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June 2018

Mushroom Log Inoculation Workshop w/ Catskill Fungi

June 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
344 Oliverea Road, Big Indian, NY 12410, 334 Oliverea Road
Big Indian, NY 12410 United States
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Learn from the experts at Catskill Fungi all about mushroom inoculation! Mycelium, or actively growing mushroom culture, is placed on a substrate — usually sterilized grains, such as rye or millet — and induced to grow into those grains. This is called inoculation. Join us in learning how to to do…

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Game of Logging Level 1

June 16, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Porter’s Camp, 86 Davis Hollow Road
Andes, NY 13731 United States
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Level I focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. Join us to learn how to safely &…

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Backyard Edibles & Medicinals

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
355 Hill Road, Margaretville, NY, 355 Hill Road
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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$10

Learn to ID a few plants in your backyard for edibility & medicinal use with Amy Metnick. Members free; $10/non-members. Call CFA to Pre-Register (845) 586-3054.

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July 2018

Forest History and Tree ID

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Margaretville Pavillion, Behind Freshtown Supermarket
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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$10

We will 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 today. Members free; $10/non-members. Call CFA to Pre-Register (845) 586-3054.

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Tree Listening

July 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our beloved Catskill trees, their impact for human's is vast. Their attributes go beyond sheltering and shading us, their fruiting for food and medicine. Join Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, forager and herbalist at the Margaretville Pavillon on July 7th, between 1:00 and 3:00 to learn about how trees are also a wild…

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9th Annual Catskill Forest Festival 2018

July 28, 2018
Margaretville Pavillion, Behind Freshtown Supermarket
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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VISIT WWW.CATSKILLFORESTFESTIVAL.COM FOR A COMPLETE EVENT LINEUP, VENDOR INFORMATION, SPONSOR INFORMATION, AND MORE! An annual celebration of the beautiful Catskill Mountain Forests! Over 65 forestry-based vendors, live lumberjack shows, food & beverage tastings, forestry-related activities and education, arts & crafts, and more! PAST VENDORS: #9 's Polish Designs ALTA Industries…

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August 2018

Ginseng Walk

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rider Hollow Trailhead, Rider Hollow Road
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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$20

Learn about where ginseng grows 1st hand & how it can be preserved.  Please note that Ginseng does not grow in the most easy-to-reach places. This means that a good portion of the walk will be off-trail and hilly. We recommend that you please wear appropriate footwear to match this terrain.…

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Wild Mushroom Woods Walk w/ Catskill Fungi

August 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rider Hollow Trailhead, Rider Hollow Road
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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$15

“There are old mushroom hunters & there are bold mushroom hunters, but not old & bold mushroom hunters.” John Michelotti – from Catskill Fungi – will help you identify a wide range of mushrooms. $15 for members and non-members. Call (845) 586-3054 to register, or email cfa@catskillforest.org.

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September 2018

The Winter Life of the Monarch Butterfly

September 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Margaretville Fire Hall, 77 Church Street
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States

Join us for "The Winter Life of the Monarch Butterfly: A look at the incredible migration of the Monarch butterfly to Mexico, with photos taken from this past winters overwintering generation at Cerro Pelon, Sierra Chincua, and El Rosario preserves in Michoacan, Mexico." The presentation will be held at the…

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Game of Logging Level 1

September 8, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
(Untitled), 541 Cemetery Road
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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Level I focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. Join us to learn how to safely &…

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Game of Logging Level 2

September 15, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
325 Maggie Hoag Rd., 325 Maggie Hoag Rd.
Delancey, NY 13752 United States
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Game of Logging Level 2 focuses on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance, carburetor setting, and filing techniques. Limbing and bucking techniques are introduced, spring pole cutting is covered and more felling is practiced. Personal protective equipment required. Call for Details. Members $135; non-members $150. (845) 586-3054. cfa@catskillforest.org Click here…

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October 2018

2018 Annual Membership Meeting

October 13, 2018

Calling all members - Join us for our Annual Membership Meeting on October 13th, 2018. Information and details to follow.

