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.
10:20-10:45- Claudia Knab-Vispo, - Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program
10:45 – 11:10 – Conrad Vispo, Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program
11:10 – 11:35 – Tejaswee Neupane and Hannah Herrick, on behalf of Gabriel Perron, Bard College
11:35 –12:00- Shafiul Chowdhury, SUNY New Paltz
12:00 – 12:30 – Farmscape Ecology Film Screening- Jon Bowermaster Oceans 8 Films
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 1:55 – Noah Perlut, University of New England
1:55 – 2:20 – Erik Kiviat, Hudsonia
2:20 – 2:45 - Will Yandik, Farmer and Independent Researcher
2:45- 3:00pm Concluding Thoughts
Lunch is included and will feature Farm Hub produce.
Trails are available the day of the event for fall hiking.Registration for this free even is now closed.