burns | 1 Dec 03:09 2010

Community Training in Ecological Design, Schuyler County, NY 2011

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute

www.fingerlakespermaculture.org

presents

COMMUNITY TRAINING IN ECOLOGICAL DESIGN

February through April 2011
Montour Falls, NY

Are you a landowner, farmer, or gardener?

Do you want a more sustainable and abundant life?

Learn a design method to improve home scale food and forest  
production, to conserve resources, and save money.

Study basic ecological principles and permaculture methods and use  
them to solve problems on your own home and landscape.

Help make better choices for our land, families, and communities.

Create your own sustainable design for a backyard, garden space,  
vacant lot, field, forest, or even an entire village. Examples and  
applications will be presented in both an urban and rural settings.  
Design subjects include gardens, water management, earthworks, small  
woodlot management, buildings, energy, soils, compost, animals, and  
more.

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Dave Jacke | 1 Dec 15:55 2010

Coppice Agroforestry: A new video, ten days, $6K, and progress!

Sorry for any cross-postings!  Please forward.
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Hello friends!

I am happy to announce several bits of newsy interest.

First, I have produced my first video arising from research on Mark Krawczyk’s and my Coppice Agroforestry book, looking at, of all things, the coppicing of Christmas trees!  Whodathunkit?  I didn’t even know you could do such a thing until I got an email in response to our Kickstarter campaign.  It’s pretty cool, as it saves money, reduces labor, and builds soil and wildlife habitat, so I hope the idea spreads. I put a low res version of this video up on the Kickstarter update page for our book, but this one is higher res, has no copyright issues (!), and includes some fun new music from yours truly and my friends Tatiana and Daniel.  You can view the video “Unbroken Circle” at: 


Second, I wanted to thank you all and let y’all know that Mark and I have ten days left to our Kickstarter campaign!  We have received $12,000 in backing so far, which is rather incredible!  And, we have another $6,000 we need to make this effort really work through the winter for us, so if you haven’t already backed our project please consider doing so.  You can visit our Kickstarter campaign at: 


Finally, I wanted to update folks a bit.  Mark heads out to California today to do coppice case study research there, in Oregon, and on the way back across the continent. Your support has made this trip work amazingly well, both monetarily and in terms of finding case study sites and people to connect with.  Thank you all!  This book has become a real community effort, and we feel grateful for that.  It looks much more likely that Mark will travel to Europe this winter, and given some of the leads people have sent we are also considering a trip to the Canadian Maritimes to visit little foot yurts, among other people and places (http://www.lfy.ca/).

In the meantime, Mark has written many dozens of pages of first draft, downloading from his bodymind much of what he has learned over his years of experience, pondering, and reading about coppice, pollard, and so on.  I have a lot of review and editing in my near future as we begin cutting, shaping, reframing, and filling in around these very early pieces.  I have also continued developing the plant species database, a long and tedious process that is coming along well.  In addition, our list of scientific papers and other references—both on hand and discoverd-but-not-yet-seen—has grown rather huge, much larger than we thought it would be, so I have also been organizing all of our references and contacts into a database to help us work out what refs we have on what topics/species, which we want to acquire, and where the holes in our literature search lie.  Another tedious process, but quite interesting, actually, to get an overview of where the field stands.

So our project is well underway, and we have a long way to go!  Thanks for your interest, thanks for your support, and thanks for telling your friends what we’re up to so we can receive more support, monetary and otherwise.  We hope you had a good Thanksgiving, and we wish you a happy solstichristmahanukwanzaa!!!

Peace and blessings,

Dave
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Dave Jacke
Dynamics Ecological Design
308 Main St. #2C • Greenfield, MA • 01301
603-831-1298 • davej-4qqC7QAnL53umQtgBMjj7tc4BgJavcNa@public.gmane.orgm

Visit www.edibleforestgardens.com for information on or to purchase my award-wining two-volume book, Edible Forest Gardens.

Mark Krawczyk and I are now writing a new book on Coppice Agroforestry!  Find out more and support our effort at 
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coppiceagroforestry/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book.

It is not the strongest species that survives,
nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.
    Charles Darwin


