Cranksgiving Poughkeepsie
Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

Cranksgiving Poughkeepsie

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meet at Walkway Over the Hudson East Side (Poughkeepsie) Parking Lot

Join us for a special sPOKe/8-ward ride for Saturday, November 10! With inspiration from Cranksgiving rides that happen around the country, we've organized Poughkeepsie's third annual Cranksgiving bike ride.

RSVP here

Starting Location: Walkway Over the Hudson East Side (Poughkeepsie) Parking Lot
Date: Saturday, Nov. 10th
Time: 10:30 am

The details:
Like all 8-ward rides, it's a chance to get together with friends and neighbors and ride through all 8 wards of the City of Poughkeepsie. There will be a handful of stops where group members can if they desire, purchase nutritious non-perishable food items*. The ride will culminate in the delivery of collected food to Dutchess Outreach, where it will supply the Nourish Your Neighbor backpack program, benefiting Poughkeepsie City School District students.

This year there will be a post-ride wind-down at a local restaurant or brewery - location TBD! Please RSVP on Eventbrite so we have an idea of how many participants to plan for.

*Make sure to bring a backpack if you do not have storage on your bike.
Hope you can join us!

More information on Nourish your Neighbor here.

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Farmer Potluck and Dance
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Farmer Potluck and Dance

at The Vassar Barns
FREE
6:30pm Potluck - Show off your culinary creativity or pickup a dish to serve at least 8. It can be a main dish, side dish and BYOB. PFP will provide hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts. The staff are making their favorite recipes to share with you all.

7:30pm Dance Instruction - Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. The Walker Family Band will take us through the various movements and calls of the Barn Dance to follow.

Please RSVP!

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A Celebration of Farm to School 2018
Oct
29
4:30 PM16:30

A Celebration of Farm to School 2018

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Join us to celebrate local food in school meals! Find out how Poughkeepsie Farm Project's work has been so successful. We will be honoring Nadine Elting-Dargan, principal of Morse Elementary School. Light refreshments at 4:30, program starts at 5:00. RSVP here

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 6: Herbs for Immunity and Infections
Getting ready for winter, this class helps you to keep your immune system strong and introduces you to effective and simple remedies for health problems during the winter. Make an echinacea tincture.

Learn more and register here.

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Cook Like a Farmer: Workshop at Glynwood
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Cook Like a Farmer: Workshop at Glynwood

at Glynwood,
General Admission: $75
Learn from local farmers Leon Vehaba of the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and Jesica Clark as they teach about how they utilize their current harvest to make a variety of delicious dishes. Learn how to maximize your CSA share or make the most of the veggies you have on hand. You'll go home with some new recipes and great memories. This event is BYOB.

Learn more and register here.

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Soup-A-Bowl
Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

Soup-A-Bowl

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Two seatings: 12-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm
$35/adult ($40 after 9/15), $10/child 12 & under, 4 & under free!
Our 11th annual Soup-A-Bowl! Every fall, the Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP) and friends celebrate food and community at Vassar College’s Alumnae House with the Soup-a-Bowl Benefit Luncheon. Proceeds benefit the charitable and educational programs of PFP. Ticket-goers are treated to various bowls of soups, breads, beverages, and desserts, music stylings from The Roundabout Ramblers, games, a silent auction, and a handmade bowl created at Art Centro by local artisans. Ticket sales start August 1st. Learn more.

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 5: Skin Health and Salve Making
Incorporate herbs into your diet and skin care routine to promote naturally healthy skin. Meet the herbal starts for skin health and make a calendula salve.

Learn more and register here.

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 4: Herbs for Bones, Muscles and Joints
Learn about herbs that keep your bones, muscles, and joints strong and healthy through a healthy diet and natural remedies and salves. Make a liniment. 

Learn more and register here.

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Summer Institute: Using Gardens to Teach
Aug
14
to Aug 16

Summer Institute: Using Gardens to Teach

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at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Fee is Sliding Scale with reduce payment options for City of Poughkeepsie educators, PFP staff and Summer Institute workshop presenters

Poughkeepsie Farm Project's annual summer institute is designed to help educators integrate gardens into their teaching. We cover topics in literacy, social studies, science, and nutrition, as well as build knowledge about sustainable agriculture, food systems, social justice, and ecological gardening practices. Join us for three days of hands-on learning!

Learn more and register here.

