An Evening with the Kingston Land Trust (12/7)

 

Join us for

An Evening with The Kingston Land Trust as we honor Kevin McEvoy & Barbara Epstien for their contributions and commitment to our community.

Thursday, December 7
6 – 9pm

The Chateau
Route 32, Kingston, NY

Purchase tickets here.

 

 

 

 

Partner Event: Building Community with Place-Based Learning

When: July 25 – 27, 2017

Where: FDR Home & Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY

Hosted by: Teaching the Hudson Valley

Register here. Registration includes at least two breakfasts and lunches. Fees: $125 for all three days; two days, $85; one day, $45. Fees rise after July 4.

At a time when civil discourse and mutual respect can be hard to come by, FDR’s thinking about education inspired the teachers and other educators who planned this year’s Teaching the Hudson Valley institute. Building Community with Place-Based Learning will be held July 25-27 at the Henry Wallace Education and Visitor Center on the grounds of the Franklin Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library in Hyde Park and sites throughout the Valley.

The program includes more than 15 workshops and five all-day field experiences.  Although the program is designed with educators in mind, anyone with an interest is encouraged to take part.

About Teaching the Hudson Valley: Two characteristics distinguish THV’s summer institutes. First, our programs are interdisciplinary mixing science, social studies, and culture — sometimes in the same session. Second, we invite all grades along with educators from non-school settings — museums, environmental organizations, libraries, historic sites, parks, and more.

We also respect educators as practitioners, intellectuals, and community members; introduce new content and skills; and provide follow-up and support. Our programs encourage active participation in making sense of new content and practices.

THV models settings where students, regardless of age, can generate ideas and questions, investigate, make meaning, reason, and solve real problems.

View the schedule here.

View the website/event page for more information here.
Share that you have registered or your experiences with hashtag: #THV2017

Photo credit: 2016 institute (photo by Bill Urbin, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS, NPS)

KLT July Weekend Wander – Sunday 07/16

When: Sunday, July 16th from 10am – 12pm

Our series continues in July on Sunday the 16th! Explore the Greenline third Sundays from 10am-noon from May – October.

Kingston Greenline Co-chairs Tim Weidemann and Scott MacIntosh will lead the way through a portion of the Greenline. We will meet at the Greenline behind the Wallgreens/Rondout Savings Bank portion on Broadway.

The route will include a quick walk down to the Delaware Hasbrouck Parklet to hear about some future design plans (fun!) and it will then continue through some connected points!

View Facebook our event here for more information about the July 16th Wander. Make sure you click on “Interested” or “Going” to receive all of our updates!

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the parklet as there is a public meeting on August 16th to get even more immersed in this project. (Mark your calendars for that meeting, more information is coming soon!)

The Kingston Greenline is an initiative of the The Kingston Land Trust in partnership with the City of Kingston and Ulster County. Check here for development status: https://kingston-ny.gov/kingstononthemove.

For more information contact Kingston Land Trust Executive Director Julia Farr at julia@kingstonlandtrust.org or call 845-877-5263.

View our event on Facebook.

Father’s Day Greenline Weekend Wander – 6/18

The Weekend Wander continues on Father’s Day! This is our second walk of the season. Explore the Greenline third Sundays from 10am-noon from May – October.

View facebook our event here.

Grab your father, family and friends to join us this Sunday, June 18th. Our meeting place will be at Kingston Point Park. We will be at the parking lot near the dog park. Kingston Greenline Committee Co-Chair Tim Weidemann will be leading the tour.

The route this Sunday – We will walk from Kingston Point Park to the Hudson Landing site, along North Street (past Smorgasburg). This route is being considered for the Empire State Trail as it makes it way through Kingston! Learn more about that on our walk.

After the walk it is a short way to the Smorgasburg at Hutton Brickyards.

The Kingston Greenline is an initiative of the The Kingston Land Trust in partnership with the City of Kingston and Ulster County. Check here for development status: https://kingston-ny.gov/kingstononthemove.

 

For more information contact Kingston Land Trust Executive Director Julia Farr at julia@kingstonlandtrust.org or call 845-877-5263.

