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Cider Making Demonstration

Greenhall Property 144 Huckleberry Hill Road, Margaretville, New York

This event is CANCELED. 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

$10

Mushroom Woods Walk

Seager Trailhead Dry Brook Road, Big Indian, New York

This event is full. 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

$20

2020 Annual Membership Meeting

In light of current events, this year's Annual Meeting will be held virtually using the Webex Conference system.  You will receive the link to join the meeting when you register. "See" you there!

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$150

Mushroom Log Inoculation Workshop

Catskill Fungi 1 Hatchery Hollow Rd, Big Indian, New York

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

$50

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$150

Wreath Making Workshop

CFA OFFICE 43469 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY

This event has been CANCELED.   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

$15

Deer Processing Workshop

CFA OFFICE 43469 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY

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

$10

Apple Tree Pruning Demonstration

283 County Road 12 283 County Road 12, East Meredith, NY

Learn how to bring back your apple tree to fruition via pruning! It's a necessary practice to ensure the health of fruit trees, helping improve air circulation, sunlight penetration, and more. We'll break down this science step by step. Non-Members: $20 Members: Free

$20

Backyard Maple Sugaring Talk

133 Orchard Street 133 Orchard Street, Margaretville, NY

Learn how to make your own maple syrup from beginning to end using a simple operation that can be replicated in any backyard. Non-Members: $10 Members: Free

$10

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$175

Chainsaw Safety, Sharpening, and Maintenance

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

$10

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$175

Backyard Edibles & Medicinals Talk

355 Hill Road, Margaretville, NY 355 Hill Road, Margaretville, NY

Learn how to ID plants in your backyard for edibility and medicinal use with Amy Metnick. Non-Members: $10 Members: Free

$10

Tree ID Walk with Ryan Trapani

Margaretville Pavilion 36 Bridge Street, Margaretville, NY

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

$10

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$175

Chainsaw Safety, Sharpening, and Maintenance

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

$10

Ginseng Woods Walk

Rider Hollow Trail Head Rider Hollow Trail Head, Arkville

CFA’s Ryan Trapani--Director of Forest Services—will be leading a woods walk to help participants identify one of our mountain’s most famous plants: American ginseng. Indicator plants, forest type, slope, topography, and overall habitat requirements of American ginseng will be shown while out in the field. We will also discuss how

$20

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$175

Tree Planting Demonstration

Join ISA Certified Arborist Zane Lawyer for a Tree Planting Demonstration. Zane will give a short lecture on sourcing trees, what to look for in quality nursery stock, and simple site preparation. He will then demonstrate the best practices according to the ANSI Standards for tree planting and installation. This includes

$10

Portable Sawmill Demonstration

Have you ever wanted to learn how a round log becomes dimensional square lumber? For the novice or more advanced, CFA staff will be demonstrating our portable sawmill and answering any questions you might have on the process of making lumber. We will begin with discussing the log itself, making

$10

Mushroom Woods Walk

Rochester Hollow Trailhead Rochester Hollow Trailhead, Big Indian, NY

The saying goes “There are old mushroom hunters and there are Bold mushroom hunters, but there are no Old and Bold mushroom hunters.” Don’t be a bold mushroom hunter. Join us at the Rochester Hollow Trailhead at 10 Am – Noon to learn about mushroom identification, best practices, and learn

$20

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$175

Apple Cider Making Demonstration

737 Old Rver Road 737 Old Rver Road, Halcottsville, NY

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

$10

Bird Feeder Talk

133 Orchard Street 133 Orchard Street, Margaretville, NY

Join Mike Porter for a tour through the types of feeders you can employ to feed our winter birds, also become aware of the different types of feed that can be incorporated into your feeding regime.  We will be outside so dress appropriately. Non-members: $10 Members: Free

$10

2021 Annual Membership Meeting

In light of current events, this year's Annual Meeting will be held virtually using the Webex Conference system.  You will receive the link to join the meeting when you register. "See" you there!

