Events Calendar, at a glance


Check out this year’s calendar of events, each designed to connect you to your local landscape.  Whether you’re a hiker, a foodie, a gardener, or you just like to sit and enjoy the great outdoors — we have an event for you!

Have an idea for an event?  Email us.  We’d love to hear it!

Edible Mushroom Foraging


February 16 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

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5th Annual Trillium Trek


March 23 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join us on this guided hike to view the magnificent scenery of Greystone as we go in search of the Relict Trillium. Listed as an endangered species, this perennial flowering plant grows prevalent on our 262 acre Greystone Preserve in North Augusta. Ms. Marsha Hamlin, an avid hiker and professional naturalist, will guide you through this beautiful mountain landscape in search of the Trillium.

This event is FREE for current members, and $10 per person for guests.

Become a Land Trust member today and get free admission to outdoor events like this one, ALL YEAR LONG!

Mimosas & Magnolias


April 27  |  9:00am or 11:30am

Bring your friends for a morning of mimosas, fresh spring air, and plenty of laughs as local artist Richard Worth guides you to create a one-of-a-kind painting of elegant Southern flowers.

Don’t worry, we’ll have all the materials. No experience necessary to have a fabulous time and come home with your very own work of art!

Cost: $35 per person, which includes art supplies, canvas, mimosas, and pastries.

All proceeds benefit community gardens and edible forests.

Spring Garden Work Days


Spring 2019  |  8:30am – 10:30am


Help us prepare for spring.  We’ll be getting the Greystone Garden ready, pruning the fruit trees, spreading mulch, and planting summer vegetables.  Come get your hands dirty and see what we’re growing.

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5th Annual Run for the Hills


June 1 | 8:00am – 10:00am

Conquer the hills on this private 262 acre nature preserve packed with beautiful scenery, mature oak-hickory forests, tranquil creeks with granite outcroppings, and endangered wildflowers. The race course will lead you into the heart of this stunning landscape, through twists and turns, along the creeks and up over the mountainous terrain for an adventurous and breathtaking run, or walk if you prefer.  All proceeds benefit the preservation of more landscapes like this throughout the CSRA.

Check out some photos of the Preserve here.

 

Wild Blackberry Foraging


June 22 | 9:00am – 11:30am

Welcome summer by foraging for wild blackberries on the Greystone Preserve. We’ll be picking blackberries off the numerous patches located throughout the property and then divvying up our pickings so everyone will go home with some of the delicious finds! 
 
We may also be harvesting our first crop of blueberries from our young plants (additional cost of $2/pound). 
 
Long pants, gloves, and a bucket/container for your berries recommended. 

 

This event is FREE for current members, and $10 per person for guests and includes all you can pick blackberries.

Become a Land Trust member today and get free admission to outdoor events like this one, ALL YEAR LONG!

Dancing Under the Stars


Date TBD | 8:00pm – 11:00pm


Lace up your kicks and dance the night away at the beautiful Greystone open-air pavilion.  With views of the stars and nature preserve, this is a unique and festive way to spend a Saturday night, rocking out to the best music in an unbeatable location.

This event is FREE for current members, and $10 per person for guests.

Includes: 30 minute introductory swing/hustle lesson, 2 1/2 hours of open dancing, soft drinks and snacks.  BYOB

Become a Land Trust member today and get free admission to outdoor events like this one, ALL YEAR LONG!

 

 

 

Fall & Winter Events


We always have such a blast enjoying all that Greystone has to offer!  Check out what we’re planning for later this year.

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Land Conservation Workshop


Fall 2019 | 9:00am – 11:30am


Learn how to earn some “green” while saving the family farm.  Join us
as natural resource conservation experts provide us with real tools to earn money through the preservation of working forests, farms, and natural lands. Landowners, land managers, and financial management professionals are encouraged to attend.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.  Agenda and list of speakers coming soon.

This event is FREE for current members, and $10 per person for guests

Become a Land Trust member today and get free admission to outdoor events like this one, ALL YEAR LONG!

 

Moonlight Hike


Fall 2019 | 8:00pm – 10:00 pm

Hike the Greystone Preserve by twilight and moonlight and experience another world.  We’ll explore the forest at night, taking in the sounds and smells of nature instead of the typical sights.  If the weather’s good, we’ll celebrate with a campfire and s’mores afterwards, and maybe tell a few ghost stories too!

 

Craft Beer for Conservation


Fall 2019 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm

 
 
 
Join the CSRLT family at Riverwatch Brewery to enjoy a cold pint of a speciality brew made with herbs from our very own Greystone Preserve, or one of your Riverwatch favorites!
 
10% of your tab will go to the support the Land Trust and our community conservation efforts.

The 16th Annual Bash


October 24, 2019 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for a magical evening under the stars as we celebrate 16 years of saving local forests, farms, rivers, and open spaces.

We’ll be roasting oysters, grooving to live blues music, giving away amazing prizes, kicking back around the fire, and enjoying the breathtaking views of the Savannah River.

 

Garden Work Days


Fall 2019 | 8:00am – 11:00am

 
 
 
Help us prepare for fall! We’ll be getting the gardens ready for the fall and winter months, spreading mulch, and planting some pollinator friendly plants. Come lend a hand and check out the beautiful Greystone Preserve.

AU Day of Service


November 2019 | 8:30am – 11:30am


Augusta University is a committed member of our local community.  Every year, the students, staff, and faculty of AU join together to volunteer their time for countless local organizations, including the Land Trust.  This year, we’ll be building all sorts of cool things on our Greystone Preserve, including a new home for our bees, arbors and benches for the campus, and planting more goodies in the food forest.

You don’t have to be a part of AU to lend a hand, either.  Sign up today and help beautify your community.

Holiday Wreath Making


December 2019 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Get ready for the holidays and craft your own one-of-a-kind natural wreath for your front door (or anywhere!).  We’ll have local floral artists leading you in making your own fresh wreath.  We’ll provide all the materials and the know-how.  Just bring your creativity… and get ready for some serious holiday cheer!

Hot spiked cider and light refreshments served.  More details coming soon.