7 Auspicious Locations

(Meet at Rail Trail Cafe) Times TBA

 A collaborative project with Meme Art Workshop and  New York State Museum geologist-musician Charles VerStraeten. Join us for a hike through deep time and space,deep listening and land meditation on the Stone Mountain Farm trails. Meet at The Rail Trail cafe to check in and begin the journey. Please wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for an easy to moderate level of hiking/walking.

Times to be announced

Secret Sounds of Plants

(Meet at Rail Trail Cafe) Times TBA

Do plant sing? Do they communicate? Are they intelligent? We will explore these and other questions as we share some of the recent discoveries that offer new insights into the lives of plants and their interactions with each other and their environment.

Sustainable landscape designer, ecologist, and educator Del Orloske will lead us into the woodlands nearby to and discuss the developing field of plant intelligence and the vibrational sound of plants. Come, walk with us and explore.    

Del Orloske, M.A.L.D., B.E.S. - the owner of  “By Natures Design.”- A design consulting firm that works with landscape architects, wetland scientists, and engineers both here in New York state as well as Connecticut with a focus on mitigation, restoration, and storm-water management. He is a certified Wellness Coach and a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  He is a licensed New York State Outdoor Guide and also teachers aquatic and forest ecology at The Ashokan Nature Center.  He also enjoys playing the Shakuhachi flute.