essex grange hall mixer *details*
Dear Essex Grange Hall Mixer attendees.Here is a list of the workshops on the day, the day's schedule, and travel information on the Grange hall mixer Front. To answer your first question: yes! you can help with setup and cleanup, and yes there is camping nearby. Yes! please organize a carpool full, yes! please bring any materials/ non profit pamphlets/ musical instruments/ grandmothers's recipe cookies.
Steven Wisbaum - of Champlain Valley Compost. Techniques and information for home & farm based application and compost methods. Meet at sign for WORKSHOP 1.
Time & Location: (1:30 - 2:30) at Pedal Power Shop downhill of Grange
2. Pedal Power Demonstration
w/ Andy Wekin - of Pedal Power Engineering.
Demonstrations & other alternative energy projects on the farm. Grinding, churning, threshing in the workshop down the slope from the grange. Talking about micro-turbines, pedal power, alternative wattages and amperages. Meet at sign for WORKSHOP 2.
Time & Location: (2:30-3:30) at the Grange Hall
3. Oxen demonstration
w/ David Johnston - of DaCy Meadow Farm. Meet at sign for WORKSHOP 3.
Time & Location: (1:30 - 2:30) Just 1 mile East off I-87 Exit 31 on Rt. 9N in Westport. 7103 NYS Rt. 9N, Westport, NY 12993
w/ Shaun and Linda Gillilland – "Boomer Farm Rebounders or How I stopped keeping up with the neighbors and learned to love the farm". Farming as a second career, a discussion by some local champions. Meet at sign for workshop 4.
Time & Location: (1:30 - 2:30) at the Grange Hall
5. Felting & Dying
w/ Robin Gucker - of Lakeside Preschool. Learn felting methods with wool. Kid-friendly craft activity in the shade of the trees by the Bouquet River.
Time & Location: (2:30 - 3:30) outside Grange Hall
6. “Nutrient dense foods & Farming Methods"
w/ Doug Flack – of Flack Family Farms. From soil to human health. Nutrient density is often mis-understood, but even according to the World Health Organization, conventionally grown produce is up to 40% less nutritious than it was in the 1950's.
Time & Location: (3:30 - 5:00) at Grange HallSchedule Recap:
1:30-2:30 – Pedal Power, 2nd Act Farmers,Oxen Demo at DaCy Farm
2:30-3:30 –Compost 2.0, Felting & Dying
3:30-5:00 – Nutrient Dense Foods & Farming Methods
SPIT ROAST PIG IS ROASTING MERRILY-- go watch it
Rejoin at the Grange.
Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Whallonsburg/Essex, NY:
The Grange Hall is located at the corner of Route 22 and Whallons Bay Road in Whallonsburg, New York (no exact address)
Capacity: 150 indoors Lawn across the street, tent outdoors - confirmed use of lawn across the street and down by river. Commercial Kitchen in basement.
Ferry Information: http://www.ferries.com/south_schedule.asp#summer
From Charlotte (VT): Departures Every 30 Minutes From 8:00am and 7:00pm
Directions: On U.S. 7 take Ferry Rd. at Charlotte; 3 miles to ferry
From Essex (NY): Departures Every 30 Minutes From 8:30am and 7:30pm
Directions: Interstate 87, use Exit 31 or 33; 12 miles to ferry.
Crossing Time: 20 minutes
Vehicle $ driver: $9.50 One Way, $18.00 Round Trip
Adult Passenger: $3.75 One Way, $6.25 Round Trip
Westport NY, AMTRAK 8 miles from grange. PIckups are available! please email [email protected] to get ride from the station.
Amtrak Northeast check it.
Travel directions. From the Essex ferry drive south along the Lake until the intersection of 22, where there is a big church. HEad uphill, to the right away from the lake, pass thru some stop signs, pass essex farm, the road turns sharply left, do not be afraid. Continue along 22 until you cross the boquet river, the grange is in the middle of the intersection there, at the town of whallonsburg.
Address: The Grange Hall is located at the corner of Route 22 and Whallons Bay Road in Whallonsburg, New York.
Landline at Grange: 518-962-4386- very limited cell coverage.