UPCOMING EVENTS:March 2015
Honoring the Future (Above photos from show)
Wednesday, April 22. Smithsonian Craft Show Partners with
Honoring the Future to Announce Sustainability Prize. The first “Honoring the
Future Sustainability Award” will be presented at the April 22 opening of the
2015 Smithsonian Craft Show.
The award, which comes with a $1,000 prize, recognizes an artist whose work
educates the public about climate change or inspires or models a sustainable
response to climate change. Lloyd Herman, founding director of the Smithsonian
American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, will serve as judge. Click here
for more information about the award.
Monday, March 23. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Citizens
Committee is partnering with D Rooney and Sheryll Durrant, fellows at the
Design Trust for Public Space, who will be leading a series of workshops on the
Farming Concrete (aka Five Borough Farm) Toolkit
for measuring the good things happening in your garden. RSVP with this form or to Sabine at email@example.com /
Not available on the 23?
There will also be workshops on
March 19 and March 27 RSVP to:5BFoutreach@farmingconcrete.org.
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Rondout Valley Growers Association
Tuesday, March 24
8:30am at the Marbletown Community Center in Stone Ridge. RVGA is
co-sponsoring a program on “Farm Succession Planning”: The event is
co-sponsored by RVGA, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster Co., HVADC and
Ulster County Executive’s Office. The
County Executive will make opening remarks followed by an expert panel
moderated by Jerry Cosgrove, consultant and attorney. Panelists include: Todd
M. Erling, Exec. Dir., Hudson Valley Agribusiness Dev. Corp.; Charles Hurd,
Hurd Family Farm & representing Farm Bureau; Dan Welch, Business &
Succession Planning Coordinator, NY FarmNet; Ryan Hrobuchak, Credit
Representative at Farm Credit East; Bill Martin, Business Consultant at Farm
Credit East. There is no charge to attend this program. For more info
contact (845) 340-3556 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, April 12 from 3-6 pm at Mohonk Mountain House. The
Challenges Facing Existing Family Farms at Mohonk: Mohonk Consultations in collaboration with
Rondout Valley Growers Association will hold its annual Forum focusing on The
Challenges Facing Existing Family Farms. The event is with support from Brook
Farm Project. The Forum will offer
conversations on potential collaborations among established family farmers, new
(first generation) farmers, nonprofit initiatives fostering agriculture in the
region, and the public. Panel presentation and exchange among representatives
from family farms, the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, the Hudson Valley Farm Business
Incubator and Cornell Cooperative Extension will begin the Forum. Advance registration is required.
The cost is $20
Regular / $10 Farmers and Students. You may register on-line at http://mohonk-consultations.org or mail a check to Mohonk Consultations,
Inc., 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz NY 12561. Please note “2015 Spring
Forum” in the check memo section.
Friday March 6, 2015, Brooklyn Borough Hall. COUNT TREES:
Why Do a Tree Census? Beginning with an opening address from NYC's own Parks
Department Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, this workshop will showcase the
various approaches to improve urban forestry from the federal, city, non-profit,
and volunteer levels. Featuring: Dave Nowak of the U.S. Forest Service; Jaclyn Shanley of the NYC Parks Department, Mike Duran-Mitchell of NYRP, and Philip Silva of TreeKIT.
Essex Farm Institute
March 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s
Kennedy Auditorium on the Hamilton College campus. Program leaders Kristin and
Mark Kimball gave a free lecture on Food Ethics. See Roman Sentinel article
to learn more about Essex Farm Institute and their program leaders.
Feb. 16-22 Carla Hall’s Culinary Kids Week. The New York
Botanical Gardens 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx. Family-friendly, weeklong food
festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite
foods. ABC's The Chew co-host, NYBG Edible
Academy Committee Member, and celebrity chef Carla Hall presents this weeklong
celebration that offers exciting hands-on activity stations, daily cooking
skills workshops, and more. Click here to buy tickets.
Honoring the Future
Jan. 30-March 30. Honoring the future: Climate Art and
Action. Mishkan Shalom, Heschel-King Room, 4104 Freeland Ave. Philadeplhia. An
art exhibition exploring the complex subject of climate change and the path to
prepared, resilient, “climate smART” communities. A “Meet the Artists”
reception will take place February 1, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Both the
exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Click here for more information
about the exhibit.
30th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference
Join over a thousand
community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for
a day of learning, sharing, networking, and greening inspiration at the 30th
Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether! This
year's conference features exciting new workshops and returning favorites,
including many hands-on workshops for gardeners of all ages. Enjoy live music
and dance performances, a children's play area, raffle prizes and much more!
Saturday 3/21 –
Farming Concrete: A 90min workshop in the afternoon slot
34th Annual Making
Brooklyn Bloom - Roots of Resilience
In keeping with the
notion of sankofa—remembering the past in order to move forward—this
year’s theme, “Roots of Resilience,” will examine the ways in which
sustainability is tradition, not trend. Our grandparents may have grown up on
farms, but today, more people than ever are city dwellers and must actively
seek reconnection with the land and nature. Resilient gardening practices can
serve to bridge our collective past with a greener, more equitable future.
Saturday 3/14 –
Farming Concrete: We have a table in the Palm Room all day, and we are
also conducting a “Lunch Session” workshop – 1hr
National Young Farmer’s Coalition (CitAc Alum)
Are you looking for
farmland in the Hudson Valley? Do you have farmland you would like to make
available to a farmer? RSVP now for "Accessing Farmland in the Hudson
Valley" on Monday, March 16th from 1:00-3:30pm. For more info: http://bit.ly/1ae81uC
The workshop is designed to
introduce farmers to the organizations, tools and programs available to help
you access land. We are excited to have a number of great service providers who
will be in attendance! Glynwood, American Farmland Trust New York, Agricultural Stewardship Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster and Orange Counties, Congressman Chris
Gibson, Columbia County Farm Bureau, Columbia Land Conservancy, Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, Dutchess County Planning,
Dutchess Land Conservancy, Equity Trust, GrowNYC, Hawthorne Valley Farm, Local Economies
Project, NY FarmLink, Open Space Institute, Orange County Land Trust, Valley Organic Growers Association, Saratoga P.L.A.N. (Preserving Land & Nature), Scenic Hudson, Stone Barns Center
for Food and Agriculture, Walkill Valley Land
Trust, Watershed Agricultural Council, Westchester Land Trust
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