Spring 2018 Season

Ruderal Ecologies & Sustainable Growth

Seedy Social: Winter Seed Swap and Potluck

Join the NATURE Lab and Collard City Growers at The Sanctuary for Independent Media for an early spring seed swap and social to get you ready for the growing season. […]

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NATURE Lab Crowdfunding Kickoff with Bio-Artist Shu Lea Cheang

Come celebrate the first day of Spring with NATURE Lab and internationally recognized bio-artist Shu Lea Cheang! Cheang' will present a Mycelium Network Society workshop and we'll have a mushroom-themed […]

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Ruderal Ecologies: Grounds for Change

CHECK OUT video documentation of RUDERAL ECOLOGIES! This event was free and open to the public, with donations encouraged  to build the NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center.  This symposium marks the […]

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“oyster” by Joe Diebes

A modern multimedia opera by Joe Diebes, oyster is about iconic folklorist Alan Lomax and his Cantometrics System of categorizing world music, set in the lull between the McCarthy era […]

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NATURE Lab Workshop with Ellie Irons: Soil Seed Bank Research

Prepare test patches for a new generation of wild plants whose seeds are dormant beneath lawns and sidewalks, in artist Ellie Irons’ art-science project “(Re)disturbance Regime: Unearthing to Rewild, Remember, […]

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“Sembene,” with Filmmakers Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman

Meet Ousmane Sembène, the African freedom fighter who used stories as his weapon and blaze the trail for generations of writers, filmmakers and scholars. Join Sembene filmmakers Samba Gadjigo and […]

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”Healing Voices” with Mental Health Panel Discussion

A film screening of Healing Voices, and panel to challenge the cultural understanding of "mental illness" with a critical look at America's broken mental healthcare system and a message of […]

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Rensselaer Land Trust Stream Sampling Presentation and Stream Team Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

The event will consist of a public presentation and a volunteer recognition reception. Fran Martino, of Rensselaer Land Trust, will present their stream sampling results. After the public presentation, a […]

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Collard City Growers: Spring Cleaning and Roots Natty Division Party

Prepare and tidy garden beds that have been resting all winter, to get them ready to receive this year's plantings. If soil permits, learn to turn one plant into many […]

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Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara

Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and drummer Tomas Fujiwara incorporate all manner of inspiration into their purely musical dialogues to celebrate the roots and branches of jazz. Tomas Fujiwara is a […]

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Be The Media! Workshop: Sound Recording

The key to quality audio production is getting a good recording in the first place. Learn useful recording techniques and discover how you can produce radio segments for The Sanctuary's […]

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Troy Bike Rescue’s 8th Annual BikeFest

Another year, another BikeFest! Come celebrate with Troy's bike-friendly community and help keep Troy Bike Rescue doors open as a volunteer-run bicycle resource center for all ages. Food, music, and […]

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