Select Friday afternoons & weekends, at various locations | September - December 2016


Friday, September 30 2016: 3pm - 6pm at the River City Garden | Ages 7 - 15

Enjoying the abundance of this long and hot summer! Chef Nicole and gardener Kaya from our own Alimentary Kitchen and the River City Garden ran this all-ages afternoon of preparing and preserving, chopping and churning, squishing and seed-saving. Together we learned how to make summer last all winter: parents and kids joined us for this indoor/outdoor workshop, and everyone went home with a jar or two of something delicious. A workshop with Nicole LoBue and Kaya Weidman.


Friday, October 7: 3pm - 6pm at the Hudson Area Library
in partnership with WGXC: Hands-on Radio (90.7-FM)
Ages 9 - 15

We don’t usually hear the voices and perspectives of youth in the news, but young people have a lot to say. Radio can be a powerful tool for amplifying youth voices - to tell our stories, play our music, ask real questions, and connect with our neighbors. Meeting at the Hudson Area library, we learned some hands-on radio and broadcasting skills: learning to use digital audio recorders, and conducting interviews. We designed and recorded our own half-hour long radio show, centered on the themes of: Halloween, Bullying, and Breast Cancer Awareness. A workshop with Sara Kendall. 


A 2-part workshop: Friday, November 11th: 10am - 3pm and Saturday, November 12: 10am - 3pm
Ages 8 -  15.

How can young people be a part of designing our city? Architecture Studio was a hands-on design/build workshop inviting youth to begin developing dreams and designs for Hudson’s future. With the brick building at the River City Garden as our inspiration, we worked with guest architects (Hallie Chen from San Francisco, and Joan Krevlin from NYC) to develop basic design-thinking skills. We’ll began by visiting the building, and together brainstorming and envisioning uses for it -- thinking about its history, its location, and digging into our own imaginations to picture possibilities for its future. Then we worked with guest architects to learn to draw architectural site plans of our ideas, and to build 3D models -- coming up with truly exciting designs for the future of the building. This 2-day workshop was an introduction to fundamentals in architecture and design, and an opportunity for young people to develop their visions and voices for community change. 

A workshop with Sara Kendall and architect and educator Hallie Chen. Special thank you to DigiFab for their support, and guest architect-critics Joan Krevlin and Liam Turkle.


Friday, December 2: 3pm - 6pm | Ages 5 - 13 | at the Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood

Who takes care of us when we’re sick? What can we fix on our own? Potion Lab, in partnership with Promise Neighbrohood, was a hands-on introduction to wellness, self-care, medicine-making and herbalism. This workshop introduced some of the medicinal plants, herbs and roots that grow around us. Together we transformed these into powerful medicine, making our own lotions, sprays, tinctures, and salves to take home. A workshop with Nicole LoBue and Mandana Boushee.