biomassBIOMASS FEASIBILITY STUDY APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH NOVEMBER1: The Council is funding evaluations of woody biomass heating opportunities for regional businesses, municipalities, nonprofits and other institutions. Any organization with a building ranging from 6,000 to 25,000 square feet located in Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, or Westchester Counties is eligible. Target facilities include maintenance garages, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and offices.  Grant application deadline is November 1. This is the third round of woody biomass heating feasibility grants WAC has made available through its Forestry Program.

PCeduPURE CATSKILLS EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DUE OCTOBER 20: Over $3,000 in funding is available to Pure Catskills business members to cover expenses associated with attending educational events that support the development of a new marketing opportunity or the adoption of a new production method. Pure Catskills members include farms, retailers, farmer's markets, restaurants and food-related organizations supporting local food systems within Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. Eligible applicants must have a current membership in order to be eligible for this funding opportunity. Up to $250 per person will be awarded for educational events such as workshops, conferences, field days or trainings. Applications must have a postmark no later than October 20, 2010 to be considered. Only mailed proposals will be accepted. No hand-delivered, electronic or faxed submissions will be considered.


November 6, 10am-3pm at the CVI Building in Liberty, NY
Join speak Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms in two sessions that will discuss and explore the importance of consumers buying local food for our health, economy, and the environment; relationship marketing for farmers so as to connect local business to agricultural products and producers. Lunch will serve local food and provide an opportunity for consumers, businesses and farmers to connect. Stay tuned for more information or contact the Conservancy at (570) 226-3164 for more information.

Mentioned in this New York Times article, John DeMaria and Hemlock Hill Farm both participate in the East of Hudson Program's agriculture and forestry offerings.

Spring Lake Farm: Inspiring the Grass Fed Movement in Upstate New York (video): Farmer Ingimundar Kjarval shares his perspective on pastured livestock in this short video. Spring Lake Farm, DelhiAt the upcoming Farmer Appreciation Picnic on October 2nd at the Delaware County Historical Association, we hope to capture your thoughts, dreams and aspirations for farming in the New York City Watershed for our website!

Maryellen Sheehan, a garlic grower at Hilltop Hanover Farm & Educational Center in Yorktown Heights, is featured in this New York Times article.


A handcrafted birch armoire by Catskill WoodNet member Jonah Meyer, owner of Serv ce Station, was highlighted in this NYT piece.

October 6, 2010


October 15
Trained Logger Certification (TLC):

Forest Ecology, Silviculture & BMPs

Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra

Cost: $15

(518) 622-9820


October 21
TLC: Business Planning Worshop
Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra

Cost: free

(518) 622-9820

October 22
TLC: Business Planning Workshop
Delaware County eCenter, Delhi
Cost: free
(518) 622-9820

October 29
TLC: Game of Logging: Level 1
Cost: $25
(518) 622-9820

November 5
TLC: Adult First Aid and CPR
Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra
Cost: $25
(518) 622-9820

October 2-11, varoius times
Various locations in the Catskill region

October 9 & 10, 10am-5pm
Maple Shade Farm, Delhi

October 14, 9am-Noon
Hilltop Hanover Farm, Building F, Yorktown Heights
Cost: Free

October 22, 9am-3:30p
Lennox Model Forest, Delhi
Cost: $20
CCE-DC (607) 865-6531

October 24, 11am-4pm
Hilltop Hanover Pumpkin Day
Cost: $10

(914) 962-2368 or (914)285-4627


 November 5

Forestry Program Dinner & Silent Auction


RSVP required by October 25

November 6

CVI Building, Liberty
Cost: $25
(570) 226-3164
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