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growing american ginseng in new york

Join Ginseng Expert Bob Beyfuss on Wednesday September 13th from 5-8 PM for a classroom presentation designed to teach beginner how to get started growing their own American ginseng on forested land. The presentation will be followed by woods walk where you will see for yourself how to assess the suitability of a forested site […]

Posted: August 24 2017
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agroforestry in practice training

Cornell Small Farms Programme are running a three day Agroforestry in Practice training course that will take place from October 17th - 19th, 2017 at the Schuyler County Cooperative Extension at Montour Falls NY. Agroforestry is the science and art of combining trees and forests with crop production. It is a topic of great interest […]

Posted: August 20 2017
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watch: everybody’s coffin - ken crane

[vimeo 124726853 w=640 h=360] Ken Crane, a farmer, forager and hunter, speaks about the process of building his own coffin and about his life spent living off the land in upstate NY. Ken reminds us of the importance of inter-generational dialogue to share resources, stories and experiences. With thanks to Elise McMahon.

Posted: July 6 2017
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Northern NY Bee Health Survey Results Reveal Insights Into Colony Loss.

  Bee colony loss is an increasingly serious issue for the entire beekeeping industry causing in some cases an unsustainable loss of 1/3 of beekeepers operations. In response to increasing levels of colony loss, the first ever survey of parasites and pathogens in regional bee colonies has just been carried out and released by the […]

Posted: June 27 2017
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hudson valley school plants seeds of herbalism with upgraded training program

Hudson Valley residents! Take this sweet 5-month foundational program in herbal medicine.

Posted: May 3 2017
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talking co-ops

Hudson Valley farmer farmer Faith Gilbert talks cooperative farming, guidebook writing, and community organizing today on Greenhorns Radio.

Posted: April 4 2017
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free download of "pasture rabbit for profit"

Nichki Carangelo, of the delightful Hudson Valley-based, cooperative Letterbox Farm Collective, has just finished a publication on the commercial production of pasture rabbits. Funded by a SARE grant, "Pasture Rabbit for Profit" is an easily digestible, practical resource for farmers intended to guide readers through the start-up phase of their own pasture-based rabbitry. It includes a full […]

Posted: April 1 2017
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farm or three ring circus? maybe both

In this feature on the Brooklyn Grange, one of the premier urban farms in the country, we ask: are there ways that rural and urban farms can work together to reform the food system?

Posted: March 27 2017
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maine asks trump to make sail freight a reality

Maine submits a request for a barge route to New York City. Now where have we heard that idea before...?

Posted: March 16 2017
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rural route film tour 2017

Check out the sweet trailer for the the Rural Route Film Tour!

Posted: March 14 2017
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the seed we need: there's not enough

Can organic farmers build strong, resilient, local SEED economies? Seed Hack, anyone?

Posted: March 7 2017
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help wanted on draft-powered farm in saratoga springs

Featherbed Lane Farm, a full year and daft horse-powered CSA, is seeking a farm assistant for 2017.

Posted: March 2 2017
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internship this summer in farmland conservation in greenwich, ny

Intern with the Agricultural Stewardship this summer and gain skills in education, nonprofit project management, and farmland conservation.

Posted: March 1 2017
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island farm oasis in the middle of NYC

What can rural farmers and suburban schools learn from New York City's educational urban farms?

Posted: February 28 2017
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graziers wanted in NY

Dairy farmer apprenticeship training program opportunities in NY state.

Posted: February 27 2017
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"agriculture has been one of the greatest blessings and curses to civilization"

Mark Shepard, restoration agriculture guru, is teaching a workshop in Stephentown, NY.

Posted: February 16 2017
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full scholarships for mediation training in the nys agricultural mediation program

The NYS Agricultural Mediation Program is offering scholarships for mediation training to folks rooted in rural agrarian communities.

Posted: February 8 2017
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inspiring apprenticeship model on common hands farm philmont, ny

A great experience for the inspiring biodynamic farmer, a good apprenticeship model for the rest of us.

