Duke Farms Hike and Lunch

May 18 (Sun) 10am to 2pm: Duke Farms: Traipse around a tobacco millionaire heiress’ overgrown backyard, filled with statues and wild flowers, mansions and stables. We’ll hike around the grounds, visit the beautiful orchid garden green houses and then have lunch at the Farm Barn Café and watch the video in the grand stable’s visitor center. Duke Farms serves as a model of environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. Admission is free.

1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, N.J. 08844

We will begin our visit to Duke Farms at the Orientation Center, housed on the first floor of the historic Farm Barn. The group will have 30 minutes to independently tour the Environmental Center before we head out to the property. Learn about the mission of Duke Farms, land stewardship and sustainability efforts on the property. Pick up a map or Eco-Kit of binoculars, compass, and field guide. At 10:30 am we will depart the Farm Barn. Duke Farms offers 18 miles of paved, gravel, wood-chipped and mown-grass trails and pathways through a variety of habitats. Our hike today will focus on approximately 3.5 miles of mostly flat trails through the heart of the property with stops along the way at several key points of interest including the Orchid Range, the Great Falls, and the Old Country Mansion Foundation. We’ll conclude our visit at 1:30 back at the Farm Barn Café for Lunch which offers a selection of healthy sandwiches, wraps, salads, snacks and beverages. There we can get more acquainted and watch the Eagle Cam.

http://www.dukefarms.org/[masked]

Directions: Duke Farms is located approximately 1.5 miles south of the Somerville Circle along Route 206. Dukes Parkway West intersects Route 206 and brings you into the heart of the property. Turn left onto Habitat Lane for the Visitor Center Parking Lot. The Farm Barn is the large center building.

For more info: http://www.dukefarms.org/en/Visit/Plan-Your-Visit/

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  • Susan

    A smaller group than I expected but we had a great time. Gorgeous weather and great company. thanks for taking a stroll with me!

    May 18, 2014

  • Susan

    36 RSVPs in total for tomorrow. See you all there!

    May 17, 2014

  • Inigo

    OK, I'm holding off to be sure I won't be carousing late the night before. :D ...However... thought I'd share something from Bullfrog Films again... re: water and privatization. John has organized a great group that holds regular screenings on everything from the environment to policy to international politics and how it affects the former. You can often watch it online, but for this, you may have to attend in person. Needless to say, this has been an international crisis (in the developing countries) long before it's hit our airwaves. (Sorry about the 4-part length... MU doesn't like lengthy sharing of info. :D ). This is his email: (cont'd below)

    May 12, 2014

    • Inigo

      p.s. For anyone interested, it's THIS weds nite.

      May 12, 2014

    • Susan

      Let me know if you want me to pick you up in the morning....

      May 17, 2014

  • Susan

    PLEASE make sure that you plan to attend if you have RSVPd.

    May 12, 2014

  • Susan

    sounds great. I will post as an event later today. Unfortunately, I can not attend as I have a previous commitment.

    May 12, 2014

  • Inigo

    :

    THIRST (Movie on Water Privatization) Wed. Night (5/14) Bullfrog Documentary Screenings

    "Dear Friends,
    I’m happy to announce this Wednesday night (5/14) at 7 pm, at the R/C Theaters in downtown Reading, there will be a free screening of THIRST, a film about the threat posed to water supplies around the world by the consolidation of ownership of water supplies in the hands of a few mega multinational corporations, such as Veolia, Suez, RWE and American Water. (cont'd)

    May 12, 2014

  • Inigo

    The R/C Theaters are at 30 North Second Street. There is free parking right across the street. Following the film there will be a panel discussion with Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman, THIRST filmmakers; Cathy Myers, city resident, member of the Reading Environmental Advisory Council and former Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary for Water in the Governor’s office; and Sam Bernhardt, Senior Pennsylvania Organizer for Food & Water Watch. The moderator is Bill Vitale, Reading resident and architect. One of the conclusions that the film draws is ...it’s time to start organizing. Only organized communities stand a chance of holding on to their most precious asset in the era of climate change.... (cont'd)

    May 12, 2014

  • Inigo

    THIRST was nationally broadcast on PBS’s strand of independent documentaries, POV. Among the awards and festivals it was selected for are:
    The Chris Statuette, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
    Top 10 Environmental Documentaries of the Year List, Mother Nature Network
    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
    Hot Docs, Toronto “THIRST is a remarkable film. The looming freshwater crisis is the greatest environmental and human rights crisis of our time. Not surprisingly, the move is on by powerful corporations and governments to commod-ify and cartel-ize the world's water supplies for power and profit. THIRST is the story of this assault and the fight to stop it." Maude Barlow, co-author, with Tony Clarke, “Blue Gold, The Fight to Stop Corporate Theft of the World's Water” PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! John
    __________________
    Bullfrog Films
    http://www.bullfrogcommunities.com/

    May 12, 2014

  • Nancy K.

    Is anyone interested in carpooling from the Lehigh Valley? A friend in D.C. told me this is a fantastic place.

    May 10, 2014

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