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Pure Catskills Guide to Farm Fresh P roducts 2012-13 Pure Catskills is making it even easier for you to connect with local farmstands, farmers' markets, harvest festivals and the fall bounty. Thanks to a grant from NYS Department of Ag & Markets and the Pride of New York campaign, we've teamed up to promote regional farmers. Visit the "Fresh from the Catskills" webpage or follow us on the Pure Catskills Facebook Page or Twitter @PureCatskills for more details. Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Find us on Google+

chickenWhich First - Chicken or Egg? 
Pastured Poultry Workshop October 4-6, 2012 If you've been thinking of raising meat birds for market, layers for farmstand eggs, or Thanksgiving heritage-breed turkeys, sign up for the Pastured Poultry Workshop on October 4, 5, 6. Hosted by CCE-Delaware and the Council's Agricultural and Farm to Market Programs, this 3-parter draws on the expertise of a feed specialist, veterinarian, and poultry farmer to give you the answers you need to the age-old question, "chicken or egg?" Cost is $15 per day, $30 for all three sessions. Register by September 28 with CCE Educator Janet Aldrich at (607) 865-6531. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn Find us on Google+

deerfenceHey You, Keep Out!
The folks at Clearpool Model Forest in Kent took matters into their own hands to keep hungry deer from munching down early tree growth...the old fashioned way. Read more about Green Chimneys/Clearpool Education Center's deer exclosure and how you can build one yourself in the Fall issue of the Watershed Farm & Forest.

showusSay "Cauliflowers"
Pure Catskills Faces of Buying Local If you missed your chance at the Delaware County Fair to add your face to the growing numbers of "buy local" supporters, we believe in second chances (and thirds!) We're bringing the Pure Catskills Cauliflower Lady to three events this fall: the Cauliflower Festival on September 29, Taste of the Catskills on October 6-7, and New Green City on October 10. Stop by our booth, say "Cauliflowers" and we'll post your photo to our Flickr page. While you're at it, don't forget to scribble your reasons for buying local on our graffiti board or tell us why on Facebook. Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Google+ 

 tuffBuilding Community One Farmer at a Time
June Wright at Tuff-n-Nuff Farm, Bovina, Catskills FarmLink Success
June Wright is living her dream at Tuff-n-Nuff Farm in Bovina thanks to Catskills FarmLink. Read her story here on the Council's blog,  or make your own dream come true by visiting the land listings pages at Catskills FarmLink.
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Shopping at Whole Foods on September 20 benefits Hilltop Hanover Farm At Whole Foods Yonkers, shop anytime on Thursday, September 20 and 5% of net sales will benefit our Croton Watershed partner, Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center.
A former dairy farm in the 1600s, Hilltop Hanover Farm is a regional education center that offers programs on healthy and sustainable food production and teaches skills for small-scale suburban and urban farming techniques, illustrating sustainable living practices for the region and local communities. Hilltop offers lectures, tours, hiking, picnicking, pick your own vegetables, a CSA share and much more.
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Getting Attention! Nonprofit Tagline Awards The Watershed Agricultural Council's tagline "Working Farms + Healthy Forests = Clean Drinking Water" was nominated in the 2012 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards out of more than 1,400 taglines worldwide. Help us cross the finish line, and claim the Environmental tagline honors by voting here by October 5.

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September 21

Biomass Fuel Symposium



September 28

Farm to Fork



September 29

Cauliflower Festival



October 4-6

Pastured Poultry Workshop



October 5

Cornell On-farm Energy Workshop



October 5

TLC Skidder Bridge Construction Workshop



October 6

Small-Scale Woodlot Management

Slate Hill


October 6-7

Taste of the Catskills 



October 10

New Green City



October 12

TLC Forest Ecology and Silviculture


October 15-16

Growing Health 2012: Cultivating Common Ground



November 1

Easement Program Committee Meeting



November 8

TLC Forest Pests and Diseases



November 8-9
Sustainable Education for the Next Generation


November 9

TLC Game of Logging: Level 1


November 15

Harvesting Opportunities

Saratoga Springs


Many more events, events and workshops listed on the Pure Catskills home page and on the Council's event pages for agriculture and forestry.



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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.