Posted: February 6 2017
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raising hell(gate) in urban farming

Throughout its seven years, Hellgate Farm has always done things a bit differently than other urban farms in New York City- from raising backyard chickens and housing an apiary, to producing its own hot sauce. Hellgate Farm is not your typical urban farm. Last season, crops were grown in over seven plots of land throughout […]

Posted: January 23 2017
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spirited music! legendary gawker family band at mettabee farm in hillsdale, jan. 27

Looking for  a way to keep moral up and marching after yesterday's historic marches? Hudson Valley folks will have a great opportunity next weekend. Friday, January 27, 2017, from 7:00pm  9:00pm the Gawler Family Band will be playing raucous joyous Americana and folk from around the world. Find them at Mettabee Farm and Arts Center in Hillsdale New York. Information can […]

Posted: January 22 2017
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job working on a cooperatively-run horse farm in NY for the 2017 season

Abode Farm is Hiring for 2017!  Abode Farm— is a cooperatively run 8-acre horse-powered farm in New Lebanon, NY. We produce vegetables, herbs, and flowers for our summer and winter CSA, wholesale accounts, schools, and farmers markets. Our farm is located on historic Mount Lebanon, a diverse ecological site; with wetlands, ponds, streams, woodlands, and meadows. […]

Posted: January 19 2017
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man writes the NYT advice column in a panic that his son want might volunteer on an organic farm

This one here is a good laugh for all of us who may or may not be the black sheep of the family. (My grandma clipped the above cartoon out of the New Yorker and promptly sent it to me without any card when I started farming six years ago. I like to think she was smiling […]

Posted: January 17 2017
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organic grains and innovation on GH radio

Listen to the podcast here! Ben Dobson grew up in Hillsdale, New York, on a small organic farm and started his first agricultural business in 2001. After two years on his own, he joined forces with his father Ted Dobson and managed the fields at his salad and tomato farm in Sheffield, MA, from 2003 […]

Posted: January 16 2017
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great reasons (and three well- paid positions) to move to the Catskills (for)

Tianna Kennedy presents a compelling argument to lure agrarians to the Catskills. She also includes three great job postings.

Posted: January 9 2017
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urban farm manager position in troy, ny

Capital Roots, a nonprofit in Troy, NY is seeking a farm manager for it's 2 acre urban farm.

Posted: January 6 2017
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new york certified organic meeting

This years NYCO meeting program dates are up! If you're in the NY area this a great opportunity to meet with folks and representatives from around the state working in organic agriculture. The event brings grain and dairy farmers together with guest speakers to discuss organic crops and dairy production. The 2017 dates are January […]

Posted: December 28 2016
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on radio tues dec. 13: farmer, straw-bale builder, and all around agriculture do-er Erica Frenay

Live on Heritage Radio's Greenhorns Radio show this Tuesday, we'll interview farmer Erica Frenay of Shelterbelt Farm in Ithaca New York. Erica also works for Cornell's Small Farms Institute, and her bio on their page should give you an idea of how many rich topics of conversation this interview might follow. Erica began working for […]

Posted: December 10 2016
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hudson valley farm incubator program-- deadline to apply jan.6

Apply for Glynwood Farm's Business Incubator! The deadline for initial applications and letters of intent for Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator (HVFBI) has been extended to January 6, 2017, with the 2017 program beginning in early next May. HVFBI is taking the "long view" on supporting a new generation of farmers in the region, equipping participants with […]

Posted: December 10 2016
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harvest lunch to benefit seed song farm, sunday dec. 8, kingston, ny

Please join Seed Song Farm this Sunday, December 11, for their first HARVEST LUNCH in a new heated indoor space. The event is a fundraiser for the expanding infrastructure at the Farm Center. What: A locally grown, seasonal, homemade lunch at the farm; a short presentation about our exciting plans for 2017; visit the new spaces. When: Sunday, December 11th, 11am - 2pm (drop in […]

Posted: December 9 2016
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TABITHA and GIRLS IN TREES

Girls In Trees, primarily a photography and text exhibit curated by acclaimed novelist Rebecca Godfrey, gathers the work of over 33 renown and emergent artists (mostly from the Hudson Valley) exploring the moments that wilderness and girlhood collude.

