Fall Fair

Sat. October 15th, 10am-5pm

pumpkin carving

Green Meadow Waldorf School‘s annual Fall Fair is a celebratory day full of music, food, activities and vendors. It’s also an opportunity to check out The Nature Place as we’ll be there all day making fresh apple cider. Stop by to taste some cider, learn more about us or just to say hello!

Location: 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977

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Garden Party

Sat. June 4th, 10am-Noon

 

 

 

Garden Party

 

 

 

Help us get our garden ready for the Summer!

Location: 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977

Directions

Farm and Garden Days: Spring Edition

Sat. May 21st, 10am-Noon

 

 

Our garden in Summer

 

 

 

Be part of the ‘verb’ time of year in our garden: greening, growing, sowing, transplanting, watering, nurturing, composting, flowering, weeding, buzzing. Come join Program Director Carol Avery and see, feel, smell and taste what’s happening in the garden during this busy time of year.

Location: 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977

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Sharing Nature with Children

Sat. May 14th, 10am-Noon


For over 40 years Ed Bieber has been sharing nature with children of all ages in many types of environments. The phrase “Nature deficit disorder” has been popularized in recent years to describe children’s disconnection from nature and the repercussions of not spending time in the natural world. This morning, during a walk around camp, Ed will show parents (and their children) through demonstrations, conversation and examples how to nurture the parent/child relationship through exploring nature in our own backyards. Parents with child(ren) are welcome. Be prepared to get a bit dirty as we may be hugging trees, still-hunting, building rock sculptures, discovering Winter skeletons, painting with nature’s crayons, following an ant and ….

Please RSVP as enrollment for this workshop is limited.

Location: 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977

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Spring Peeper Hunt

Sat. April 30th, 7:15pm-9:00pm

 

These little frogs are the harbingers of Spring. Beginning at dusk, their mating calls sound like a mysterious, swampy chorus calling us into the wetlands. “Hunting” for Spring peepers takes patience, good ears and a sharp eye to spot these thumbnail-sized creatures. Bring boots and a flashlight!

Location: 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977

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Wild Edibles

At the Inwood Greenmarket

Sat. April 23rd, 10am-1pm

The Nature Place will display some of the wild edible plants that await foragers within the city limits! Paul Tappendon, expert wild food forager who works with us camp, will be on hand to talk about identifying these plants, their history and uses. Many are the wild beginnings of vegetables we might find being sold at the market! In addition there will be hands-on activities focusing on the life cycle of plants from seed to harvest. We will examine the development of seeds, sprouts and plants with magnifiers, and we will grind whole grains by hand to make flour.

Location: Isham Street & Seaman Avenue, New York, NY

 

Public Program: Spring Peeper Hunt Sat. April 30th, 7:15pm-9:00pm

These little frogs are the harbingers of Spring. Beginning at dusk, their mating calls sound like a mysterious, swampy chorus calling us into the wetlands. “Hunting” for Spring peepers takes patience, good ears and a sharp eye to spot these thumbnail-sized creatures. Bring a flashlight!

Location: Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd Chestnut Ridge NY Directions

Public Program: Sharing Nature with Children Sat. May 14th, 10am-Noon

For over 40 years Ed Bieber has been sharing nature with children of all ages in many types of environments. This morning, during a walk around camp, he will show parents (and their children) through demonstrations, conversation and examples how to nurture the parent/child relationship through exploring nature in our own backyard.

Location: Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd Chestnut Ridge NY Directions

Public Program: Garden Party Sat. June 4th, 10am-Noon

Help us get our garden ready for the Summer – planting, hoeing, raking, digging, composting. Get your hands in the earth!

Location: Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd Chestnut Ridge NY Directions

Always Learning

Next month we (camp administrators) will attend the Tri-state Camp Conference, the largest gathering of camp professionals in the world. Sponsored by the American Camp Association (ACA), this 3-day meeting offers hundreds of workshops with titles such as “Play With Your Food: Camp Gardens and Food Education”, “Competition: Can Kids Live Without It?” (we think so) and “Creating and Fostering Parent Relationships and Partnerships”. We always come back from this event inspired, pumped up for the camp season to begin, more knowledgeable and with an even stronger conviction that the work we are doing with children is what is needed, different from other camps and very important, indeed!