At a recent meeting on the proposed update for the Town of Callicoon Comprehensive Plan, resident Alvin Shoop agreed with the plan committee that the survey regarding gas drilling taken in 2010 was vague and not a good way to measure support for hydraulic fracturing among town residents. Read more
Art auction, penny social, vintage clothing collection, fun activities, live music & food for purchase at Hills Resort, 7/14, 3pm, rain or shine, free admission. RSVP by 7/12: org2.democracyinaction.org/o/7037/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=49527
Two regional organizations that focus on promoting healthier diets while building community have organized a series of workshops to provide opportunities to learn more about traditional foods. The latest session focused on raw milk and the health benefits of cultured dairy such as yogurt, kefir and butter. Read more
Demos, goat milking, cheese making & more at Apple Pond Farm, noon-3pm, adults $6, ages 5-12 $4. sullivancountyfarmnetwork.org or 845/482-4764.
Introduction to energy efficiency & renewable energy, inspection of several on-site systems at Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Education Center, noon-2pm, $20. 845/482-4764.
Farm chores for kids including milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses & more at Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Education Center, Sat. May, June & Sept.; Sat. & Sun. July & Aug., adults $5, over age 3 $4. 845/482-4764.
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