WATERSHED JOBS: 6 Opportunities
3-4) Yorktown Heights-based Hilltop Hanover Farm needs an on-farm intern; Cooperstown's Farmer's Museum needs several summer Farm Programs Interns.
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MARCH 25: Farm to Market Connection, CVI Building, Liberty. $35 for all-day conference. Register online through March 15.
APRIL 10: "Aging in the Community of Your Choice” will be presented by NYS Department of State trainers at 2 p.m. at the Grand Gorge Civic Center. It will be followed by a second workshop, “Community Design Tools - Taking Control of Your Community's Character.” The free, two-part program, sponsored by the Catskill Watershed Corp. provides town and village planning and zoning board members with three hours of mandated training. Registration is limited. Sign up by April 5. The first presentation will discuss land use planning and regulatory tools to help people in our community to age in place. Topics include a variety of housing choices, accessory dwelling units, Golden Zones, and senior friendly sidewalk and street designs.The second session addresses the tools available to help shape community appearance, from simple design guidelines to regulations pertaining to architecture and landscape to design review boards. The workshop will spotlight some practical approaches that can be applied to both public and private development, and explain basic design concepts.
APRIL 19: SUNY-Delhi is screening Living Downstream followed by a discussion panel, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Okun Theater in Farrell Hall. Living Downstream is a cinematic feature-length documentary based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.
APRIL 21: Margaretville Garden Fest on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Collectively known as SHOPMARGARETVILLE with funding through the M-ARK Project, this event is all about gardens, locally grown food, agriculture and growing. Booth space is $25 for a 10x10. Contact Marc Levenshus at Foothills Shoe (845) 586-4032.
Thursday, May 17: Tapped
Thursday, May 24: Dirt! The Movie
Thursday, May 31: Messages From Water
Thursday, June 7: The Greenhorns
Thursday, June 14: Reclaiming Our Water
Thursday, June 21: Good Wood
Thursday, June 28: Truck Farm
JUNE 9: Sign up now for the Wild West Wine Fest at Delaware County Fairgrounds.
Schoharie County, Tom Lacko (518) 234-4092
Greene County, Jim Unser (518) 828-4385
Delaware/Sullivan County, Quentin Gahan (607) 865-6713
Ulster County, Kathy Capella (845) 883-7162
- Eligibility: Eligible applicants include farms located within the counties declared in Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 22. (All watershed counties are part of that list.)
- Funding: $4,175,000 is available. Applications will be processed in the order received.
- Deadline: April 30, 2012 5:00PM EST or until funds are exhausted.
- Contact: Applicants can contact NYSERDA either by calling (800) 732-1399 or visiting the NYSERDA website.
A McDonald's Chicken McNugget was found by Rebekah Speight of Dakota City three years ago, which she believes resembles President George Washington, is placed next to a U.S. quarter dollar bearing the image of the president. The Nebraska woman sold the chicken tender for $8,100 on eBay. The woman will donate her windfall to a charity project sending 50 children to summer church camp in Sioux City.