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Spring a leek

May 11, 2016 “We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic. more »»

 
 
 
Accessibility for gardening

April 27, 2016 Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune of knowing several devoted gardeners who, limited only by their imagination and resourcefulness, have crafted and tended remarkable gardens for years. more »»

Managing private forests for the long term

April 13, 2016 Over 60 percent of New York state is forested. And of the state’s 18.6 million acres of forest, more than 80 percent is privately owned. more »»

Pruning apple trees

March 30, 2016 Apple trees (or any other fruit trees, for that matter), if they’re going to produce quality fruit, require regular maintenance. Pruning is fundamental. more »»

Take a sugarbush tour during Maple Weekend

March 16, 2016 It’s mud season, although I prefer to think of the time of transition from winter to spring as maple syrup season. more »»

Education offered for maple syrup season

March 2, 2016 Sugar maples (Acer saccharum) are deciduous trees that mature in 30 to 40 years, generally growing to between 70 and 90 feet tall, but able to achieve heights in excess of 100 feet under optimum... more »»

2016 sugaring season starts early

February 17, 2016 According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information, 29 states, including every state east of the Mississippi River, set records for the... more »»

Planning a vegetable garden? CCE can help

February 3, 2016 If you’re someone who has been considering growing vegetables for yourself and your family, you should attend an upcoming Vegetable Garden Planning Workshop being offered by Cornell Cooperative... more »»

Protecting the Adirondacks

January 20, 2016 “Let us know that there is, somewhere in our state, a region not yet commercialized and citified, and to which people may repair who yearn for a restoration amid the vast silences of the eternal... more »»

Feeding feathered friends

January 6, 2016 In summer and fall, most non-migratory songbirds feed primarily on insects and spiders. They supplement their diet with berries, seeds and other vegetation. more »»

Boughs of holly

December 23, 2015 "Deck the halls (with boughs of holly)." It’s a favorite Christmas carol and perhaps one of the best known, most often sung, and most widely recognized. more »»

Dollars and sense

December 9, 2015 Buy local. It’s much more than a feel-good slogan or here-today-gone-tomorrow topic currently trending on Facebook or Twitter. more »»

Telling the tale of the turkey

November 25, 2015 As we prepare for Thanksgiving feasting and holiday celebration, I’d like to take a few moments to reflect upon the American wild turkey, Melagris gallopavo (eastern forest subspecies silvestris,... more »»

Predicting winter weather

November 11, 2015 It’s been a mild fall, so far. But it is November. Winter is coming. more »»

Puzzling over pumpkins

October 28, 2015 It’s not at all surprising that as Halloween approaches I’m often asked, “What is a pumpkin?” or more specifically, “What’s the difference between a pumpkin, a squash and a gourd?” or “Is a pumpkin ... more »»

Is that an eagle?

October 14, 2015 “Is that an eagle?” my friend asked, motioning for me to look up from the open field where we were standing. more »»

Harvesting firewood sustainably from a woodlot or forest

September 30, 2015 Whether taking firewood from small acreage for personal use, or managing larger tracts for firewood harvesting and sales, owners of well-managed woodlots know that the productivity of their land... more »»

Multi-county agricultural plastic waste recycling effort gets under way

September 16, 2015 Until the 1990s, bulk forages and grain were stored in tower silos made of steel or concrete. In recent decades, however, plastic film has become a widely used alternativ. more »»

Corn — ’tis the season

September 2, 2015 As far as I’m concerned, farm stand sweet corn straight out of the field is as tasty a treat as it is an incredible valu. more »»

Growing pumpkins for market

August 19, 2015 On the evening of Sept. 23, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County will offer a Pumpkin Production Workshop at 6 p.m. at Steen’s Orchards in Brushton. All are welcome. more »»

Destructive plant disease — late blight — proliferating across the Northeast

August 5, 2015 In recent weeks, Cornell Cooperative Extension educators have been focused on the movement of a devastating plant disease of tomatoes and potatoes (and other nightshade crops), known simply as late... more »»

 
 

 

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