In pursuit of our mission to explore the intersections we share, we convene ideas
through events that we host, whose commonality is the fertile soil of shared ideas.
Recent "intersections" include a collaborative botanical event in
the Northwest corner of Connecticut, a celebration of wildly intentional art
in New York City and the gorgeous documentation of vascular plants and insects
in our native meadows at Pom's Cabin Farm.
HAWTHORNE VALLEY FARMSCAPE ECOLOGY PROGRAM: ECOLOGY WALK Claudia Knab-Vispo and Conrad Vispo offered Farmscape Ecology Program’s public Ecology Walks along our native meadows. Farmscape Ecology has joined us in making meaning of our meadows since their inception, eleven years ago.
Claudia Knab-Vispo, PhD Land Resources, is a field botanist. Her research is guided by questions such as: Which are the rare and vulnerable native plants that currently share the landscape with us, where are they found, and how can we protect them? What importance did/do the wild plants have for people? How can we make our farms and backyards more friendly for pollinators and other beneficial insects?
HAWTHORNE VALLEY FARMSCAPE ECOLOGY PROGRAM: MAPPING POM'S CABIN FARM Claudia Knab-Vispo and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program have been visiting Pom's Cabin Farm annually in recent years to create ecological mapping of the land, with specific attention to our native meadows. The Farmscape Ecology team documents vascular plants, butterflies, dragonflies, ground beetles, native bees, ants and more. LINK TO photographs and narrative documenting a summer 2017 inventory of species.
2017 TRADE SECRETS TOUR Pom's Cabin Farm was one of 4 gardens participating in this annual benefit advocating support for Womens' Support Services.
Unique for its historical, cultural, and ecological life in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut, the Farm hosted hundreds of visitors touring the grounds. READ MORE
EXHIBIT: JOY BROWN ON BROADWAY A major exhibition of nine larger-than-life sculptures by American artist Joy Brown opened in May on the green malls in the center of Broadway, 72nd-166th St.
Plantin' Seeds hosted the opening of the exhibit with the artist and friends. Brown's sculpture is also an integral part of the Pom's Cabin Farm landscape. READ MORE