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July 2020

Tree ID with Ryan Trapani

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Margaretville Pavilion, 36 Bridge Street
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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$10

We'll take a walk to both identify trees as well as figure out why that tree might be growing there using a little forest forensics. Learn about how past land use may have sculpted the diversity or our Catskill forests. Non-Members: $10 Members: Free

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2020 Catskill Forest Festival

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Margaretville Pavilion, 36 Bridge Street
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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Dear Sponsors, Vendors and Volunteers, It is with deep regret that CFA feels obliged to cancel this year's annual Catskill Forest Festival.  It is a shame to have to interrupt a string of 10 successful Festivals with a cancellation but, given the current situation of COVID-19 response it seems to…

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August 2020

Forested Stream Buffer Walk + Tree Planting

August 1 @ 10:00 am - October 3 @ 12:00 pm
TBD NY United States + Google Map
$10

This event is currently postponed and will be rescheduled for late Summer/early Fall.   Forested riparian buffers are among the most biologically diverse habitats of landscapes and are sources of wood, leaves, and organic matter for the stream. Forested buffers provide important habitat and travel corridors for numerous, insects, amphibians,…

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Portable Sawmill Workshop

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Maenders Property, 70 Maender Road
Magaretville, NY 12455 United States
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$10

We would love to share our NEW Portable Sawmill with you! Stop by for some fun and to learn some cool new things! Cost: TBD

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Chainsaw Safety, Sharpening, and Maintenance

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
85 Tom Hoag Road, 85 Tom Hoag Road
Delhi, NY 13753 United States
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$10

Unfortunately for customers, chainsaws don't come with a complimentary day-long course on how to use them! As chainsaw is a must-have tool for most Catskill Mountain landowners, we've decided to create this course to help people learn the simple ins-and-outs of properly using and maintaining a saw. These tools can…

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Native Plants For Pollinators

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Uplands Center, 2641 Dunk Hill Rd
Walton, 13856 United States
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$10

Get to know important plants and practices you can use in your landscaping to better support pollinators and other wildlife. This two-part workshop starts with a presentation on your local pollinators and the habitat resources they need, followed by a garden tour workshop with discussion and examples of attractive ways…

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September 2020

Ginseng Cultivation Workshop

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
125 Kaftas Road, 125 Kaftas Road
Halcott Center, NY 12430 United States
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Join Anna Plattner, General Manager of American Ginseng Pharm, for a workshop on growing American Ginseng in the Catskill Mountains. This program is designed to teach participants everything they need to know to start their own backyard ginseng farm. Topics covered include everything from basic ginseng plant identification and history…

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Cider Making Demonstration

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenhall Property, 144 Huckleberry Hill Road
Margaretville, New York 12455
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$10

Learn how to make truly delicious, homemade apple cider from folks who have been using local produce and simple techniques for years. Non-Members: $10 Members: Free

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Mushroom Woods Walk

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seager Trailhead, Dry Brook Road
Big Indian, New York 12410
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$20

Meet at the Seager Trailhead and take a mushroom walk with the experts. Collect and learn all about mushrooms in the area. Non-Members: $20 Members: $10

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October 2020

2020 Annual Membership Meeting

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Game Of Logging Level I

October 17 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
290 Cherry Hill Road Accord NY United States + Google Map
$150

The Game of Logging (GOL) is widely acknowledged as the premier chainsaw safety and productivity training program in the country, offering hands-on chainsaw safety training in a competitive environment. Top instructors across the country combine demonstration with participation to teach chainsaw safety, productivity, conservation, and cutting techniques. This is a…

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Mushroom Log Inoculation Workshop

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Catskill Fungi, 1 Hatchery Hollow Rd
Big Indian, New York 12410
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$50

This outdoor workshop will cover life cycle, ecological functions of Fungi as well as outdoor cultivation of fungi. We will drill holes in logs, fill them with mushroom spawn, and seal them with wax. You will learn what types of wood are viable sources for mushroom spawn, how to take…

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December 2020

Deer Processing Workshop

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CFA OFFICE, 43469 State Highway 28
Arkville, NY 12406
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$10

So you've picked up a deer during hunting season. Now what? Sending a deer away to be processed may cost you $100 or more. Why not learn how to do it yourself? We'll teach you how to process a deer from start to finish, and provide tips and tricks that…

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Wreath Making Workshop

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CFA OFFICE, 43469 State Highway 28
Arkville, NY 12406
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$15

We'll teach you the super-easy process of how to make beautiful Christmas wreaths from scratch. We've got multiple tree varieties to choose from, and choices for decorating your wreath(s) when you're done! Non-Members: $15 Members: $5

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