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<div>------------------</div>Hello friends!<div><br></div>
<div>I am happy to announce several bits of newsy interest.</div>
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<div>First, I have produced my first video arising from research on Mark Krawczyk&rsquo;s and my Coppice Agroforestry book, looking at, of all things, the coppicing of Christmas trees!&nbsp;&nbsp;Whodathunkit? &nbsp;I didn&rsquo;t even know&nbsp;you could do such a thing&nbsp;until I got an email in response to our Kickstarter campaign. &nbsp;It&rsquo;s pretty cool, as it saves money, reduces labor, and builds soil and wildlife habitat, so I hope the idea spreads. I put a low res version of this video up on the Kickstarter update page for our book, but this one is higher res, has no copyright issues (!), and includes some fun new music from yours truly and my friends Tatiana and Daniel. &nbsp;You can view the video &ldquo;Unbroken Circle&rdquo; at:&nbsp;</div>
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<div><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsN1iTL6JBY">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsN1iTL6JBY</a></div>
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<div>Second, I wanted to thank you all and let y&rsquo;all know that Mark and I have ten days left to our Kickstarter campaign! &nbsp;We have received $12,000 in backing so far, which is rather incredible! &nbsp;And, we have another $6,000 we need to make this effort really work through the winter for us, so if you haven&rsquo;t already backed our project please consider doing so. &nbsp;You can visit our Kickstarter campaign at:&nbsp;</div>
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<div><a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1713110732/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book">http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1713110732/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book</a></div>
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<div>Finally, I wanted to update folks a bit. &nbsp;Mark heads out to California today to do coppice case study research there, in Oregon, and on the way back across the continent. Your support has made this trip work amazingly well, both monetarily and&nbsp;in terms of&nbsp;finding case study sites and people to connect with. &nbsp;Thank you all! &nbsp;This book has become a real community effort, and we feel grateful for that. &nbsp;It looks much more likely that Mark will travel to Europe this winter, and given some of the leads people have sent we are also considering a trip to the Canadian Maritimes to visit little foot yurts, among other people and places (<a href="http://www.lfy.ca/">http://www.lfy.ca/</a>).</div>
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<div>In the meantime, Mark has written many dozens of pages of first draft, downloading from his bodymind much of what he has learned over his years of experience, pondering, and reading about coppice, pollard, and so on. &nbsp;I have a lot of review and editing in my near future as we begin cutting, shaping, reframing, and filling in around these very early pieces. &nbsp;I have also continued developing the plant species database, a long and tedious process that is coming along well. &nbsp;In addition, our list of scientific papers and other references&mdash;both on hand and discoverd-but-not-yet-seen&mdash;has grown rather huge, much larger than we thought it would be, so I have also been organizing all of our references and contacts into a database to help us work out what refs we have on what topics/species, which we want to acquire, and where the holes in our literature search lie. &nbsp;Another tedious process, but quite interesting, actually, to get an overview of where the field stands.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>So our project is well underway, and we have a long way to go! &nbsp;Thanks for your interest, thanks for your support, and thanks for telling your friends what we&rsquo;re up to so we can receive more support, monetary and otherwise. &nbsp;We hope you had a good Thanksgiving, and we wish you a happy solstichristmahanukwanzaa!!!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Peace and blessings,</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Dave<br><div>
<span class="Apple-style-span"><span class="Apple-style-span"><div>-------------<br>Dave Jacke<br>Dynamics Ecological Design<br>308 Main St. #2C &bull; Greenfield, MA &bull; 01301<br>603-831-1298 &bull; <a href="mailto:davej@...">davej@...m</a><br><br>Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edibleforestgardens.com">www.edibleforestgardens.com</a>&nbsp;for information on or to&nbsp;purchase my award-wining two-volume book,&nbsp;Edible Forest&nbsp;Gardens.</div>
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<div>Mark Krawczyk and I are now writing a&nbsp;new book on Coppice Agroforestry! &nbsp;Find&nbsp;out more and support our effort at&nbsp;<br><a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coppiceagroforestry/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book">http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coppiceagroforestry/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book</a>.<br><div><br></div>
<div>It is not the strongest species that survives,</div>
<div>nor the most intelligent,</div>
<div>but the one most responsive to change.</div>
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Sandra J. Repp | 1 Dec 20:31 2010
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Local Fresh & U-Cut Tree Sources

You'll find an updated list of local tree growers, locations, hours of operation, types of evergreens and
other products they offer -- as well as tips for planting your live tree after the holidays -- on the
CCE-Tompkins website at: http://ccetompkins.org/agriculture/buy-local/u-cut-christmas-trees

burns | 2 Dec 01:12 2010

Public Geothermal Dig tomorrow Dec. 2, Groton NY

Gleason Geothermal is having a geothermal system dig and installation that is open to the public! Come and see what we do here at Gleason on a residential dig. You can get up close and personal with us and ask us any questions about the entire geothermal installation process. The dig will be filmed by Ithaca's local public broadcasting channel for a feature on an upcoming TV show. Also, there will be an informational/educational booth set up on site. Tell your friends, family, and colleagues about this unique opportunity to see a live geothermal dig. Coffee and granola bars will be served.

This dig will take place on Thursday December 2nd at 932 Auburn Rd. Groton, NY 13073. Feel free to show up anytime after 8:45AM. If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact me.

We hope to see you out there!

Sincerely,

Eric Johnston
Marketing Rep Gleason Geothermal
eric-mpRxF4aszPAoAwo4+MbR3NBPR1lH4CV8@public.gmane.org
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Upcoming events in Agriculture, Natural Resources & Horticulture, South Central NY (CCE)

Upcoming events in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Horticulture

in the South Central New York Region


AGRICULTURE

 

Dano’s Heuriger on Seneca Hosts the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail- Saturday, December 4, while Holiday revelers are visiting Seneca Lake Wineries for the Deck the Halls event, they can stop at Dano’s for free cheese samplings offered by members of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. The cheese makers will greet visitors with samples and Holiday gift ideas, from Noon until 4:00 PM.  Dano’s combines the traditional Viennese Winery Restaurant concept with the region’s awards winning wines and always carries a variety of the locally produced cheeses. The Heuriger (pronounced Hoy-rig-er),located on Route 414 south of Lodi, sits amidst the Finger Lakes landscape of rolling hills, vineyards, farmlands and offers a spectacular vista of Seneca Lake. Here is a chance to meet the Finger Lakes cheese makers, all in one location, a unique setting, and sample their wares. Contact Larry Wilcox at Artisan Foods cell # 585-739-3049 or email ArtisanFoods-aYIB8uWIUb2Vn7q6wjsIow@public.gmane.org          

 

Growing Potatoes & Tomatoes in a Disease-Plagued World- Friday, December 10, 10:00am-12:30pm. Held at Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY. Learn about major diseases of potatoes and tomatoes and how to manage them using the latest disease resistant varieties and other management practices.  Learn how to distinguish late blight from early blight on these two crops, and bring in your own tubers in for help diagnosing problems.  Workshop will be led by Cornell plant pathologists Tom Zitter and Keith Perry, Michael Glos of Cornell's organic plant breeding program, and Elizabeth Dyck of NOFA-NY. Enjoy snacks made from potatoes, tomatoes, and cover crops This workshop is sponsored by the Northeast Organic/Sustainable Potato project (NOSP) and is FREE and open to the public. For additional information please contact Michael Glos at mag22-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org or (607) 227-7793.

