Workshops


Upcoming Workshops

Botanical pigments process
10/24/2017 - 12/12/2017 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4-6 pm every Tuesday, October 24 - December 12 NATURE Lab Gallery, 3334 6th Ave. This fall, stop by the NATURE (North Troy Art, Technology and Urban Research in Ecology) [...]
10/29/2017 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Ellie Irons of the Next Epoch Seed Library and Azuré Keahi of Collard City Growers for an urban seed gathering hike in North Troy, followed by an afternoon of [...]
10/29/2017 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Come take part in a Be the Media workshop taught by award-winning musician Nano Stern. If you haven't yet heard of him, Stern is a Chilean singer, instrumentalist and [...]
11/13/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Ellen Rocco, manager of North Country Public Radio, to learn the secrets of covering community news from a national perspective at a time when local journalism is in decline.' [...]
11/28/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Audacity is a free digital audio editor and recording application that runs on almost any Mac or PC. Learn how to use it to make radio! Lead by experienced media [...]
12/03/2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn to propagate fruiting shrubs from cuttings as we plant an edible property line of currants for community consumption at Collard City Growers. ***************************************************************************************************** Register at: http://www.mediasanctuary.org/workshopregistration/ ***************************************************************************************************** NATURE Lab (short for [...]
12/07/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore your performing capabilities for radio with longtime instructor at the New School of Radio and Television, Tom Hawn! Learn to harness the power of your voice through professional broadcasting [...]
12/09/2017 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come take part in our last Be the Media! workshop of the season. "Quest" director, Jon Olshefski, and producer, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, will head an in-depth discussion of the art [...]

Past Workshops

05/14/2017 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In his talk and workshop, ecological artist, writer, and activist Oliver Kellhammer will frame post-industrial ecologies as sites of renewal and the emergence of novel processes. Together, we will bio-map [...]
05/10/2017 - 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
An intimate discussion with filmmaker Brett Story on the relationship between art and politics, cinema and activism, and how to use film more expansively (ie. outside the usual “advocacy” documentary) [...]
05/06/2017 - 05/07/2017 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
5-6 PM Bees and the Cooperative Communitywith CCG gardeners Azure Keahi and Christian GrigoraskosAn introduction to urban beekeeping. Reflect upon the importance of cooperative action!6-7 PM Community Potluck 7-9 PM [...]
05/06/2017 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A NATURE Lab workshop with Collard City Growers gardener and coordinator Christian Grigoraskos As environmental stewards in our community, water security is at the forefront of our consciousness. We are [...]
04/29/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
PRESENTATION POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Presented by youth from Hoosick Falls High School with Ken Facin, Hoosick Falls Superintendent of Schools, and Geomicrobiologist Yuri Gorby, Professor, RPI. Youth Skillshare on [...]
04/17/2017 - 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
This workshop offers a general overview exploring the ethics and challenges of investigating and documenting high-stakes, dangerous and traumatic situations and events. Sonya will share strategies for preparing for a [...]
04/01/2017 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rensselaer Land Trust’s STREAM TEAM needs help to find out if wading in the streams of Rensselaer County might make you sick. This project will recruit and train citizen scientists [...]
12/03/2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We are multiplying our stock and want to share with you! Come learn the basics of propagating from hardwood cuttings & leave with some new plant (& hopefully, human!) friends. [...]
11/19/2016 - 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kenneally will share strategies for participatory community art practice, including the process behind her scrapbooks and the StoryCandles project.
10/22/2016 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TOUR, THINK TANK, & COMMUNITY POTLUCK Come tour Collard City Growers, Troy's first permaculture food forest project, and witness this cultivated abundance. The tour will be followed by a discussion [...]
10/22/2016 - 5:00 am - 8:00 am
Breathing Lights TOOLBOX A Financing, selecting and purchasing a home requires hard work and personal commitment, especially a vacant building that requires extensive improvements. This workshop will help people determine [...]
07/16/2016 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED DUE TO A LONG HOT WEEK AND UPTOWN SUMMER! JOIN US FOR SPANISH TUESDAYS IN THE GARDENS! Weeding & Mulching   How does the garden behave [...]
06/18/2016 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  Beekeeping Fascinating and mysterious, honeybees are the crux of a healthy food system and keeping a hive or three can reap some sweet rewards. We will discuss the complex [...]
06/04/2016 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This date will be confirmed asap! Join us for an afternoon of “skill sharing” on creative resistance, including a Code Pink workshop led by Medea Benjamin. More tba. What is [...]
06/04/2016 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Slowly but surely we're getting under way with local programming at WOOC 105.3 FM now that our technical issues have more or less stabilized.  (At the moment we're running syndicated [...]
05/21/2016 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  Building Garden Beds, Transplanting, & Dividing Perennials May is an exciting and busy month in the garden. For this workshop, we will be reshaping beds that need sprucing, planting [...]
05/07/2016 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Slowly but surely we're getting under way with local programming at WOOC 105.3 FM now that our technical issues have more or less stabilized.  (At the moment we're running syndicated [...]
04/23/2016 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  Composting & Soil Fertility The health of a garden is rooted in the soil (pun intended). We will discuss the importance of composting and healthy soil ecosystems and show [...]
04/16/2016 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Slowly but surely we're getting under way with local programming at WOOC 105.3 FM now that our technical issues have more or less stabilized.  (At the moment we're running syndicated [...]
03/26/2016 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  Garden Planning & Grafting Why plan(t) a garden? Learn the different aspects of planning out a garden and the benefits of gardening in general.  Basic grafting techniques for fruit [...]
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