Also want to thank everyone who attended the Regional Economic Viability Changemakers' Luncheon held last week at The Peekamoose Restaurant.
Questions about membership? Contact Challey Comer at (607) 865-7090. What do you get when you become a member -- besides the online and print lists? Marketplace materials, scholarship and grant opportunities, conference discounts, point of purchase items, and inclusion within the new Pure Catskills Business-to-Business Directory.
APRIL 28: Sullivan County Farm Network Presents "Ways to Generate Green Revenue From Your Land" which is part of their Fire House Forum on Rural Economic Development. From 1 to 4 p.m. at the Jeffersonville Firehouse. Free admission and light refreshments while you listen to experts talk about: Solar/Wind Turbines, Food Production, Opportunities in Rural Economic Development. Learn what it takes to: Raise Beef, Chickens & Alpaca, Make Cheese, Honey & Maple Syrup, Grow Vegetables in High Tunnels, Start a Community Supported Ag Project (CSA), Produce Grass Pellets, Grow Christmas Trees, Lease Land to Produce Electricity, Offer Farm Stays (AgriTourism). For more information, contact Cindy Gieger, District 5 Legislator, at 845-482-5729 or email email@example.com.
Thursday, May 17: Tapped
Thursday, May 24: Dirt! The Movie
Thursday, May 31: Messages From Water
Every Thursday at 7 p.m., we're showing a documentary on water, agriculture or forestry. Feature film, "Vanishing of the Bees" kicks off the series along with a raffle for a Pure Catskills goodie bag. Enter to win online; if your name is called at the screening, you win! No purchase necessary, but you must be present to win. Movie admission is free; donations will be accepted and benefit future RAG programming and the Council's Easement Stewardship Fund.
If you have land to rent or sell, or you're a farmer looking for regional farmland to work, check out the land listings at Catskills FarmLink.
Newsletter: Watershed News: April 2012 (US EPA)
Newsletter: Watershed Currents (Catskill Watershed Corp.)
Newsletter: Esopus Creek Newsletter (Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program)
Report: Troubled Waters: Farm Pollution Threatens Drinking Water (Environmental Working Group)
Adult Summer Camp: Without Walls EcoPracticum