Finger Lakes Cheese Trail- Saturday December 11, 10:00 AM -3:00 PM Learn about the wonderful variety of cheeses produced here in the Finger Lakes by visiting our local cheese producers and sampling their products. The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail is a new organization of 10 cheese producers from throughout the Finger Lakes who make artisan cheeses from milk produced at their family farms. Great cheeses are being made, ranging from English style raw milk cheddars, cheese curd, Gouda and Swiss types from dairy cow milk, to blue cheeses, chevre and feta from goats and sheep milk. Visit our page on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail and follow the links to the participating farms! See a Google Map to Finger Lakes Cheese Trail sites. http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/05/19/finger-lakes-cheese-trail

 

Artisan Cheese Making Class hosted by Endless Mountains RC&D Council, December 13-15th at the Tioga County Fairgrounds, Whitneyville, Tioga County, PA.  The class is being taught by Peter Dixon, Dairy Foods Consulting and proprietor of the Training Center for Farmstead Cheesemaking in VT. For more information on Peter, please visit his website at www.dairyfoodsconsulting.com. The registration fee for the class is $100 for residents of Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming Counties.  All other residents will pay the full class fee of $350.  The registration fee covers the cost of instruction, class materials and manual, breaks and lunch each day.  Registration is due by Tuesday, December 7th.  Discounted fees for local residents are being provided through a sponsorship from the County Commissioners and Conservation Districts of Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming Counties. If you have any questions about the class or need additional information, please contact the office at 570-265-5288 ext 118 or email Stacy Koch, RC&D Coordinator, at Stacy.Koch-s9i7JOS3SFJYTrM/R70HSA@public.gmane.org

 

Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference- December 14, 2010 David L. Call Auditorium, Cornell University. The program will focus on the current situation and outlook for the national economy as well as a fruit, vegetable and horticulture; and dairy and feed grains sessions. Special general sessions on the world outlook and financial situation are planned. The program is presented by the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.  Visit  http://aem.cornell.edu/outreach/ag_outlook_conference.php for registration and program information.

 

Starting a Vegetable Farm Online Course Debuts in January -the Cornell Small Farms Program is adding yet another online course to its repertoire: Starting a Small-Scale Vegetable Farm. If you’re in the planning stages of a diversified vegetable enterprise, this course will help you with site selection, enterprise budgets, cultivation, equipment, cover crops, and more. The course runs Jan. 5 – Feb. 23, and incorporates optional face-to-face meetings at the Northeast Organic Farming Association conference on Jan 22-23 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Beginning farmer scholarships for the conference are available until Dec. 6 for those interested in attending, but you must register separately for the conference. Erica Frenay at 607-255-9911or ejf5-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org.  www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/

 

Community Training in Ecological Design, Schuyler County NY. February through April 2011 in Montour Falls, NY. Are you a landowner, farmer, or gardener? Do you want a more sustainable and abundant life? Learn a design method to improve home scale food and forest production, to conserve resources, and save money. Study basic ecological principles and permaculture methods and use them to solve problems on your own home and landscape. Help make better choices for our land, families, and communities. Create your own sustainable design for a backyard, garden space, vacant lot, field, forest, or even an entire village. Examples and applications will be presented in both an urban and rural settings. Design subjects include gardens, water management, earthworks, small woodlot management, buildings, energy, soils, compost, animals, and more. Schedule: Weekend Workshop: February 12 & 13. Tuesday evenings: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., February 15 - April 12. Instructors: Steve Gabriel, Michael Burns, and Karryn Olson-Ramanujan with guest presenters. Tuition: $200 - $400 (based on what you can afford) Thanks to the Schuyler County Environmental Management Council, and the Finger Lakes Resource Conservation & Development Council, a limited number of half scholarships are available for residents of Schuyler, Stueben, Chemung, Ontario, Seneca and Yates counties. A special thanks goes to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County (EPO/EEO) for their support of this program. Contact: Call (607) 227-0316 or visit http://www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org for information and registration.

 

NOFA-NY Introduces New Farm Technical Assistance Help Line -The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NY) is excited to announce the launch of its new Help- Line for technical assistance questions relating to organic farming. Have a nagging issue or question about who, what, when, or how regarding organic? Try the NOFA-NY Help Line to help reduce risks associated with organic agriculture in your future. This free call is available now. Call toll free, 1-855-2NOFANY, or 1-855-266-3269.  You may also ask questions via email by contacting Robert Perry at robert-qI0gBzMh2Bgdnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.org

 

The Pesticide Management Education Program now has a distance learning center- This site is the home to on-line pesticide applicator courses produced by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Each one qualifies for New York DEC recertification credits. http://pmepcourses.cce.cornell.edu/

 

Interested in doing something with your land? Whether you’re wondering about small scale farming options or simply want to generate income to help offset the taxes, Cornell’s Small Farms program produces the SMALL FARMS QUARTERLY magazine full of articles on small scale agriculture and land use issues.  Monthly updates will keep you in touch with a schedule of classes that are open to the public.  To be added to the email list or receive a printed copy contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County at 607-734-4453.

 

New USDA Grant Awards Mean $3million Investment in Northeast Beginning Farmers. Erica Frenay at 607-255-9911 or ejf5-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.orgwww.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/-

 

 

NATURAL RESOURCES

 

USDA FORESTRY INITIATIVE OFFERS WILDLIFE FUNDING IN NEW YORK. The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) and will focus on creating and enhancing Shrubland Habitat for at-risk bird and other species. Eligible conservation practices include early successional habitat development and management, tree and shrub establishment, and forest trails and landings. Applications Accepted through January 14.  More information is available on the New York NRCS website at www.ny.nrcs.usda.gov.

 

Gas Leasing Considerations for Landowners -Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the Addison HS Auditorium (Colwell St, Addison) - 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Topics include “Overview of the Marcellus Shale,” Jim Grace, CCE-Steuben County and “Tips for Protecting Your Interests” Brett Chedzoy, CCE-Schuyler County.  Many current gas leases will expire over the next few years.  The information presented will provide landowners with a better understanding of the Marcellus Shale, and steps that landowners can take to protect their interests during natural gas development activities. For more information contact CCE-Steuben County at 607-664-2300 or CCE-Schuyler County at 607-535-7161. 

