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Farm to Market Connection, Liberty, March 25Join us for a day of networking and education about the most current topics in direct marketing. Gather with local food advocates from across the region including farmers, retailers, restaurateurs, specialty food producers, distributors, farmers' market staff and economic development practitioners. The Farm to Market Connection is the perfect way to get the growing season off to the right start! Register online here. Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter 

 forestlandownerForest Landowners' Workshop March 10 
Forest Landowners' Workshop at the Agroforestry Center on March 10Do you own woodlands you'd like to manage in some way? Do you want to know about the value of trees as timber or about other opportunities your forests provide? Mary Spring, professional forester, will provide basic concepts of best forestry management practices, and forest management planning, as well as the value of working with a forester in this afternoon workshop,"Landowners and Your Woods: A Forest Management Primer." Hosted by the Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra, this workshop is open to landowners and their families from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Cost is $10/person or $15/family. To register, contact CCE Greene County (518) 622-9820  Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter

agvideoAg in Action

Agricultural Best Management Practice: Manure Storage
Agricultural Best Management Practice: Manure Storage
This slideshow chronicles the construction of  a manure storage unit, a collaborative project that involved many yards of concrete and the technical expertise of staffers from the Watershed Agricultural Program including the Council, NRCS, CCE and Delaware County Soil & Water. With funding from USDA AWEP (Agriculture Water Enhancement Program) and NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the project addressed a water quality issue worth solving. You can read more in the 2011 Watershed Agricultural Program Annual Report. Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter View our photos on flickr

 landleaseLand for Hay

Catskills FarmLink Listing in Neversink Catskills FarmLink currently lists 22 properties for lease, sale and partnership. Farmers looking to get on the land in the Catskills can find property opportunities, like these two DEP land parcels of seven acres each for haying in Neversink, with a simple click of the mouse.
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Back to the Start
Back to the Start
Thanks to John Schwartz, our DEP liaison, for this nifty animation short film entitled, "Back to the Start." Country music legend Willie Nelson sings Coldplay's  'The Scientist' on this soundtrack.

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blogfeedBlog Feed We get a lot of great stuff in our inbox each week. As an Information Aggregator and Resource Matchmaker, we try to connect the right info with the right people. Sometimes we put this shared information, like grants and partner events, on our website. Most times, we find a home for it our blog, You & Your Watershed . If you have information to share on this platform, send us an email and we'll include it in our weekly wrap-up. We may even share it on our weekly radio call-in, Watershed Wake-up Call on WIOX, 91.3FM.

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Online Annual Report: NY Farm Viability Institute 2011
The Potential for Urban Agriculture in New York City (Earth Institute at Columbia University, Urban Design Lab)
Website: Catskill Harvest

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March 2

Trained Logger Certification-Adult First Aid & CPR



March 3

Catskills CRAFT: Seed Starting at Silver Heights Farm Nursery



March 6 & 7

Nutrient Management Workshop

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March 8

Bionutrient Rich Crop Production Workshop

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March 10

Landowners and Your Woods: A Forest Management Primer



March 12

TLC Game of Logging 1



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Crop & No-Till School



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CWC's Disaster Preparedness Workshop



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Farm to Market Connection 



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Easement Program Committee Meeting





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The Watershed Agricultural Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the economic viability of agriculture and forestry through the protection of water quality and the promotion of land conservation in the New York City Watershed region. The WAC is funded by The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service and other federal, foundation and private sources. The WAC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.