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Delaware Highlands Conservancy Announces Community Programs in July 2024 at the Van Scott Nature Reserve, Beach Lake, PA

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Announces Community Programs in July 2024 at the Van Scott Nature Reserve, Beach Lake, PA

 

Upper Delaware River Region, PA and NY – The Delaware Highlands Conservancy announces community programs hosted in July 2024 at the Van Scott Nature Reserve at 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA. Events require advance registration. For program details and to register, please visit www.DelawareHighlands.org/events or call Conservation Programs Associate Steven Gosch at 570-226-3164 ext. 8.

 

Saturday, July 20 – 10:30am-1:30pm – Designing with Nature: Permaculture Workshop with Maria Grimaldi

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 property, if available, to use during the session, as well as a packed lunch. Handouts and tools for creating your own design will be provided. Space is limited for the workshop and advance registration is required. Event fee is $25 for Conservancy members and $35 for non-members.

 

Monday, July 29 – 2pm-4pm: Composting and Soil Health Workshop

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 be available to identify pH and nutrients in your soil and how to improve them. Space is limited for the workshop and advance registration is required. Event fee is $10 for Conservancy members and $15 for non-members.

 

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities to protect the natural heritage and quality of life of the Upper Delaware River region. For more information, call 570-226-3164/845-583-1010 or visit www.DelawareHighlands.org.

 

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