For those of you who were not able to attend the Fleischmanns Biomass Project on August 9th, please take a look at the video now and learn more about how the project might help support our local economic, environmental, and energy needs.
Have a look at some edible and otherwise useful plants you may have growing in your yard or woods and not even realize! Kristina Zill gives a brief introduction to foraging at this past weekend's potluck. Transition Catskills - Forage In Your Front Yard - with Kristina Zill from VeccVideography on Vimeo.
In case you missed it, have a look at our get together this past Sunday at the Margaretville Pavilion. We had a great turnout, delicious local food, lots of good conversation and a bunch of ideas for our timeline! We will be going through all the ideas and hopefully try to get some of them off the ground. If you have any ideas that didn't make it onto the list, or want to help us launch something you saw, please contact us. Transition Catskills - Meet Up - August 17th, 2014 - Margaretville, NY from VeccVideography on Vimeo.
Whether you are a born and raised local, a full-time transplant, or a part-time resident, we all share a sense of place and community. This common thread is the inspiration behind Transition Catskills—a grass roots community effort to strengthen the local economy and build a self- reliant future for the region. So, with this in mind, Transition Catskills is hosting a potluck event on Sunday, August 17th from 1 to 3 pm at the Pavilion in Margaretville. This “bring a dish” to pass affair will usher in opportunities for ideas, projects, sharing of local wisdom, and discussion of the next steps. Traditional (and transitional) Catskill Mountain music by the Tremperskill Boys will be an afternoon highlight, and the backdrop for the entire event will be the East Branch of the Delaware River—both our friend and our foe. The event is designed to engage those who have been thinking about ways to improve our region, towns and neighborhoods and provide a positive forum for sharing. So come on down and join the conversation! The “dish to pass” is themed around our core of local foods. Do you have tasty vegetables from your backyard garden? Treats from the farmer’s market? Golden-yolk eggs from local free-range chickens? The challenge is to create something special using as many local ingredients as possible to share with your friends and neighbors—much like the tradition of the Grange and community living 100 years ago. Transition Catskills is focused on economic and community development, building livelihoods and skills aimed at greater environmental sustainability and local resilience. So put on your dancing shoes, bring a dish to pass, and put on your thinking cap for an afternoon of fun, food, dancing and idea [...]