February Backyard Chickens 101 Saturday February 23, 2013 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Interested in farm-fresh eggs sourced straight from your backyard? Hanover Farm‘s head farmer Brett Alcaro will walk you through all you need to know to start your own brood of backyard chickens. Registration is required; $20 per person, $5 for children ages … Continue reading
Two northern Westchester Farmer’s Markets will be collecting donations this Saturday from 9-1, and next Saturday the 17th at Gossett’s Winter Farmer’s Market, 1202 Rte 35 in South Salem, and the Mt. Kisco Winter Farmer’s Market at St. Mark’s Church, 85 East Main Street in Mt. Kisco. Supplies will be gathered at Thornwood Self Storage, … Continue reading
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Last year next week we had a major storm that knocked out power around our area, and for some it was quite a struggle. Luckily for me I had a friend with a woodstove, a Prius that we could run power from, a generator, a well-insulated, solid house that didn’t have trees leaning over it. … Continue reading
Guest blog by writer and environmentalist Tom Andersen. “More locally, reduced levels of pathogens enabled Nassau County to reopen 2,500 acres of shellfish beds in Hempstead Harbor in 2011, for the first time in 40 years. Shellfishing is part of the Sound’s legacy, and safe, sustainable shellfishing should be part of its future.
Improvements like these and others are the work of dozens, if not scores, of committed people and institutions. Four of them were honored this month by the Clean Water/Jobs Coalition, which presented them with its annual Sound Guardian award.” Continue reading
Here are some high impact actions Northern Westchester residents can do to honor Earth Day and to reduce our communities carbon impacts! ADOPT A NEW HABIT: take the train, find out your bus schedule, set up a carpool. Public transportation is not so easy in many of our towns, but with a little research you’ll … Continue reading
Restaurant located in Cold Spring, NY with 5 Acres seeks full-time person to develop a farm to table, farm to market business. Farmer will be responsible for all farm operations and grow vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs. Must be enthusiastic about farming, food, and sustainability. The positions include housing plus a percentage of sales. Please … Continue reading
A message from Mark F. Thielking,Town of Bedford, NY, Director of Energy Resources, and Energy Improvement Corporation: Challenge FHFA’s ban of residential PACE program! PACE financing would help to make energy efficiency projects available to all property owners. This page, put together by PACENow, explains how to send a letter to the agency. There are … Continue reading
Is it The Earth is Full [Fear] or Technology Can Save the World [Abundance]? This week we had some great discussion around a video I posted from TEDTalks to my Facebook wall–Peter Diamandis’ Abundance is Our Future. I’m a fan of ‘abundance thinking‘ and of the potential of technology and the incredible possibilities of our … Continue reading
URBAN FARMING WITH AMERICORP: New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) in collaboration with Green Guerillas, is seeking three summer AmeriCorps members for the Anti-Hunger and Empowerment Corps program. This is the perfect opportunity for someone interested in working in Brooklyn community gardens and urban farms. Applicants must be excited to work outdoors, conduct outreach … Continue reading