special guest! Emma Parrish Post of Flying Deer Nature Center will lead us in a balm-making activity from herbs growing in the garden. We’ll get hands on with some fresh garden herbs, then see the results in a healing balm that will be available at the Sanctuary’s Freedom Fest on June 23rd. Photo documentation below!

This workshop is part of our new NEA Our Town project Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail, connecting Indigenous legacy to an urban nature walk on 6th Avenue in North Troy, NY.  Save the dates for future Flying Deer Nature Center collaborations with our Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail project!

  • Saturday, June 23 at Freedom Square: Flying Deer Healing Herbs table at Freedom Festival
  • Saturday, July 15th, 2023 at Freedom Square: Stockbridge Munsee Story-telling workshop with spiritualist, musician, artist, historian, and sharer of knowledge Shawn Stevens (Red Eagle) and Stockbridge Munsee youth 


Flying Deer Nature Center (FDNC) is a nonprofit wilderness school and community dedicated to mentoring children, youth, adults, and families in deep connection to nature, self, and others.

Since 1996, FDNC has offered nature-immersion programming for people of all ages, through school and homeschool programs, summer camps, corporate curriculums, rites-of-passage experiences, adult programs, and outreach events. 

Our work aims not only to teach naturalist practices and wilderness survival skills, but also to foster in participants a lifelong relationship with nature and access to the gifts it brings: resilience, creativity, and the ability to listen deeply to ourselves and to others. We all need the benefits of connecting with the natural world and, in like measure, nature needs our care. This deep and reciprocal relationship with the earth is at the heart of our mission. 

3337 6th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180 United States
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