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Plant a Seed with Ms. Kathy

Join Ms. Kathy for some fun in the dirt as you plant seeds from our Library of Local kiosk. The first twelve children to arrive will also receive a free gift of their own gardening tools to take home! Date/Time: Wednesday, March 30, 3:30 – 4:30pm Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room Registration: To register, …

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Chestnut Roast at Oakdale Beach

Join Arthur’s Point Farm Director, Emerson Martin, to learn all about the ecology and use of chestnut trees while enjoying a toasty treat of chestnuts roasted on an open fire at Oakdale Beach. Emerson’s presentation will focus on the importance of chestnuts as a food source for both humans and wildlife, the successful growth of …

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From Pasture to Spoon: An Afternoon Exploring the Biodynamic Dairy Cycle at Hawthorne Valley Farm

Program Description: Join us for an afternoon at Hawthorne Valley Farm and experience first-hand how “beautifully complex” biodynamic practices enhance their dairy output as well as the environment as a whole. We’ll hear from Hawthorne Valley’s Executive Director, Martin Ping, and Creamery and Dairy Herd managers, Jeremy Shapiro and Jess Brobst respectively, about the multilayered and regenerative …

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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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