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By Patrick Lang

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Connecting Farm, Food and Community

The Poughkeepsie Farm Project exists to ensure that our local community, our region and our nation has secure access to good food now and in the future. Our vision is a just and sustainable food system that serves and nourishes all people while providing healthy food, strengthening communities and stewarding the environment. We work toward this vision by using community-based strategies to produce food, create and support venues for food distribution, and provide hands-on educational experiences about food and farming for children, youth and adults.

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FEATURES

Library Patrons Take Herb Walk at PFP

In photo: Beatrix Clarke explains the benefits of culinary and medicinal herbs in PFP's meditation garden.

By Julie DeLuca, Assistant Education Manager

On Monday, June 30, as the sun set and cast gentle golden rays across the farm, patrons of the Beekman Library strolled the Poughkeepsie Farm Project's Meditation Garden for an "Herb Walk" - a time to learn about the culinary and medicinal purposes of the various herbs growing in the garden. PFP member Beatrix Clarke led the group, allowing every person to smell, touch, and taste each plant.

Welcome (back) to the crew!

Hannah Snyder-Samuelson

Hannah will begin her senior year at Vassar College this fall, where she studies geography with concentrations in earth science and environmental policy. She is fortunate enough to have spent this past semester doing a paleoclimatology and geopolitics program in Copenhagen, Denmark, traveling to the west coast of Greenland to study the Greenlandic Ice Sheet firsthand! Hannah is also interested in forestry and natural resource management, especially after conducting research on land use policy and silviculture techniques in the Adirondacks this past fall and working in an urban forestry office near her Pennsylvania home last summer. At Vassar, Hannah is constantly hearing exciting news about the work that the Poughkeepsie Farm Project has done over the past few years, and she is absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to finally meet and work with all of you this year.

News from Lee Anne

After a super successful two days of our Annual Plant Sale, two exciting MayShare Distributions, and the first two days of Full season and Summer shares, you'd think we'd be tired! But honestly, the farm and education crew (including all of our apprentices and interns) are mostly feeling invigorated and excited for this season. It's been great to finally meet many of you, and we really do enjoy the personal connections we're making or continuing with each of you, that proves what an amazing phenomenon the Poughkeepsie Farm Project is.

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