Please join us on Saturday, November 16, 10am to 3pm at the Ashokan Center (477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461) for a free event Perspectives on Farming with Nature that examines the many interconnections between agriculture and ecology.

Managing farms with biodiversity and the health of ecosystems in mind will require a variety of perspectives and approaches. What can farms offer to biodiversity conservation efforts and what might wild organisms provide in terms of “services” to the production of crops? Join us for a half-day event focused on the many interconnections between agriculture and ecology. This event features research partners working with the Applied Farmscape Ecology Team, co-coordinated by the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program and the Hudson Valley Farm Hub.

Speakers will include:

Claudia Knab-Vispo, – Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program On-farm Native Meadow Establishment

Conrad Vispo, Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program – Beneficial Insects/Insect Biodiversity

Shafiul Chowdhury, SUNY New Paltz – Water Quality in Relation to Land Use

Tejawee Neupane and Hannah Herrick, on behalf of Gabriel Perron, Bard College – On-farm Soil Microbiology

Noah Perlut, University of New England – Grassland Bird Conservation

Will Yandik, farmer and researcher – Biodiversity and On-farm Habitats

Erik Kiviat, Hudsonia – Turtle Interactions with Agriculture

We will also premiere a short film about the work of the Applied Farmscape Ecology Program at the Farm Hub by Oceans 8 films.

Additional Information:

Lunch is included and will feature Farm Hub produce.

Trails are available the day of the event for fall hiking.

Seating is limited. Please register early to ensure your spot.

Please register here for this free event.

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Date(s) - 11/16/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ashokan Center

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