Fall Flower Walk in the Park
Join ecologists Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program on a leisurely walk through Art Omi Sculpture & Architecture Park. See a variety of early fall wildflowers and their insect visitors, and learn their names and lore. Meet at 10am in the parking lot. The walk is free and suitable for people of all ages (including children), but attendance is limited, so please register early with Claudia@hawthornevalleyfarm.org or 518-672-7994 to reserve your space.
Claudia Knab-Vispo is a field botanist with the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program who originally earned her PhD in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her ethnobotanical and plant ecology research in the tropical forest of Venezuela. For almost two decades, she has been documenting the wild-growing plants on farms, as well as most other habitats throughout Columbia County. She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for plants in public ecology walks and through other media, and helps farmers, non-farming landowners and land managers become aware of the diversity, beauty, and utility of wild-growing plants and manage for their continued presence on the land.
Conrad Vispo is a wildlife ecologist with the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program who earned a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. Before returning to Columbia County, where he grew up, Conrad conducted ecological research on a variety of organisms, including mammals, birds and fish in a variety of places, including the woods of northern Wisconsin and tropical Venezuela. For almost two decades, he has dedicated himself to the study of agroecology in Columbia County and beyond. He is an adjunct researcher with the Harvard Forest.
Our Summer Series Saturday Workshops run every weekend through August 31st! This year, teaching artist Dorothea Osborn will lead kids in an ongoing collaborative sculpture project that will progress over the course of the summer. Drop-in any weekend to be a part of this large-scale building experience!
NO CLASS AUGUST 22 OR SEPTEMBER 12.
Gather in the Newmark Gallery on Thursday evenings to sketch, draw, and render from a live male or female nude model. Open to artists of all skill levels ages 16+, each two-hour sessions is self-guided and intended to provide time and space for members of our local community to share in the exploration of this traditional art practice.