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brian dewan sings at windham civic center

http://rogovoyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Brian-Dewan.jpg Brian Dewan will sing with electric zither, accordion and autoharp accompaniment. This Saturday May 28th at 8:00 pm at the Windham Civic Center (Former Presbyterian Church) 5379 Route 23 Windham, NY  12496 Suggested donation $5

Posted: May 26 2016
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march for farmworker justice continues

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdY2jAJfARI] Read our blog post from yesterday for more info! Today the walkers are walking from Garrison to Wappingers Falls.

Posted: May 25 2016
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ny: grain bin rescue simulator

Firefighters and EMS Training Opportunity with Grain Bin Rescue Simulator: Register Now Seneca Falls, NY.  The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health is bringing the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, NECAS, grain bin simulator to New York State for the August 9, 10, and 11, 2016 Empire Farm Days. Firefighters and rescue […]

Posted: May 25 2016
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new york farm workers rally and walk for bargaining rights and decent working conditions

Walking the 200 miles from Long Island to Albany, protesters stopped at City Hall in New York City last Saturday chanting si se puede. According to Democracy Now!, the protesters are walking in support of the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (more about this from the ACLU), asking that farm workers have the right to collective bargaining, an optional […]

Posted: May 24 2016
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ny: hester street fair

This Spring, we have taken the extra time to solidify exciting collaborative relationships, ensure a full calendar of events, revamp our website (freshest version coming soon), and focus on press outreach, marketing, etc. We look forward to a strong opening day, May 14th! The season will run through October 29 with Saturday markets 11-6 and Sunday special events. Hope to […]

Posted: May 19 2016
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get your balkan on, saturday, staatsburg, ny

Posted: May 17 2016
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HVYFC spring mixer at kinder hook farm, may 28

Anna will give us a tour of the lambing operation where she's raising 300 lambs this year. Then we'll enjoy a BBQ with Kinderhook meat and beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Bring a side dish if you can and plate/cup/utensils. Kinderhook Farm (1958 Co Rd 21, Valatie, NY 12184) All farmers, friends and family […]

Posted: May 17 2016
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ny: the battery fair seeking an herbalist

This June, The Battery Conservancy will celebrate the grand opening of The Battery Oval with a weekend fair to engage the public in  our region’s biodiversity and its emerging food and plant producers. The Battery Conservancy has created The Fair to fulfill the following goals: – Showcase innovations in agriculture, horticulture, food, and craft. – […]

Posted: May 12 2016
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genesee valley organic community supported agriculture

In 1989, some Rochestarians who wanted high value produce created the first CSA in the Genessee Valley Area. More than 20 years later, Peacework Farm continues to deliver organic certified vegetables and herbs to tables over a 26 week-long season.

Posted: May 5 2016
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new farm floats into the big apple

New York's Newest Urban Farm Will Float Down The Hudson River New York City's newest urban farm will look a little different from most: instead of factory-like rows of plants growing in a warehouse, it will be a lush, natural-looking food forest that floats down the Hudson River in a barge. As it docks at […]

Posted: May 1 2016
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ny: wassail and balkan dance party

Happy Spring! We are please to invite you to our 20th Annual Wassail. This year we will be joined by an unusually robust group of musicians. There will be wassailing, singing, dancing and feasting among the trees. As always, we invite anyone who would like to camp in the orchard, (which is now certified organic!), […]

Posted: April 22 2016
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long table harvest (a food rescue organization) needs your help!

Long Table Harvest gleans surplus produce from farms in Columbia County and distribute it to those in need. About 1/4 of the population in Columbia County is food insecure and/or low-income. We are working with 14 distribution sites in the county, half are pantries and the other half are non-profits and community organizations already working […]

Posted: April 20 2016
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kale, racial justice, and reclaiming our collective right to the earth

  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StygQm6YlwQ] A beautiful walk around Soul Fire Farm with the thoughtful, insightful, and fiercely passionate Leah Penniman. This film was produced by The Next System Project and the Laura Flanders Show, as part of their series on gender, race, and the next system. I'd write more about the farm, but my paraphrasing would never be as powerful […]

Posted: April 5 2016
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power north adirondack harvest festival!

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/t31.0-8/s960x960/981194_10154639552550410_6993809548193316428_o.jpg For more information, check out the Facebook Page!!

