Talk on the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (virtual)

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension and Dr. Chad Wall, Field Veterinarian for NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, to learn about the current outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, the threat it poses to NYS poultry production, and how we can protect our birds and stop the spread. This event is for Small Production Flocks as well as Backyard/Hobby Flocks. Topics covered include symptoms of the disease, keeping your poultry safe, and what will happen if the disease is found in your flock or a flock near you. The update will leave ample time for Q&A. Register here!

Eat or Toss? (virtual)

Join Hudson Valley EATS and special guest, Racheal Jackson, journalist and founder of Eat or Toss, and stress no more about the uncertainty of whether a food can still be eaten or needs to be tossed because it could make you sick. Register here!

What’s the Buzz: Creating Pollinator Friendly Communities (remote)

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County Environment & Energy Team is hosting a program with Dutchess County municipal officials and volunteers (CAC, CSC Task Force, Planning Board, Town Board, ZBA), watershed groups and local residents.

Pollinators are a critical component of our ecosystem, fertilizing the plants in our yards and parks as well as on our farms and orchards. They play an integral part in our local food system and help us grow our local agricultural economy. However, pollinator populations are in sharp decline due to activities such as loss of habitat. Participants will learn about various native pollinator species and the benefits they bring, the activities negatively impacting pollinators, and best management practices for managing our local landscapes with pollinating insects in mind, at both a residential and municipal scale. Participants will hear from two Dutchess County communities about ongoing efforts to establish pollinator gardens and “pathways”, helping to restore habitat connectivity and biodiversity to the region using a collaborative approach.

Register here!

Pershing Avenue Neighborhood Farm + Gardens Harvest Fest (in person)

Join Scenic Hudson at Pershing Avenue Neighborhood Farm + Gardens on Saturday, October 2 for Harvest Fest!

Activities include:

?Food (masks required in food tent)
?Dancing + music (dance battle)
?Family/kids craft activities
?Sign-ups for community garden beds
?Help plant blueberries for the farm
?Fun + games

?Parking on the Street?

Spanish interpretation and/or bilingual assistance will be provided

Honey I Shrunk the Lawn: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint (virtual)

Learn why shrinking your lawn is climate smart, and promotes bird and other pollinator populations! Share your ideas about growing native plants, shrubs, trees, and more! This virtual event features Laura Wyeth: horticulturist and biology instructor at SUNY New Paltz .
Hosted by Sustainable Hudson Valley and in conjunction with the Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission, this event is FREE and open to all!
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Volunteer: Planting for Pollinators

Volunteer with the Environmental Cooperative and Vassar Ecological Preserve! Plant shrubs and flowers in order to restore the land to its former state and support pollinators.

Select one of the slots:

  • Monday, May 24 from 10am – 12pm
  • Monday, May 24 from 12 – 2pm
  • Monday, May 24 from 2 – 4pm
  • Tuesday, May 25 from 10am – 12pm
  • Tuesday, May 25 from 12 – 2pm
  • Tuesday, May 25 from 2 – 4pm

Register here!

Pershing Park Community Meeting

Join the Poughkeepsie Farm Project & Scenic Hudson for a community Zoom gathering to explore all the exciting plans for Pershing Park:

  • Apply for a Pershing Avenue Neighborhood Farm community garden plot and learn how to grow your own fruits and veggies
  • Review possible new playground plans
  • Share your ideas for other park improvements
  • Get involved in the community effort to improve our neighborhood park

Can’t attend on April 7? Email or call 845-926-6648.

Register here!