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Dirt: The Secret Life of Soil
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Dirt: The Secret Life of Soil

at The Environmental Cooperative at Vassar Barns
6:00pm - Family friendly tour of Poughkeepsie Farm Project
7:00pm - Showtime!

A touring production created and performed by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater
Where does food "come from" and from what is it made? Here's a lively primer for urban bumpkins and upcountry gardeners alike. Fusing cutting-edge science and age-old puppetry, DIRT takes audiences on an extravagant journey of discovery into the Great Underneath---opening the curtain on the epic alchemy of plants, the fungi's dance of mutual delight, and the microbes' herculean labors. Featuring live music and a myriad of puppets ranging from 12" to 12' tall, the show reminds earthly residents of all ages quintessential truths from the ground beneath their feet.

This free public performance is made possible by a grant from the Ann & Abe Effron Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

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Flower Arranging Workshop with Angela Defelice
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Flower Arranging Workshop with Angela Defelice

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn how to select and arrange flowers from your cutting garden or CSA share. This workshop will include an introduction to some basic flower arranging concepts, followed by guided practice in selecting and picking flowers from PFP's flower field, and arranging a bouquet to take home.
Please bring a quart or pint mason jar or one dollar to purchase one.

Learn more and register here.

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 3: Herbal First Aid
Explore wild and cultivated herbs to use for injuries, bug bites and for healing skin conditions. Learn how to put together your own herbal first aid kit. Make an insect repellent.

Learn more and register here.

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Write on the Farm Summer Camp
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Write on the Farm Summer Camp

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June 25-29  |  9am - 1pm  |  $275
Led by the region's finest educators, the Hudson Valley Writing Project and Poughkeepsie Farm Project are partnering to offer children ages 7 to 9 this unique learning experience. Join us as we explore a community farm together! Hands-on experiences will inspire our writing and creativity as we grow, harvest, cook, and eat delicious, farm-fresh food.

Learn more here and register here

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Junior Chefs: Spring Session (6-9 yr olds)
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Junior Chefs: Spring Session (6-9 yr olds)

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $20, Non-Members: $25
Do you have a budding young chef in the family?  Junior Chefs Cooking Club is for youth who want to explore the world of culinary arts! Together with Chef Key, Junior Chefs will be led through classes that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen!. 

Learn more and register here.

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Junior Chefs: Spring Session (10-14 yr olds)
Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Junior Chefs: Spring Session (10-14 yr olds)

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $30, Non-Members: $35
Do you have a budding young chef in the family?  Junior Chefs Cooking Club is for youth who want to explore the world of culinary arts! Together with Chef Key, Junior Chefs will be led through classes that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen!. 

Learn more and register here.

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 2: Women's Health and Herbs
Women over centuries have used herbs safely and effectively. Explore herbal remedies that encourage your body to heal itself and help with common female conditions. Make an herbal supplement vinegar and an anti-fungal oil. 

Learn more and register here.

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Junior Chefs: Spring Session (6-9 yr olds)
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Junior Chefs: Spring Session (6-9 yr olds)

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $20, Non-Members: $25
Do you have a budding young chef in the family?  Junior Chefs Cooking Club is for youth who want to explore the world of culinary arts! Together with Chef Key, Junior Chefs will be led through classes that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen!. 

Learn more and register here.

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Junior Chefs: Spring Session (10-14 yr olds)
May
19
10:30 AM10:30

Junior Chefs: Spring Session (10-14 yr olds)

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $30, Non-Members: $35
Do you have a budding young chef in the family?  Junior Chefs Cooking Club is for youth who want to explore the world of culinary arts! Together with Chef Key, Junior Chefs will be led through classes that will get them thinking like a chef each time they step into the kitchen!. 

Learn more and register here.

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Little Sprouts: Saturdays in Spring
May
19
to May 23

Little Sprouts: Saturdays in Spring

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Members: $65, Non-Members: $80
Four Saturdays: May 19, June 2, 9, and 23. No class weekend of Memorial Day or Father’s Day, 10am -11am

Join Poughkeepsie Farm Project as we explore the farm this spring! Sign up for a four-week series with your little one (ages 3-5) and wonder alongside them as we poke in the soil, harvest tasty vegetables, and enjoy nature together.

*Each session is one hour long. A parent or other caregiver must accompany the child.*

Learn more and register here.

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Spring Fever Family Day and Book Fair!
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Fever Family Day and Book Fair!