View our event on Facebook.

Monday 6/19, Comida y tierra (Spanish Conversation)

¿Hablas español?
Join us for our third “Comida y tierra” conversation!
6pm – 7:30pm at La Hacienda
680 Broadway, Kingston

As a gesture of our appreciation, we are providing free meals to the native Spanish speakers who help us facilitate the conversation. Support us in this effort by contributing here!

View facebook event here.

All levels are welcome and activities will be level-appropriate. The support of a diverse group of native speakers will be on hand who can help to keep the conversation rolling.

Comida y tierra is a facilitated conversation series in Spanish hosted by the Kingston Land Trust in collaboration with the Kingston YMCA Farm Project, at Latin restaurants along Broadway. This immersive experience brings together native Spanish speakers and those who are learning and want to practice Spanish over a meal (not included) to build community and awareness about the issues that affect our city.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Kingston Land Trust Executive Director Julia Farr at julia@kingstonlandtrust.org or call 845-877-5263.

VIEW our event on Facebook.

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¿Hablas español?

Entonces únete a nosotros para nuestra tercera conversación “Comida y tierra”

Lunes, 19 de Junio, 6pm-7:30pm en La Hacienda
680 Broadway, Kingston

Como un gesto de nuestro agradecimiento, estamos ofreciendo comidas gratuitas a los hablantes nativos de español que nos ayudan a facilitar la conversación. Apóyanos en este esfuerzo– contribuye aquí!

Todos los niveles son bienvenidos, y las actividades van a ser apropiadas para todo nivel. El apoyo de un grupo diverso de hablantes nativos estará a la mano para ayudar a mantener la conversación en marcha.

Comida y tierra es una serie de conversación facilitada en español organizada por el Kingston Land Trust en colaboración con el Kingston YMCA Farm Project, en restaurantes latinos a lo largo de Broadway. Esta experiencia inmersiva reune a hablantes nativos de español y aquellos que están aprendiendo y quieren practicar español durante una comida (no incluida) para crear comunidad y conciencia sobre los asuntos que afectan nuestra ciudad.

Para más información y para RSVP, comunícate con la directora ejecutiva de Kingston Land Trust, Julia Farr, en julia@kingstonlandtrust.org o llame al 845-877-5263.

5/31: S. Pine Street Farm’s vegetable stand is opening for the season!

Celebrate with us May 31, from 3pm to 7pm.

Light refreshments will be served at 5pm.
27 South Pine Street, Kingston (off Greenkill Ave, across from Binnewater Ice Company)
The stand will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3pm to 7pm. Come on by for freshly picked vegetables at affordable prices (pay what you can).
A note from Farmers Trish and Joel:
You are cordially invited to South Pine Street City Farm. We hope you take some time to stop by for fresh produce, a walk through the garden, and a chat with local farmers. We won’t have many vegetables yet, but there will be refreshments and perhaps some song!
Questions? Call the farm at 845-532-0011.

The South Pine Street City Farm, founded in 2010, is the Kingston Land Trust‘s first land matching project, whereby the Kingston Land Trust facilitates a relationship between a private landowner and a land steward. Binnewater Ice Company has graciously made their land available to the Kingston Land Trust to host the South Pine Street City Farm, which is currently run by farmers Trish Hawkins and Joel Zenie, who are entering their third season at the farm.

Support community programming at the farm and beyond by contributing here to the Kingston Land Trust.

Click here to view The Daily Freeman’s slideshow of the farm!

Tuesday, 5/16 Comida y tierra

¿Hablas español?
Join us for our second “Comida y tierra” conversation!

May 16th 6pm – 7pm at Just for You
375 Broadway in Kingston, NY

As a gesture of our appreciation, we are providing free meals to the native Spanish speakers who help us facilitate the conversation. Support us in this effort by contributing here!

6pm-7pm: Facilitated conversation in Spanish over a meal (not included). COMPLETE IMMERSION: Use of English (translation, phones or dictionaries) is strongly discouraged. 

7pm-8pm:  An unstructured chat in whichever language each table of participants chooses, as they enjoy their food.

