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March 2012

Land Use Training: Farmland Protection and Agricultural Viability

March 29, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Legislative Hearing Room, Sullivan County Government Center,
Monticello, NY United States

Land use training specialists from the NYS Department of State will lead this course, designed for planning and zoning board members and anyone interested in agricultural land use issues.  Farming communities face many challenges that threaten both the rural landscape and New York’s rich agricultural heritage. Development pressures to convert farmland and changes in the agricultural industry have resulted in a staggering loss of family farms and farmland, as well as agricultural support businesses.  This course offers a two-tiered approach to…

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April 2012

April 4th Albany Rally

April 4, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Emerson Hall,
405 Washington UU Albany, Albany, NY United States

SPONSORED BY FRACK FREE NATION A NEW GRASSROOTS GROUP BEING MODELED AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL “DON’T WASTE NEW YORK” CAMPAIGN. HELP CINDY SHEEHAN AND OTHERS TELL GOVERNOR CUOMO: DUMP THE ! ! dsGEIS! END DEATHS FOR DIRTY ENERGY! !! FEATURING: ! *AUTHOR CINDY SHEEHAN, BACK FROM A WORLD TOUR TO FREE THE CUBAN FIVE (4/4/12 = 8 years to the day her son, Casey, was murdered by empire’s oil wars in Iraq.   *FORMER SHARON SPRINGS MAYOR ELLIOTT ADAMS, NATIONAL VETERANS…

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April 5, 2012: Statewide Call Day to Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee

April 5, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

April 5, 2012: Statewide Call Day to Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee:  BAN FRACKING NOW!  Western New York is the home of Senate Environmental Conservation Committee Chair– Senator Grisanti. Senate bill 4220, which has been stalled in his committee, can protect the entire state from fracking by banning drilling and wastewater treatment. The senator must hear from New Yorker’s that it’s his duty, as chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, to protect our environment and not allow drilling in the…

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NOFA-NY CSA Fair – Kingston

April 14, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fair Street Reformed Church,
409 Fair St, Kingston, NY 12401 United States

This Saturday, NOFA-NY will be holding its final CSA Fair of the season in Kingston. Please come out to support and learn more about the benefits of CSA memberships and the CSA opportunities in your area. The event is FREE. Meet area growers, learn about their farms, products, and CSA – and to sign up for the upcoming season! Find the CSA that’s right for you. The fairs are family friendly as well-so bring the kids! Kingston Fair Fair Street…

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Living Downstream, Expert Panel, Discussion and Q & A

April 17, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weis Cinema,
Bard College United States

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 5 – 8 pm Weis Cinema, Campus Center, Bard College Discussion and Audience Q & A With an Expert Panel Jannette Barth President, JM Barth and Associates David Carpenter, M.D. Institute for Health and Environment University of Albany (Keynote) Michael Edelstein Director, Institute for Environmental Studies Ramapo College Mark Lytle Chair, Environmental and Urban Studies, Bard College                              

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Gardens Filled with Life: Northeastern Native Plants

April 18, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, Liberty NY,

Renowned author and landscape architect Carolyn Summers will present an informative class on the current research that reveals the many ways in which native plants form the basis of the food web that supports a healthy, bio-diverse landscape. Her lecture covers ways to use a wide variety of striking native plants in a formal landscape or in a more natural setting. Come to this class and learn how to use native plants in your garden. Find out about the full…

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Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., on the dangers of hydrofracking

April 18, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hunt Union Ballroom SUNY ONEONTA

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., on the dangers of hydrofracking Wednesday April 18, 7:30 pm Hunt Union Ballroom  SUNY ONEONTA SUNY Oneonta’s Red Dragon Reading Series presents Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., in a special Earth Week lecture on the dangers of hydrofracking in Upstate New York.  Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, is an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and human health.  The Sierra Club has heralded Steingraber as “the new Rachel Carson,” and, indeed, she is a recipient of the Rachel…

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Sustainable Local Food, Healthy Food Forum

April 19, 2012 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Israel Center,
280 Old Mamaroneck, White Plains, NY United States
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Parcelizing the Catskills and the Boiled Frog Syndrome

April 19, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish community Center,
30 North Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY United States
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Earth Day Entrepreneur Showcase: Slow Money and Local Investment Opportunities

April 22, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Loft at Stone Barns

Slow Money NYC and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Present: Earth Day Entrepreneur Showcase: Slow Money and Local Investment Opportunities With Woody Tasch, Author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money, & Eliot Coleman, Author & Farmer, Four Season Farm April 22, 2012 (Earth Day!) 3-5 pm The Loft at Stone Barns Tickets $75. Limited quantity. What better way to spend Earth Day than with a group of food entrepreneurs and investors who are working “to bring…

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