Sep
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

16th Wild Mushroom Festival at Denison Pequotsepos

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Wild Mushroom returns for its 16th year! Local chefs and vendors displaying their culinary skills with all things mushroom – sweet and savory!

Visit this year's partner New-Native Foundation at their booth to learn more about their mission and sign the New-Native Pledge!

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Oct
7
11:00am11:00am

Hopkinton Fall Festival

A wonderful day at gorgeous Solitude Springs on Tomaquag Road in picturesque Ashaway, Rhode Island for the family. Hay rides, live music, local artisans and food; all to experience the beauty of our great town. Come visit the New-Native Foundation table and join us for a New-Native Foraging Ethics Walk around the property!

Brought to you by the Friends of the Hopkinton Land Trust.

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Jun
4
2:00pm 2:00pm

Climate Change Symposium @ The Velvet Mill

Featuring presentations from a wide range of experts, as well as opportunities to talk informally with the speakers, communicate ideas and concerns in writing, and meet people and see products dedicated to a more sustainable future

Presenters include:

• Ecology and Climate Change: Michael Finiguerra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Residence of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut

• Climate Responsibility, Vulnerability, and Compensation. Robert Darst, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science and Director Sustainability Studies, University of Massachusetts

• Understanding Climate Change: The Ultimate No-Blame Challenge. Melissa Everett, Ph.D., Clean Water Action

• The Role of Music in Fighting Climate Change. Geoff Kaufmann, Folk Singer/Musician

• The Danger and Expense of Connecticut’s Natural Gas Expansion Plan. Martha Klein, Chair/Communications Chairwoman of CT Chapter, Sierra Club


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FREE.

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Apr
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

Foraged of the Earth Dinner Fundraiser for the Westerly Land Trust

3rd Annual Foraged of the Earth Fundraiser, an "Earth to Table" event featuring 4 locally sourced courses by Chef Chris Champagne of 84 Tavern on Canal, with wild foraged contributions by New-Native Forager Keith Cowley. Tickets $50 (not yet for sale, details subject to change).

To find out more visit the Westerly Land Trust website: www.westerlylandtrust.org

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Oct
8
11:00am11:00am

Hopkinton Fall Festival

A wonderful day at gorgeous Solitude Springs on Tomaquag Road in picturesque Ashaway, Rhode Island for the family. Hay rides, live music, local artisans and food; all to experience the beauty of our great town. Come visit the New-Native Foundation table and join us for a New-Native Foraging Ethics Walk around the property!

Brought to you by the Friends of the Hopkinton Land Trust.

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Sep
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

15th Wild Mushroom Festival at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Wild Mushroom returns for its 15th year! Local chefs and vendors displaying their culinary skills with all things mushroom – sweet and savory!

Visit this year's partner New-Native Foundation at their booth to learn more about their mission and sign the New-Native Pledge!

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Jun
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Foraged of the Earth Dinner Fundraiser for the Westerly Land Trust

2nd Annual Foraged of the Earth Fundraiser, an "Earth to Table" event featuring 4 locally sourced courses by Chef Chris Champagne of 84 Tavern on Canal, with wild foraged contributions by New-Native Forager Keith Cowley. Tickets $50 (not yet for sale, details subject to change).

To find out more visit the Westerly Land Trust website: www.westerlylandtrust.org

 

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May
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

Hike Through the Ice Age at Glacier Preserve

Join us for a family-friendly walk through Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park. The preserve’s terrain was created by the last ice age as enormous glaciers carved the landscape, leaving kettle ponds, kettle holes and huge boulders along the way. Enjoy the new educational signage throughout the trail system and come explore the great outdoors with us! This hike is moderate level due to hills and uneven, rocky footing. Meet at Kettle Close trailhead.

Led by WLT Naturalist, New-Native Forager Keith Cowley

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May
22
11:00am11:00am

Spring Foraging Walk in Historic Wilcox Park

Join our Founder and New-Native Forager Keith Cowley for a stroll around the 14 acre historic Victorian strolling park during the annual Garden Market Fair in Wilcox Park! Identify wild and urban edibles growing on the arboretum property. Also visit the New-Native Foundation table at this year's GMF event.

Cost: Free to the Public

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Apr
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Ethical Foraging in Spring with The New-Native Forager

Learn all about Spring wild edibles, the ethics and sustainability practices of foraging, and the progressive philosophy behind an American system of Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Keith Cowley is the Founder of New-Native Foundation, a Naturalist and Wild Forager, Science Artist and author of Environmental Connection - A New-Native Initiative. For more information visit: www.newnativefoundation.org

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Nov
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Giving Thanks to the Earth

Ever wondered how to give back to Nature? Join New-Native Naturalist & Forager Keith Cowley for a classroom discussion about the many mindful ways we can show our respect for Nature's gifts, from foraging ethically to building habitats. Afterwards we will enjoy a walk together to bring a thankful gift back to Nature! Cowley is the Founder of New-Native Foundation and author of Environmental Connection - A New-Native Initiative. Learn more at www.newnativefoundation.org

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Oct
10
11:00am11:00am

Hopkinton Fall Festival

A wonderful day at gorgeous Solitude Springs on Tomaquag Road in picturesque Ashaway, Rhode Island for the family. Hay rides, live music, local artisans and food; all to experience the beauty of our great town. Come visit the New-Native Foundation table and join us for a New-Native Foraging Ethics Walk around the property!