 

Tree Care Workshop Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County will host a on Thursday, December 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Corning Public Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza.  The presentation includes information about site assessment and tree selection to ensure successful plantings. Topics to be discussed include the signs and symptoms, identification, regulation and quarantine, and management strategies.Gregory Muller, Service Forester for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will provide an update on the Emerald Ash Borer.  There is no cost for the workshop but registration is requested by December 8. Contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County at 607-664-2300 or email Stephanie at sms64-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org to register. For more infomration, visit www.putknowledgetowork.com.

Free Guided Tree Walks- Saturday December 11, 2:15 PM -4:15 PM. Join Akiva Silver, tree lore raconteur extraordinaire of Primitive Pursuits, and kindle your own passion and appreciation for the world of trees. If you want to go beyond simple tree identification and learn their edible, medicinal and utilitarian uses, then this is the walk for you. For adults, and children with supervision. Pre-registration is not required, but is recommended in the event that we must cancel the walk. Please come dressed for the weather.  Due to the bridges being down at Stewart Park, this series has been moved to Ecovillage. This 4 part series will be offered on Saturdays from 2:15 - 4:15, on 9/25, 10/23, 11/20, 12/11. Note: location change: now at ecovillage. Directions: From Rt. 79 West, turn on to Rachel Carson Way. Follow the driveway all the way to the back and stay to the right. We will meet in the parking lot near the Song common house. It will be appreciated if you don’t speed when driving down Rachel Carson Way.  Contact Tim Drake, 607-272-2292 if you have any questions. http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/08/12/free-guided-tree-walks  


The PA Forests Web Seminar Center ( http://rnrext.cas.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/) is pleased to announce the December on-line program. Mark Banker, Senior Biologist, The Ruffed Grouse Society, will be presenting Grouse and Woodcock on Tuesday, December 14th at noon and again at 7 p.m.  Each seminar lasts approximately one hour. This presentation will cover the annual life cycle and ecology of ruffed grouse and American woodcock, how to manage for their habitat needs, and the effects of hunting on their populations.  We will also discuss management of their habitats, including statistics on forest habitat trends and population trends for grouse, woodcock, and the songbirds that share their habitats. Qualifies for 1.0 SAF CFE credit hour, Category 2.  To register and take part in the live seminars or to view the upcoming seminars schedule, visit http://rnrext.cas.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/.

Cathy Barnes

Administrative Assistant

The Land Use Team

323 Owego St, Unit 5

Montour Falls, NY 14865

607-535-7161

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County provides equal program and employment opportunities.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling CCE of Schuyler County at 607-535-7161 no later than one week before the beginning of any event to make arrangements.  Requests received after this date will be met when possible.


