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October 2019

Planting Party at Siegel-Kline Kill

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area, 1495 Church Street
Ghent, NY 12075 United States
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Free

Plant trees and shrubs!

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Hawk Migration Walk

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Overmountain Conservation Area, 138 Cattalino Road
Ancram, NY 12502 United States
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Watch for hawks migrating south for the fall!

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Soil Saturday

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hawthorne Valley Farm, 327 County Route 21C
Ghent, NY United States
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Meet the invisible farm with Hawthorne Valley’s Institute for Mindful Agriculture on Soil Saturdays. Dates: August 31, September 28, October 26, 10 am-1 pm. Join us for a tour of the “invisible farm” at Hawthorne Valley. Tuning into our senses, we’ll explore soil, plants, animals, the seasons, and other -sometimes hidden- elements that make up a farm’s life. This is a hands-on, in-the-muck walk. Dress for comfort in the outdoors. Soil Saturdays are August 31, September 28, October 26 10…

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Trekking Tuesday

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for mid-week hikes!

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Howl-O-Ween!

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ooms Conservation Area, 480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Walks! Treats! A photo booth! A costume contest!

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November 2019

Plant a Native Meadow at Overmountain

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Overmountain Conservation Area, 138 Cattalino Road
Ancram, NY 12502 United States
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Help hand seed a native meadow!

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Mushroom Log Inoculation Workshop

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schor Conservation Area, 58 Shore View Drive
East Chatham, NY 12060 United States
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Grow your own mushroom log! Space is limited.

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Canaan/New Lebanon Woods Forum

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Canaan Protective Fire Company, 2126 Route 295
Canaan, NY United States
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Join us for a neighborly discussion about conservation options for your woodlands!

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Where The Wild Books Are: Braiding Sweetgrass

November 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for our first, Where The Wild Books Are, book club meeting! November's book is Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. From Amazon.com: "As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these…

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Opt Outside on Black Friday

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Have holiday houseguests? Feeling full after Thanksgiving? Head to High Falls!

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December 2019

Where The Wild Books Are: Winter Hours

December 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for Where The Wild Books Are, a book club meeting! During this meeting we will be discussing Winter Hours by Mary Oliver. “In the mystery and the energy of loving, we all view time's shadow upon the beloved as wretchedly as any of Poe's narrators. We do not think of it every day, but we never forget it: the beloved shall grow old, or ill, and be taken away finally. No matter how ferociously we…

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January 2020

Winter Tree Walk

January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Borden’s Pond Conservation Area, 1628 Route 203
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Learn to identify trees in winter!

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Where The Wild Books Are: The Overstory

January 28, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for Where The Wild Books Are, a book club meeting! During this meeting we will be discussing, The Overstory by Richard Powers. Goodreads says, "The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to…

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February 2020

Where The Wild Books Are: Eager

February 25, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for Where The Wild Books Are, a book club meeting! During this meeting we will be discussing Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers by Ben Goldfarb. According to the Goodreads description, "In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The…

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March 2020

Where The Wild Books Are: Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

March 31, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for Where The Wild Books Are, a book club meeting! During this meeting we will be discussing Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray. Janisse Ray grew up in a junkyard along U.S. Highway 1, hidden from Florida-bound vacationers by the hedge at the edge of the road and by hulks of old cars and stacks of blown-out tires. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood tells how a childhood spent in rural isolation and steeped…

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April 2020

Where The Wild Books Are: Farming While Black

April 28, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Land Conservancy Office, 49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for Where The Wild Books Are, a book club meeting! During this meeting we will be discussing Farming While Black by Leah Penniman. Good Reads says, "Farming While Black is the first comprehensive "how to" guide for aspiring African-heritage growers to reclaim their dignity as agriculturists and for all farmers to understand the distinct, technical contributions of African-heritage people to sustainable agriculture. At Soul Fire Farm, author Leah Penniman co-created the Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion…

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