Posted: March 17 2016
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silvopasture practices and perspectives in the northeastern us

http://www.adkfigs.com/uploads/2/4/4/8/24482582/775342_orig.jpg The use of silvopasture systems on farms in the Northeastern United States has never been documented. Our objective was to gather baseline data to describe silvopasture practices and perspectives in the Northeastern United States. To accomplish this, we investigated the structure, management of, and reasons for use of silvopastures in New York state and […]

Posted: March 16 2016
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adirondack region sugarhouses welcome 2016 maple weekends visitors

Clinton, Essex, Franklin Counties, NY.  Tours from sap to syrup, tree to table, by tractor and horse-drawn wagon ride or on foot: maple sugarhouses in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties are ready to welcome visitors from 10 am to 4 pm on the March 19-20 and April 2-3 NYS Maple Weekends. Visitors who collect stickers […]

Posted: March 14 2016
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GOOD DIRT premier @ BAM, april 10

GOOD DIRT is a multimedia performance based on real stories from six diverse farm families in the Hudson Valley. Written by Jeremy Davidson and directed by Mary Stuart Masterson of Storyhorse Documentary Theater, GOOD DIRT illustrates the fragility of our agricultural heritage and inspires the audience to rebuild what’s been lost.  APRIL 10, 2016 // PREMIER Show starts at […]

Posted: March 13 2016
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sting of the bee, canton, ny, feb 24

Join us for this informal monthly gathering of bee enthusiasts - a chat fest of beekeeping information! We meet on the LAST Wednesday of every month - mark your calendars!  See details below. All are welcome!  No experience necessary, though if you're really new to it, reading up some before you come is a good […]

Posted: February 21 2016
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farm transition planning for women

Farm Transition Planning for Women: Course Starts March 16 in Plattsburgh, March 17 in Canton, NY. Plattsburgh, Canton, NY. Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York Annie’s Project will host the Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Succession, Business, Estate and Retirement Planning for Farm and Ranch Women course starting March 16 in Plattsburgh and March […]

Posted: February 15 2016
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$200 cash prize for the largest chestnut tree in new york

The New York Chapter of the American Chestnut Federation (ACF) is offering a $200 reward for the discovery of the largest living Chestnut tree in New York. And $50 for any trees that are over 14" DBH! As Jerry Henkin, librarian for the Northern Nut Grower's Association (NNGA) writes, "There is a tradition for this […]

Posted: January 31 2016
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northern ny: 4 week management course for farm women

The Cornell Cooperative Extension associations of northern New York are looking for mothers and daughters, daughter-in-laws, and female farm managers and owners interested in ways to better manage agricultural businesses today, successfully retire, and pass a profitable farm business on to a child or the next owner. The 4-week, 15-hour Managing for Today and Tomorrow […]

Posted: January 6 2016
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farm classes online this winter

Winter is a great time for farmers to rest, slow down the pace, and build new skills for the coming growing season. The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the winter roster of online courses available through its Northeast Beginning Farmer Project. These courses help farmers learn from the latest research-based education. Since […]

Posted: December 27 2015
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save the date!

Posted: November 22 2015
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call for applicants: farmer in residence

URBY is seeking to hire a Farmer in Residence for a unique Urban Farm nested within a new, 600-unit rental complex on the North Shore of Staten Island.  This is a one-of-a-kind position for a seasoned grower who is also an educator and entrepreneur.  The farm will serve the on-site cafe, market, and residents’ CSA.  […]

Posted: November 19 2015
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sail freight projects abound! meet the new FoodBargeHack @ It Takes a Region

We are SO HAPPY to see continued discussion of SAIL FREIGHT! As you may remember, we've been obsessed since our first sail freight project in VERMONT a few years ago, and then again in with Maine Sail Freight this past August. Like they said in the Portland Press Herald: "It's art. It's protest. It's celebration. And, who knows? […]

Posted: November 1 2015
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earthalujia! sundays nov-dec, joes at the public in NYC

Revernd Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir "are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities all over the world defending community, life and imagination."