All levels are welcome and activities will be level-appropriate. The support of a diverse group of native speakers will be on hand who can help to keep the conversation rolling. 

Comida y tierra is a facilitated conversation series in Spanish hosted by the Kingston Land Trust in collaboration with the Kingston YMCA Farm Project, at Latin restaurants along Broadway. This immersive experience brings together native Spanish speakers and those who are learning and want to practice Spanish over a meal (not included) to build community and awareness about the issues that affect our city.

For more information and to RSVP,  contact Kingston Land Trust Executive Director Julia Farr at julia@kingstonlandtrust.org or call 845-877-5263.

VIEW our event on Facebook.

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¿Hablas español?

Entonces únete a nosotros para nuestra segunda conversación “Comida y tierra”

Martes, 16 de Mayo, 6pm-7pm en Just for You

375 Broadway in Kingston, NY

Como un gesto de nuestro agradecimiento, estamos ofreciendo comidas gratuitas a los hablantes nativos de español que nos ayudan a facilitar la conversación. Apóyanos en este esfuerzo: ¡contribuye aquí!

6pm-7pm: Conversación facilitada en español durante una comida (no incluida). INMERSIÓN COMPLETA: ¡Imagina que estás viajando en América Latina! El uso del inglés (traducción, teléfonos o diccionarios) es fuertemente desalentado.

7pm-8pm: Charla no estructurada en cualquier idioma que cada mesa elija mientras disfrutamos de nuestra comida. 

Todos los niveles son bienvenidos, y las actividades van a ser apropiadas para todo nivel. El apoyo de un grupo diverso de hablantes nativos estará a la mano para ayudar a mantener la conversación en marcha.

Comida y tierra es una serie de conversación facilitada en español organizada por el Kingston Land Trust en colaboración con el Kingston YMCA Farm Project, en restaurantes latinos a lo largo de Broadway. Esta experiencia inmersiva reune a hablantes nativos de español y aquellos que están aprendiendo y quieren practicar español durante una comida (no incluida) para crear comunidad y conciencia sobre los asuntos que afectan nuestra ciudad.

Para más información y para RSVP, comunícate con la directora ejecutiva de Kingston Land Trust, Julia Farr, en julia@kingstonlandtrust.org o llame al 845-877-5263.

4/30 Work Day at South Pine Street Farm

Come on out for a workday at the farm, the Kingston Land Trust’s first land matching project. Farmers Trish and Joel will welcome volunteers to help prep the farm for the season. Check back for more details.

Sunday, April 30th 2-5pm
27 S Pine St, Kingston, NY 12401

4/19: Premiere of “Comida y tierra”, a Spanish Conversation Series on Food and Land

 

The Kingston Land Trust is pleased to announce its “Comida y tierra” program, an exciting collaboration with the Kingston YMCA Farm Project.  Our organizations will be hosting facilitated conversations in Spanish around land and food issues. Each session will take place once a month at one of the seven Latin restaurants along the Broadway corridor. This immersive experience will bring together native Spanish speakers and those who are learning and want to practice Spanish over a meal (not included). Our goal is to build community and awareness about the issues that affect our city in order for us all to be included and more active in developing Kingston in an environmentally responsible and socially equitable way.

Our first conversation will be held on Wednesday, April 19th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Pupusería Mi Ranchito located at 614 Broadway in Kingston, NY.  Our next conversation will take place on Tuesday, May 16th at Just For You, from 6-7pm.  For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kingston Land Trust Executive Director Julia Farr at julia@kingstonlandtrust.org or call 845-877-5263

VIEW our event on Facebook.

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Jessica Carolina, Waitress at Pupusería Mi Ranchito

El Kingston Land Trust (Fideicomiso de Tierras de Kingston) se complace en anunciar su programa “Comida y tierra”, una emocionante colaboración con el Kingston YMCA Farm Project. Nuestras organizaciones estarán organizando conversaciones facilitadas en español sobre temas de comida y tierra. Cada sesión se realizará una vez al mes en uno de los siete restaurantes latinos a lo largo del corredor de Broadway. Esta experiencia de inmersión en español reunirá a hablantes nativos de español y aquellos que están aprendiendo o quieren practicar su español durante una comida (no incluída). La meta es crear comunidad y conciencia sobre los temas que nos afectan para que todos seamos incluidos y más activos en desarrollar Kingston en una manera que es socialmente y ecológicamente responsable y equitativa.

