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NATURE Lab Workshop: Seed Gathering Walk and Great Leaf Forward

October 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm 4:00 pm EDT

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 autumnal gardening activity. During this low key urban hike we’ll identify, bio-map and gather seeds from wild urban plants, building a North Troy seed collection! Then punctuate the season before hibernation with a hands-on review of fall time garden chores: garlic planting, deep mulching, and compost evaluation. 

Three multicultural people's palms, each holding a different type of seed in their hand.

NATURE Lab (short for North Troy Art, Technology and Urban Research in Ecology) is a volunteer-led initiative integrating art, science, and technology in regular community workshops, public art installations, and ongoing research and collection activities in our surrounding ecosystem. Artist/scientist teams will work with the community around issues of “curing” our local ecologies, environmental health, public health and sustainability.

NATURE Lab workshops educate community members on the environmental trials we face in our shared urban habitat, and open up a dialogue about how we, together, can work towards environmental remediation.

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