Volunteer with the PFP for Garlic Planting (in person)

The Poughkeepsie Farm Project is looking for volunteers to help plant out garlic. At the end of October they planted garlic cloves that will grow throughout winter and spring to emerge as nice, full heads of garlic by early summer. This is a big project and the PFP could really use your help!

There are two shifts available on Thursday, October 27th:
9am-12pm
2pm-4pm

SIGN UP HERE!

Volunteer with the PFP for Garlic Planting (in person)

The Poughkeepsie Farm Project is looking for volunteers to help plant out garlic. At the end of October they planted garlic cloves that will grow throughout winter and spring to emerge as nice, full heads of garlic by early summer. This is a big project and the PFP could really use your help!

There are two shifts available on Thursday, October 27th:
9am-12pm
2pm-4pm

SIGN UP HERE!

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!

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
🎫Giveaways

🚗Parking on the Street🚙

Spanish interpretation and/or bilingual assistance will be provided

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market

The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is a vibrant, international award-winning seasonal summer Market that operates from May through the end of October on Monday afternoons on the shore of the beautiful Hudson River. We invite you to discover this seasonal Market and celebrate the agricultural bounty of the Hudson Valley!

Free parking

SNAP / EBT accepted all season

FMNP Checks accepted June – October (for fruits and vegetables)

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market (cancelled)

The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is a vibrant, international award-winning seasonal summer Market that operates from May through the end of October on Monday afternoons on the shore of the beautiful Hudson River. We invite you to discover this seasonal Market and celebrate the agricultural bounty of the Hudson Valley!

Free parking

SNAP / EBT accepted all season

FMNP Checks accepted June – October (for fruits and vegetables)

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market

The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is a vibrant, international award-winning seasonal summer Market that operates from May through the end of October on Monday afternoons on the shore of the beautiful Hudson River. We invite you to discover this seasonal Market and celebrate the agricultural bounty of the Hudson Valley!

Free parking

SNAP / EBT accepted all season

FMNP Checks accepted June – October (for fruits and vegetables)

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!