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2021 Chatham Area Farm Tour, Sep 25

Join The Chatham Agricultural Partnership and Columbia Land Conservancy for the annual farm tour on September 25.

This free tour features farms in the Chatham area who are opening their doors to the public to get a peak into the diverse face of farming in northern Columbia County. You’ll see farm animals including horses, cattle, chickens, and more along with fresh produce, meats, wine, and syrup from farm stands for purchase. 2021 Chatham Area Farm Tour

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DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 25, 2021 / 10am – 4pm

LOCATION: Northern Columbia County (map above)

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Hudson Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt, Aug 28

The Hudson Area Library and the Hudson Farmers Market present Hudson Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt, on Saturday, August 28th from 9am – 1pm.

Explore the Hudson Farmers Market, and meet the many participating vendors, as you compete in an interactive Scavenger Hunt, which includes a $50 grand prize. The first 50 kids to arrive will receive a $5 token to shop at the market while they hunt for clues. To participate, visit the Hudson Area Library’s tent at the market on the day of the event. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

This program is made possible by support from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 28, 2021 / 9am – 1pm (rain or shine)

COST: Free

LOCATION: The Hudson Farmers Market (Hudson Area Library’s tent)
6th & Columbia St.,
Hudson, NY 12534

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Hudson Area Library w/ CLC Pollinator Patch & Art Walk at Greenport Conservation Area, Aug 5

The Hudson Area Library and the Columbia Land Conservancy present Pollinator Patch & Art Walk at Greenport Conservation Area, on Thursday, August 5, at 6pm.

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” art installation by David McIntyre located along the trail. 

This program is part of the Library of Local pilot project, a new initiative from Climate Change HV and the Mid-Hudson Library System. The Library of Local initiative offers collections of essential wisdom, know-how, and tools for local self-sufficiency and community resilience. The project also provides a robust schedule of in-person and online educational events and workshops, all offered free of charge. The Library of Local theme for this year is Sow, Grow, Reap, Repeat! Gardening and Foraging for Resilience.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 5, 2021 / 6pm

COST/REGISTRATION: Free and open to the public.
Space is limited. To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

LOCATION: The Greenport Conservation Area
319 Joslen Blvd,
Hudson, NY 12534

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Support Our Farming Community

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The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) has some great ideas to support our farming community during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those ideas is purchasing food from local farms.

New York State considers farms and farmers markets to be essential during this time. Local farms are still open, but you may have to be flexible to purchase their products. Find your favorite farms online or call to see if they are taking pre-orders for pick up or offering delivery services while we all practice social distancing. CLC has created a directory of Columbia County Farms to find available local farm products.

Another idea is to sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share. CSA memberships offset some of a farmer’s early operational costs and allow them to invest in their growing season, while you enjoy fresh food as it is ready for harvest. Click here to find a CSA near you.

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518.392.5252

 

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Columbia Land Conservancy Offers Free Online Activities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CLC is working to create new virtual content offerings.

April Little Explorers: Virtual Vernal Pool Exploration!

Follow along with Heidi Bock, CLC’s Conservation Education Manager, as she explores the vernal pools at Harris Conservation Area!

Click here to listen to A Salamander’s Life by John Himmelman

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