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Basketweaving with Invasives, June 1, 1-4pm

Phragmites don't belong in our ecosystem—they're running amok and displacing native cattails in our region—but their fibers make ideal weaving material. In this basketweaving workshop we'll be upcycling invasives in support of the environment! Melissa Hewitt and Mirabai Trent of Circle Creative Collective, expert weavers, will lead this workshop in which we'll learn coil weaving techniques that will serve as a basis for making more baskets for years to come. Great for gifts and to use at home as catchalls and decorative accents. We’ll meet at Ferncliff Forest in Rhinebeck. The cost of the workshop is $40. All materials will be provided.

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Common Ground screening, June 11, 5:15 pm

Join us for a screening of Common Ground at Upstate Film's Starr Cinema in Rhinebeck. A follow up to the eco-blockbuster Kiss the Ground, this updated doc shows how we can turn the tide on climate change—it's all about the dirt! Common Ground delves into the connection between regenerative farming, public health and politics, and features a stellar cast, including Laura Dern, Woody Harrelson, Jason Momoa and Rosario Dawson. Suzanne Kelly, owner and grower at Green Owl Farm in Rhinebeck (you may know her from the Farmers Market) will host a Q and A after the film. Tickets are free, but please register.

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Winter Seed Swap & Sow

A midwinter celebration for gardeners! Along with a seed swap, we'll set you up to grow tasty greens and native flowers outdoors—right now. Join us at Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff on Saturday, February 3 2024 from 3:00-5:00pm.

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Get Outside! Wildflower Seed Collecting Workshop to Preserve Native Plants and Genetic Diversity

Native plants are essential for healthy, climate-resilient ecosystems. Learn plant identification and responsible seed collection techniques.

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Worm Alchemy: Building Soil Health through Vermiculture

Explore the magic worms can work on soil and plant health and how to raise and care for them. Your garden will show its appreciation—dramatically!

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Kiss the Ground Film Screening

Want to turn the tide toward a greener planet? Get into the dirt! This inspiring documentary shows how. Join us on Wednesday, August 23 at 5:15 PM for a free screening of Kiss the Ground at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck.

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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: Bird Walk with Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club

Walk Vlei Marsh with expert birder Dr. Alan Peterson and meet its feathered residents—Great Blue Herons, Virgina Rails, Ospreys, Wood Ducks and so many more!

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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.

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