Game Of Logging Level II

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

$175

Mushroom Log Inoculation

Catskill Fungi 1 Hatchery Hollow Rd, Big Indian, New York

This outdoor workshop will cover the 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 the mushroom spawn, how

$50

Wreath Making Workshop

133 Orchard Street 133 Orchard Street, Margaretville, NY

Come and join Mike Porter where you will be shown the "art" of wreath-making and build and decorate one for your home. Made of fresh-cut greens of pine and hopefully fir, these wreaths will remain fresh and viable for up to 2 months on your door. We will be outdoors,

$10

Deer Processing Demonstration

CFA OFFICE 43469 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY

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

$10

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$175

Apple Tree Pruning Demonstration

283 County Road 12 283 County Road 12, East Meredith, NY

Learn how to bring back your apple tree to fruition via pruning! It's a necessary practice to ensure the health of fruit trees, helping improve air circulation, sunlight penetration, and more. We'll break down this science step by step. Non-Members: $20 Members: Free

$20

Backyard Sugaring Presentation

Margaretville Fire Hall 77 Church St, Margaretville

Learn how to make your own maple syrup from beginning to end using a simple operation that can be replicated in any backyard. Non-Members: $10 Members: Free

$10

Apple Tree Grafting Demonstration

Margaretville Fire Hall 77 Church St, Margaretville

Do you have an old, neglected apple tree on your property? Or perhaps one on your lawn that does not taste so good? We’ll show you how to bring it back to life through the horticultural technique of grafting. Non-Members: $10 Members: Free Grafting services also available through the Catskill Forest

$10

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$175

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$175

Chainsaw Safety, Sharpening, and Maintenance

85 Tom Hoag Road 85 Tom Hoag Road, Delhi, NY

The chainsaw is a must-have tool for most Catskill Mountain landowners. We’ll show you how to properly sharpen chains, maintain saws to ensure a longer life cycle, and demonstrate proper techniques to safely operate the saw. Feel free to bring along your own saw for the maintenance and sharpening portion

$10

Backyard Edibles & Medicinals

355 Hill Road, Margaretville, NY 355 Hill Road, Margaretville, NY

Our backyards, big and small, urban and rural are full of plants that have functional values in our lives. Come learn how to ID plants in your backyard for edibility and medicinal use with Amy Metnick. Non-Members: $10 Members: Free

$10

Tree ID

541 Cemetery Road, Margaretville, NY 541 Cemetery Road, Margaretville

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 of our Catskill forests. Non-Members: $10 Members: Free

$10

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$175

Structural Tree Pruning Demonstration

What is Structural Pruning? CFA’s Certified Arborists will demonstrate how to structurally prune a small to medium-sized tree using climbing techniques. “Structural Pruning” is the development of a central dominant leader & spacing of “scaffold” or main branches along the stem. Many trees have “poor structure” since they are open-grown

$10

Game Of Logging Level I

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

$175

Ginseng Woods Walk

Rider Hollow Trail Head Rider Hollow Trail Head, Arkville

CFA’s Ryan Trapani–Director of Forest Services—will be leading a woods walk to help participants identify one of our mountain’s most famous plants: American ginseng. Indicator plants, forest type, slope, topography, and overall habitat requirements of American ginseng will be shown while out in the field. We will also discuss how

$10

Portable Sawmill Demonstration

Have you ever wanted to learn how a round log becomes dimensional square lumber? For the novice or more advanced, CFA staff will be demonstrating our portable sawmill and answering any questions you might have on the process of making lumber. We will begin with discussing the log itself, making

$10

Tree Planting Demonstration

Join ISA Certified Arborist Zane Lawyer for a Tree Planting Demonstration. Zane will give a short lecture on sourcing trees, what to look for in quality nursery stock, and simple site preparation. He will then demonstrate the best practices according to the ANSI Standards for tree planting and installation. This

$10

Game Of Logging Level II

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

$175

2022 Annual Membership Meeting

Webex Online Meeting

In light of current events, this year's Annual Meeting will be held virtually using the Webex Conference system.  You will receive the link to join the meeting when you register. "See" you there! Please note that this is a members-only meeting.

Mushroom Woods Walk

Rochester Hollow Trailhead Rochester Hollow Trailhead, Big Indian, NY

The saying goes “There are old mushroom hunters and there are Bold mushroom hunters, but there are no Old and Bold mushroom hunters.” Don’t be a bold mushroom hunter. Join us at the Rochester Hollow Trailhead at 10 AM – Noon to learn about mushroom identification, best practices, and learn

$20

Mushroom Log Inoculation

Catskill Fungi 1 Hatchery Hollow Rd, Big Indian, New York

This outdoor workshop will cover the 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 the mushroom spawn, how

$50

Wreath Making Workshop

Come and join Mike Porter where you will be shown the “art” of wreath-making and build and decorate one for your home. Made of fresh-cut greens of pine and hopefully fir, these wreaths will remain fresh and viable for up to 2 months on your door. We will be outdoors,

$10

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