Foraged Flavors of Bear Run: Natural Entertaining Ideas with Native Plants of Bear Run and Local Honey Bee Products
Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Barn at Fallingwater
$75 includes instruction, food and drink.
To register, call 724-329-8501
The grounds of Fallingwater that inspired Frank Lloyd Wright to design an architectural masterpiece continue to inspire others today. Join Christina Neumann, founder of Apoidea Apiaries, at the Barn at Fallingwater and learn how the wide variety of native plants at Bear Run Nature Reserve have inspired her culinary work. Taste Apoidea artisan honeys and discover ways native plants can contribute to flavor variations. Learn how to make your own seasonal, flavored honey infusions and honey-based cordials. Get holiday recipe inspiration and taste recipes from the Fallingwater Cookbook, including clove cake and holiday grog. Most importantly, discover how honey can be much more than plastic-bottled, "easy squeeze" sweetener, with the right kinds of food pairings and craft techniques.
Christina Neumann is the founder of Apoidea Apiaries, a [studio + apiary] of creative engagement focused on developing deeper understanding of ecological balances required to provide diverse feed and shelter to beneficial bee species. Christina manages an apiary of 50 to 80 hives in Pittsburgh.Several honeys crafted at her apiary have won a Good Food Award https://goodfoodfdn.org and she was the 2019 Good Food Awards Honey Category co-chairperson. She is the co-founder of Burgh Bees, a Pittsburgh-area urban beekeeping organization, and was a guiding hand in developing the long-term landscaping strategy for the pollinator gardens surrounding the Homewood Cooperative Apiary. In addition to managing her own bees, she is the apiary consult for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Chatham Eden Hall Farm and Rivendale Farm.
Christina is also a Carnegie Mellon-trained architect with a focus in sustainable design. Her practice focuses on the interconnections between the human structures and the natural environments in which they are built. Her experiences in green architectural design inspire her to forge an ever-deepening relationship with bee species, organisms that provide an essential window into the health of ecosystems that support human agriculture and civilization itself.
About The Barn at Fallingwater
The Barn at Fallingwater was built in 1870 as a part of Tissue Farm. It is a “bank barn,” which is a style of a barn built into a hillside, and has two levels. In 1940, Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. purchased the barn, expanded it to include a milking parlor and operated it as a dairy farm. Fallingwater and the Barn were entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963. In 2002, the architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson of Pittsburgh were commissioned to create an adaptive reuse of the Barn at Fallingwater, using the original characteristics of the barn. The Barn at Fallingwater was honored with the silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, an award given by the U.S. Green Building Council to buildings that proactively lessen their impact on the environment.