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July 2012

3 Towns Talk Fracking

July 26, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Germantown Town Hall,

CLERMONT — The towns of Germantown, Livingston and Clermont will conduct a joint open discussion of hydrofracking, featuring opinions both for and against, July 26 at Germantown Town Hall, Clermont Town Supervisor Ray Staats told his Town Board Monday. The time of the meeting has not yet been set. Hydrofracking is a process that involves sending a mixture of water, sand and chemicals deep into the ground to break apart rocks to release natural gas that is captured and brought to…

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Stop the Frack Attack Rally

July 28, 2012 @ 6:00 am

Help Stop the Frack Attack!! From California to New York, from North Dakota to Texas, people across the country are converging on the U.S. Capitol to tell Congress, the President and the world to end the rush to drill and STOP THE FRACK ATTACK. JOIN US — a nationwide coalition of citizens, communities and organizations declaring the time is NOW to use our collective power to end oil and gas drilling that harms public health, water and air quality, and the climate.…

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Biochar Intensive

July 28, 2012 @ 8:00 am - July 29, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

BIOCHAR INTENSIVE July 28 -29, 2012 with Hugh McLaughlin and Doug Clayton Biochar is a name for charcoal when it is used as a soil amendment and carbon sequestration agent. Its use is inspired by the Terra Preta of the Amazon Basin where islands of rich, fertile soils were created by indigenous people from cooking fires and kitchen middens. These soils continue to hold carbon today and remain highly nutrient richand fertile. Mixed with compost, biochar increases soil fertility, reduces the need for fertilizer and watering,…

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August 2012

Catskill Delaware Permaculture Design Course

August 4, 2012 @ 8:30 am - August 5, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Hills Inn and Conference Center,
6 Bethlehem Road, Callicoon Center, NY United States

The focus of this year’s 72 hour Catskill Delaware Permaculture Design Certification Course is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculture productivity in the Northeastern portion of the United States. Working with the existing elements of nature, students will learn to develop a long range plan to design a harmonious integration of landscape, human activity and farming using  Channery Hill Farm in Callicoon Center New York as a subject. Guest speakers and instructors will include Andrew Leslie Phillips of Hancock Permaculture and local…

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Nature Walk / Medicinal and Edible Plants

August 7, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

NATURE WALK with emphasis on MEDICINAL AND EDIBLE PLANTS LED BY: MICHAEL RIDOLFO Naturalist at Mohonk Mountain House AT RM FARM (Meet at 54 Main Street, RM Farm Office,Livingston Manor at 9:45. We’ll drive to the farm on Lenape Lake Road) Tuesday, August 7, 2012 The walk will take about two hours. Wear comfortable shoes. $5.00 donation for CATSKILLMOUNTAINKEEPER CALL 845-439-5511 to register Rain or Shine

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Hudson Valley Jazz Festival

August 16, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - August 19, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

Thursday August 16 The Skye Jazz Quartet on Railroad Ave   9 PM Friday August 17 8 PM -  The Chris Persad Group at The Dautaj 10:30 – Special late night show at Eddie’s Roadhouse ( artist TBA) Saturday August 18 12 PM The String Trio of NY- The Albert Wisner Library 4 PM “The Gabriele Tranchina Quintet” with 2011 Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria on drums and Joe Vincent Tranchina on piano. Warwick Grove. 7:30 The Jeff Ciampa / Mark Egan / Bill Evans /…

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August 19, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NACL Theatre,
Highland Lake, NY United States

CALLING ALL FAMILIES to NACL Theatre—  Join Farmers, Environmentalists, Seed-Savers, Musicians, Actors, Timber-Framers, Drummers, Pie-Makers, Lettuce Eaters in…… “ECO-LOCO”: An Interactive Afternoon in Celebration of Art, Action, and Ecology for FAMILIES Where: NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Rd., Highland Lake, NY 12743 When:  Sunday, August 19th, 12 noon to 5 PM Contact: for more information: 845-557-0694 or www.nacl.org Tickets: $20 for a family, $5-$25 sliding scale for individuals. NACL is pleased to present an afternoon of family theatre, music, workshops, demonstrations, and displays that celebrate art,…

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Don’t Frack NY Call to Action – Strategy Sessions & Trainings

August 25, 2012 - August 26, 2012

On August 25 – 27, we will gather in Albany and New York City to organize and to pledge to Gov. Cuomo that we will resist fracking in New York state, using whatever nonviolent means are appropriate.  Get ready to join us! Details are being worked out now, but save these dates.  Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26, will be for strategy sessions and trainings in Albany.  The big day will be on Monday, August 27, where we will stand together…

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Film Screening ‘Tapped: Environmental Impact of Bottled Water’

August 26, 2012 @ 8:15 pm
The Comeau,
47 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, NY United States

Sunday Aug. 26, 8:15 PM OUTDOOR MOVIE AT THE COMEAU (76 Min) TAPPED: TAPPED: Environmental Impact of Bottled Water  Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water. This timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one…

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Cornell, Ithaca, Binghamton Bus to Albany

August 27, 2012 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

                              WE LOVE NEW YORK – We will not be fracked! Governor Cuomo has said that a decision on hydrofracking is imminent. Reporters are saying that the governor intends to open the Southern Tier to fracking within the next six months. The rest of the state will follow.  We can’t let this happen. We must once again impress on Governor Cuomo all of the risks he’s taking…

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