|Preppin' for Sandy
| Plan for the worst, hope for the best. That's where we're at, here at the Council. We're already posting contact info to our Disaster Assistance webpage. You can also follow our Facebook Page and blog, You & Your Watershed, for information of interest and further details. Agricultural Program participants who need assistance should call (607) 865-7090; all other participants should reach out to the Main Office at (607) 865-7790. Be safe, be smart.
|Calf Facility Open House
| Friday, November 2
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
561 Gay Brook Road
Tour the group-housed calf barn at Dave and Laurie Grant's farm. Dr. Mark Thomas of Countryside Vet Clinic in Lowville will talk about calf-rearing basics, calf health, and group housed feeding systems. Sponsored by PRO-Dairy, CCE-Delaware, the Council's Dairy Producer Group and Agricultural Program, this calf facility open house is free and open to the public with a focus on producers interested in calf management and innovative calf housing. RSVP by Monday, October 29 with Kim Holden at (607) 865-7090, ext. 241. Bring a chair and brown bag lunch; beverages will be provided.
|E3 Conference November 8-9
|Reading the Forested Landscape
Tom Wessels, author
Saturday, November 10
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Delhi Fire Hall
5 Delview Terrace 13753
In celebration of its 20-year milestone, the Master Forest Owners (MFO) Program presents Tom Wessels, author of Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England. Tom's books served as the basis for the MFO Reading Program which introduces people to approaches used to interpret a forest's history while wandering through it. Using evidence such as tree shapes, trunk scars, the pattern of stump decay, stone wall construction, and the lay of the land, landowners can unravel complex stories etched into their forested landscape. Tom will provide insight into "forest forensics" and clues only a forest ecosystem can share. After lunch, Tom will guide the group on an interpretive history walk of a local woodland parcel.
CCE Forestry Educator Ron Frisbee will also present on the Woods Forum, peer-to-peer networking where woodland owners can learn from each other's experiences in their woods. Registration costs $10 and includes lunch. The first 25 paid registrations will receive a free copy of Tom Wessels' "Forest Forensics: A Field Guide." For information and to register, call (518) 622-9820, ext. 0. This program is sponsored by the Council's Watershed Forestry Program, CCE-Columbia/Greene Counties, and NYC DEP.
|Seasonal Recipes & Free Tote Bag
The Catskills region abounds with fall produce, jams,
jellies, maple products, honey and more for your holiday cooking and baking.Pure Catskills
is your source for finding farm-fresh products and ideas -- Fresh From the Catskills! Check out seasonal recipes or download the coupon for a free Pure Catskills tote bag -- simply visit the "Fresh from the Catskills" webpage
or follow us on the Pure Catskills Facebook Page
or Twitter @PureCatskills.
|Sheep & Goat Producer Group Meeting|
Thursday, November 8
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dirty Girl Farm
539 Perch Lake Road
Newcomer Cyndi Wright of Dirty Girl Farm will share her experience on her first-year goat dairy including selling fresh goat milk off the farm and getting certified for the sale of fluid milk. Cyndi will take the group on a tour of her farm and mini-pasturizing facility, introduce her herd, and explain the benefits of goat's milk and its marketing potential.
This Sheep & Goat Producer Group farm tour is free and open to the public. To sign up, contact Kim Holden at (607) 865-7090. Those interested in carpooling can meet at the Watershed Agricultural Program offices at 44 West Street in Walton at 5:15 p.m. Space is limited, so please RSVP.
|Final Catskills CRAFT Meeting of 2012|
Monday, November 19
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Berry Brook Farm
310 Henderson Hollow Road Roscoe 12776
New and beginner farmers are invited to this year-end Harvest Celebration at the farm of Eleanor Blakeslee-Drain. Along with thanking all who contributed to the the group's programs this year, we'll plan the 2013 CRAFT schedule
. Visit with friends, farmers and mentors one more time before the frost. Gather 'round a potluck dinner of fabulous local foods and bring a dish to pass! Carpool will be available; email [email protected] or call (914) 720-1020.
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Easement Program Committee Meeting
Calf Facility Open House
Sheep & Goat Producer Group Farm Tour
TLC Forest Pests and Diseases
Sustainable Education for the Next Generation
TLC Game of Logging: Level 1
Reading the Forested Landscape
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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