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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Garden Co-Op at SunRaven Is “Whole-Health Experience”: Dedicated to facilitating a whole-being vision of health and wellness.

Gardening at SunRaven

The garden co-op at SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine, a healing and wellness center in Bedford, provides more than a typical community-supported agriculture (CSA), says SunRaven’s founder, Dr. Michael Finkelstein. “At SunRaven, we’re dedicated to facilitating a whole-being vision of health and wellness,” he says. “We offer a hands-on, working and learning garden experience, and an opportunity to develop a deeper connection with nature than simply picking up a basket once a week.”

SunRaven will host an orientation for potential co-op members from 10 a.m. to noon on the co-op’s opening day, April 22. Visitors can learn about the program, meet the team, and experience SunRaven’s healing environment.

One thing that sets SunRaven’s co-op apart from a typical CSA is the fact that all members participate in one all-hands-on-deck day per month. In return they receive hands-on guided lessons and workshops, along with 24 weeks of produce, herbs and flowers that the gardeners plant, care for and harvest.

Another difference is that members receive suggested meal plans and recipes, as well as nutritional advice from Finkelstein, “the Slow Medicine Doctor,” who, along with his wife, Robin Queen Finkelstein, participates alongside the members.

“The SunRaven Garden Co-Op is a whole-health experience, and as such, opportunities for meditation and community gatherings are part of the experience and included with membership,” Finkelstein says.

For details, visit, or call 914.218.3113 to register.