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PO Box 261, Fredonia, NY  14063


Fredonia, New York

World on Your Plate Forum: A Nourishing Harvest

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Educational workshops are the bread and butter of Sweet Flag Herbs. In western New York, there is an abundance of medicinal and edible plants growing in every lawn, sidewalk crack, and wooded area. Sarah offers workshops about identifying, sustainably harvesting/cultivating, and making concoctions with these plants.

Sarah has experience offering programming for individuals of all ages and ability levels, including differently-abled individuals. If you are interested in scheduling an event or would like more info, visit the Contact Page to get in touch.

photo credit: Jessica Cunningham Photography 

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World on Your Plate Forum: A Nourishing Harvest


Keynote speakers, panel discussion (Friday), and breakout workshops.

Sarah Sorci’s Break Out Session:

A Nourishing Harvest: Toxin-Aware Gardening and Foraging in WNY

Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci has received many questions about safe harvest in a contaminated culture. "My lawn hasn't been sprayed in 3 years; is it safe to harvest there?" "Which compost brands are safe to buy?" "Does this park spray herbicides on medicinal/edible invasives, like garlic mustard and Japanese knotweed?" These questions inspired A Nourishing Harvest, a Patreon project offering monthly articles exploring these questions. In this talk, Sarah will share insights and stories that have impacted her the most thus far.

This year's featured speaker is nationally acclaimed John DeGraaf, author, filmmaker, speaker and activist with a mission to help create a happy, healthy and sustainable quality of life for America. In addition, Walter Simpson will present to the group. Walter is an energy professional and environmental educator who served for 26 years as Energy Officer at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). At UB, he led a nationally recognized campus energy conservation program credited with over $100 million in savings. He also founded and directed the UB Green Office, UB’s environmental sustainability office, and taught many college-level energy and environmental courses. For more info, schedule, and to see past events visit

Earlier Event: August 24
Creative Preservation of Culinary Herbs
Later Event: October 14
Making Elderberry Syrup