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Community Curriculum

Sustainable cooking from scratch at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — The Cooperage Project will hold a Pasta & Ricotta class as part of Sustainable Cooking from Scratch on Monday, March 24 with from 6 to 9 p.m. The class will focus on low-cost, high-nutrition home cooking and is ideal for any level of home cook who wants to elevate their skills.  Read more

Nuno felting & knitting three-day workshop

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — From April 3 to 6, the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will offer a new workshop, “Nuno Felting & Knitting.” The name is derived from the Japanese word “nuno” meaning cloth. The technique bonds loose fiber, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. Participants will join workshop leader Patti Shreiner and guest instructor Bette Rycroff in creating a felted scarf or an embellished headband. Beginners are welcome and participants are welcome to bring their own projects to work on as well.  Read more

Hands-on series for food entrepreneurs starts

LIBERTY, NY — A hands-on workshop series titled “Recipes for Success” will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County and Liberty Community Development Corporation (CDC) beginning in March. Each class in the series will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. The first session, “Introduction & Overview” will be held March 19.  Read more

Cornell landscape webinar series offered

LIBERTY, NY — Two educational sessions of the Cornell Landscape Webinar Series will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County’s Master Gardener program. Session I, “Landscape Update: The Root Connection & Beneficial Insects in Managed Landscapes,” will take place on Wednesday, March 19. Session II, “Urban Horticulture: Woody Shrubs for Stormwater Retention & the State of Our Urban Forests,” will occur on Wednesday, April 16. Both events will be held from 4:45 to 7:15 p.m. at CCE’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

Workshop on protecting our drinking water

LORDS VALLEY, PA — The Pocono Source Water Collaborative will sponsor “Protect Your Own Drinking Water: Our Most Important Resource” to educate the residents of Pike County about the importance of clean drinking water.  Read more

Making chutney: a tasty food preservation workshop

LIBERTY, NY — A hands-on workshop exploring the traditions of making chutney is offered on Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class, given by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s Master Food Preservation program, will be held at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

SEEDS announces next free forum: Heating your hot water efficiently

HONESDALE, PA — One of the biggest energy users can be your water heater. A forum on Tuesday, March 18 will address smart choices when it comes to hot water systems. All are welcome to attend this free forum at the Park Street Complex at 7 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the local non-profit group SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support).  Read more

Obedience club hosts seminar

SHOHOLA, PA — With the goal of helping pet owners take the health and well being of their dog to the next level, Tri-State Dog Obedience Club will hold a holistic animal acupressure and aromatherapy seminar with certified holistic animal practitioner Kristy Boki on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Read more

Planting by the moon: A talk on biodynamics

HONESDALE, PA — Two farmers from Dyberry Township, Roger Hill of Treeline Farms and Lawrence Braun of The Anthill Farm, will explain how biodynamics treats farms holistically—each farm a unique living organism that invites nature back to the farm. Their free talk, sponsored by local members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, will be held on Saturday, March 8 at the Wayne County Library, 1406 N. Main St. at 10:30 a.m.  Read more

Grant writing seminar offered to artists

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) is now accepting applications for two 2014 Artists in the Community (AIC) grants of $2,000 apiece. Any Sullivan County artist in any genre (including writers) may apply. The purpose of the grant is to stimulate new and significant work in a community setting. Deadline is April 4, 2014.  Read more

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