Brought to you by the Friends of the Hopkinton Land Trust.

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Oct
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Sharing Wild Food with Wildlife - An Autumn Foraging Hike

Join New-Native Naturalist & Forager Keith Cowley on an Autumn hike discovering how we make a deeper connection with Nature when we experience wild food, and whom we're sharing that food with! Cowley is the Founder of New-Native Foundation and author of Environmental Connection - A New-Native Initiative. Learn more at www.newnativefoundation.org

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Sep
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

14th Wild Mushroom Festival at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

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The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Wild Mushroom returns for its 14th year! Local chefs and vendors displaying their culinary skills with all things mushroom – sweet and savory!

Visit this year's partner New-Native Foundation at their booth to learn more about their mission and sign the New-Native Pledge!

New-Native Forager Awareness Walk
@ Pequotsepos Wild Mushroom Festival

Join New-Native Naturalist & Forager Keith Cowley on a walking discussion about eco-awareness and ethics in connection to foraging the native landscape! Cowley is the Founder of New-Native Foundation and author of Environmental Connection - A New-Native Initiative. Learn more at www.newnativefoundation.org

For more info: http://dpnc.org/calendar/14th-wild-mushroom-festival/

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Jun
21
9:00am 9:00am

Hike Through the Ice Age at Glacier Preserve

Explore the trails at Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park Preserve and learn about its diverse wildlife and interesting geologic history. A Westerly Land Trust guide will lead this free, family friendly walk over hilly, forested terrain. This is a moderate hike with large challenging hills. Please dress accordingly, bring water for hydration and prepare for the possibility of flying insect competitors. Registration suggested, via email keith@newnativefoundation.org

Meet at Tom Harvey Rd Entrance, park in small lot or on street. If necessary, call Keith 860.961.7720

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Jun
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Naturally Curious Lecture Series: Environmental Connection with Keith M. Cowley

Join Naturalist and Wild Forager Keith Cowley for a lecture about our relationship with Nature. Explore a foraged display of late Spring/early Summer wild edibles! His book Environmental Connection is a look back on a mindful year-long daily immersion into Nature, having been reviewed as "an easy and thought provoking read that marries genres in a way that speaks of a new generation of deep spiritual ecology; sort of the writings of John Muir and Leopold meet Awaken Healing Light of the Tao." Cowley will share reflections from his journals that showcase unique experiences and humbling encounters with local wildlife in their element and discuss how we can take responsibility for the maintenance of these environments through awareness and action, an initiative he outlines through New-Native Foundation. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Keith M. Cowley is an author, scientific illustrator, and educator. He is the founder of New-Native Foundation, a non-profit initiative to define an American Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ATEK) system and network of educators. He resides in Westerly Rhode Island where he offers workshops, seminars and lectures, foraging walks and awareness/immersion hikes to his community.

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May
9
9:00am 9:00am

Annual WLT Spring Foraging Hike with Keith Cowley

Join WLT Naturalist and Forager Keith Cowley on a moderate hike through The Westerly Land Trust Glacier Preserve as we explore the New-Native perspective of ethical foraging for wild edibles. Identify some common useful species.

Workshop for beginners. No prior knowledge necessary. Hilly terrain may be moderately challenging for some.

Hosted by the Westerly Land Trust.
Free: Donations welcomed for the Westerly Land trust.

Pre-registration is insisted.
Email keith@newnativefoundation.org to register or for further information.

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/854099874631921/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

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Apr
26
3:30pm 3:30pm

Foraged of the Earth - WLT Wild Game Dinner Benefit

Join us for a unique locally-minded Wild Game Dinner to benefit the Westerly Land Trust. Chef Chris Champagne of 84 Tavern on Canal will be preparing 5 courses of locally sourced and foraged dishes. Wild edibles foraged by Keith M. Cowley, WLT Resident Naturalist, as well as game contributions by Larry Orlando and Erik Fiske.

Tickets are $50, limited space available. Please preregister! Call 401-315-2610

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Nov
28
10:00am10:00am

Wild Harvest Day at Maize n Manna!

Make Black Friday "Green"! Come meet wild forager, author and Founder of New-Native Foundation, Keith M. Cowley! He will be sharing information, stories and samples of wild edibles, signing books and giving away Autumn goodies! Explore healthy wild mushroom, berry and green collaborations between Chef Susan and Keith! Local folk music and Nature art exhibit. Free to the public! Come support your local ATEK Educator, and Maize n Manna Wholefoods! Hosted by New-Native Foundation.