Posted: November 1 2015
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it takes a region, saratoga springs, nov. 12-14

Back in June, we posted about the upcoming NESAWG (Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group) It Takes a Region Conference. And maybe, at that moment, you thought that this year's theme of "Putting MOVE in the Movement" was so freaking great that you signed up immediately. If so, good for you! But maybe you, like me, were […]

Posted: October 25 2015
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opportunities new york conference, nov. 4, albany, ny

American Farmland Trust is excited to announce that the next Harvesting Opportunities in New York Conference will be held November 4th in Albany! This conference is for people who care about New York agriculture and want to work together to grow local food economies, protect farmland from development, promote environmental stewardship on farms and support […]

Posted: September 27 2015
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ny: ginseng planting workshop

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 Time: 12 noon to 4 PM Location: Philmont Public Library Cultural Center (rear entrance off the parking lot) 101 Main Street (State Route 217) Philmont NY 12565 (Columbia Cty.) You may be able to wild-cultivate American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) on your property, given shade and specific conditions. Learn how to assess your property’s […]

Posted: September 8 2015
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beef cattle improvement workshop, shondack landing, ny, sept. 18-19

BEEF CATTLE IMPROVEMENT With Gearld Fry and Mike Scannell  Harrier Fields Farm 4116 County Route 21 Schodack Landing, NY 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., September 18-19, 2015 This workshop focuses on improving cattle herds with quality and quantity of meat per acre of grass. Learn how to recognize cattle that will yield 70% meat to bone and […]

Posted: August 30 2015
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farm to fork festival, saranac lake, ny, august 30

Started six years ago by the Adirondack Green Circle as a way to connect eaters in the area with the produce that the farmers were bringing to market, the Farm to Fork Festival will be from 9:00-2:00p.m. August 30th. It promises to be something more or less of localvore heaven:  home cooks serving dishes made from locally grown […]

Posted: August 9 2015
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summer supper benefit

The Youth Farm in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is a 1-acre educational farm that produces thousands of pounds of fresh produce and flowers, and create hands on farm education and job training opportunities for hundreds of youth and adults annually. We are pleased to invite you to an exciting fundraising event,"Summer Supper with Rob Newton: A […]

Posted: June 23 2015
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nesawg 2015 conference

NESAWG 2015 Conference: Putting MOVE in the Movement Civil rights, labor, women’s rights—the movements that transformed our world can give us insight on ways to accelerate food systems change.  What can we learn from leaders past and present?  How can we better organize our work, our networks, our message, our media? At this year’s NESAWG […]

Posted: June 22 2015
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transformational workshop on transformational landscapes

While we're on the subject of Orchards, this is a great time to remind you that the next workshop in Eliza Greenman's Home Orchard Series is coming up! See details below. August 8th: Fruit Exploring and Summer Grafting Learning from the landscape is one of our best tools in combating climate change and forming a more sustainable […]

Posted: June 22 2015
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june 3rd sign on letter

June 3, 2015 Dear Senator/Assemblyperson: New York’s $47 billion farm and food sector is a vital component of the state’s economy and provides jobs for thousands of residents. Growing this important part of New York’s economy requires cultivating a next generation of farmers. One of the biggest challenges facing the next generation of farmers in New York is […]

Posted: June 8 2015
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farming apprenticeship at growing heart farm!!

Growing Heart Farm (growingheartfarm.com) is hiring a young farmer or farming team to operate 1.5 acres in cultivation for the 2015 growing season.  Private 2 bedroom apartment provided on our 41 acre farm 1 mile from metro north train station in Wingdale, NY. We are open to a range of experience levels, however, this position […]

Posted: November 30 2014
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listen to NESAWG's keynote speaker jim hightower on young farmers and local fish

via nesawg.org JIM HIGHTOWER America’s #1 Populist and Food System Reformer, to speak at NESAWG’s It Takes A Region Conference: Region-Sizing: Making It Work! November 11 – 12, 2014 National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and New York Times best-selling author Jim Hightower will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 It Takes a Region […]

Posted: November 9 2014
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voices of hope - saturday!

http://www.localfutures.org/

Posted: November 5 2014
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schumacher lectures online + upcoming!

Use this amazing resource!  The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures (listed below) include some of the foremost voices on a new economics. Hildegarde Hannum is the editor of nearly all the lectures. Summaries of all lectures can be found here. Registration is now open for the 34th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures on November 15th, […]

Posted: November 5 2014
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young farmers grange: day of the dead

Day of the Dead Flyer

Posted: October 27 2014