Farming with Nature: Live-streamed

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00
Unfortunately, the free event Perspectives on Farming with Nature that examines the many interconnections between agriculture and ecology on Saturday, November 16, 10am to 3pm at the Ashokan Center (477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461) is full and new registrations are not accepted any more. However, it will be live-streamed at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub Facebook page. So, please join us for an engaging program presenting a variety of perspectives on farming with nature, giving a glimpse into the ongoing interdisciplinary agroecology research at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, and premiering a short film about the work of the Applied Farmscape Ecology Program at the Farm Hub by Oceans 8 films .

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.


10:00-10:20 Introductions

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

Additional Information:

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.