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Master Food Preservers 3 Day Workshop Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County

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MASTER FOOD PRESERVER CLASSES

JULY 22-24 2014

ALL DAY SESSIONS INCLUDE  LUNCH AND SNACKS

LEARN HOW TO HARVEST AND  SAFELY PROCESS SUMMER’S ABUNDANCE BY LEARNING THE ART OF FOOD PRESERVATION  AT THIS 3-DAY HANDS-ON WORKSHOP TAUGHT AT CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF SULLIVAN COUNTY.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTORS JUDY PRICE AND KATHERINE HUMPHREY WILL TAKE THE CLASS THROUGH EACH STEP OF CANNING, BOTH WATER BATH AND PRESSURE, FREEZING AND DEHYDRATION. BESIDES TRADITIONAL JAMS AND JELLIES, PICKLES AND RELISHES THE GROUP WILL BE TAUGHT WAYS TO PRESERVE MEAT AND FISH WITHOUT REFRIGERATION OR FREEZING, WHICH SAVES ENERGY AND INSURES A FOOD SUPPLY WHEN THE POWER GOES OFF!

DEHYDRATION OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND MAKING FRUIT LEATHER FOR HEALTHY SNACKS WILL BE DEMONSTRATED.

THIS IS A MUST TAKE SERIES FOR FARMERS,  HOMESTEADERS AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN CREATING A FOOD PANTRY OF LOCAL FOOD FOR THEIR FAMILY OR TO SHARE WITH OTHERS.

THE COURSE IS $375. FOR THE 3 DAYS AND COVERS ALL COURSE MATERIAL WHICH IS HELD IN A LOOSELEAF BINDER.

A CERTIFICATE OF MASTER FOOD PRESERVER IS AWARDED AFTER THE PARTICIPATES DEMONSTRATE A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF SAFE FOOD PRESERVATION

CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE   GERALD SKODA EDUCATION CENTER , CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SULLIVAN COUNTY, 64 FERNDALE LOOMIS ROAD, LIBERTY, NY 12754

CALL 845 292-6180 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

THIS CLASS IS FILLING UP FAST DO NOT WAIT TO REGISTER!

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Hancock Permaculture Courses Lucky Dog Organic Farm

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LEARN HOW THIS ORGANIC FARMER AND NEW YORK CITY PROTECT THE WATERS THAT SERVES OVER 8 MILLION PEOPLE BY CAREFUL CONSERVATION OF THE LAND AND FORESTS THAT FORM THE WATERSHED.  YOU WILL APPRECIATE HOW THIS NOFA-NY CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM SURVIVED THE DEVASTATING  EFFECTS OF 100 YEAR STORMS WHICH OCCUR WITH MORE FREQUENCY AS WE ADDRESS THE ISSUES OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THIS HANDS-ON PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE.

 

Hancock Permaculture Design Course

Spring 2014 – begins June.

CONTACT: Andrew Leslie Phillips

Greenman124@yahoo.com

917-771-9382

Hancock Permaculture Center

HAMDEN, NEW YORK: To be held at Lucky Dog Farm, Hamden N.Y. With additional field visits to local regional farms and homesteads and the New York City Watershed.

 Five weekends over five months – June thru October – miss one, make it up later. Graduates receive the official permaculture design certificate which enables you to teach permaculture.

Lucky Dog Farm is a working organic farm, catering business, farm store, food hub, three hours from NYC in the picturesque northern Catcalls. Accommodation available at Lucky Dog’s Hamden Inn. Camping also available. Contact: hollyway@gmail.com

Special guest lecturers:

Wes Gillingham, Project Director, Catskills Mountain Keeper, the north-east’s leading antifracking organization.

Laurie Schoeman, founder Intervention Green addresses climate change and city planning.Laurie works on climate change and sustainability issues with government agencies in NYC.

LEAD INSTRUCTORS:

Andrew Leslie Phillips

: Hancock Permaculture Center;. Studied with Geoff Lawton and Bill

Mollison and known for his approachable teaching style.

Maria Grimaldi:

Degree in Environmental Psychology and diversified background teaching

gardening, farming, plant science, cooking with New York Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Botanic

Garden, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NOFA-NY and Sullivan County Community College

.

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS:

Kyle T. Murray

: Catskill Mountain native brings youthful energy to this group. Studied with Andrew

Leslie Phillips, Hancock Permaculture Center, Albert Bates and Christopher Nesbitt at Maya

Mountain Research Farm, Belize. Alumni Paul Smiths College of the Adirondacks. Skills and

project experience include Land Surveying and Forestry, Arboriculture, Watershed Management,

and Natural Building

Erika Medina:

Certified Master Gardener and Naturalist. She lives in an off-grid homestead where

she runs a small CSA, raises bees, chickens, heritage ducks and turkeys. She and her husband

own and operate

One Earth Energy, a renewable energy design and installation company,

Dr Nancy Eos:

Family & holistic medical doctor, attorney. Studied with Dave Jacke (i2008).

