Archives

 

Events Calendar

Contact Us

Recent News

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

National Program Promotes Volunteerism | Oct. 22, 2018

WANTED: MORE HANDS

Marketing Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers | Oct. 18, 2018

CELEBRATE FARM TO SCHOOL

Chef in the Classroom program at area schools connects students to food | Oct. 8, 2018

Photo Galleries

Photo One2017 Awards Ceremony
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY

Photo One2017 Annual Conference
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY

Photo OneSolar Renaissance
Sullivan Renaissance partners with NYSERDA

More Galleries...

2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004 

KEYNOTE TO SPEAK ON TIPS FOR RURAL PLACEMAKING

Other workshops on Healthy Communities and Gardening

February 17, 2017

[FERNDALE] –The Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference will feature Cynthia Nikitin, Senior Vice President of Project for Public Spaces speaking on building communities through placemaking.  The conference, Building Beautiful, Healthy, Active Communities, will take place on Saturday, March 11 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY.  Registration is at 9am, the program will begin at 10.

Using Sullivan County examples in her keynote address, Cynthia Nikitin will describe the qualities that make a great place while also making a place great.  She will explain the Power of Ten as a planning framework for small towns and rural communities, and how volunteers working with partners and stakeholders can achieve outcomes and impacts beyond their imagining. The entire morning session, as well as the Placemaking for Healthy Communities afternoon session, will be live streamed and can be viewed at www.sullivanrenaissance.org/live.

In an afternoon workshop, Cynthia will discuss placemaking strategies and place-based projects that contribute to people’s health, happiness and well-being.  Participants will be introduced to the Healthy Community Places Audit and guided on ways to use it in their own community.

Also in the afternoon, Stephanie Cohen, The Perennial Diva, will present “Perennials that Drink Responsibly”.  In this dynamic talk participants will learn how to pick the “right plant for the right place.”

Sandy McKelvey, Founder of Hudson Valley Farm to School, will demonstrate fun, hands-on activities that can be used to get children excited about eating fresh fruits and vegetables and engage them, through gardening, to think about where their food comes from.

For more information or to register, call Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445, email info@sullivanrenaissance.org or register online at  www.sullivanrenaissance.org/registration.   

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.