do you like to do outdoors, and where?" What would you like to do more of?
Jessica Kaufman and Evan van Hook record the answers: Hike was Number one by
far. Jessica demonstrates geocaching as one way to explore nature.
News: April - May 2015
Christopher Park Alliance will be working with a corporate volunteer group from
WSP, one of the world's leading engineering, design, and environmental
consultancies on April 22. This is the
second time that WSP is helping them scrape (in preparation for painting)
Christopher Park's 150 year old wrought iron fence. 12 volunteers will join them!
of Dover Parks
The Seventh Annual Dover Earth Day from 9:30am – 1 pm at Dover High
School/Middle School, Dover Plains, NY. Several local organization come
together to celebrate Earth Day with our kids. The energy in the room comes
from the enthusiasm of the students, their teachers and the Administration.
They are welcoming six new exhibitors this year. Organizations that care about
conservation in the Harlem Valley, demonstrate how to sustainably harvest our
natural resources, provide a hands-on experience of the natural world, develop
creative ways to address resource protection and conservation, and equally
importantly, share with the students of the Dover School District their
knowledge, appreciation and enthusiasm for getting out in nature!
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
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. Click here for The Huffington Post
Native Plant Share on May 16 from 11-1
at Grove Hill Community Garden, East 158th Street and Eagle Avenue. Join Bronx
Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden, Butterfly Project NYC, and Grow to
LearnNYC to find out more about the connections between native plants and
pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes. This year’s workshop
is once again part of NYC Wildflower Week. Plants will be available for
pick-up, to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces
while supplies last. Pre-registration is required. To register, fill out the
online form on the Butterfly Project website by May 9 at 5p.m. For more
information, visit butterflyprojectnyc.org. Many thanks to our partners
City Parks Foundation, NYC Wildflower Week, and GreenThumb/NYC Parks.
Compost for Brooklyn
Sunday, April 12. Spring 2015 Tree Giveaway:
Compost for Brooklyn is proud of being chosen—again, and for the 4th
time—by New York Restoration Project as a community partner for its work on the
NYC Million Trees initiative. This year,
they held a Tree Giveaway April 12, from 12 noon to 2 pm, at their composting
and urban garden site at the corner of Newkirk Avenue and East 8th Street in
Brooklyn. They gave away 83 trees and
will give away the remaining 17 in the next couple of weeks. The goal of the work we do with NYRP is to
give trees to individuals who will commit to planting, watering, and caring for
each tree to ensure its success. They
provide each new tree owner with information about how to take care of the tree
and help it get it to maturity—and enjoy seeing the excitement on the faces of
the adults and children as they signed for and took their trees away.
Valley Growers Association
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 held its
annual Forum focusing on The Challenges Facing Existing Family Farms. The event is with support from Brook Farm
Project. The Forum offered
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 began the Forum.
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