CLC Endorsed Events

Upcoming Events in the Community that Compliment CLC's Mission

      Spring Flower Walk

      Seedlings

      May 18, 2014; 10:00 – 1:00 pm
      No-Bottom-Pond (Beebe State Forest), Austerlitz, NY

      Join Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for a leisurely (but somewhat long) walk through ancient and recently logged forest to a limestone outcrop at the shore of No-Bottom-Pond. Learn to recognize the spring flowers along the way and hear about their ecology and lore. All ages are welcome. The walk is free, but space is limited. Please register with Claudia Knab-Vispo (fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org or 518-672-7994).

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      Spring Flower Walk

      Seedlings

      May 11, 2014; 10:00 – Noon
      Floodplain Forest on private land in Chatham Center

      Join Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program for a leisurely walk in the floodplain of the Kinderhook Creek. Learn to recognize the spring flowers of this exceptionally rich plant community and hear about their ecology and lore. All ages are welcome. The walk is free, but space is limited. Please register with Claudia Knab-Vispo (fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org or 518-672-7994).

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      Spring Flower Walk

      Seedlings

      May 3, 2014; 8:00 – 10:00 am
      Floodplain Forest on Hawthorne Valley Farm, Ghent, NY

      Join Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program in welcoming spring during a leisurely early-morning walk along the floodplain of the Agawamuck Creek and at the base of Phudd Hill. Learn to recognize our common and not so common spring flowers at different stages of their development, learn about their habitat requirements, and hear about their ecology and lore. All ages are welcome. The walk is free, but space is limited. Please register with Claudia Knab-Vispo (fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org or 518-672-7994). Consider staying on after the flower walk to see the opening ceremony for the May Day Festival at Hawthorne Valley School with the students’ performance of traditional dances around the maypole.

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      Negotiating Land Access Workshop

      Seedlings

      Saturday, May 3 2014, 10:00 am-4:00 pm;
      Carey Conference Center
      Rensselaerville, NY

      A training workshop for farmland-seekers and professionals that provides technical assistance about land and capital access and transition. Presented by the Agrarian Trust, NYS Agricultural Mediation Program, Carey Institute for Global Good, & Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship.
      Come learn the essential skills of business communication and negotiation to navigate relationships with lenders, investors, partners, landowners, and neighbors. Join us for a training with experienced negotiation teachers Peter Glassman, Statewide Director of NYSAMP and  Charlotte Carter, Executive Director of NYSDRA hosted by Agrarian Trust, CADE and the Carey Institute for Global Good.
      Suggested Donation – $20, includes lunch. Questions can be directed to AnnMarie.
      To register, click here.

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      Seedlings

      Saturday, May 3 2014, 9:00 am-2:00 pm;
      Crellin Community Park
      2940 Rt. 66, Chatham, NY

      An opportunity for the community to come together to buy/ sell/ swap farm and garden related goods and services. Vendors are welcome to bring small-to-medium size livestock, farm and garden tools, light machinery, farm products, etc. All animals must be kept in secure pens or cages throughout the event. No animals over 50 lbs will be allowed without prior approval from the Town of Chatham. Event is held rain or shine. Free event, no admission or vendor’s fee.
      To reserve a spot, call (518) 392 – 3262. For more information, click here to email.

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      Spring Flower Walk

      Seedlings

      April 27, 2014; 10:00 – Noon
      Douglas Knob, private land in New Lebanon, NY

      Join Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program in welcoming spring during a leisurely walk to this limestone outcrop at the former resort of Lebanon Springs. Learn to recognize our common and not so common spring flowers at different stages of their development and hear about their ecology and lore. All ages are welcome. The walk is free, but space is limited. Please register with Claudia Knab-Vispo (fep@hawthornevalleyfarm.org or 518-672-7994).

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