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February 2024

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Please reach out if you are interested in a class at Hilltop but the cost poses a financial challenge for you.

Please note: this year, we won't be running our Spring Break Camp.

 


Saturday, March 2, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY

Join the Native Plant Program Staff and learn how to clean and process native seeds for propagation and storage.
Register for Seed Cleaning Workshop!

We will briefly go over the importance of ecotypic seeds along with basic seed morphology and key biological traits that enhance a seed’s survival. Using a few simple techniques, you will learn how to clean different types of seeds by threshing, smashing, rubbing, tapping, blending, and winnowing. Then we’ll put your new skills to the test by diving into cleaning some of this year’s harvest, and finally, we will run a few batches through our new seed cleaning machine!

This class is designed for ages 12 and up, but we defer to your discretion about the maturity level and interest of your child. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Free admission. Registration required.
Registration closes on Friday, 3/1/24 at noon.

This is a rain or shine event held indoors at Hilltop’s Classroom.
Register for Seed Cleaning Workshop!

Winter Hours: Open the First Saturday of Every Month

January 6
February 3
March 2
April 2

10am-4pm

We are wheelchair accessible and offer accessible parking.

Payment types we accept
WIC | SNAP | FMNP | Cash | Check | Apple Pay
Visa | Mastercard | American Express | Discover

We offer a 30% discount on eligible items for customers paying with SNAP and FMNP benefits.

Saturday, March 2, 2024
11:30 am3:30 pm
1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights, NY

The Old Time Music Jam is a monthly gathering of acoustic musicians who play traditional Appalachian fiddle music. Bring your own meal and join in or listen in on an informal jam session. Musicians of all levels are welcome. Come to play or just to listen, bring your family and friends, and enjoy the community music can create!

"Reflecting the cultures that settled North America, the roots of old-time music are in the traditional musics of the British Isles and Europe. African influences are notably found in instruments such as the banjo. In some regions French and German sources are also prominent. While many dance tunes and ballads can be traced to European sources, many others are of North American origin.

Old-time music represents perhaps the oldest form of North American traditional music other than Native American music, and thus the term "old-time" is an appropriate one.

Fiddlin' John Carson made some of the first commercial recordings of traditional American country music for the Okeh label in 1923. The recordings became hits. Okeh, which had previously coined the terms "hillbilly music" to describe Appalachian and Southern fiddle-based and religious music and "race recording" to describe the music of African American recording artists, began using "old-time music" as a term to describe the music made by artists of Carson's style. The term thus originated as a euphemism, but proved a suitable replacement for other terms that were considered disparaging by many inhabitants of these regions. It remains the term preferred by performers and listeners of the music. It is sometimes referred to as "old-timey" or "mountain music" by long-time practitioners."

Saturday, March 2, 2024
12:30 pm3:30 pm
1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY

Join us for a Community Farm Work Day at Hilltop Hanover Farm!
Register for March 2nd Community Farm Work Day!

Spring Maintenance within the protected Trees for Tributaries area alongside the farm is key to ensuring healthy trees and a vibrant riparian ecosystem. During this Community Farm Work Day, volunteers will learn how to perform annual tasks such as checking and fixing tree supports, light pruning, and weed removal. Specific instructions and all supplies will be given at the start of the activity. Intensity will be light-moderate: volunteers must be able to lift a lightweight plastic tube above shoulder height, walk through uneven terrain, and use a rubber mallet/hammer.

Connect with fellow community members while making a positive impact on our local environment. Whether you're an experienced gardener or simply interested in learning more, there's a way for everyone to be involved.

Expect to get dirty rain or shine.
All ages and abilities welcome, but please note that youngsters must have adult supervision.

From the DEC:
Trees for Tribs is a statewide program that has been working to reforest and support plantings along tributaries (“tribs”), small creeks and streams that flow into larger rivers and lakes. The goal is to create or improve riparian (streamside) buffers that decrease erosion, reduce flooding damage, improve wildlife and stream habitat, and protect water quality, creating healthier, more climate-resilient communities.

Register for March 2nd Community Farm Work Day!

Saturday, April 6, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY

In this hands on demonstration class, join our native plant team, to learn how to stratify and propagate native seeds. All participants will take home seed stratifying material (including local-ecotype seeds), a full tray of planted seeds and some seedling starts. The workshop will focus on species that are deer-tolerant, useful in gardens, and attractive to pollinators.

Registration will open soon!

Find out more about Hilltop's Farm Stand!

Winter Hours: Open the First Saturday of Every Month

January 6
February 3
March 2
April 2

10am-4pm

We are wheelchair accessible and offer accessible parking.

Payment types we accept
WIC | SNAP | FMNP | Cash | Check | Apple Pay
Visa | Mastercard | American Express | Discover

We offer a 30% discount on eligible items for customers paying with SNAP and FMNP benefits.


Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center
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