Vital Vinegars Workshop

March 21, 2020 

Joining us from the far reaches of Ashe County and Two Springs Farm, Serene Dae Solinski is a Community Herbalist, Educator and Sustainable Farmer. One of her favorite Turtle Island duties is helping our summer youth campers achieve our advanced honor-challenge: “The Challenge of the South.” She has taught, demonstrated and led foraging and plant-walks here, and has been a local Boone, NC resource for all things green and healthy for 20 years.





Serene will lead 10 students in fusing the powerful properties of Apple Cider Vinegar and useful plants gathered on-site into tasty beneficial products. Participants will discover ancient and scientific utilities that benefit health & hygiene, as well as open the door to creating individual cider creativity.








Participants will gather wild herbs to be utilized in their creations, learning the benefits and proper uses. As well, you will make multiple recipes such as Oxymels, Shrubs and Thieves ACV, as well as learn the history of these dietary allies. Bonus-you get to take them home!






Date/Time: 9am - 5pm March 21, 2020

Available Spaces: limited to 10 people age 15 and up

Cost: Sliding scale $80-100

Cancellations: non-refundable deposit (1/2 of total) is retained for all cancellations

Road Conditions: 1.5 miles off-road gravel - watch the video(link is external)

Location: 8 miles east of Boone, NC - Base camp at Turtle Island Preserve is just 2 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway - Bamboo Gap Exit


How To Register:



Pay $100 online w/ credit card by clicking the yellow "Buy Now" button below- then email these forms to: 






Pay $80 w/ check or money order by Postal Mail - print and enclose these forms to the address below:


Turtle Island Preserve

Attn. Vital Vinegars Workshop

2683 Little Laurel Road

Boone, NC 28607


After You've Registered:

Driving Directions

What to Bring on overnight stays

CRITICAL Orientation Info


Please note, your registration is your official acceptance of this liability waiver: 

ATTENTION ALL VISITORS: Be aware that Turtle Island Preserve is NOT LIABLE for your safety, health or any impairment of it. Enter at your own risk. Your presence represents your acknowledgement that you accept full liability for any damage to you/your children’s person or property. This applies to everyone on the premises or associated with Turtle Island Preserve programs.


WARNING: Under North Carolina law, a farm animal activity sponsor or farm animal professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in farm animal activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of farm animal activities. Chapter 99E of The North Carolina General Statutes.


WARNING: Under North Carolina Law, There Is No Liability For An Injury To Or Death Of A Participant In An Agritourism Activity Conducted At This Agritourism Location If Such Injury Or Death Results From The Inherent Risks Of The Agritourism Activity. Inherent Risks Of Agritourism Activities Include, Among Others, Risks Of Injury Inherent To Land, Equipment, And Animals, As Well As The Potential For You To Act In A Negligent Manner That May Contribute To Your Injury Or Death. You Are Assuming The Risk Of Participating In This Agritourism Activity.