Perspectives on farming with nature

On November 16, 2019 The Hudson Valley Farm Hub hosted a half-day event at The Ashokan Center that focused on the interconnections between agriculture and nature. What can farms offer to biodiversity conservation efforts? What might wild organisms provide in terms of “services” to the production of crops? Free and open to the public, “Perspectives on Farming with Nature,” featured presentations by researchers working with the Applied Farmscape Ecology Research Collaborative, a project co-coordinated by the Farm Hub and Hawthorne Valley’s Farmscape Ecology Program.  Below is a selection of livestreamed videos and PowerPoint presentations.

On Farm Habitats and Habitat Farming
Claudia Knab-Vispo, Hawthorne Valley

View Claudia’s Powerpoint Presentation

Opportunities and Challenges to Improving On-farm Habitats and Ecology
Will Yandik, Farmer and Researcher

View Will’s Powerpoint Presentation

Community Farming for Grassland Birds: A Local Conservation Strategy
Noah Perlut, University of New England

Evaluating the Temporal Changes in Water Quality Due to New Agricultural Land Management
Shafiul Chowdhury, SUNY New Paltz

View Shafiul’s Soil Study Powerpoint Presentation
View Shafiul’s Evaluating Changes in Water Quality Powerpoint Presentation

Investigating Microbial Diversity in Meadows near Farming Communities
Tejaswee Neupane & Hannah Herrick, Bard College

View Tejaswee & Hannah’s Powerpoint Presentation

Planting Mills on the Stream of Life, or What if Bees were Raindrops?
Conrad Vispo, Hawthorne Valley

View Conrad’s Powerpoint Presentation