Just a few of the emails i receive for others named Jason Curtis.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Rough sketch for Watres Memorial

(at the end of the last three meetings there has been a brief discussion as to what to do with the $1,300 grant for a memorial of some sort.)

My hat in the ring; Fast doodle of my suggestion for Watres Memorial. Tall in stature yet modest in design, affordable for it's simplicity but fancier and more substantial than a bench. Cement wraparound bench around a planter high enough to protect from deer. Old fashioned stone construction with plaque somewhere. Arthur and I years ago went on car rides and he always wanted to point out the old stone homes left in area. He discussed a monument with me before and wanted a tall sculpture commissioned from an artist as a landmark. But I prefer something living like this which symbolizes more as it could represent a sanctuary of protected plants (as opposed to one artist's vision which is very subjective).


Friday, April 2, 2010

Cultivating Mushrooms at Lacawac

*“Cultivating Mushrooms at Home” *
*Registration due April 13th*

Lake Wallenpaupack-Lacawac Sanctuary will offer a “Cultivating
Mushrooms at Home” workshop Friday and Saturday, April 23-24.
Participants will learn how to grow, use and identify mushrooms with
master herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore. The workshop begins on Friday
evening with dinner in the historic Watres Lodge followed by a
presentation introducing the agricultural, culinary, medicinal, and
environmental significance of mushrooms. Saturday will be spent
learning different cultivation techniques; harvesting, storage and
preparing a log with spawn to grow shiitake that you will take home to
harvest in a few months. You will also go on a spring mushroom walk.
Nathaniel's work with mushrooms grew from his experiences as a wild
vegetable and herb forager. Nathaniel harvests a wide variety of
edible mushrooms from the wild. On a good mushroom year he eats wild
mushrooms regularly through the season, along with his home-grown
shiitake mushrooms. He also makes medicine from wild mushrooms, such
as from the famed Reishi (Ling Zhi). Nathaniel recently started the
Upper Delaware Mushroom Society, a member-run mushroom club, in order
to promote mycological education in our region.
The cost for the workshop is $120 which includes your lodging and
meals from Friday dinner-lunch on Saturday. The fee for commuters is
$95 which includes the workshop and meals. Registration and payment
must be received by April 13. Send your check payable to Lacawac
Sanctuary, to 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. For more
information about the workshop contact info@lacawac.org
or call 570-689-9494.