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Becoming more energy efficient

May 4, 2011 According to information on U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s website, the average New York family spends $2,400 on utility expenses each yea. more »»

Use cold frames to extend the gardening season

April 20, 2011 We’ve all seen how completely unpredictable North Country weather can be. more »»

Caring for apple trees this time of year

April 6, 2011 “I have an old apple tree in the yard. It bears fruit, but the apples are small, misshapen and scabby. more »»

Maple sugaring, a brief history

March 23, 2011 Collecting the sap that brings sugar maples out of winter dormancy and boiling it down to the right consistency for pure maple syrup has signaled the arrival of spring for generations. more »»

Maple weekend — One weekend just isn’t enough

March 9, 2011 Maple Weekend is coming. And this year it’s so big that it’s two weekends; March 19 and 20 and March 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each da. more »»

Time to purchase your CSA share

February 23, 2011 (Editor’s note: Laurie Davis of the Essex County Cornell Cooperative Extension will fill in for Richard Gast this week. Mr. more »»

Start planning your garden now

February 9, 2011 This certainly has been a winter to remember. more »»

Venison donations help feed the hungry

January 26, 2011 White tailed-deer are definitely the most important game animal in New York. And deer hunting is strongly rooted in the social fabric of the North Country. more »»

Be prepared for power outages

January 12, 2011 It’s been 13 years since the January ice storm of 1998. Those of us that lived through it will never forget it. more »»

Origins of the Jack-O-Lantern

January 5, 2011 Halloween is nearly upon us; time, once again, for costumes and costume parties, haunted attractions, pranks, scary stories and, of course, trick-or-treating. more »»

Ash trees — protecting and preserving the species

January 5, 2011 The emerald ash borer is a half-inch long invasive insect; a native of northeastern China, North and South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. more »»

Thanksgiving traditions celebrate the harvest

January 5, 2011 With Thanksgiving just a week away, I thought that it might be interesting to look at some of the traditions associated with this annual celebration of the harvest. more »»

Energy conservation and efficiency — more is less

January 5, 2011 Here’s a riddle. What are the two cheapest, cleanest, safest, most environmentally friendly and most reliable energy technologies available today? I’ll give you a hint. more »»

Energy conservation and efficiency — more is less

January 5, 2011 Here’s a riddle. What are the two cheapest, cleanest, safest, most environmentally friendly and most reliable energy technologies available today? I’ll give you a hint. more »»

This year, buy a locally-grown Christmas tree

January 5, 2011 As far as I’m concerned, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a real tree. And I’m certainly not alone in that opinion. more »»

Feeding birds in winter

January 5, 2011 According to the most recent census reports, bird watching may very well be America’s fastest growing national pastime, with more than 65 million Americans of all ages putting bird feeders in their... more »»

Get to Know 4-H

October 6, 2010 I recently participated in two Conservation Field Day events sponsored by the Franklin County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. more »»

A touch of frost

September 22, 2010 Cooler weather has arrived. I saw proof of that recently, when I stopped to visit with friends who live a few miles outside of Saranac Lake. more »»

In praise of tomatoes

September 8, 2010 If your gardening experience this year has been similar to that of most area gardeners, its been a really good one. more »»

Growing fruit and vegetables for profit

August 11, 2010 New York state has long been a national leader in fruit and vegetable production. more »»

 
 

 

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