Noted ecologist David Hunt has been foraging for wild edibles as a way of life for decades. Join us at the 75 acre Wyomanock Farm and preserve where you will have the opportunity to forage our varied habitats under his guidance. David’s background in botany (Ph.d) and his concentrations in natural communities and deep ecology will combine with his intuition to interpret the group’s field observations.
This outdoor workshop will be held three times in 2015 – spring, summer and fall. Approximately two hours long. Dress for the season with good off trail footwear and bring bug repellant. Wet conditions may prevail. Held rain or shine. Meet at Wyomanock Farm on Wyomanock Rd in Stephentown, 1/3 mile west of NYS Route 22. Limited to 12 participants. Fee is $20 adults, $10 students. To register, contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHEDULE ~ all sessions start at 11am. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
Introduction to Seed Starting: A Workshop for Beginner Backyard Gardeners
This workshop will introduce those new to gardening to the basics of starting their own vegetable, flower, and herb seeds for their backyard gardens. From deciding what to grow through transplanting outdoors, participants will be engaged in every step of process of growing healthy seedlings and getting them into the garden. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to: deciding what to grow, knowing how and when to plant, caring for your seedlings, and transplanting outdoors. The workshop will run for two hours and will be followed by a communal picnic lunch on the farm. Fee: Suggested donation $5-10, sliding scale.
For more information or to register: Please email email@example.com with the subject line “WORKSHOP” or call 518-755-5048.
June 20, 6-8pm
Join us at Wyo Center to forage the land at Wyomanock Farm with notable foraging author Russ Cohen (“Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten”) Remember, it will be light out well beyond 8pm! Suggested donation is 10$ per adult.
Sat, Apr 27, 11am
Have you ever needed to do a small plumbing job or repair and wondered if you could tackle it yourself to save on a pricey service call or installation? Today’s plastic pipe – known as PEX – makes it SO simple to do your own work with minimal tools. We will demonstrate this in a hands on project to finish our Solar Shower project here at Wyomanock Center. We will hook up a sink and additional shower and adding a second hot water solar panel. The solar panel requires copper pipe, so you can learn how to solder too. Of course, as an added bonus, you can see how a solar hot water system comes together! Meet at Wyomanock Center
Sun, Mar 24, 10am
Celebrate spring with a hike to Berry Pond, atop the Taconic Ridge. Berry Pond flows into the Wyomanock Creek. Optional side trip, depending on conditions. Thom Pecoraro, leader. Approx 5 miles, moderate, including uphill. Please register, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet at Wyomanock Center parking area on Wyomanock Rd, 1/3 mile west of Rte 22
Feb 17, 11 am
Join Thom Pecoraro for a walk through the Wyomanock land to become familiar with winter tree ID. We will use and provide the “Winter Tree Finder” book as a guide to identification. Free. Please register , email@example.com. Dress for wet conditions underfoot!
Meet at Wyomanock parking area on Wyomanock Rd, 1/3 mile west of Rte 22.
Volunteer Days! Sat, March 3, 10am is our inaugural volunteer day, which will be regularly held on the first Sat of each month, unless otherwise announced. We have a number of projects working on Wyomanock Center land, for example, trail building and invasive specie removal. We will also haveoff site projects that will benefit the community. Please contact us if you would like to suggest a community project. Meet at Wyo parking area, 68 Wyomanock Rd, Stephentown, NY (unless offsite work area TBA)
PS – all volunteers will leave with eggs or produce from Wyomanock Farm!
Sat, 3/10, 10am Volunteer Day Help out and get an overview of the interpretive trails we will construct over the course of the year. The work will consist of clearing light brush from the trail route. When completed, they will be available for public use. Wear sturdy shoes, wool socks and gloves – ground will be wet! Tools provided. Bring lunch!
Tues, 3/20, 6pm Vernal Equinox Potluck – join us at the PV powered and recycled Dean House (299 Newton Rd, corner Rte 43, stephentown ctr). Bring a dish, if possible – early helpers welcome!
