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Hunting the Wild Parsnip

Have you ever gone on a hike, only to later discover an angry blister on your ankle? If the blister transformed into a dark purple blotch, chances are you came into contact with wild parsnip. [...]

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Environment|Tags: |0 Comments
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The Archaeological Record of Route 28

Rather than sit in the cramped office space at H&H Motors for the estimated hour it would take my car to be repaired, I decided to walk to Main Street Margaretville, which is under a [...]

By |July 8th, 2019|Categories: Environment|2 Comments

Going, Going by Philip Larkin

I thought it would last my time— The sense that, beyond the town, There would always be fields and farms, Where the village louts could climb Such trees as were not cut down; I knew [...]

By |January 1st, 2019|Categories: Environment|0 Comments
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EcoDriving Saves Gas, Money, and the Earth

Regardless of where your vehicle lies on the fuel-efficiency spectrum, you can still significantly reduce your CO2 emissions by altering the way you drive. Every gallon of gas burned equals 22 lbs of carbon dioxide [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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Delicata Squash – an heirloom delicacy

Delicata squash gets its name from its rind, which is delicate for a winter squash. It won’t keep as long as butternut or acorn varieties, which may last until April or May, but you can [...]

By |May 11th, 2016|Categories: Food|1 Comment
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Heirloom Vegetables – the Unbroken Chain

Thousands of years ago, our Stone Age ancestors domesticated food plants. Seeds from the best performers were selected for replanting and shared with others. Thus, the seeds that gardeners hold in their hands today form [...]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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Possums are your best defense against Lyme disease

Lyme disease, which used to be a rare occurrence in the Catskill Mountains, is unfortunately becoming more common. As owners of cats and dogs will confirm, there has been a substantial increase in ticks over the last few [...]

By |June 5th, 2015|Categories: Environment|0 Comments
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The Great Countywide Seed Swap is now On!

The Countywide Seed Swap is now on at all Delaware County public libraries! Take your partially used seed packets to your library branch and see what seeds your fellow gardeners have donated. It's a great [...]

By |April 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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At the Intersection of Sustainability and Main

What role can Sustainability play in the revitalization of Catskill region Main Streets? That question came up during one afternoon session of the Main Street Boot Camp—a conference hosted by community development organization The MARK [...]

By |March 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Transition Catskills? – Watch our New Video!

Why Transition? In this video, some of our community members talk about Transition's importance in a changing world, as well as various projects on the horizon.  

By |March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Report|0 Comments