Monthly Archives: December 2009

Offering a Gourd Banjo Making Workshop In New York

Gourd Banjo Making Workshop with Jeff Menzies


Sylvester Manor- an educational farm on Shelter Island, NY.

Course runs June 7th -12th.  Please contact myself or the co ordinator 


The Place:  Sylvester Manor is a 243-acre educational farm on Shelter Island, New York, 2.5 hours east of Manhattan.  A former slave plantation, the property has also been a Native American hunting and fishing grounds, a bustling 18th century farm, and the estate of a famous food chemist.  Today the farm, reborn in 2009, hosts educational workshops, concerts, and events, all of which explore the culture of food and place.

Date: June 7-12 2010  (Students may arrive on Sunday evening, June 6)  


Accomodations:  Rooms in the Manor or camp sites available.  Rates TBA.  Motels/Inns are also available on Shelter Island.