Thurs, 3/29, 6pm Photovoltaics presentation by Olya Prevo of Real Goods Solar. Learn about this proven, cost effective and sensible green technology which is within almost anyones’ grasp, now with a no money down leasing option, guaranteed to lower your electric utility bill. Real Goods will donate 500$ of each installation purchased or leased through this presentation to Wyomanock Center and the Stephentown Library.
Fri, 4/6, 6pm First Friday Pizza/Potluck – We’ll fire up the cob oven for the pizza – the tradition continues. At Wyomanock Farm.
Sat, 4/7, 10am Volunteer Day Wyomanock Center – Come join us for some light duty trail work at Wyomanock. Wear sturdy shoes, wool socks and work gloves – ground will be wet! Tools provided. Bring lunch!
Wed, 4/11, 1pm – 2:30 Build a Bluebird Nestbox – for kids and adults, materials provided. Learn about the official bird of NYS and their nesting habits and needs. Workshop will be at the Stephentown Memorial Library, NYS Rte 43, Stephentown, NY 12168
Sat, 4/21, 11am – 12:30 Interpretive Walk – join us at Wyomanock Farm, with naturalist David Hunt, for the first in a series of interpretive walks through the seasons. Find out what makes this land special, from an ecological perspective. County and regionally rare plants and plant communities can be observed here – even a globally rare plant community, as identified by Mr. Hunt. Walking may be wet and rough. Meet at parking area of Wyomanock Farm, 68 Wyomanock Rd, Stephentown, NY. donation requested 5-10$.
Thurs, 4/26, 7pm Film Screening of “Trashed” This film examines the American waste stream and analyzes the causes and effects of the seemingly innocuous act of “taking out the garbage” . Showcased are the individuals, activists,corporate and advocacy groups working to affect change and reform the current model. “Trashed” is an informative and thought-provoking film everyone interested in the future of sustainability should see. At the Stephentown Library, 472 Rte 43, Stephentown, NY
Sat, 4/28, 10am Volunteer Day (one week early) at Wyomanock Center – ‘Trees for Tribs’! A NYS DEC funded program to improve riparian buffers. We will be planting native trees and shrubs in our buffers around the Wyomanock Creek to broaden our specie diversity. Several volunteers needed. Please bring a shovel, if possible!
Thurs, 5/24, 7pm Film Screening of “Small Farm Rising” (60min) This documentary depicts the farm life of three first generation Adirondack and Lake Champlain farms in upstate NY. It is an excellent representation of the real life trials and tribulations – and rewards – faced by young farmers. This has been well received by real farm folk. Its short on dialogue, which allows you to absorb the story thru the fantastic imagery. At the Stephentown Library, 472 Rte 43, Stephentown, NY
Sat, 6/9, 2:30pm The Cattail Walk The ubiquitous and native cattail plant, inhabiting shallow water wetlands, is not always known for its culinary value. Join Thom Pecoraro, Director of the Center, for an interpretive walk along the Wyomanock Creek. You’ll learn about the vision of Wyomanock Center and then harvest (if you wish) and taste the different components of our cattail plant. A prepared salad (with cattail, native and farmed greens) will be a available to top it off. Meet at Wyomanock Center parking. 5$ students, 10$ adults
Fri, 6/15, 5:30pm Our interpretive walk series continues – abloom in June – with naturalist David Hunt. Find out what makes this land special, from an ecological perspective. County and regionally rare plants and plant communities can be observed here – even a globally rare plant community, as identified by Mr. Hunt. Walking may be wet and rough. Meet at parking area of Wyomanock Farm, 68 Wyomanock Rd, Stephentown, NY. donation requested 5-10$.
Sat, 9/22, 9am Solar Hot Water Raising! We’ll be assembling all components for our solar hot water shower here at Wyomanock. Led by Stu Besnoff of Alpine Solar www.AlpineSolarHeat.com Advance registration required. PLease RSVP to volunteer, learn and participate! firstname.lastname@example.org
This new release is critically acclaimed and sure to teach a thing or two about how we are destroying the earth, as demonstrated by the plight of honey bees.
Join us at the Stephentown Library, Thurs, June 23 @6:45 pm
472 NYS Rte 43, Stephentown, NY 12168
admission (to pay for license fee): sliding scale, 7-10$ per person, 20$ family