Solar panels supply electricity to water pump in pasture.solarSOLAR PROJECT SHEDS LIGHT ON TALK: East of Hudson Engineer Andy Cheung P.E. will present at the "Farm, Folks and Funding" conference at the Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua. There is still time register as the conference was rescheduled due to weather. Andy will highlight work recently completed in the Croton Watershed on Hemlock Hill Farm in Cortlandt Manor. Check out the project photos within his presentation, Design of a Solar-Operated Pump and Watering System.

farmheartFARMHEART FELLOWSHIP: The Farm to Market Program is looking for a communications savvy, farming-passionate part-timer for the Farmheart Fellowship; applications are due February 15.

Pure Catskills members Michelle Premura and Terry hannum at NOFA winter conference, Diggin' DiversityviewVIEWS FROM THE FIELD: Pure Catskills member Michelle Premura of the Turquoise Barn (pictured at left with fellow PC member Terry Hannum of Abundance Farm) shares her experience at the NOFA-NY winter conference. Premura and Hannum attended Diggn' Diversity last month with the assistance of the Agricultural Education Grant.

bedfordMARTHA OF BEDFORD & A WHOLE FARM PLAN? Carrie Davis and Brendan Murphy of the East of Hudson Program were on hand at the Bedford 2020 Environmental Action Day last weekend. The event drew over 700 residents, including Martha Stewart, who took home our Whole Farm Planning rack card! Check out this event video from Bedford-Katonah Patch.

Watershed 1010 video from Surfrider FoundationwatershedvideoWATERSHED 101: The Surfrider Foundation shares an animated overview of how a watershed works. Check out this 1:29 minute video, Watershed 101.


NEWSLETTER: Watershed Farm & Forest

BROCHURE: Prescribed Grazing Management Getting Started with Rotational Grazing

GRANT: USDA NRCS Offers Funding to New York Organic Producers due March 4

APPLY: LEAD-NY Accepting Applications for Class 14 due March 1

REPORT: U.S. Geographic Survey: Water Resources and Natural Gas Production from Marcellus Shale
NEWSLETTER: Watershed News (USEPA)

NEWSLETTER: Watershed Currents (CWC)


WEBSITE:  Earth911 for everything recycling

ORDER: 2011 DCSWC Tree & Shrub Program


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FEBRUARY 4, 2011
Farm Solar Project

February 12

Farm to School/Institution Meeting


February 15
February 17
CCE-Orange, CCE-Ulster
February 19

Joel Salatin Talks with Hudson Valley Farmers


March 4 


Trained Logger Certification - Adult First Aid and CPR

March 27 


Farm to Market Connection



Guests for this month include:
2/9 Farm Chatter with Denise Warren "It's in the Soup"
2/16: Astor Boozer & Ivy Allen, USDA NRCS
2/23: Karen Rauter, Stream Management Coordinator for Neversink & Rondout Basins
3/2: Farm Chatter with Denise Warren and Linda Smith, Sherman Hill Farm
3/9: Natalie Wightman, Wightman Specialty Woods
Tune in to Watershed Wednesday at 1 p.m. Live streaming audio on WIOX 91.3FM. Missed a show? Listen to 10 previous recordings online.
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