Our first ever Community Educator Spotlight features Faye Eaton owner of Faye’s Beauty Salon

Mama Faye as she is affectionately called is teaching the June 1st Natural Hair Styling Techniques Workshop. This new class is the first community education class of the month of June.

Faye was born and raised in Rochester, NY and has worked as a Master Natural Hair Stylist & Loctician for over twenty years. She started as a home based salon in the mid nineties and has since curated a loyal client base and following. She specializes in starting, grooming, and repairing locs, hair restoration, protective styling & more for men & women.

Her attention to detail, caring and giving spirit, and expertise make her services highly sought after in Rochester’s natural hair circuit.

See more of her work here: http://tiny.cc/beautybyfay

Register for the workshop:http://tiny.cc/540naturalhair


LaVonne Barfield | Artist

June 4: Artist of the month Opening Reception 

About LaVonne Barfield

LaVonne D. Barfield is a native to Rochester, NY and has been involved in creative arts her whole life. She is a gifted multifaceted artist who has a heart for the youth of this city.LaVonne is a graduate of Wilson Magnet High School, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Libral Arts with the concentration in Advertising & Public Relations, and the certified minor in Athletic Coaching from SUNY Buffalo State College.

Rawson Duckett | Urban Gardener

June 7 & 21 | How to Plant A Container Veggie Garden

How to Make Organic Pesticide 

About Rawson Duckett
Rawson Duckett is a urban farming expert and edible landscaper. His philosophy is that food is medicine, medicine Is food, as well as that gardening at home is therapeutic & saves money as well as trips to the doctor.

He founded Flower City Roots to be a for hire garden consultant, private garden instructor and garden installer.

He also converts abandoned city lots into edible and medicinal lots as a way to reduce food deserts within the city.


Marcus Bowens | Dancer 

June 8: Beginner’s Hip Hop Cardio, Sold Out

About Marcus Bowens 

Marcus has created, trained and taught hip hop dance for over 10 years. Beginning at the age of 10 in the world of freestyle hip hop dance, has since become a versatile and dynamic choreographer. He is also skilled in contemporary modern, African step, Caribbean dancehall and Irish step dance.

Marcus has been a co-creator in multiple projects with SUNY Brockport professor and Drumcliffe School of Irish Dance artistic director, Edward Murphy. These projects included infusing hip hop and African step dance with Irish step dance. Marcus has also trained under scholarship with the highly acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance Company. He has performed in multiple SUNY Brockport annual Sankofa dance shows. Marcus currently teaches hip hop choreography to new students. 


Liz Laneri Founder of Liz Laneri Wellness 

June 3, 10, 17, 24: Beginners Yoga in the Park 

Time: 6-7:15 PM | Register: http://Theglutenfreechef.eventbrite.com

About Liz Laneri
Liz Laneri recently moved back to Rochester from Boston where she practiced therapeutic massage almost five years. Most recently she opened up a practice here in Rochester. Liz provides a customized approach to a client’s therapeutic session, specializing in deep tissue, sports massage, NMR, cupping, pre-natal, and Swedish. She encourages clients to work with her on a regular basis as this helps to alleviate pain, reduce stress, increase range in motion, boost immunity, and create body awareness. 

Liz has over a 1000 hours of schooling from both Cortiva in Boston, MA and Onondaga School of Massage Therapy in Rochester, NY and is a member of the AMTA.  

JoVonna Victor Founder & Creator of Buttercream & Things

June 14: How to Make Organic Body Scrub Workshop

Time: 7-8 PM | Register: http://tiny.cc/540bodyscrub

About Buttercream & Things:

Having to find natural alternatives for moisturizing an infant diagnosed with eczema was almost impossible and very expensive. Armed with a pound of organic Shea butter, a good mixer, and a lot of patience I created my first batch of velvety smooth body butter for my baby girl! Two years later, with the support of my husband and a little one with glowing skin; Buttercream & Things was born.

 Alivia “Dulce” Ruiz | Graphic Designer & Artist

June 22: Paint & Sip Watercolor Workshop

Time: 7-9 PM | Register: http://tiny.cc/paint&sip

About Julie

Alivia’s love for painting when she was just a toddler. Armed with paper, crayons, and markers she would draw for hours thus starting a love for all things creative. Since then Alivia has nurtured her innate talent by learning to work with a plethora of mediums. She centered her professional studies on acrylic & watercolor but also creates handmade jewelry, garden sculptures, pottery, murals, and animations.
She currently works as a graphic designer at SUNY Geneseo, creating informational materials for college departments, along with other student centered projects.
When she’s not working professionally she continues to hone her craft through teaching art and using it as an enticing vehicle to elicit change.

Julie Burgess  | Essential Oil Educator

June 28: Detoxifying Your Home Workshop

Time: 7-8 PM | Register:http://tiny.cc/540detoxify

Julie Burgess is a  homeschooling mom of four wonderful children. She has lived an organic farm to table lifestyle with her husband and family in the Finger Lakes region for over 20 years on almost 30 acres. Three years ago she had some health issues that I wanted to address chemically free and so she turned to the support of essential oils. This decision changed the course of her life. Her life’s passion is to share, educate, and empower others to embrace a chemical free lifestyle so that they too may have a happier and healthier life.