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<div>Dano&rsquo;s Heuriger on Seneca Hosts the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail- Saturday, December 4, while Holiday revelers are visiting Seneca Lake Wineries for the Deck the Halls event, they can stop at Dano&rsquo;s for free cheese samplings offered by members of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. The cheese makers will greet visitors with samples and Holiday gift ideas, from Noon until 4:00 PM. &nbsp;Dano&rsquo;s combines the traditional Viennese Winery Restaurant concept with the region&rsquo;s awards winning wines and always carries a variety of the locally produced cheeses. The Heuriger (pronounced Hoy-rig-er),located on Route 414 south of Lodi, sits amidst the Finger Lakes landscape of rolling hills, vineyards, farmlands and offers a spectacular vista of Seneca Lake. Here is a chance to meet the Finger Lakes cheese makers, all in one location, a unique setting, and sample their wares. Contact Larry Wilcox at Artisan Foods cell # 585-739-3049 or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ArtisanFoods@...">ArtisanFoods@...</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div>
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<div>Growing Potatoes &amp; Tomatoes in a Disease-Plagued World-<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Friday, December 10, 10:00am-12:30pm. Held at Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue,<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Ithaca NY. Learn about major diseases of potatoes and tomatoes and how to manage them using the latest disease resistant varieties and other management practices.&nbsp; Learn how to distinguish late blight from early blight on these two crops, and bring in your own tubers in for help diagnosing problems.&nbsp; Workshop will be led by Cornell plant pathologists Tom Zitter and Keith Perry, Michael Glos of Cornell's organic plant breeding program, and Elizabeth Dyck of NOFA-NY. Enjoy snacks made from potatoes, tomatoes, and cover crops This workshop is sponsored by the Northeast Organic/Sustainable Potato project (NOSP) and is FREE and open to the public. For additional information please contact Michael Glos at<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:mag22@..." target="_blank">mag22@...</a><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>or (607) 227-7793.<p></p>
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<p class="section1"><span><a href="http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/05/19/finger-lakes-cheese-trail"><span>Finger Lakes Cheese Trail</span></a>-</span><span><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span>Saturday December 11</span>, 10:00 AM -3:00 PM Learn about the wonderful variety of cheeses produced here in the Finger Lakes by visiting our local cheese producers and sampling their products. The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail is a new organization of 10 cheese producers from throughout the Finger Lakes who make artisan cheeses from milk produced at their family farms. Great cheeses are being made, ranging from English style raw milk cheddars, cheese curd, Gouda and Swiss types from dairy cow milk, to blue cheeses, chevre and feta from goats and sheep milk. Visit our page on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail and follow the links to the participating farms! See a Google Map to Finger Lakes Cheese Trail sites.&nbsp;<a href="http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/05/19/finger-lakes-cheese-trail"><span>http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/05/19/finger-lakes-cheese-trail</span></a><p></p></p>
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<div>Artisan Cheese Making Class<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>hosted by Endless Mountains RC&amp;D Council, December 13-15th at the Tioga County Fairgrounds, Whitneyville, Tioga County, PA.&nbsp; The class is being taught by Peter Dixon, Dairy Foods Consulting and proprietor of the Training Center for Farmstead Cheesemaking in VT.&nbsp;For more information on Peter, please visit his website at<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.dairyfoodsconsulting.com" target="_blank">www.dairyfoodsconsulting.com</a>. The registration fee for the class is $100 for residents of Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming Counties.&nbsp; All other residents will pay the full class fee of $350.&nbsp; The&nbsp;registration fee&nbsp;covers the cost of instruction, class materials and manual, breaks and lunch each day.&nbsp; Registration is due by Tuesday, December 7th.&nbsp; Discounted fees for local residents are being provided through a sponsorship from the County Commissioners and Conservation Districts of Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming&nbsp;Counties.&nbsp;If you have any questions about the class or need additional information, please contact the office at 570-265-5288 ext 118 or email Stacy Koch,&nbsp;RC&amp;D Coordinator, at<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:Stacy.Koch@...">Stacy.Koch@...</a><p></p>
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<span>Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference-<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span>December 14,</span><span><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span>2010<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>David L. Call Auditorium, Cornell University</span><span>.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span>The program will focus on the current situation and outlook for the national economy as well as a fruit, vegetable and horticulture; and dairy and feed grains sessions. Special general sessions on the world outlook and financial situation are planned. The program is presented by the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. &nbsp;Visit &nbsp;<a href="http://aem.cornell.edu/outreach/ag_outlook_conference.php"><span>http://aem.cornell.edu/outreach/ag_outlook_conference.php</span></a><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>for registration and program information.</span><span><p></p></span>
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<span>Starting a Vegetable Farm Online Course</span><span><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Debuts in January -the Cornell Small Farms Program is adding yet another online course to its repertoire: Starting a Small-Scale Vegetable Farm. If you&rsquo;re in the planning stages of a diversified vegetable enterprise, this course will help you with site selection, enterprise budgets, cultivation, equipment, cover crops, and more. The course runs Jan. 5 &ndash; Feb. 23, and incorporates optional face-to-face meetings at the Northeast Organic Farming Association conference on Jan 22-23 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Beginning farmer scholarships for the conference are available until Dec. 6 for those interested in attending, but you must register separately for the conference. Erica&nbsp;Frenay at 607-255-9911or<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:ejf5@..."><span>ejf5@...</span></a>.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/index.cfm"><span>www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/</span></a></span><span><p></p></span>
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<span>Community Training in Ecological Design, Schuyler County NY</span><span>. February through April 2011 in Montour Falls, NY. Are you a landowner, farmer, or gardener? Do you want a more sustainable and abundant life? Learn a design method to improve home scale food and forest production, to conserve resources, and save money. Study basic ecological principles and permaculture methods and use them to solve problems on your own home and landscape. Help make better choices for our land, families, and communities. Create your own sustainable design for a backyard, garden space, vacant lot, field, forest, or even an entire village. Examples and applications will be presented in both an urban and rural settings. Design subjects include gardens, water management, earthworks, small woodlot management, buildings, energy, soils, compost, animals, and more. Schedule: Weekend Workshop: February 12 &amp; 13. Tuesday evenings: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., February 15 - April 12. Instructors: Steve Gabriel, Michael Burns, and Karryn Olson-Ramanujan with guest presenters. Tuition:&nbsp;$200 - $400 (based on what you can afford) Thanks to the Schuyler County Environmental Management Council, and the Finger Lakes Resource Conservation &amp; Development Council, a limited number of half scholarships are available for residents of Schuyler, Stueben, Chemung, Ontario, Seneca and Yates counties. A special thanks goes to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County (EPO/EEO) for their support of this program. Contact: Call (607) 227-0316 or visit<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org"><span>http://www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org</span></a><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>for information and registration.<p></p></span>
