Come investigate real live worms. We’ll learn about their life cycle, what they eat, and how you can use them at home for composting. Presented by the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.
Attracting Garden Visitors
Critters such as birds, butterflies and toads are good to have in our gardens and are fun to look for. Learn about good garden visitors and now to attract them to your garden. Create a toad house or build a bird nesting material box to bring home. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.
Eat the Rainbow
Celebrate of the rainbow of vegetables and fruits that you can grow in your own garden! Learn how to prepare a colorful snack using produce of all shapes and colors with educators from Poughkeepsie Farm Project.
Urban Farming Fun
Explore Dutchess Outreach’s new greenhouse in our urban farm, help plant seeds for our Mobile Market, and learn how important farming and food access are in an urban setting.
Learn all about native plants and the pollinators they benefit with the Environmental Cooperative. In addition to learning about challenges for pollinators in Poughkeepsie, we will discuss actions that you can take to beautify your environment and provide habitat for local pollinators. There will be an opportunity to build bee hotels on a first-come first-served basis. Presented by the Environmental Cooperative.
Weird, Wonderful Water Birds
Join the fun with author Jerrice J. Baptiste! Learn about water birds while singing along to their tunes. Find out what's wonderful about each water bird through words, songs, and dance. Discover and create a picture of how wonderful you are too!!
Spring Fever Book Fair
The book fair will be open from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Books for children and adults on nature, gardening, plants, conservation, seasons, agriculture, food, community, and other topics will be available for sale from Inquiring Minds Bookstore at discounted prices.