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The Art & Craft of Catskill Leather Making

October 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer's Turnpike
Gardiner, NY 12525 United States
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Ryan Trapani - Director of Forest Services for the Catskill Forest Association - will discuss the impacts of the hemlock bark tanning industry on Catskills communities and forests. He will also describe how he uses hemlock bark today in his hobby operation for converting deer skins into leather. For registration…

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November 2018

Catskill Wildlife at Scribner Lodge

November 10, 2018

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December 2018

Wreath Making with CFA’s Board President, Mike Porter

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CFA OFFICE, 43469 State Highway 28
Arkville, NY 12406
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'Tis the season! Join CFA President Mike Porter to learn how to make wreaths, and to make your own to celebrate the festivities. Make it a family event! Members free; $10 Non-members.

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Deer Processing Workshop

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Untitled), 2966 Dry Brook Road
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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$10

So you got a deer... Now what? Sending a deer away to be processed might cost you over $100. Why not learn how to do it yourself? We will be processing a deer from start to finish to teach you how its done. CFA Members Free. Non-Members $10. Call CFA…

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February 2019

Restorative Apple Tree Pruning Demonstration

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
790 Grimm Rd, East Meredith, NY 13757, USA United States + Google Map

Learn how to bring back your apple tree into fruition via pruning. Members free; $10 non-members.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >

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May 2019

Game Of Logging Level I

May 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
541 Cemetery Rd, 541 Cemetery Rd
Margaretville, 12455 United States
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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 LEVEL…

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Forested Stream Buffer Walk

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Margaretville Pavilion, 36 Bridge Street
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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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, birds, and mammals. They also perform critical ecological services for maintaining healthy, resilient stream…

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Greene Lumber Co. Sawmill Tour

May 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greene Lumber Co LP, 16991 NY-23, Davenport, NY 13750, USA, 1901 Carrie Ann Dr United States + Google Map

A tour of the Greene Lumber Sawmill in Davenport, NY. Learn more at https://greenelumber.com/. Requirements: - Please arrive by 9:45AM so the tour may begin at 10AM. - Please wear CLOSED TOE SHOES. - Please meet outside the OFFICE door (clearly labeled). - If raining, please meet inside the break…

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June 2019

Forest Management for Small Acreages

June 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
120 Segar Rosenburg Rd, Swan Lake, NY 12783, USA, 120 Segar Rosenburg Rd United States + Google Map

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RENAMED - WAS PREVIOUSLY "TIMBER MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL LANDOWNERS". Interested in managing your property for timber but don't know where to start? CFA is hosting an informational workshop designed for small landowners to learn extensively about timber management on smaller properties. Get an overview of…

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Defining Forestry in the 21st Century

June 8, 2019
Mount Tremper Fire House, Ingersol Rd
Mt Tremper, NY 12457 United States

Ryan Trapani will be speaking at the Northeastern Conference hosted by the Forest Fire Lookout Association at the Mount Tremper Fire House on Saturday, June 8th. Ryan will discuss, as the title suggests, forestry in the 21st century for private landowners.

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Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Workshop

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
344 Oliverea Rd, Big Indian, NY 12410, USA, 342 Oliverea Rd United States + Google Map

Learn to grow edible mushrooms on logs. 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,…

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Backyard Edibles and Medicinals

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
355 Hill Rd, Margaretville, NY 12455, USA, 355 Hill Rd United States

Learn to ID a few plants in your backyard for edibility and medicinal use with Amy Metnick. Members free; $10/non-members.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >

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Game Of Logging Level I

June 29, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
3917 Dry Brook Rd, 43469 State Highway 28
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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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 LEVEL…

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July 2019

Tree ID with Ryan Trapani

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
541 Cemetery Rd, 541 Cemetery Rd
Margaretville, 12455 United States
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We will 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 today. Members free; $10/non-members.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER…

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THE 10TH ANNUAL CATSKILL FOREST FESTIVAL

July 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Margaretville Pavilion, 36 Bridge Street
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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Celebrate the forests of the Catskill Mountains! Get connected to local forestry-related events, activities, resources, and businesses within local communities. With 65+ vendors, live music, lumberjack shows, truck parades, live demonstrations, children's activities, presentations and lectures, petting zoos, arts & crafts, and a whole host of local Catskill foods for…

