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Callicoon Center

Couple arranges Callicoon gas survey

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


July 12, 2012

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

Traditional foods for better health

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

FARMSTOCK working farm tour

July 7, 2012

Demos, goat milking, cheese making & more at Apple Pond Farm, noon-3pm, adults $6, ages 5-12 $4. sullivancountyfarmnetwork.org or 845/482-4764.

Solar Sundays

June 24, 2012
July 8, 2012
July 22, 2012
August 12, 2012
August 26, 2012
September 2, 2012
October 7, 2012

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.

Farming with kids

May 5, 2012 - September 15, 2012

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.

Workshop: 'A Lotta Ricotta'

May 5, 2012
June 9, 2012
July 15, 2012
August 5, 2012
September 1, 2012
October 7, 2012

Make whole milk ricotta cheese & learn ways to serve it at Apple Pond Farm, 10:30am-12:30pm, $40. RSVP: 845/482-4764.

Permaculture design course

August 4, 2012

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

Potluck dinner & seed swap

February 25, 2012

Bring a dish to share & seeds to swap to Channery Hill Farm, 6pm.

Catskill Citizens mails 10,300 letters, DEC receives more than 40,000 in total

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

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