Nuestra primera conversación se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 19 de abril de 6pm a 7pm en Pupusería Mi Ranchito, ubicado en 614 Broadway en Kingston, NY. Se añadirán fechas y ubicaciones adicionales. Para más información y para RSVP, por favor contacte a la directora ejecutiva del Kingston Land Trust, Julia Farr, en julia@kingstonlandtrust.org o llame al 845-877-5263

The Kingston Land Trust Announces New Executive Director and “Gather” Event on March 27.

Kingston Land Trust’s new Executive Director Julia Farr at the Rondout Creek promenade, a segment of the flagship project, the Kingston Greenline, that is being developed in partnership with the City of Kingston.

KINGSTON, NY  – The board of directors of the Kingston Land Trust (KLT) announces the appointment of an executive director, Julia Farr. With a background in urban design, landscape architecture and environmental planning, Julia’s skills and vision will bolster the ability of the organization to carry out its goals and serve the Kingston community. Her appointment furthers the non-profit organization’s commitment to protecting, connecting and activating open space, and will enhance the KLT’s ability to engage community support from the residents of Kingston and surrounding areas.

“Julia has already developed strong relationships with community leaders,” says Andi Turco-Levin, Chairperson of the KLT Board of Directors, “and we look forward to building fruitful partnerships around the land that we own and manage.”

Julia is committed to involving Kingston residents in the process of managing, programming and acquiring land for public use. She plans to build upon the network of open spaces that the Land Trust currently manages, as well as establish new spaces that can serve as a welcoming commons for Kingston’s diverse community. She is setting out especially to engage residents who don’t own or have access to private land. One approach will be to support repurposing vacant properties for community use in marginalized neighborhoods. Another will be to build upon the model of the KLT’s land matching project, the South Pine Street City Farm, to connect private landowners with land stewards.

Click on image to view the “Gather” Facebook event.

“From my previous position at the Local Economies Project, as well as my participation in the efforts of organizations like Live Well Kingston, the Kingston YMCA Farm Project and the Center for Creative Education, I have garnered a deep sense of the needs of our community,” says Julia. “I see great potential in our collaborative efforts to create a healthier and more inclusive city. I’m immensely proud to lead the Kingston Land Trust and excited to work with our board to move forward our initiatives in land and community stewardship.”

On March 27th, the Kingston Land Trust will be hosting a Gather event from 6 pm to 8 pm at Tony’s Pizzeria, to introduce the new Executive Director and offer an opportunity to meet the board, including those who have been recently appointed as officers: Chairperson, Andi Turco-Levin, Vice Chairperson Sarah Brainard, Treasurer Ian Keir and Secretary Debra Bresnan. Community members are invited to attend this public event to find out how to get involved, whether it’s through taking a bike ride on the Kingston Greenline, or through donating, volunteering, interning, partnering or serving on the board of directors.

For more information, contact Julia Farr, Executive Director at 845/877-LAND (5263) or write julia@kingstonlandtrust.org

To learn more about the Kingston Land Trust, please visit www.KingstonLandTrust.org.

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About the Kingston Land Trust (KLT):

The Kingston Land Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is committed to protecting, connecting and activating open spaces for environmental and community benefit in and around the City of Kingston. The KLT’s flagship project, the Kingston Greenline, that is being developed in partnership with the City of Kingston, is a pathway of urban trails, complete streets and linear parks that will offer residents and visitors an alternative walking and bike route to access cultural, commercial and natural destinations.

About Julia Farr:

Julia has a background in urban open space design, having worked with Greenstreets, a program of the Department of Parks and Recreation in New York City, and at the São Paulo Housing Authority’s urban design office. She studied environmental planning and management at the University of Chile, is certified in permaculture design and attended Binghamton University for her BA in environmental studies, with a focus on sustainable development. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the City College of New York. Julia resides in Kingston.