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Oct
11
10:00am10:00am

Environmental Connection: Book Signing and Nature Walk at Kettle Pond

Join naturalist and wilderness counselor Keith M. Cowley on a respectful and reflective walk through Nature. Learn how our environment shares with us the tools to initiate deeper connections in relationships with all living things, from a scientific, mathematical and philosophical perspective.

Keith M. Cowley is the author of "Environmental Connection: A New-Native Initiative" and is the Founder of New-Native Foundation. www.newnativefoundation.org Books will be available for signing and purchase.

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Sep
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

13th Annual Wild Mushroom Festival at Denison Pequotsepos

Celebrate the season, flavors and mystique of wild mushrooms at the 13th annual Wild Mushroom Festival! The event is held rain or shine.  Many of the area’s most talented chefs will prepare creative wild mushroom dishes on-site. The event is co-hosted by the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society. Experts will be on hand to identify mushroom specimens and lead guided walks to find mushrooms and other fungi. Visitors can stop by the mushroom display table where more than 100 different species of mushrooms will be available for observation.

Tickets are $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers (includes 4 food tickets). Child member, $5 and child nonmember, $8 (includes 2 food tickets). Extra food tickets may be purchased separately.

To buy tickets visit: DPNC Wild Mushroom Festival Tickets

 

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Jun
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Environmental Connection: Book Signing and Nature Walk at Kettle Pond

Come join us for a book talk and immersion hike at Kettle Pond Visitor's Center in Charlestown, RI (affiliated with Ninigret Wildlife Refuge). Open to those who have read the new book, and those who haven't. A book signing to follow the hike.

Environmental Connection is a look back on a year immersion into Nature, in partnership with the Westerly Land Trust. For 6-8 hours each and every day, Cowley inserted himself mindfully in one of 6 land trust properties attempting fine-tune his language on how he maintains a connection with his environment. Selections from his journals showcase unique experiences and humbling encounters with local wildlife in their element. He challenges us to take responsibility for the maintenance of these environments through awareness and action, an initiative he outlines called New-Native Foundation.

Keith M. Cowley, author of “Presence”, wild forager and educator, is the Founder of New-Native Foundation, a non-profit in development. He is also the Naturalist/Program Coordinator for the Westerly Land Trust, and Marketing/Creative Coordinator at Tomaquag Museum.

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Mar
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

WLT Full Worm Moon Lantern Light Hike at Glacier Preserve

Join Westerly Land Trust's resident Naturalist Keith Cowley on a moonlit/lantern-lit hike through Glacier Preserve. A mindful quiet walk to experience the sounds of a New England coastal dusk. Dress for weather, limited lanterns (no flame) provided.

Pre-register via email: keith@newnativefoundation.org

Donations for the Westerly Land Trust always welcomed.

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Mar
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

WLT Wildlife Awareness Hike at Glacier Preserve

Join Westerly Land Trust's resident Naturalist on a mindful hike in Glacier Preserve, a geologically significant Ice Age property in Westerly RI. Discussion regarding ecosystems past and present, and the wild inhabitants that have sustained them. Open to all families young and old.

Pre-register via email: keith@newnativefoundation.org

Donations for the Westerly Land Trust always welcomed.

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Dec
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Monthly EnviroMeetup! LocalEco Networking Event

Join us for monthly EnviroMeetup, the place to share and learn about volunteer eco-opportunities in your local community, hosted by The Westerly Land Trust at the Westerly Land Trust building. (10 High Street, Westerly RI)

Donations for the Westerly Land Trust gratefully accepted.
Healthy bites provided by Maize n Manna Wholefoods

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Dec
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Lantern Light Hike at Glacier Preserve w/ Naturalist Keith Cowley

Full Moon quiet hike through Westerly Land Trust's Glacier Preserve, led by Westerly Land Trust Naturalist Keith M. Cowley. Lanterns provided. Dress appropriately for the weather. Register your commitment to attend by email (keith@newnativefoundation.org) Free to the public, 18 and up. Donations for Westerly Land Trust encouraged and appreciated.

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Dec
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

Environmental Connection Book Talk and Walk at Kettle Pond

Come join us for a book talk and immersion hike at Kettle Pond Visitor's Center in Charlestown, RI (affiliated with Ninigret Wildlife Refuge). Open to those who have read the new book, and those who haven't. A book signing to follow the hike.

Environmental Connection is a look back on a year immersion into Nature, in partnership with the Westerly Land Trust. For 6-8 hours each and every day, Cowley inserted himself mindfully in one of 6 land trust properties attempting fine-tune his language on how he maintains a connection with his environment. Selections from his journals showcase unique experiences and humbling encounters with local wildlife in their element. He challenges us to take responsibility for the maintenance of these environments through awareness and action, an initiative he outlines called New-Native Foundation.

Keith M. Cowley, author of “Presence”, wild forager and educator, is the Founder of New-Native Foundation, a non-profit in development. He is also the Naturalist/Program Coordinator for the Westerly Land Trust, and Marketing/Creative Coordinator at Tomaquag Museum.

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