Seed to Supper Gardening Series

SEED TO SUPPER Gardening Series
Tuesdays in April and May
(see dates below)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please consult our Events page for updates to individual sessions.

A six session gardening class led by Carla Crim that will teach participants about soil health, pollinator protection, and climate-smart growing. Free to attend. To Register: contact Carla Crim, or call the CCE office at 607-865-6531

NYS Seed to Supper (S2S) is a comprehensive beginning gardening experience focused on low-budget strategies with community development and relationship building at its core – relationships among community program partners and between program participants. Over the course of six free sessions S2S gives novice gardeners the tools they need to connect with others in community, grow in confidence, and successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. All participants receive a free guide book (in English or in Spanish), free seeds and starts, and even some gardening supplies.

Week 1: Garden Planning Essentials
April 16, 6-7:30pm

Week 2: Soil building, composting, and mulching
April 23, 6-7:30pm

Week 3: Planting your garden
April 30, 6-7:30pm

Week 4: Caring for your growing garden
May 7, 6-7:30pm

Week 5: Field trip to Birdsong Farm*
May 14, 6-7pm

Week 6: Seedling distribution & celebration*
May 21, 6-7pm

*off-site at Birdsong Farm, 38480 State Highway 10, Delhi

Carla Crim is the horticulture educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension and also oversees the gardens at Birdsong Farm.

Spring Series: Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn Christie

Spring Series: Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn Christie

Six Saturdays: April 6, 13, 20 and May 4, 11, 18

RSVP for individual classes (optional but recommended) here

Join Carolyn to reconnect your mind and body through yoga asana practice. The Iyengar method of learning and practicing asanas engages the mind as well as body. With breath as conditioner, the mind as the seeker, Iyengar yoga practice gives strength mobility to the body, stability to the mind.

Open to all; class is for all levels, from no experience with yoga to many years
$20 per 90-minute class, payable to the instructor

About the Instructor

Carolyn’s method, developed over years of yoga training with the Iyengar family and other senior teachers and informed by her deep study of Buddhism, incorporates inner activity in asanas to promote greater awareness of mind, breath and body.

Carolyn began practicing yoga and studying Buddhism while living in Thailand, where she served in the Peace Corps (1987 to 1989). On her way home from Thailand, Carolyn traveled to India to learn more about the land in which both Buddhism and yoga originated. In 1989, when she returned to San Francisco, she started studying at the Iyengar Yoga Institute. In 1995, Carolyn went back to India to study with BKS, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar. She returns regularly to meet with her Indian teachers.

In the the United States, Carolyn studied primarily with Mary Dunn and Patricia Walden and continues to study Gabriella Giubilaro in Italy (via zoom).

Carolyn has been teaching at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York since 1995. She is certified as a Senior Intermediate 1/level 3 Iyengar Yoga instructor.

Moving Towards Liberation through the Body: a workshop led by Ali Shockey

Moving Towards Liberation through the Body: a workshop led by Ali Shockey

Three Sessions:
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:15
Feb 7, 14, 21

Artist and soma practitioner Ali Shockley will lead this 3-session workshop to introduce core principles of Somatic Trauma Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and related modalities, and to consider along with participants the ways these and other healing modalities might help move us in the direction of collective liberation.

Throughout the sessions, as we work with our individual and collective somas, we will devise practices that call upon our own bodies to help us process—and invite in the transformation of—intergenerational, sociopolitical, and structural trauma. Beginning with the individual soma by practicing modalities of self-care, we will move into exploring the collective soma by practicing methods of collective care. 

During a time of immense global upheaval, imperialistic violence, separatism, and anthropocentric crisis, it feels vital to be creating space where we can learn to reconnect with our bodies and practice intentional communal care. Learning and practicing these methods will support us as we are challenged to adapt to the inevitable changing conditions of planet earth, and as we move through and begin to live more reciprocally in a world that we want to cohabitate. There will be space for participants to offer their voices, share ideas, and for all of us to show up authentically as ourselves in a supportive environment. Ideally, the workshop will transition to an ongoing monthly communal co-learning space for interested community members to continue the exploration of sharing somatic healing methodologies and practice facilitation that will move us closer to collective liberation.

The three sessions will build on each other, but it is not necessary to attend them all. Please do rsvp before the first session you plan to attend, using the form below

Cost: $10-$15 (sliding scale) per session; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Ali Shockey is an interdisciplinary artist and soma practitioner working with embodied movement, performative processing, and crafting communal spaces for creative world visioning, inside out transformation, and mobilizing around socio-political action. They attended Oberlin College where they received their BA in studio art and thereafter moved to New York City where they taught art through forest education in public green spaces throughout the city. They have been facilitating workshops in the arts and somatic experiencing since 2016. Having attended graduate school for clinical social work at Silberman School for Social Work, they left the metropolitan area and discovered the beautiful landscape of the Catskill mountains. Ali is eager to get to know the local community in Delhi, contribute their practice, and learn from others in a reciprocal exchange of resources and care. 

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