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August 2019

Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance Workshop

August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catskill Forest Association, Inc., 43469 NY-28
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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Learn how to sharpen and care for your chainsaw to ensure longevity and best use, each and every time. Members free, non-members $10.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >

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Ellenville Blueberry Festival

August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ellenville Blueberry Festival, Canal Street & Liberty Square
Ellenville, NY 12428 United States
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CFA will be in attendance at the annual Ellenville Blueberry Festival, located on Canal Street & Liberty Square in Ellenville, NY 12428. Be sure to stop by!

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Portable Sawmills and Mule Logging Demonstration

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
86 Davis Hollow Rd, Andes, NY 13731, USA, 100 Davis Hollow Rd United States + Google Map

Don't miss this incredible demonstration of MULE LOGGING - a full demonstration of skidding and logging techniques using draft mules! This workshop will be run by David Gibaldi, owner of Stubborn Mule Forestry Services and board member of DAPNET. He'll take us through the logging process using these incredible animals…

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Game Of Logging Level II

August 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
306 Mitchell Pond Rd. E, 306 Mitchell Pond Rd. E
Cochecton, NY 12726 United States

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 LEVEL…

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September 2019

Ginseng Cultivation Workshop

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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Mushroom Woods Walk with Catskill Fungi

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at the Rider Hollow Road trailhead/parking area and take a mushroom walk with the experts. Collect and learn all about mushrooms in the area. Members free, non-members $10.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER > Please meet at the Rider Hollow Trailhead on Rider Hollow Road, Arkville, NY 12406.

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October 2019

2019 Annual Membership Meeting

October 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main Street
Pine Hill, NY 12465 United States

Join us for our Annual Membership Meeting. Details and registration forms available below. Questions? Call us: 845-586-3054 Location: Pine Hill Community Center 287 Main St, Pine Hill, NY 12465 Click here to get directions Meeting Documents: - 2019 MEETING AGENDA - CLICK HERE FOR RSVP & PROXY FORM   Pricing:…

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December 2019

Deer Processing Demonstration

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catskill Forest Association, Inc., 43469 NY-28
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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EVENT TIME: 10AM-12PM. Learn all the tips and tricks of how to get the best (and most) out of your harvest for the year. Members free, non-members $10.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >  

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Wreath-Making Workshop

December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Catskill Forest Association, Inc., 43469 NY-28
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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EVENT TIME: 1PM-3PM. Learn how to make beautiful Christmas wreaths from scratch from multiple types of tree, and decorate (if you want) when you're done! Members free, non-members $10.  

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February 2020

Apple Tree Pruning Demonstration

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2257 County Highway 37, 2257 County Highway 37
Fleischmanns, NY 12430 United States
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$20

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

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March 2020

Backyard Sugaring

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
133 Orchard Street, 133 Orchard Street
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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$10

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

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April 2020

Apple Tree Grafting Demonstration

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Rd
Tannersville, NY 12485 United States
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Due to the current circumstances this event is CANCELED.   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. Grafting…

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May 2020

Game Of Logging Level I

May 30 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dirt Road Camp, 487 Dirt Road
Delancey, NY 13752 United States
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$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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June 2020

Backyard Edibles & Medicinals

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve, 2515 Tower Mountain Rd
Stamford, NY 12167 United States
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$10

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

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Game Of Logging Level I

June 20 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
3125 Brush Ridge Road Fleischmanns 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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Hanford Mills Tour

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hanford Mills Museum, 51 County Highway 12
East Meredith, NY 13757 United States
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Join us for a tour of this historic mill, which has been in operation since 1846.  Its significance as one of the last nineteenth century mills to survive intact earned it a place on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Come learn about this rich history with us!…

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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 - 12:00 pm
TBD NY United States + Google Map
$10

This event has been canceled. 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, birds, and mammals. They also perform critical ecological services…

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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: $10 non-members Free for members

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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

This course has been canceled.   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…

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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
$10

This event has been canceled.  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…

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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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