Yoga and Meditation at River Farm

Join local yoga instructor Stacee Finkelstein for a weekly dose of calm and centering outside in the gardens at River Farm. The quiet serenity of nature provides a wonderful setting for yoga and meditation, especially during these times. Tickets available on Eventbrite for single, drop-ins or class packages.

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Conversations with Great American Gardeners: Michael Balick webinar

The American Horticultural Society is excited to launch a new virtual speaker series featuring current and past Great American Gardeners Award Winners and Book Award Winners. Since 1953, the AHS has been recognizing and celebrating horticultural champions that represent the best in American gardening. In a lively and engaging conversational format, past honoree Michael Balick, Ph. D. (H. Marc Cathey Award 2020) will share his knowledge and experience with our event host, Holly Shimizu, gardener to gardener. A world renowned ethnobotanist at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), Michael J. Balick, Ph.D., works with indigenous cultures to document plant diversity, preserve knowledge about traditional uses for plants, and help these communities sustainably manage their resources. In the course of this work, he evaluates the potential of these botanical resources for broader medical or pharmaceutical applications. His most recent project focuses on the tropical Pacific Islands in Micronesia and Melanesia, where he is documenting the diversity, local use, and management of plant resources in support of a region-wide conservation plan. Balick is currently vice president for botanical science at NYBG, where he has worked since 1980. He is also director and senior philecology curator of the NYBG Institute of Economic Botany, which he cofounded in 1981.

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Travel Study: Discovering the Beauty of Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

An exotic adventure hidden behind the peaks of the Himalayas with AHS Host Katy Moss Warner and Tour Leader Susie Orso of SpecialTours.

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Conversations with Great American Gardeners: Shane Smith webinar

The American Horticultural Society is excited to launch a new virtual speaker series featuring current and past Great American Gardeners Award Winners and Book Award Winners. Since 1953, the AHS has been recognizing and celebrating horticultural champions that represent the best in American gardening. In a lively and engaging conversational format, past honoree Shane Smith (Professional Award 2012) will share his knowledge and experience with our event host, Holly Shimizu, gardener to gardener. Since its inception in 1977 until 2018, Shane Smith was the director (and a founder) of the award-winning Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Wyoming’s only public botanic garden. The operation includes 9 acres of developed grounds, one of the nation’s oldest and largest solar-heated and solar-powered greenhouses, and the recently opened Paul Smith Children’s Village, which is the nation’s first public children’s garden to receive LEED Platinum designation. Currently, Shane Smith is the Director Emeritus. He continues to mentor other botanic gardens and continues to garden in his state-of-the-art greenhouse in western Colorado.

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Travel Study: Treasures of Japan

Discover the wonder of Japan with AHS Host Holly Shimizu and Osamu Shimizu

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Travel Study: Gardens of Provence

A picture-perfect excursion to the South of France with AHS Host Laura Dowling and Tour Leaders Marion Mako and Amy Kupec Larue of SpecialTours

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Travel Study: Hill Towns and Gardens of Umbria and Southern Tuscany

Brilliant gardens, epic works of art, gastronomic delights, and private gardens await in the picture-perfect Italian countryside.

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Travel Study: Glaciers, Geysers, and Gardens of Iceland

Enchantments await in the land of fire and ice! Join us for an unforgettable trip to Iceland, stomping ground of 9th century Vikings and setting to countless Norse legends and sagas.

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Travel Study: Gardens, Wine, & Wilderness: A Tour of New Zealand

Join us in exploring some of the most spectacular places on Earth, from soaring peaks to lush rainforests, gorgeous vineyards & carefully cultivated gardens.

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