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Walk the Land: Marsh and Woodland Habitat Walk at Vlei Marsh with Erik Kiviat

Discover the layered ecological diversity of Rhinebeck's Vlei Marsh, a critical habitat for birds, plants and animals, with ecologist Erik Kiviat, director of Hudsonia.

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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.

After School Garden Club

Dirty Gaia is excited to be partnering with Chancellor Livingston Elementary School PTSO to offer a 4-part after school garden club again this year! Throughout the month on May students will create, plant, and care for their very own milk crate garden. Open to K-2 students at CLS, registration required through the RCSD PTSO.

Ask a Gardener: A Food Growers Roundtable

Get your garden ideas percolating! Join us for Ask a Gardener: A Food Growers Round Table and hear what our team of professional gardeners have to say about everything from sowing and growing to soil and pest management. Q and A to follow. Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

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Winter Sowing 101

Join us at Morton Memorial Library on Sunday, March 19 at 3:30! We’ll make mini winter-proof greenhouses from milk jugs and sow seeds (herbs, flowers, veggies) which can be transplanted come spring.

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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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