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<div>NOFA-NY Introduces New Farm Technical Assistance Help Line<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>-The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NY) is excited to announce the launch of its new Help- Line for technical assistance questions relating to organic farming. Have a nagging issue or question about who, what, when, or how regarding organic? Try the NOFA-NY Help Line to help reduce risks associated with organic agriculture in your future. This free call is available now. Call toll free, 1-855-2NOFANY, or 1-855-266-3269. &nbsp;You may also ask questions via email by contacting Robert Perry at<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:robert@...">robert@...</a><p></p>
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<div>The Pesticide Management Education Program now has a distance learning center-<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>This site is the home to on-line pesticide applicator courses produced by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Each one qualifies for New York DEC recertification credits.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://pmepcourses.cce.cornell.edu/">http://pmepcourses.cce.cornell.edu/</a><span><p></p></span>
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<div>Interested in doing something with your land?<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Whether you&rsquo;re wondering about small scale farming options or simply want to generate income to help offset the taxes, Cornell&rsquo;s Small Farms program produces<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><span>the<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span>SMALL FARMS QUARTERLY magazine full of articles on small scale agriculture and land use issues.&nbsp; Monthly updates will keep you in touch with a schedule of classes that are open to the public.&nbsp; To be added to the email list or receive a<span><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span>printed copy contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County at 607-734-4453.<p></p>
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<div>New USDA Grant Awards Mean $3million Investment in Northeast Beginning Farmers.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Erica&nbsp;Frenay at 607-255-9911 or<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:ejf5@...">ejf5@...</a><a href="http://www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/-">www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/-</a><p></p>
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<div>USDA FORESTRY INITIATIVE OFFERS WILDLIFE FUNDING IN NEW YORK.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ny.nrcs.usda.gov/news/forestry_initiative.html">The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)</a><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>and will focus on creating and enhancing Shrubland Habitat for at-risk bird and other species. Eligible conservation practices include early successional habitat development and management, tree and shrub establishment, and forest trails and landings. Applications Accepted through January 14.&nbsp; More information is available on the New York NRCS website at&nbsp;<span><a href="http://www.ny.nrcs.usda.gov"><span>www.ny.nrcs.usda.gov</span></a>.</span><p></p>
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<div>Gas Leasing Considerations for Landowners<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>-Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the Addison HS Auditorium (Colwell St, Addison) - 6:30 to 8:30 pm.&nbsp; Topics include &ldquo;Overview of the Marcellus Shale,&rdquo; Jim Grace, CCE-Steuben County and &ldquo;Tips for Protecting Your Interests&rdquo; Brett Chedzoy, CCE-Schuyler County.&nbsp; Many current gas leases will expire over the next few years.&nbsp; The information presented will provide landowners with a better understanding of the Marcellus Shal<a name="_GoBack"></a>e, and steps that landowners can take to protect their interests during natural gas development activities.<span><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span>For more information contact CCE-Steuben County at 607-664-2300 or CCE-Schuyler County at 607-535-7161.&nbsp;<p></p>
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<div>Tree Care Workshop<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County will host a on Thursday, December 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Corning Public Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza. &nbsp;The presentation includes information about site assessment and tree selection to ensure successful plantings. Topics to be discussed include the signs and symptoms, identification, regulation and quarantine, and management strategies.Gregory Muller, Service Forester for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will provide an update on the Emerald Ash Borer.&nbsp; There is no cost for the workshop but registration is&nbsp;requested by December 8. Contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County&nbsp;at 607-664-2300 or email Stephanie at<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ymni49cab&amp;et=1104003514288&amp;s=46&amp;e=001-MPCzZw7ecInYgWnOxIwSEb3RQKxqrvgttRtWdPHGkuPctKvsq7iXHLXDDDWsRfJY7DzLK9W_zBo5EihkFKKMM95oivW4PncpyXO7O3GreCzMEeWbxpxXTnu1BhKZsFPfv7OyFj9ZiH6bketS-P7BBMnQZKOGmjHDdYCcPeT3QCUpruphEgTlkl-4tC8yYTH05QZP6zmulKKMMJpT7YxY4GPS8hns4DGP-SG3x6aN9a_6jVLgK3h8Q==" target="_blank">sms64@...</a><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>to register. For more infomration, visit<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ymni49cab&amp;et=1104003514288&amp;s=46&amp;e=001-MPCzZw7ecJ_Yuc_xyxDVKM87YZvpvgINvJW1TzUO2ct7h-FCYcgwL-dApJVPgbfOqqwEtw-KwlLmJ8GC6fxM1jmg3NWXDEC75bEsxNfI7CDiQfZslmojavNxmEjETSg7fmWOPWVICWZV7SPJGU21v1B-tZKQIfYIjR3BumIo8Kun1Yxyoz5-XRiQfz42kHO73gTj4lYn5lXfvaVZmUHIDPyzRnDX-R1IpsbXL13bup_iam1lXfxqAmvBKEx16TOt58ZcC6Z2eo=" target="_blank">www.putknowledgetowork.com</a>.<span><p></p></span>
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<p class="section1"><a href="http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/08/12/free-guided-tree-walks"><span>Free Guided Tree Walks</span></a>-<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><span>Saturday December 11</span>, 2:15 PM -4:15 PM. Join Akiva Silver, tree lore raconteur extraordinaire of Primitive Pursuits, and kindle your own passion and appreciation for the world of trees. If you want to go beyond simple tree identification and learn their edible, medicinal and utilitarian uses, then this is the walk for you. For adults, and children with supervision. Pre-registration is not required, but is recommended in the event that we must cancel the walk. Please come dressed for the weather. &nbsp;Due to the bridges being down at Stewart Park, this series has been moved to Ecovillage. This 4 part series will be offered on Saturdays from 2:15 - 4:15, on 9/25, 10/23, 11/20, 12/11. Note: location change: now at ecovillage. Directions: From Rt. 79 West, turn on to Rachel Carson Way. Follow the driveway all the way to the back and stay to the right. We will meet in the parking lot near the Song common house. It will be appreciated if you don&rsquo;t speed when driving down Rachel Carson Way. &nbsp;Contact Tim Drake, 607-272-2292 if you have any questions.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/08/12/free-guided-tree-walks">http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/08/12/free-guided-tree-walks</a><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;<span><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="section1">The<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>PA Forests Web Seminar Center<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>(<a href="http://rnrext.cas.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/"><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>http://rnrext.cas.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/</a>) is pleased to announce the December on-line program. Mark Banker, Senior Biologist, The Ruffed Grouse Society, will be presenting<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Grouse and Woodcock<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>on<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Tuesday, December 14th<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>at noon and again at 7 p.m.&nbsp; Each seminar lasts approximately one hour. This presentation will cover the annual life cycle and ecology of ruffed grouse and American woodcock, how to manage for their habitat needs, and the effects of hunting on their populations.&nbsp; We will also discuss management of their habitats, including statistics on forest habitat trends and population trends for grouse, woodcock, and the songbirds that share their habitats. Qualifies for 1.0 SAF CFE credit hour, Category 2. &nbsp;To register and take part in the live seminars or to view the upcoming seminars schedule, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://rnrext.cas.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/">http://rnrext.cas.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/</a>.</p>
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Food, fiber, and local sustainability at Cornell Univ event

