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Walk the Land: Winter Tracking Walk at Vlei Marsh

Walk the Land winter tracking excursion at Rhinebeck’s Vlei Marsh! Learn to identify wildlife through tracks and other tell-tale signs.

Talking Invasives: The Cons and the Pros

Join Erik Kiviat, executive director of Hudsonia Ltd. to hear expert advice on how (and when) to manage invasive species. This talk is free and open to the public and will be held at Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff on September 21, 2022 6:00 PM. Questions about the event? Email

Forage for Edibles with Dina Falconi

Join forager extraordinaire Dina Falconi of #foragingandfeasting fame for the third seasonal installment of our Walk the Land series, a Dirty Gaia partnership with Winnakee Land Trust. We'll return to the eco-diverse site of Vlei Marsh Preserve in Rhinebeck, this time to explore the land's plants and funghi. As we traverse Vlei's paths, Dina will share her extensive knowledge, including unique methods of plant identification, and reveal the nourishing and healing properties of the species around us. Space is limited, and registration is required, so don't dally.

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Walk the Land: Vlei Marsh Bird Walk

Guided spring bird walk in Rhinebeck’s Vlei Marsh Preserve with Dr. Alan Peterson of the Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club.


Walk the Land: A Forest Tells Its Story

Walk the rich woodlands of Vlei Marsh and learn to read a forest’s backstory—from farming to fires to storms—by observing its subtle clues.


Saffron Workshop at Green Owl Farm

Suzanne Kelly of Green Owl Farm in Rhinebeck will share her knowledge of growing and curing saffron, the world’s most expensive spice, and we’ll join her in the harvest of these remarkable aromatic crocuses, removing their delicate threads of saffron by hand.

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Food for Thought: Edible Gardens Tour 2022

Ever seen a cucuzza longer than a baseball bat? Hugelkultur? A mini-farm overlooking the river? Check out the inspiring edible gardens of Rhinecliff and Rhinebeck! We’ll give you a map so you can tour at your own pace. Our annual garden tour will be held Saturday, August 20,  from 10 am to 1 pm.  

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Honeybees in the Garden: A Dance with Evolution

Join us on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT for a virtual talk with Apiarist Grai St. Clair Rice. Learn about the relationship between honeybees and flowers and how to plant pollinator-friendly gardens.

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Winter Sowing Workshop

Learn how to convert recycled containers into mini winter-proof greenhouses and get your summer garden started—right now!

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

Family-friendly farm-based event with an introduction to biodynamic practices followed by a farm and cheese-cave tour and fresh yogurt tasting.

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