Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed with NYLCVEF
Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed with NYLCVEF

NYLCVEF is teaming up with partners from the Delaware River Watershed for a policy forum on the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green infrastructure. 

We're bringing together a talented group of speakers and panelists to talk about how now is more important than ever to invest in greener strategies for managing stormwater. From innovative examples to barriers and opportunities, this policy forum will provide the information and tools needed for local decision-makers to get involved and bring more green infrastructure into their communities. Please register here.

Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed
Wednesday, June 20th
10:00AM - 3:00PM

The Robert D. Norris Community Room
Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, NY
479 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701

Featuring the following special guest speakers and panelists:

  • George Schuler, The Nature Conservancy
  • Freda Eisenberg, Commissioner, Sullivan County Department of Planning 
  • Paul Beyer, Director of Smart Growth, NY State Dept. of State
  • Bill Herrmann, Town Supervisor, Mamakating, NY (invited)
  • Stephanie P. Dalke, Pinchot Institute for Conservation
  • Bryan Quinn, Environmental Entrepreneur, founder and principal of One Nature
  • Jeff Skelding, Executive Director of Friends of the Upper Delaware River
  • Molly Oliver, Delaware County Department of Watershed Affairs

Please register!

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Four Season Vegetable Gardening Workshop with Sarah Simon from Common Ground Farm
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Four Season Vegetable Gardening Workshop with Sarah Simon from Common Ground Farm

Learn how to extend the garden season & provide food for your dinner table all year long! In our region it is possible to keep your garden active and bountiful through the late fall and even over the winter with a little determination and some helpful strategies. Topics will include planting successions, seeding schedules & seasonal variability, frost/cold protection, storage, plant varieties & pest management. Participants will leave with the skills to plant out fall & winter successions in the garden this year, and ideas for a garden building projects in the future.

Sarah Simon has been farming for the past four years at Common Ground Farm in Beacon, NY, where she is the Farm Director. Before moving to the Hudson Valley, she apprenticed on a farm in Maine that used creative season extension strategies to mitigate the very short growing season. Geeking out about soil science and creative small scale growing strategies is her favorite part of farming!

Register for this workshop
Registration fee: $25
50% of your registration fee for this event will go directly to Common Ground Farm

 

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Butterfly Garden Workshop with Garden Coach Pamela Doan
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Butterfly Garden Workshop with Garden Coach Pamela Doan

Want to attract Monarchs and other butterflies to your yard? Butterflies need specific plants for each stage of their life cycle, and you can provide a beautiful, productive habitat for them. Learn how to enrich your landscape with plants for caterpillars to munch on, colorful native flowers as nectar sources in every season, and other pollinator treats like salt and rotted fruit.

There is so much you can do to support these beautiful and beneficial insects in your home habitat! This workshop will cover:

  • An overview of why habitats for pollinators, especially butterflies, are critically important to our regional environment.
  • Examples of butterfly behaviors and needs.
  • Introduction to native butterflies in the Hudson Valley.
  • Why native plants are the answer!
  • Native plant recommendations for your yard.

Register for this workshop
Registration fee: $25

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Introduction to Constitution Marsh with the Audubon Center
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Introduction to Constitution Marsh with the Audubon Center

Stop by the Garden Center to meet our friends from local experts from the Audubon Center about their work as a sanctuary and nature center in the Hudson Valley. Audubon achieves its mission to protect birds and their habitats by connecting our vast and powerful network along the migratory flyways of the Americas through science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation programs. 

The Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary is a unique and beautiful tidal marsh located in Cold Spring, New York, and serves as vital natural habitat in the Hudson River Estuary. Audubon staff conduct nature education programs for visiting groups, bird studies, invasive species management and habitat restoration efforts.

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Second Saturday Garden Party and Music with Will Stratton
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

Second Saturday Garden Party and Music with Will Stratton

One Nature will open our Garden Center to the community every Second Saturday. Stop by to enjoy our native habitat, drinks and snacks, live music, and community. 

