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Pollinator Patch & Art Walk at Greenport Conservation Area

Program Description: Join Columbia Land Conservancy staff for a walk around their newly created Pollinator Patch and Art installation at Greenport Conservation Area. We will discuss the types of flowers in the pollinator patch as well as how you at home can add plants to help out declining pollinator populations. We will then take a walk down to the “Step into Stillness” …

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Wild Harvest: Foraging at Oakdale Lake

Program Description: Join herbalist and author, Dina Falconi, on a walk to explore the plants of Oakdale Lake. Learn to identify these plants using basic sensory skills and discover how they are used for food, medicine and pleasure. This walk will include practical information on harvest and preparation. Please bring a notepad, camera, and water bottle. …

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Bee a Pollinator Pal!

Program Description: Pollinators are animals that help flowering plants produce seeds. With staff from the Columbia Land Conservancy, we will explore which pollinators live on the library grounds, using nets and hand lenses. We will learn about why pollinators are in decline and plant a seed to take home to help them. Date/Time: Thursday, July 29, …

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Rescheduled: Plant Identification Walk & Regenerative Health Workshop at River City Garden

Program Description: This in-person program, led by Antonia Estela Pérez of Herban Cura, will focus on the growth and use of medicinal plants found in the Northeast, with the goal of building mutually regenerative relationships for our survival. Throughout the event, participants of all ages will have a chance to taste herbs and deepen their awareness of …

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Seeds of Community! A Library of Local Event with K. Greene of Hudson Valley Seed Co.

Program Description: To kick off the openings of the Library of Local seed libraries within our library, the Kingston Library and Mountain Top Library in Tannersville, and to salute the Morton Seed Library in Rhinecliff, renowned seed expert K. Greene will explore the art, beauty and generosity of seeds. Whether you’ve been gardening for years …

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