Posted: November 16 2016
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the climate monologues: live in NYC nov 18

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kbwBrs6pkM] Finally! We've been waiting for ages for a one-woman musical about climate change, and this one is fantastic! See it live at the United Solo Theatre Festival in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 18 at 9:00 pm!

Posted: November 8 2016
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make-us-green-with-envy farm dinner, hudson, ny, OCT 9

This is an epically swoon-able event: to support the progressive, collectively-own integrated urban Letterbox Farm, catered by the up-and-coming culinary geniuses at Lil' Deb's Oasis, with DRINKS IN THE GARDEN, a multi-course dinner under the stars in the field of  "bright & bold tropical dishes inspired by the founders combined roots in Latin America & […]

Posted: October 4 2016
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yes! adirondack harvest festival! westport, ny, sept. 16-17

Everything from a full moon harvest hike to a pig roast to a floral harvest mixer. See the full schedule!

Posted: September 9 2016
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mycomania in the hudson valley, oct. 6-10

This October, join hundreds of mycophiles, artists, and Earth activists for a unique 5-day, volunteer-run gathering to learn how to work with fungi to support your community and environment. The Radical Mycology Convergence (RMC) is a weekend long event consisting of workshops, presentations, and various mycoremediation installations. Beyond the skills shared, the RMC also works […]

Posted: August 24 2016
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adirondack harvest festival, sept 16-17, westport, ny

Posted: July 29 2016
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tickets now available for the rural route film festival!

Tickets are now available for the 12th annual Rural Route Film Festival!  Get yer Opening Night tix at Brooklyn Grange here!  Get yer Museum of the Moving Image tix here!     The line-up includes a mix of new movies and all-time classics, plus top notch shorts from around the globe.  Features include Yared Zeleke’s LAMB (“Sheer brilliance knits […]

Posted: July 26 2016
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documentary: the hand that feeds

[vimeo 52870881 w=640 h=360] The Hand That Feeds trailer from Robin Blotnick, a film on reforming the food system by organizing from the ground up for fair wages, fair working conditions, and collective bargaining rights. This is a rare story in which workers, with tenacity beyond imagination, are actually able to defeat the giant. It is […]

Posted: July 14 2016
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hudson valley farmers are making responsible meat eating easier

Attention Northeastern meat eaters! These beautiful farmers, and our friends, over at Cairncrest sell sustainably-raised, small-scale, hand-processed pork (raised on forages, local non-GMO grains, and whey from yogurt manufacturing) and 100% grass fed beef at locations in NY, PA, and VT. Highest quality meat from caring and skilled farmers. Order what you want online and choose a […]

Posted: July 5 2016
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ny: liv carrow and brian dewan to perform at the half moon

Thursday, June 16th from 9 to midnight! YES IT'S TRUE- A LEGENDARY HUDSON PAIRING Liv Carrow, the wayward ex-local darling of the alleged local music scene, will return to play some songs for you on the glittering stage, joined by one of the world's most unique accordion crooners, Catskill's very own Brian Dewan. Bring your […]

Posted: June 13 2016
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real estate boom pinches a produce supply in the hudson valley

Photo by Preston Schlebusch for The New York Times  STONE RIDGE, N.Y. — Apple trees have blossomed, and soon fruit will begin emerging at Elizabeth Ryan’s orchard in the Hudson Valley. Before long, her harvest will head south to Manhattan, where Miro Uskokovic, the pastry chef at Gramercy Tavern, will use it to create an […]

Posted: June 5 2016
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