Past Workshops

Fruit & Berry Propagation

Date & Time: 
12/03/2016 - 1:00pm

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. Bring a pot / vessel for carrying transplants home or any cuttings you would like to share. $10 suggested donation.

Collard City Growers
3337 6th Ave, Troy, New York 12180
For more info, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/210011956104474/
or call 518-272-2390.

Participatory Art & Action workshop with Brenda Ann Kenneally

Date & Time: 
11/19/2016 - 4:00pm

Kenneally will share strategies for participatory community art practice, including the process behind her scrapbooks and the StoryCandles project.

Collard City Growers Tour, Think Tank & Community Potluck

Date & Time: 
10/22/2016 - 1:00pm

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 regarding the future of the project. Join the brainstorm and get involved in sharing the bounty, starting with samplings of our pickles and honey! Bring a dish to share at the concluding potluck.

These once vacant lots are now beacons of urban resilience. Learn how cities can meet our most basic needs and increase our quality of life using vegetable & flower gardening, aquaponics, beekeeping, medicinal herbs, polyculture orchards, composting, rainwater harvesting, and a citizen science lab.

Reclamation Clinic: No Place Like Home

Date & Time: 
10/22/2016 - 1:00am

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 whether
a building in need of repair is the right choice in relation to their budget, schedule and skills. Learn how to determine what you can afford and about the homebuyer resources available in your city. Traditional and non-traditional ownership models will be discussed. Recommendations for house hunting will include advice on how to work with realtors and why you might want to consider constructing a new home on a vacant lot.

 

A Breathing Lights Reclamation Clinic

CANCELLED: Garden Workshop #5: Weeding & Mulching

Date & Time: 
07/16/2016 - 11:00am

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 in the heat of the summer?  We will be sweating alongside the plants helping to keep them cool and comfortable by using various time-tested techniques.  

weeding

CCG/NATURELab 2016 Garden Workshop Series, #4: Beekeeping

Date & Time: 
06/18/2016 - 11:00am

 


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 hive-archy and cover basic methods to maintaining healthy hives.

Creative Resistance Skillshare with Code Pink and more! (Date TBC)

Date & Time: 
06/04/2016 - 1:00pm

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 CODEPINK?
CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs. Join us!

What we do
Founded in fall 2002 as a grassroots effort to prevent the US war on Iraq, we continue to organize for justice for Iraqis and to hold war criminals accountable. We actively oppose the continuing U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, the prosecution of whistleblowers, U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and repressive regimes.

Be the Media workshop: WOOC 105.3FM Program/Audience Development

Date & Time: 
06/04/2016 - 1:00pm

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 news & public affairs shows from Pacifica Radio during drive time, and a reggae/world music mix otherwise.)

We're hoping to start local programming M-F afternoons SOON with a block of regional news & public affairs daily for an hour (or two, depending how our capacity develops) across the week during drive time. As a final workshop for this season, the focus will be on Program and Audience Development.

For now, we'll be focusing all of our radio resources on developing these collectively-produced drive time programs.  The content will be local and regional with a global perspective, taking on the kinds of issues we've been highlighting over the past decade with our Sanctuary programming. 

If you're interested or have questions, contact Steve @ pierce@NYMediaAlliance.org.

CCG/NATURELab '16 Garden Workshop #3: Building Garden Beds, Planting & Dividing Perennials

Date & Time: 
05/21/2016 - 11:00am

 

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 a variety of seedlings, and dividing perennials and moving the self-seeded plants to more convenient locations. 

 

garden beds

walkabout bed

 

Be the Media workshop: WOOC 105.3FM Producer Training

Date & Time: 
05/07/2016 - 1:00pm

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 news & public affairs shows from Pacifica Radio during drive time, and a reggae/world music mix otherwise.)

We're hoping to start local programming M-F afternoons SOON with a block of regional news & public affairs daily for an hour (or two, depending how our capacity develops) across the week during drive time.