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Outdoor Workshop

  • 07/27/2019
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Rush Riverside Refuge


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"Reforestation and Re-Wilding Solutions for any Outdoor Space"


Kay Megorden-Staten

certified in Permaculture Design
Teacher, Herbalist, Artisan, Consultant and Designer

WHAT: Outdoor workshop with the Rush Recreation and Park Association

WHEN: Sat. July 27, 9 AM to 11:30 AM (leave early if you need to)

WHERE: Rush Riverside Refuge, western riverfront parcel (Hundred Acres)

On Saturday July 27 from 9 am to 11:30 am, you are welcome to join the Rush Recreation and Park Association at the 100 Acres of the Rush Riverside Refuge, 250 Rush Scottsville Rd. 14543. This is an outdoor forum with a rain date set for July 28 from 9 am to 11:30 am

As we walk we will examine nature's way for re-wilding fields using proven principles and methods from permaculture.  These solutions can be applied to outdoor spaces of any type and size; from homes, urban and suburban to municipalities and outlying farms, fields and forests. Learn how forests regenerate water, produce food and restore the eco system.  This event is free but donations for our presenter are gratefully accepted.

Our presenter, Kay Megorden-Staten, is certified in Permaculture Design and is a Teacher, Herbalist, Artisan, Consultant and Designer.

During our walk, we will discuss an ecosystem's water, soil, wind, sun, contour, polycultures, biomass, plants and habitats.  We will also identify natural patterns in the landscape that will be used to guide our decisions for restoring a resilient landscape with multi-functions.

The Rush 100 acres extends for a mile along the Genesee River. It includes 40 acres of old growth forest, diverse flora and fauna. There are about 50 acres of fields that, if returned to nature, could become a mix of meadow and forest very appealing to wildlife and birds.

DirectionsThe Hundred Acres is on Rush Scottsville Rd. (Route 251), west of the intersection with East River Road, on the north side of 251. Workshop participants will gather just west of the entrance to the Railroad Museum. You can park on the side of the road. There is also a large grassy area on the south side of the road opposite the Railroad Museum, but be careful crossing the road if you use that option. Dress for changeable weather and to avoid ticks in any grassy areas. Registration is requested but is not necessary.

For more information, email or call 585-360-6651

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