Graduate of first Financial Permaculture course, Hohenwald, TN. Active with Transition Towns

Sullivan and Transition Towns Delaware – localized credit cards, stock exchanges, time dollar

enterprises, business funding, Think Local First campaigns.

WHEN

: Five modules over five months – first weekends May thru September.

WHERE

: Hamden N.Y., northern Catskills. Three hours from NYC. DIRECTIONS

COST

: $220 per weekend with five organic meals.

DEPOSIT

: $440 covers two sessions and ensures a place in this course.

Send check and register:

Hancock Permaculture Center

372 West Front Street Hancock NY 13783

Greenman124@yahoo.com

917-771-9382

More course details at:

http://www.hancockpermaculture.org/

“Care of Earth. Care of people. Return of surplus to both.”

 

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CSA Fair Liberty NY Sunday February 16 2014

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County has partnered with Pure Catskills, NOFA-NY, Edible Magazine and Green Door Magazine to host a CSA Fair in Liberty, New York on February 16, 2014

The theme is Bringing Everyone to the Table

Doors open to the public at 9:30 a.m.

Admission is free

Check out the Brochure for more information

BROCHURE. CSA Fair. 2014

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HUDSON DELAWARE RESTAURANTS CELEBRATE THE LOCAVORE CHALLENGE

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SUPPORT NOFA-NY– LOCAL FARMERS — LOCAL BUSINESSES

DINE AT A  FINE  PARTICIPATING LOCAVORE CHALLENGE RESTAURANT

ORANGE COUNTY

W. Rogowski Farm

329 Glenwood Rd., Pine Island, 10969

Friday dinner September 27

845-544-5379

 


SULLIVAN COUNTY   

The Heron

40 Main Street
Narrowsburg, Ny 12764

Saturday dinner September 28

845 252-3333

 

Matthews on Main

19  Main St., Callicoon, 12723

Saturday dinner September 28

845-887-5636

 

 

 

 

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State of Maine Leads with GMO Labeling Laws

Landslide Vote for GMO Labeling in Maine Legislature

Representative: “The people want to know what’s in their food, and they want to be able to make a choice that’s right.”

– Lauren McCauley, staff writer

In a landslide 141-4 vote, the Maine House of Representatives voted Tuesday to advance bill LD 718, which would require special labeling for seeds and foods made with genetically modified (GMO) ingredients.

The Bangor Daily News reports that during debate there was “little disagreement” about the importance of GMO labeling.

“The consumers have a right to know,” said Rep. Craig Hickman, D-Winthrop. “The people want to know what’s in their food, and they want to be able to make a choice that’s right.”

As supporters of the bill celebrate, they are also braced for what they say is an inevitable battle between the wishes of the people and Ag Giant Monsanto, who has already threatened to sue states that pass similar labeling laws.

“You’re challenging a biotech industry that’s operated on the basis of throwing their weight around,” said Rep. Lance Harvell (R-Farmington), who sponsored the bill. “Somebody once said that Monsanto isn’t a seed company, it’s a law firm that makes seeds.”

AND SO THE STATE OF MAINE LEADS THE NATION! Where is New York?

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IT’S TIME TO TRAMP FOR RAMPS IN THE CATSKILLS

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April 20, 2013 · 8:49 pm

Call Your Senator Today!

NOFATHUMBNAIL

Demand Fix to Important Farm Programs

This fall, Congress made a mistake that prevents farmers from signing up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) this year, leaving over 9,000 farmers high and dry.
Today, the Senate will take up their own version of the bill to fund government programs through the rest of 2013. They have a chance to fix this mistake and restore funding for key sustainable agriculture programs. 
Don’t let Congress leave these programs stranded.  Speak out today!  Please call:Senator Gillibrand at (202) 224-4451

Senator Schumer at (202) 224-6542

 

An example message is:

“I’m calling about the Continuing Resolution.  Please tell the Senator to fix the Conservation Stewardship Program so USDA can hold a farmer sign-up this year.  Also tell the Senator to support mandatory funding in the bill for the programs that were stranded in the farm bill extension, including:

  • Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
  • Organic Agriculture Research & Extension Initiative
  • National Organic Certification Cost Share Program

These programs are important to sustainable NYS farmers, and they must be funded.”
Just a few minutes of your time will make a real difference in the lives of sustainable NYS farmers.
Sincerely,
Kate
Kate Mendenhall Executive Director, NOFA-NY

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