Make whole milk ricotta cheese & learn ways to serve it at Apple Pond Farm, 10:30am-12:30pm, $40. RSVP: 845/482-4764.
Focus: conscious design & maintenance of agriculture productivity in the NE US at Hills Inn & Conference Center, Sat. 8am-Sun. 4pm, $875 NOFA-NY members; $975 non-members incl. meals, snacks, beverages. 8/4 & 5: intro to permaculture design concepts; 9/8 & 9: patterns of understanding, harmonics, boundaries & access; 10/6 & 7: catch & store; 10/27 & 28: harvesting from nature; 11/10 & 11: strategies & plans. Info: 845/482-4164. RSVP: catskilldelawarepermaculture.org/?page_id=133
Bring a dish to share & seeds to swap to Channery Hill Farm, 6pm.
January 11 was the last day letters to the DEC could be postmarked and still be considered by the NY Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the proposed new gas drilling rules. On that day, Bruce Ferguson, a member of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, along with members Carolyn Duke, Jill Wiener, Ann Finneran, Laurie McFadden and Roy Tedoff delivered boxes stuffed with about 10,300 letters to the US Post Office In Callicoon Center. Read more
Pig roast brunch at Hill's Country Inn, seatings 10am & 12noon, $35. RSVP: 845/932-7994. ilikepig.com
Raid the blackberry patch & learn how to preserve the bounty at Channery Hill Farm, 1-4pm, Slow Food UDRV members $25, non-members $35. RSVP: 845/482-4369.
Discussion w/ local candidates & neighbors to discuss fracking & its impact on our area at 200 Bayer Rd. (look for balloons), 10:30am-12:30pm, $20 suggested.
Herbs & vegetable growing, canning & preserving demo & tour at Channery Hill Farm, 12noon-3pm, adults $6, ages 5-12 $4. sullivancountyfarmnetwork.org.
Art, auction items, live music, performances, food & fun at Hills Resort, 8/6, 3pm, rain or shine, free admission. RSVP by 8/3: 845/482-5400.
Farmstock event at Apple Pond Farm, 12noon-3pm, adults $6, ages 5-12 $4. sullivancountyfarmnetwork.org.