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project

***Please note date changed to May 19th rain or shine!***
Join us to welcome spring and celebrate nature with this day of activities for children and families. Explore and learn with workshops and activities about buzzing pollinators and garden friends, growing seeds, cooking with garden-fresh ingredients and wacky art projects! Enjoy tasty bites and a colorful book fair! Collaborations with Poughkeepsie community partners, including The Environmental Cooperative, Dutchess Outreach, Family Services, and many more!
Learn more and register here.

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Forage and Feast Workshop
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Forage and Feast Workshop

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
**This workshop is FULL!** Join ethnobiologist and functional herbalist Hayden Stebbins for a walk through forest and field to see the world in a way you’ve never seen before. During this walk, Hayden will discuss common introduced and native plants, how to identify them by family, and their edible, medicinal, or poisonous properties. Participants will harvest edible plants along the walk to prepare a multicourse meal combining the harvest with regular food. This will include a wild plant pesto, hummus, a couple of teas and an extra dish depending on what plants and mushrooms are found. 

Learn more and register here.

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Little Sprouts: Tuesdays in Spring
May
15
to Jun 12

Little Sprouts: Tuesdays in Spring

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Members: $65, Non-Members: $80
Four Tuesdays: May 15th, 22nd, 29th and June 12th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Join Poughkeepsie Farm Project as we explore the farm this spring! Sign up for a four-week series with your little one (ages 3-5) and wonder alongside them as we poke in the soil, harvest tasty vegetables, and enjoy nature together.

*Each session is one hour long. A parent or other caregiver must accompany the child.*

Learn more and register here.

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Open Farm and Spring Plant Sale
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Open Farm and Spring Plant Sale

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project

We invite our community to join us for two days of festivities! Join us on a tour of the farm, meet the staff and board of directors, learn about our programs and activities, take a spin on our bicycle-powered polenta grinder, explore our meditation and discovery gardens, and stop by the smoothie station. There will be fun activities for the whole family. We will be selling nearly 100 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs raised in our greenhouse.

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Open Farm and Spring Plant Sale
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Open Farm and Spring Plant Sale

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project

We invite our community to join us for two days of festivities! Join us on a tour of the farm, meet the staff and board of directors, learn about our programs and activities, take a spin on our bicycle-powered polenta grinder, explore our meditation and discovery gardens, and stop by the smoothie station. There will be fun activities for the whole family. We will be selling nearly 100 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs raised in our greenhouse.

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Herbal Workshop Series 2018
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

Herbal Workshop Series 2018

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
Learn ancient techniques of making plant medicine with PFP herbalist Beatrix Clarke. These six workshops will teach you about using herbs for health and healing and demonstrate the art of preparing your own herbal remedies. Register for just one or as may as you like! Tuesdays, once a month from 

Session 1: Wild herbs and Tonics
Healing medicine is growing underfoot. Learn to identify common wild edible and medicinal herbs in the landscape of PFP. Make a tonic from mineral rich plants to get jump start on the spring. 

Learn more and register here.

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Advanced Composting Part 2
Apr
19
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Composting Part 2

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Free! Open to City of Poughkeepsie residents only
These workshops will be led by Joyce Tomaselli, Community Horticulture Resource Educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension. You can register for part one and part two, or just one. Funding for this project was provided from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Learn more and register here.

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Advanced Composting Part 2
Apr
17
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Composting Part 2

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Free! Open to City of Poughkeepsie residents only
These workshops will be led by Joyce Tomaselli, Community Horticulture Resource Educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension. You can register for part one and part two, or just one. Funding for this project was provided from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Learn more and register here.

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Advanced Composting Part 1
Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Composting Part 1

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Free! Open to City of Poughkeepsie residents only
These workshops will be led by Joyce Tomaselli, Community Horticulture Resource Educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension. You can register for part one and part two, or just one. Funding for this project was provided from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Learn more and register here.

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Film Screening: Dolores
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening: Dolores

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Join us for a screening of Dolores, a documentary film about Dolores Huerta, one of the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.  The film is in English with Spanish subtitles. The screening will be followed by a community discussion. Sponsors include Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Rural and Migrant Ministries, NYCLU, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, Black Lives Matter Hudson Valley, Worker Justice Center of New York, Hispanic Federation, and Dutchess Outreach.

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Advanced Composting Part 1
Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Composting Part 1

at Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Free! Open to City of Poughkeepsie residents only
These workshops will be led by Joyce Tomaselli, Community Horticulture Resource Educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension. You can register for part one and part two, or just one. Funding for this project was provided from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Learn more and register here.

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