Oct 01 Saturday
CCE Oswego County and CCE Harvest NY will be hosting a state-wide conference on a native fruit called pawpaw (Asimina triloba), North America’s forgotten fruit. Guest speakers from across the country will cover pawpaw history, best fruit production practices, nutrition, processing, value-added products, and marketing. Full details and registration are at https://thatscooperativeextension.org/events/2022/10/01/new-york-state-pawpaw-conference
Experience nature in a unique way on a guided Forest Therapy Walk throughout Baltimore Woods! Forest Therapy, also known as “forest bathing,” stems from a Japanese practice known as Shinrin Yoku. Led by June Leo-Randazzo, a Certified ANFT Forest Therapy Guide, this program invites participants to immerse themselves in nature and open their senses to the surroundings of the forest.
Extensive scientific research has found forest therapy walks to have numerous physical health benefits including activation of the 'rest and restore' parasympathetic nervous system, decreases to anxiety and depression, improving creativity, and much more. Your stress will peel away as your nervous system relaxes and you simply experience the medicine of the forest.
June will provide a series of relaxing invitations to engage all your senses, release your mind chatter, and deepen connections to nature, allowing you to connect with yourself and others through nature in new ways. You will have opportunities throughout for both individual reflection and to come together as a group to listen and share what we are noticing. The walk ends with a tea ceremony with wildcrafted tea foraged from the local area and snacks.
Oct 04 Tuesday
In this 6-week workshop, students will focus on painting in values, or the lights and darks of the image. This is an excellent way for the beginner as well as the intermediate level painters to learn to see colors as light and dark values. As students train their eyes in this way, they will be amazed what beautiful paintings can be made with only one color. Class is taught by artist Eric Shute.
Oct 07 Friday
Have you ever heard, “Red sky at morning, sailors take warning?” Before weather apps, people relied on clouds, animals, trees, and the breeze to predict the weather. Using stories, observations, and tools of the trade, we’ll explore the science behind weather folklore. Join us as we discover clues to the weather forecast by getting in tune with changes in our surroundings.
This program is designed for adults.
Oct 13 Thursday
CNY ATD will discuss managing the knowledge within an organization and the importance of curation to capture and enhance this knowledge.