Local musician Will Stratton will be playing music! Will Stratton is a songwriter living in Beacon. His sixth album, 2017’s Rosewood Almanac, came out on the UK label Bella Union and received complimentary notices in Pitchfork, Mojo, Uncut and other publications. He toured the UK and Europe in 2017 with acts like The Weather Station and Courtney Marie Andrews, and is now working on a seventh LP.

This event is free and open. See you there! 

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Second Saturday Garden Party and Botanical Drawing with Artist Erica Hauser
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Second Saturday Garden Party and Botanical Drawing with Artist Erica Hauser

One Nature will open our Garden Center to the community every Second Saturday. Stop by to enjoy our native habitat, drinks and snacks, live music, and community. 

Local artist Erica Hauser, co-owner of Catalyst Gallery, will be leading an informal session on Botanical Drawing from 5-7pm. 

This event is free and open. See you there! 

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Gardening and Climate Change Workshop with Garden Coach Pamela Doan
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Gardening and Climate Change Workshop with Garden Coach Pamela Doan

Heavy downpours, extreme storms, drought, hotter temperatures, early spring and late frost... what’s a plant to do?! 

The Hudson Valley is already feeling the affects of shifting weather patterns caused by climate change. Learn what you can do to lower your carbon footprint of your yard, and how to help your plants adapt to changing weather conditions.

This workshop includes: 

  • An overview of recent changes in growing conditions in Hudson Valley.
  • Carbon footprint calculator for your garden.
  • Sustainable gardening techniques that are better for the environment.
  • Overview of how native plants contribute to a healthy and sustainable home habitat. 
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Second Saturday Garden Party and Nature Crafting with Beacon Craft Workshop
Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Second Saturday Garden Party and Nature Crafting with Beacon Craft Workshop

One Nature will open our Garden Center to the community every Second Saturday. Stop by to enjoy our native habitat, drinks and snacks, live music, and community. 

Local artist and teacher Ilana Freedman, from the Beacon Craft Workshop, will be leading an informal crafting session inspired by nature from 5-7pm. 

This event is free and open. See you there! 

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Second Saturday Garden Party and Music with Jesse Stacken
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Second Saturday Garden Party and Music with Jesse Stacken

One Nature will open our Garden Center to the community every Second Saturday. Stop by to enjoy our native habitat, drinks and snacks, live music, and community. 

Local musician Jesse Stacken will be playing music! Jesse, "one of the most impressive pianists and composers of his generation” (NYC Jazz Record), is also an avid home gardener and part-time farmer at Common Ground Farm.   He and his wife Akiko run Forte Piano Studio in Beacon, passing on the tradition and joy of piano playing to youth and adults. 

Jesse will be playing a variety of music at the garden center.  You might hear some jazz, you might hear some pop/rock covers, you might hear some old time country.  You’ll definitely hear some piano, but you might also hear some banjo.  Music and plants: A dream come true!

This event is free and open. See you there! 

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DIY Backyard Design Workshop with Blair Patterson
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

DIY Backyard Design Workshop with Blair Patterson

Learn to make the most of your yard with One Nature landscape designer, Blair Patterson. With Blair's hands-on guidance and expertise, participants will

  • View One Nature landscape designs, to get your creativity flowing
  • Map out shade and sun lighting conditions on your property
  • Address obstacles on your property, like man-made features, existing plants, and structures
  • Learn to incorporate native plants and organic vegetable gardens into your yard
  • Create a practical Wish List for your property including native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, pollinator gardens, rain gardens, tiny orchards, patios, raised beds, chicken environments, and more! 

Blair will help you finalize your ideas, so you'll leave with a solid design and a practical plan to start re-shaping your home habitat!

Participants are asked to bring photos and a survey or aerial photo (try Google maps) of their property. 

