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 (email@example.com 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.
Saturday, May 3 2014, 10:00 am-4:00 pm;
Carey Conference Center
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-672-7994).
April 12, 2014; 9:00 – 12:30 pm
Cary Institute Auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Rte. 44), Millbrook, NY
The Hudson Valley is a treasured landscape that has undergone tremendous change over the past century. Join the Dutchess Land Conservancy and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a special forum exploring how science based stewardship on private land can help protect and promote healthy forests and open spaces, now and for future generations.
A morning of presentations will explore threats our forests and natural areas face – from invasive species and climate change to deer overabundance – and actions that can be taken on a site-by-site basis to optimize conditions. A special focus will be given to the overlap between sport hunting and conservation communities, with a roundtable discussion on advancing common ground.
The event is free, but RSVP is required. To register, click here.
March 30, 2014
Triplex Cinema, Great Barrington, MA
Project Native’s annual environmental film festival is a showcase of documentary films selected for their artistry and illumination of global issues and actions that impact our future.