Designing with Nature: Permaculture Workshop with Maria Grimaldi

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA, United States

Join Maria Grimaldi, Garden and Permaculture Consultant, to develop an understanding of permaculture design principles for your property based on nature’s perfect design. This three-hour session will give you the tools to create a 5-year plan for your outdoor living space by using nature as a guide. Please bring a map or survey of your…

Composting and Soil Health Workshop

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA, United States

Join Michelle Proscia, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan Agriculture Program Manager, to learn about the principles, methods, and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations of on-farm composting and soil health. The workshop will include aerobic and anaerobic composting, small scale vs. large scale composting, and the basics of vermiculture (composting using worms). Soil testing bags will…

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with The Botanical Hiker

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA, United States

Join certified herbalist Heather Houskeeper, aka the Botanical Hiker, in exploring the array of edible and medicinal plants at the Van Scott Nature Reserve. Heather will provide methods for correct identification, sustainable harvest, and preparation. Many of these plants are easy to recognize and may be found in your own backyard or on other favorite…

The Pollinator Pathway: Bee On It!

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA, United States

Thousands of people across the country have joined forces to create the Pollinator Pathway, a grassroots movement focused on protecting and restoring habitat for bees, birds, butterflies, moths, and other pollinating insects. Join us to learn how you can be part of this important effort to help reverse declines in bird and pollinator populations. We…

Women and Their Woods Retreat

Highlights Foundation Retreat Center 392 Boyds Mills Rd, Milanville, United States

Women forest landowners and aspiring landowners from across the mid-Atlantic region are invited to attend an educational retreat to learn more about managing their forestland and connect with other forest landowners. The retreat will be held from September 15th-18th at the Highlights Foundation Workshop Facility in Boyd's Mill, Milanville, PA in scenic Wayne County. Space…

Conservation Conversations

Join the Conservancy’s Land Protection Coordinators Trey Talley and Kaylan Hubbard for a virtual Zoom gathering to learn about Delaware Highlands Conservancy and how we can help you protect your land. What is a conservation easement and what property characteristics do we look for? What are the steps and costs associated with placing a conservation…