Tuesday, October 6th , 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Dutchess Farm and Home Center 2715 US-44, Millbrook, NY 12545
The workshop will focus on evaluating farmland to determine which type of farming is best suited for your property. There will be a series of short presentations that provide an introduction to farmland leasing and highlight the importance and benefits of farming your land followed by a panel of local farmers covering a wide range of farm types to give participants an idea of potential operations for their site. The workshop will conclude with a Q & A and a chance for participants to network. While this workshop is primarily designed to help landowners develop plans for their land, farmers are encouraged to attend to learn about different operations and to network with landowners and/or other farmers.
To attend, please RSVP by the Friday, October 2, 2015.
These workshops are offered in collaboration with CLC’s program partner, the Dutchess Land Conservancy. The workshops are supported by the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network, which is coordinated by American Farmland Trust and has received primary funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Saturday, October 17th , 2015 2:00pm
Schor Conservation Area 58 Shoreview Dr, Canaan
PLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIME CHANGE. Join us for a family friendly walk with environmental educator Justin Wexler to explore the world of mushrooms at Schor Conservation Area: their role in the soil, their role in nutrient recycling, and their relationship with plants. Foraging for mushrooms at our Conservation Areas is not permitted, but we will learn how to identify edible and poisonous mushrooms along the trail.
Tuesday, October 20th , 2015 6:00pm
Helsinki Hudson 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
Our monthly Green Drinks event is on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:00 pm at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY. This event is a great opportunity to meet and network with conservation-minded people in Columbia County. Please, contact CLC’s Heidi Bock with questions.
As always – Green Drinks is on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, with a different guest speaker every time. Same time, same place, different speaker – all waiting for you!
Tuesday, October 20th , 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Farm Credit East 190 Route 9H, Claverack
This workshop is intended to help landowners and farmers navigate the land leasing and/or land purchasing process. In addition, focus will be paid to farm friendly conservation easements and how farmland conservation can both protect the agricultural and natural resources of a property while improving access and affordability for farmers. Once again, there will also be time set aside for Q & A and networking.
To attend, please RSVP by Friday, October 16, 2015.
This workshop is offered in collaboration with CLC’s program partner, the Dutchess Land Conservancy. The workshop is supported by the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network, which is coordinated by American Farmland Trust and has received primary funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Saturday, October 24th , 2015 10:00am
Hand Hollow Conservation Area 4079 County Route 9, New Lebanon
Join ecologists Claudia and Conrad Vispo on this guided walk offered by the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program at Hand Hollow Conservation Area. It will introduce you to a variety of habitats, including a Beaver Pond and surrounding Wet Meadow habitat.
Please, register directly with Claudia Vispo, 518 672 7994.