Also learn about volunteering with Scenic Hudson
During February and March, Scenic Hudson will host five presentations that share information about the group’s Foodshed Conservation Plan, a blueprint for ramping up local agriculture through preserving farmland. At the same time, participants will learn about what goes into producing our local bounty by hearing from farmers, brewers, beekeepers and other experts — and get savvy about the technology and innovation that’s gone into shaping Scenic Hudson’s foodshed vision.
On Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the River Center at Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park in Beacon, Steve Rosenberg, Scenic Hudson’s senior vice president, will share details of how Scenic Hudson is helping conserve the region’s farms to boost supplies of valley-grown food and farm products to meet rising demand here and in NYC while also seeding the next generation of farmers. Then Emily Watson of Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Fishkill will explain why she relies exclusively on locally sourced ingredients to craft her beers.
In addition, Scenic Hudson invites those interested in volunteer opportunities to an open house, including a light brunch, to hear about opportunities for individuals and groups to join the organization in helping keep its network of parks more hospitable to wildlife and native plants. The Learn and Serve Open House takes place Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the River Center at Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park in Beacon.