There will be small group, four-week study “Simplify,” based on the book by Bill Hybels, which looks at way to unclutter one’s life.

The group will meet at 7 to 8:15 p.m. Fridays starting Friday at the Milford United Methodist Church on North Main Street, state Route 28, in Milford. 

Seating is limited. Register by calling 434-7188.


The Farmers’ Museum will host a wild foods foraging workshop from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16. Weeds, Leaves, Seeds and Shoots, led by Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, is the first of two seasonal foraging adventures on the grounds of the museum.

The workshop offers a detailed experiential identification walk that will traverse the museums gardens and walkway edges — often under the protection of the shade.

This year, the program introduces more earthly traditions in reciprocal human-plant relationships as well as focusing on edible wild foods for their nutrition, ecological conservation, and healing abilities, presenters said in a media release. There will be a hands-on session on creating take-home preparations to get started.

Plants discussed, prepared and tasted will vary. Group discussions include supporting and nourishing the land that feeds people and healthy eating strategies for all ages.

Uhlmann-Bower is an herbalist, licensed registered nurse and outdoors wellness educator.

The fall workshop “Roots, Berries, Seeds, & Bark: Food & Traditional Medicine for the Winter Months Ahead” will take place Sept. 26.

Pre-registration is required; call 547-1461. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and all-weather clothing, as this workshop will be held rain or shine. The cost is $20, or $15 for members of the New York State Historical Association. The Farmers’ Museum is at 5775 State Highway 80 in Cooperstown 13326.

For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org/weeds.

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