Nature Walks and Workshops
We teach a range of skills related to the land.
From historic native land use practices to modern foraging and forest farming skills, Wild Hudson Valley's classes dig deep into the region's past and connect it to today.
Join us for guided nature walks that explore everything from birdwatching and medicinal plants to Hudson Valley indigenous history and ancient star lore. Our walks move at a leisurely pace and run from one to three hours, depending on the program. During the summer, we hold walks and workshops on our Farm and Sanctuary in Cairo, NY. Throughout the year, we collaborate with other organizations to lead walks throughout the Hudson Valley & Catskill Mountains.
From growing ginseng and other woodland botanicals to foraging and inoculating mushroom logs... we teach it all! With years of experience managing the largest agroforestry farm in Eastern North America, Anna and Justin are intimately familiar with the latest innovations in land stewardship. During the summer, we regularly lead tours of our ninety-five acre forest farm and sanctuary. Throughout the year, we also offer hands-on workshops designed for aspiring forest farmers, see our events calendar for dates and details.
Acknowledging Indigenous History
For those wishing to learn more about traditional native culture and natural history in the Hudson Valley region, Wild Hudson Valley is the premier institution. Justin has spent most of the past two decades deep in archival and ethnographic research on the Lenape people who call the region their ancestral home. We work to connect the past with the present, and also teach about contemporary Lenape/Mohican communities and their efforts to preserve their beautiful languages and culture.
Hudson River Boat Tours
This summer, we are excited to once again lead twilight boat tours aboard the Solaris, a solar-powered boat operated by the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, NY. These Thursday evening tours will explore indigenous life as it was five centuries ago, when Algonquian-speaking peoples relied on the Hudson River and its tributaries for their survival. See our events calendar for dates and details.
How do I find out about your upcoming events?
Can I hire you for a custom walk or workshop?
Definitely! We often get requests for walks and workshops, and we love connecting with new organizations, homeschool groups, and individuals. Please contact us through phone or email to get started.