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The Woodstock NY Pollinator Pathway Project
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Pollinator Garden Talk:
Planning Your Garden Q&A with Experts
Thursday, May 7th, 7pm – 8pm
Zoom Webinar
Register Here

Need help planning your pollinator garden? Want to incorporate more native plants into your existing landscape? Need help getting rid of those pesky invasives? These questions and so many more will be answered Thursday, May 7th from 7 – 8 pm during Woodstock NY Pollinator Pathway’s Pollinator Garden Talk: Planning Your Garden Q&A with Experts. Join a conversation with ecological gardeners Del Orloske, Angela Sisson and invasive species expert Dan Snider about how to plan your pollinator-friendly garden. Our experts will field questions about getting started with native or ecological planting. Some key points they’ll focus on include: analyzing the current site conditions of one’s landscape; starting small by taking baby steps into a landscape project, and landscaping for pollinators. Register for the free program here.

Del Orloske M.A.L.D., B.E.S. received his graduate degree in sustainability and land planning at the Conway School in Massachusetts.  A consultant for landscape architects, wetland scientists, engineers, both in New York State and Connecticut with a focus on mitigation, restoration, and stormwater management using native plants.

Angela Sisson has been involved in ecological landscaping using native plants for over fifteen years. After receiving a degree in landscape design from the Conway School, she developed a special passion for wildflower meadows and enjoys helping others who are interested in learning about native meadows and how they support pollinators.

Dan Snider is Field Projects Manager with the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership a program of the Catskill Center. He assists with local education and outreach projects related to invasive species. Snider attended the University of Maryland at College Park, where he received a degree in Ecology and Evolution. Originally from Bowie, Maryland, Dan interned for four months with the National Park Service in New River Gorge, West Virginia releasing Laricobius nigrinus and controlling invasive species.


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The 8th Annual Film & Discussion Series
presents
The Story of Plastic
A Virtual Screening
Thursday, May 14th,
7 pm – 9 pm
Get your free tickets here

The 8th Annual Film & Discussion Series continues with a free virtual screening of the award-winning documentary The Story of Plastic on May 14th from 7 - 9 pm. Follow the link below to get your free tickets before they “sell” out. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-of-plastics-virtual-screening-tickets-103852756390

With COVID-19 interrupting the regularly scheduled March and April film series screenings, we are fortunate to be able to present this film virtually. The film inspires us to action and advocacy despite its difficult subject, for it changes the dialogue from our responsibility for recycling plastic to the more basic issue of its production in the first place by the same companies that give us fossil fuels. Yet we recognize that you may choose not to view it at this time, with the emotional challenges we are all facing, as it is not a light-hearted feel-good movie. 

You decide.  Read on.

The Story of Plastic looks at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people that inhabit it. The film artfully illustrates the ongoing catastrophe of worldwide plastic pollution: fields full of garbage, mountains of trash; rivers and seas choked with waste; and skies filled with the poisons emitted from plastic production and processing. The film features interviews with experts and activists on the frontlines of the fight, revealing the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world –and the global movement rising up in response. With original animation, archival industry footage starting in the 1930s and first-person accounts, the film distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the health and wellbeing of not only the planet but also its inhabitants.

The film shines a light on how the plastics industry is simultaneously shifting the blame and economic cost for plastic pollution onto wasteful consumers while also aggressively investing to produce more single-use plastic than ever before. Reclaiming the narrative, the filmmakers suggest that while cleanup is important to understand the situation, the real solution lies in stopping the mass production of plastic in the first place.

The 8th Annual Film & Discussion Series is a collaborative presentation by Woodstock Land Conservancy, Woodstock NY Transition, and Woodstock Jewish Congregation inspired by Project Drawdown. 

Woodstock Land Conservancy is a non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of the open lands, forests, water resources, scenic areas, and historic sites in Woodstock and the surrounding area.

Woodstock NY Transition is a community organization that works to create a more fulfilling, inspiring, equitable, and socially connected way of life that is based on localized food, sustainable energy sources, resilient local economies, and an enlivened sense of community well-being. 

 The Woodstock Jewish Congregation strives to enable participants to enrich their lives through Jewish worship, celebration, practice, study, and fellowship. We are committed to maintaining our loving character by treating all people with care and respect, and we draw from all streams of Jewish practice.  It is our hope that the spirit of holiness and the passion for justice generated within our congregation will overflow into our families, workplaces, and community at large.

Have questions email our Program & Outreach Coordinator Ellie Reese at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.