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Workshops

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We host a variety of educational workshops ranging from fiber arts, to plant walks and nutrition workshops.

Please note that all events are free, but require pre-registration. Spaces are limited, so please RSVP!

You may register by using the links provided below.

Special thanks to our funding partners for these workshops.


EatSmart NY Nutrition Workshop, Gardening and Safe Fish Intro!

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Saturday, July 13
10-1 pm

Kimberly Ann Maercklein from EatSmart NY will lead a nutrition class. We will have a salad dressing vote where we make a few dressings, mix them with some greens from the garden, and everyone votes on their favorite. Greens will be provided from our garden and supplemented by the EatSmart NY program.

Karen Roberts Mort will also be joining us to talk about the Hudson River Fish Advisory Project. Learn more about eating the fish you catch with the help of Hudson River Fish Advisory staff and partners!

Our schedule for the day is as follows:

10-11: Garden work!
11-12: Nutrition class and make salad dressings
12-1: Learn about safe fishing in the Capital Region

In addition to the nutrition workshop, participants will be invited to do work in the garden including weeding and turning the compost pile.

This project is made possible with support from Cornell University Cooperative Extension EatSmart Program of the Capital Region.


Tivoli Plant Walk w/John Meierhoffer

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Sunday, July 21
9-12 pm

Local plant expert, John Meierhoffer, will lead us on a plant walk to help us identify species within the Preserve. Participants will learn key identifiers and background information on the various invasive and native plants. Print material will be provided to supplement the walk.

This project is made possible with support from Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM).


Fiber Art workshop - Wool Processing

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Saturday, August 10
10-2 pm

Rain date:
Sunday, August 11
10-2 pm

Led by fiber artist, KT Bierman, participants will have an introduction to fiber and learn more about the fibers and textiles they see in their daily lives. KT will lead them in hand-processing raw wool shorn from Tivoli’s sheep and alpaca. They will learn about cleaning wool, dyeing the wool into different colors, carding and spinning wool into yarn.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.


EatSmart NY Nutrition Workshop, Gardening and Safe Fish Intro!

Saturday, August 24
10-1 pm

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Kimberly Ann Maercklein from EatSmart NY will lead a nutrition class. We will use herbs from the garden and supplemented by EatSmart NY to try on flatbreads which will be provided by EatSmartNY.

Karen Roberts Mort will also be joining us to talk about the Hudson River Fish Advisory Project. Learn more about eating the fish you catch with the help of Hudson River Fish Advisory staff and partners!

Our schedule for the day is as follows:

10-11: Garden work!
11-12: Nutrition class and make salad dressings
12-1: Learn about safe fishing in the Capital Region

In addition to the nutrition workshop, participants will be invited to do work in the garden including weeding and turning the compost pile.

This project is made possible with support from Cornell University Cooperative Extension EatSmart Program of the Capital Region.


Community Manual Eradication Workday w/Mike Bald

Saturday, August 31
9-2 pm

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This community workday will begin the Tivoli Lake Invasive Species Awareness and Manual Eradication Project by manually removing Oriental Bittersweet, Autumn Olive, and Multiflora Rose using hand tools. Participating community members will have the opportunity to receive a brief training covering manual eradication and safety practices from invasive plant removal expert, Mike Bald, of GotWeeds?.

This project is made possible with support from Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM).


Fiber Art workshop - Hand Weaving

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Saturday, September 7
1-4 pm

Rain date:
Sunday, September 8
1-4 pm

Led by fiber artist, Tegan Frisino, participants will learn about the history of weaving and how to weave a small tapestry using yarn from the farm and other sources.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.


Fiber Art Workshop - Macrame Plant Hanger
(for adults and kids ages 13+)

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Saturday, September 28
10-2 pm

Rain date:
Sunday, September 29
10-2 pm

Led by fiber artist, Tatianna Moragne, participants will learn about some of the different varieties of fiber. They will learn how to macrame and leave with a plant hanger.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

SPACE AND SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED, SO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. THANK YOU!


Bird Walk w/Audubon Society of the Capital Region

Saturday, October 5
9-12 pm

Rain date:
Saturday, October 19
9-12 pm

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Group will be led by several experienced bird watchers from the local Audubon Society — who in turn will appreciate hearing info about Tivoli and its trails. After an introduction by the Audubon leader, the walk will be slow and quiet, with many stops to listen and to scan with binoculars and naked eye. Participants will learn how to identify birds by sound as well as by sight, and what kinds of plant life they are attracted to.