April Hill Conservation and Education Center is proud to host events and offer workshops and classes for the community!
Led by knowledgeable guests and Greenagers staff, our workshops cover myriad topics, all with the primary goal of teaching important skills and connecting our community through food, farming, conservation, and friends.
April hill conservation and education center
62 Undermountain Rd., South Egremont, MA 01258
Saturday, September 23 – Sunday, September 24
The BioBlitz is an action-packed 24 hour biological survey: equal parts educational event, scientific endeavor, and community service. Scientists and community members come together to see how many species they can identify and count. This year’s survey will take place at April Hill and the Bow Wow Woods from 12:00 noon September 23 to 12:00 noon September 24.
The Berkshire BioBlitz is organized by the Berkshire Environmental Action Team and the Nature Academy of the Berkshires This year’s event will include scheduled walks and activities for the public as well as presentations from specialists.
More information is available at https://www.berkshirebioblitz.org/
Interested in volunteering? Contact: [email protected]
Saturday+Sunday October 14+15: Game of Logging Chainsaw Use Certification
Join us at April Hill to kickstart or strengthen your chainsaw skills. Greenagers and Game of Logging will provide PPE and chainsaws.
Level 1 and Level 2 workshops available during both sessions:
Level 1 focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength.
Level 2 focuses on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance, carburetor setting, and filing techniques. Limbing and bucking techniques are introduced, spring pole cutting is covered and more felling is practiced.
FARM WORKSHOP SERIES
This is FREE series led annually by our Farm Director, Sarah. There are hands-on activities for every skill level, from beginner gardener to professional. Bring the whole family to our wonderful community farm! Check back soon for the 2023 workshop list.