Food and Fiber Fun at Mann
http://cornellsun.com/node/45111

Local farmers and food activists gather, discuss fossil fuels

December 1, 2010
By Katerina Athanasiou

On Nov. 18, Mann Library, the Cornell Small Farms Program, Cornell Cooperative
Extension of Tompkins County and the Cornell Office of Fraternity and Sorority
Affairs sponsored the second annual Food and Fiber Fair in Mann lobby. 
Agriculture, sustainability and nutrition stations attracted the Cornell
community.

With local produce, jams and cheeses abound, tables taught about the different
organizations present.

One farm, Hilker Haven Farm, produces their vegetables and fruit exclusively
with hydroponics – the technique of growing plants in nutrient solutions of
water.  Their stand sold jams and honey.

The fair also presented multiple fiber farmers.

“I’m trying to build a business on an agricultural lifestyle. Every time I get
the opportunity to get out, to show people how beautiful this fiber from goats
is, I take it,” said Lisa Ferguson of Laughing Goat Fiber Farm.

A local grain farmer, Thor Oechsner alum, collaborates with anthropologist,
Stefan Senders, to create a local bakery.  Oechsner came to Cornell for
agriculture, and after dairy farming in Lyons, N.Y. he moved back to the
Ithaca area and began Oechsner Farms in 1993.  In 2006, he purchased a mill
and by 2008, began grinding his own flour.

When Senders moved back to Ithaca, he baked many types of bread using
Oechsner’s flour.  During dinner with friends one evening, conversation arose
about Senders’ bread and talk began about sharing the delicacy through a
bakery.  Senders aims to open Wide Awake Bakery in Mecklenburg, N.Y. this
January.

Senders hopes the bakery will boost collaboration between food producers and
bakers in the area.

Some event stands represented relevant issues, like Martha Goodsell’s table
about the impacts of natural gas drilling on agriculture, specifically in the
Marcellus Shale.  Goodsell is compiling studies from other areas — like
Arkansas, California, and Alaska — where drilling impacted critical resources:
water quantity and quality, soil erosion and ozone impacts on plants.

“I was surprised to find out about all Cornell Dining is doing with local
foods.  It’s important for one of the nation’s leading agriculture schools to
set an example in sourcing food locally,” said Casey Knapp ’12.

The day’s events also included the documentary, Peak Oil: A Farm for the
Future, followed by a panel discussion.  Narrated and co-produced by Rebecca
Hosking, the film explores the economic importance of oil and the potential
alternatives to its use in the agricultural industry.  The story focuses on
the challenges facing Rebecca’s small family farm in southwest England as it
tries to turn away from fossil fuels and seeks alternative, energy-efficient
forms of farming.

These issues concern every farm throughout Britain; present farming methods
may be insufficient in feeding the British population because the country is
highly dependent on fossil fuels.

“The inconvenient truth is that this farm is no more sustainable than any
other,” Rebecca narrated, “and unfortunately, it seems that for both my farm
and the farms across Britain, their dependencies on fossil fuels are the
biggest challenges in keeping them going into the future.”

Even a sandwich, she said, is dripping of oil due the fuel used to cultivate
the wheat, to turn grains into bread, to process the meat and to turn milk
into cheese.  Plus, energy is used in transporting all of these goods.

Since the over-use of fossil fuels may lead to climate changes and fuel
shortage, the film emphasizes the need for nations to find new methods to feed
their people — methods devoid of fossil fuels.  These include permaculture,
forest gardens, biofuels, industrial farming and no-till farming.

A panelist of farmers and activists discussed the problems facing future
farmers.  TCLocal editor Jon Bosak talked about the certainty of an upcoming
energy descent — a radical reduction in energy use – in our own nation’s near
future.  TCLocal is a local organization in Tompkins County, developing
efforts to manage this decreasing energy availability.  He advocated
conversion towards a low energy future without gas-guzzling farming equipment.

“The overall differences that we hope to see is that farming will become a lot
more manual.  The fewer machines we have, the more physical the work is going
to be.”

Along with the removal of agricultural machines, panelists also suggested the
movement from large farms to personal gardens as a means of addressing the
energy crisis.

“The future of fuel efficient farming should be one in which everybody is
going to be doing some gardening and everybody is going to be producing some
of their own food,” said Bosak.

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12/18: Share Tompkins Holiday Swap and Crafting Jamboree at Southside Community Center

Share Tompkins Holiday Swap and Crafting Jamboree
Barter for gifts and make your own!

Saturday, December 18, Noon-3pm
Southside Community Center
305 S. Plain St, Ithaca, NY

RSVP on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128459577215292

Strapped for cash? Like working with your hands? Check off everyone on  
your list by swapping and making your own gifts this holiday season!

All are welcome to this FREE event. Barter for goodies with your  
neighbors or make one-of-a-kind gifts at the crafting station run by  
Ithaca Freeskool. As always, there will be a free area for people who  
want to give stuff away.

Hosted and co-sponsored by the Southside Community Center.

What to bring:
- Materials for craft-making: decorative paper, markers, fabric,etc.
- Food: teas, baked goods, jams, chocolate, etc.
- Body Care: tinctures, soaps, creams, etc.
- Handmade Crafts: ceramics, candles, art, etc.
- Stuff: electronics, housewares, books, etc.
- Services: massage, yoga, music lessons, etc.
- Bags, boxes and carts to take stuff home in

Guidelines:
- Our goal is sustainability - please bring stuff that is locally- 
grown or made from local materials if possible, but anything is welcome!
- Be prepared to take back home with you whatever you don't end up  
bartering or giving away. Left-over items will be donated appropriately.
- Please bring stuff that is in good condition or can be easily- 
repaired - no junk!

Share Tompkins website:
http://sharetompkins.wordpress.com/

Southside Community Center website:
http://sscc-ithaca.org/

Ithaca Freeskool website:
http://ithacafreeskool.wordpress.com/

Please spread the word even if you can't come!

Join our email list:
https://lists.aktivix.org/mailman/listinfo/sharetompkins

Share Tompkins helps folks share and trade goods and services in  
Ithaca and Tompkins County.
Dave Jacke | 2 Dec 23:04 2010

PC in Kenya Opportunity

This email is from a friend in MN who is looking for good folks to work with her in Africa—please pass on!  ***Reply to her not to me!*** 

Dave

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Hope this finds you all well and in good spirits! I'm sure your all busy making plans for the holidays and maybe for the next few months to come. If so then the timing of this message is good. 

I'm Looking for 2-3 Permaculturalist's who are available to teach classes in Kenya, Africa January 10 thru Feb 15th. There are 2 villages that I am in touch with, that have invited us to come and teach. Educators will need to pay for their air travel and 1/2 of the expenses in country. estimated cost aprox.  $2000. [not including your private purchases] One of the villages is in a remote area of western Kenya, north of Kisumu, and will require camping experience. Conditions will be rustic. The other village is between Nairobi and Kisumu and the stay may be less rustic. The ultimate goal is to develop sustainable educators, so we can eventually have Kenyan's teaching Kenyan's. It would be great to have folks that have had experience in developing countries, but this is not a requirement on this trip. 

