Farm Fare Dinner!
On Saturday, October 1, the friends, staff and volunteers of CCE come together for our annual fall fundraising dinner. It was a great success and everyone enjoyed the food, music, games, silent auction and company. This year featured a special Ag quiz bowl with 4-H'ers vs. volunteers from the audience.
We would like to especially thank the following supporters for their contributions as sponsors and/or donors to the silent auction: Michael McCrary, the National Bank of Coxsackie, The Bank of Greene County, Willow Springs Foundation, Farm Credit East, ACA, Robin and Martin Smith, Art Bassin, Cricket Hill Farm, Inc., Chuck & Maryellen Brooks, Eastern Managed Print Network, Joe Ahern & Leland Medigette, Walter Klores & Emily White, Janice Fingar, James & Michelle Story, Hugh & Peggy Quigley, Equine Clinic at OakenCroft, Gene & Mary Hatton, Bruce & Sarah Meyers, Jane Miller, Field Goods, Stewart's Shops, Annie Borgenict, Behn's Best Perennials, Story Farms, Cathi Annese, Sandy Muller, Karen's Flower Shoppe, Robin Stapley, Chatham Agway, Tradewinds, Eric & Liz Rasmussen, Jane Wilcox, Story's Nursery, Cricket Hill Farm, Massage & Therapies Unlimited, Linda & Bruce Tripp, Rita O'Leary, Tousey Winery, Hudson River Hardwoods, Greene County Master Gardener Volunteers, Marilyn Wyman, & Big Top Tent Rentals.
Our 4-H servers did an outstanding job as usual and they were Margaret Carlson, Zaia Ivan, Lily Hepperle, Edward Ross, Aizlyn O'Connell, David Holmes and Caden Holmes.
Special thanks to Chef Rob Handel of Heather Ridge Farm for the delicious meal!
Fall Foraging & Feasting
Date: Sunday, October 23
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Location: Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra
Registration deadline: October 17
Register online https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/foragingfeasting_210 or by calling 518-622-9820
Presenters: Tusha Yakovleva, Found Wild Foraging, Rob Handel, Executive Chef of Heather Ridge Farm & Tracey Testo, CCE Program Coordinator
Come explore the Siuslaw Model Forest and learn about the value of woodlands and fields in a new way. Presenters Tusha Yakovleva, Rob Handel, and Tracey Testo will be your guides to discovering wild edibles in your surroundings. Participants will learn what is available on a seasonal basis as well as how to collect food without disturbing or endangering a plant population. Recommendations will also be given on how to safely collect food with the help of local resources and experts. Following the walk, we will move inside for a cooking lesson with Chef Rob where you will learn how to incorporate these wild foods into a meal. Locally foraged goods will be made available for samples and snacking during a Q & A to wrap up this fabulous day. Foraging is a great way to get to know your land as a new resource for local foods, can be a wonderful family activity and comes with a greater understanding of our interactions with the natural world.
Please support the programs of CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties by making your tax-deductible donation via PayPal. Questions? Call 518-622-9820 x21. Thank you!
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Upcoming Events & Workshops
|The Reintroduction of the American Chestnut Tree|
Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra
Saturday, November 5th 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|CCE Annual Meeting|
Place: Columbia-Greene Community College 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534 Professional Academic Center
Tuesday, November 15th 2016
6:00 pm -
Agroforestry Resource Center
6055 Route 23, Acra, NY 12405
Map to Acra office (see green pin)
Extension Education Center
479 Route 66, Hudson, NY 12534
Map to Hudson office (see green pin)
Road Construction Detour to Extension Education Center in Hudson beginning on Monday, March 14. Select this link for alternate directions.
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Willow Springs Charitable Trust
Please note: Due to forestry activity in the Siuslaw Model Forest, a portion of the forest is temporarily closed to the public.
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