Register for this workshop
Registration fee: $25

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Bryan Quinn Lecture at the ASCE May Dinner Seminar
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Bryan Quinn Lecture at the ASCE May Dinner Seminar

From the Mid-Hudson ASCE:

Please join us as our guest speaker, Bryan Quinn, RLA (CT, CLARB), Founder of One Nature, speaks on

" Design for Ecological Function at Safe Harbors Green "

Mr. Quinn's lifelong dedication to landscapes and the environment is evident in One Nature's diverse body of work, including gardens, parks of all sizes, campuses, agricultural land, and urban design. Regardless of size, he strives to bring out the potential for every project to inspire people through ecological design. Part scientist and part artist, his design methodology is place-based and relies on a sensitivity to the particular qualities of each location.

Safe Harbors Green in Newburgh, NY was constructed in 2016 and provided immediate uplifts to local urban ecology. These quantifiable uplifts continue to improve over time as the park's habitat matures. In this talk, specifically assembled for the civil engineering community, ecological design expert Bryan Quinn (One Nature, Beacon, NY) will discuss the fundamentals of building landscapes which contribute in quantifiable ways to the environment. Key concepts will include soil science, island biogeography, adaptive management, and ethical topics related to the built environment. All concepts will be discussed in relation to built, local projects - with special emphasis on Safe Harbors Green.

Visit the ASCE website to register for this event. 

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Second Saturday Garden Party and Botanical Drawing with Artist Erica Hauser
May
12
5:00 PM17:00

Second Saturday Garden Party and Botanical Drawing with Artist Erica Hauser

One Nature will open our Garden Center to the community every Second Saturday. Stop by to enjoy our native habitat, drinks and snacks, live music, and community. 

Local artist Erica Hauser, co-owner of Catalyst Gallery, will be leading an informal session on Botanical Drawing from 5-7pm. 

This event is free and open. See you there! 

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"Why Native Plants?" with Kirill Leshiner from One Nature
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

"Why Native Plants?" with Kirill Leshiner from One Nature

One Nature botanist, Kirill Leshiner will be giving tours of the Garden Center along with a quick introduction to using native plants in your landscaping. This 30 minute overview will include

  • What are native plants?
  • Why choose native plants for your landscape?
    • Support native wildlife and the local food web
    • Reduce the introduction of disease, invasive plants, and pests from outside habitats
  • A tour of the One Nature Garden Center
  • Introduction to native perennials, shrubs, and trees

Kirill will be giving tours of the Garden Center at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm on Saturday, May 5. Stop by for any session! 

This event is free and open. See you there! 

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DIY Native Wildflower Seed Bombs
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

DIY Native Wildflower Seed Bombs

Come to the One Nature Garden Center to learn about spreading native wildflowers throughout our region! Seed "bombs" are a mixture of wildflower seeds, compost, and clay, and can be tossed into any landscape--maybe by the roadside, a median, or vacant lot.

We will be making seed bombs at the Garden Center every Sunday, between 12-5pm. 

Watch this time-laps video of seed bombs sprouting

This event is free and open. See you there! 

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DIY Native Wildflower Seed Bombs
Apr
15
12:00 PM12:00

DIY Native Wildflower Seed Bombs

Celebrate Earth Day by spreading native wildflowers throughout our region! Seed "bombs" are a mixture of wildflower seeds, compost, and clay, and can be tossed into any landscape--roadside, median, or vacant lot maybe.

Stop by the Garden Center anytime between 12-5pm on Sunday, April 15th AND April 22nd to create a hand-made seed bomb. 

Watch this time-laps video of seed bombs sprouting

This event is free and open. 

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Grand Opening Garden Party
Apr
14
5:00 PM17:00

Grand Opening Garden Party

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of the One Nature Garden Center at our Second Saturday Garden Party! Stop by to explore our native plant selection in our beautiful outdoor space next to Binnacle Books.

We will be joining in the Second Saturday festivities with live music by Beacon musicians Jesse Stacken and Jordan Shapiro, extended hours, drinks and snacks.

See you there! 

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