If you are interested please email or phone me asap [Cathy] at 612-759-1478  I appreciate your understanding for the late notice! 
Happy Holidays and Be Well!
Catherine Rose

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<div>I'm Looking for 2-3 Permaculturalist's who are available to teach classes in Kenya, Africa January 10 thru Feb 15th. There are 2 villages that I am in touch with, that have invited us to come and teach. Educators will need to pay for their air travel and 1/2 of the expenses in country. estimated cost aprox. &nbsp;$2000. [not including your private purchases] One of the villages is in a remote area of western Kenya, north of Kisumu, and will require camping experience. Conditions will be rustic. The other village is between Nairobi and Kisumu and the stay may be less rustic. The ultimate goal is to develop sustainable educators, so we can eventually have Kenyan's teaching Kenyan's. It would be great to have folks that have had experience in developing countries, but this is not a requirement on this trip.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>If you are interested please email or phone me asap [Cathy] at 612-759-1478 &nbsp;I appreciate your understanding for the late notice!&nbsp;</div>
<div>Happy Holidays and Be Well!</div>
<div>Catherine Rose</div>
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Dave Jacke | 7 Dec 08:29 2010

Quality trees for sale

From a friend I know:

I have excess stock of roughly 500 fruit and nut trees grafted or sown over the past three years here in central NJ.  Sizes vary from  2  to 12 feet tall.  I have many hard to find, disease resistant varieties of plums, apples, pears, peaches, paw paws, mulberries, Cornelian cherry, Sorbopyrus, digger pines, shagbark hickories, honey locusts, walnuts, buartnuts, hybrid oaks, and sweet chestnuts.  Some are potted in deep tree pots which prevent root spiraling.  Some are in the ground.  Potted stock can ship anytime, bare root stock would ship in early spring.  Everything I ship is high quality.  I learned the business over the course of three years with Martin Crawford of the Agroforestry Research Trust.  I also have edible Canna lily corms for sale.  Please email and I can send you an inventory, size, and price list for everything:   cjustinwest-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org

Contact him, not me!!!  And please forward.
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Visit www.edibleforestgardens.com for information on or to purchase my award-wining two-volume book, Edible Forest Gardens.

Mark Krawczyk and I are now writing a new book on Coppice Agroforestry!  Find out more and support our effort at 

<div>From a friend I know:<div><br></div>
<div>I have excess stock of roughly 500 fruit and nut trees grafted or sown over the past three years here in central NJ.&nbsp; Sizes vary from&nbsp; 2&nbsp; to 12 feet tall.&nbsp; I have many hard to find, disease resistant varieties of plums, apples, pears, peaches, paw paws, mulberries, Cornelian cherry, Sorbopyrus, digger pines, shagbark hickories, honey locusts, walnuts, buartnuts, hybrid oaks, and sweet chestnuts.&nbsp; Some are potted in deep tree pots which prevent root spiraling.&nbsp; Some are in the ground.&nbsp; Potted stock can ship anytime, bare root stock would ship in early spring.&nbsp; Everything I ship is high quality.&nbsp; I learned the business over the course of three years with Martin Crawford of the Agroforestry Research Trust.&nbsp; I also have edible Canna lily corms for sale.&nbsp; Please email and I can send you an inventory, size, and price list for everything: &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cjustinwest@..." target="_blank">cjustinwest@...</a>
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<span class="Apple-style-span"><span class="Apple-style-span"><div><span class="Apple-style-span"><div><span class="Apple-style-span"><div><span class="Apple-style-span"><div>-------------<br>Dave Jacke<br>Dynamics Ecological Design<br>308 Main St. #2C &bull; Greenfield, MA &bull; 01301<br>603-831-1298 &bull; <a href="mailto:davej@...">davej@...m</a><br><br>Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edibleforestgardens.com">www.edibleforestgardens.com</a>&nbsp;for information on or to&nbsp;purchase my award-wining two-volume book,&nbsp;Edible Forest&nbsp;Gardens.</div>
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<div>Mark Krawczyk and I are now writing a new book on Coppice Agroforestry! &nbsp;Find out more and support our effort at&nbsp;</div>
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<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coppiceagroforestry/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book">http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coppiceagroforestry/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book</a>.</div></span></div></span></div></span></div></span></span>
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Kelly Dietz | 7 Dec 23:05 2010

Fwd: Community Food Security Dialogues - Wednesday!


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> This is probably the most important community-wide discussion of food
> security, food access, sustainability and food sovereignty of the
> year.
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> It will be an excellent opportunity for people to connect directly
> with the good work going on in the community. And fun.
>
> Meredith
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> Community Food Security Dialogue
> Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC)
> 301 West Court Street
> Wednesday, December 8, 2010
> 6:30PM - 8:30PM
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> There is a growing interest in our community and nationally concerning
> local food systems and food security.
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> On February 21st and April 24th 2009 Cornell University Public Service
> Center held two community dialogues on Health and Food Security.  As
> civic fellow, I co-facilitated these events with Bethany Schroeder,
> Director of the Ithaca Health Alliance and Ithaca Free Clinic.
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> Since these events many people have requested a group to reconvene and
> continue discussions on food security.  Several people have suggested
> that we explore  how a food policy council might serve to support a
> food system that is equitable and sustainable while meeting the
> diverse needs of our neighborhoods. Other areas of interest include
> buying clubs, urban agriculture, food preservation and safety as
> important aspects of our local food system.
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> A light meal will be provided.  Child care is available upon advance  
> request.
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> This invite is open to the community for anyone interested or involved
> in our local food system.
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> For additional information or to request child care, please do not
> hesitate to contact me at Cornell Cooperative Extension at
> 607-272-2292 or email at es538@...
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> A flyer announcing this event will be available November 29th. Please
> contact me if you are interested in posting at your workplace,
> residence or elsewhere in the community.
>
> Respectfully,
> Jemila Sequeira


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