July Cooperative Extension Ag Workshops & Events

Sandra Repp sjr37 at cornell.edu
Wed Jul 7 13:44:52 EDT 2010


Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering the following workshops and 
events in July.  Please direct questions to the contact person whose 
name appears in the listing, thanks!


ORGANIC GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS
Tuesday, July 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
CCE-Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca
Our grandparents were mostly organic gardeners, and now many people 
see the advantages of being organic.  If you don't know how to get 
started, come to this class to learn the basics and ask 
questions.  We will cover everything from soil preparation to coping 
with weeds and pests.   Fee:  $5.  Pre-registration preferred, to 
ensure sufficient handouts. Please call (607) 272-2292 to reserve a 
spot. Questions: Patricia Curran at pc21 at cornell.edu.

ABC'S OF PASTURED POULTRY
Thursday, July 15, 6:30-8:30 pm
Heritage Pastures Farm, 2343 Stanton Hill Road, Nichols, New York
Learn how to raise poultry on pasture.  Whether you're just exploring 
options for using your land or you are already raising poultry, this 
workshop is for you.  Topics to be covered include: Poultry on 
pasture as part of a diversified farm with cows and pigs; Using 
heritage breeds as layers and Thanksgiving Turkeys; Purchasing chicks 
& delivery; Incubation, hatching and brooding our own chicks; Broiler 
& Turkey Shelters, including the new Eggmobile!; Fencing & Pasture 
Rotation; Feeders & Waterers; View small scale processing 
station.  Fee: $10/person or $15/household.  For more information and 
to pre-register contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga 
County, (607) 687-4020 or contact Molly Shaw at 
<mailto:meh39 at cornell.edu>meh39 at cornell.edu with questions.   For 
directions, and a Google map, visit: 
http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/07/06/abcs-pastured-poultry

CORNELL AGRO-FORESTRY TOUR
Tuesday, July 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
MacDaniels Nut Grove, Cornell University, Ithaca
Do you want to learn how to use your forest for more than just 
firewood and timber? Join Professor Ken Mudge at Cornell's MacDaniels 
Nut Grove for this workshop and tour.  Topics include: how to 
inoculate logs to for mushroom production, how to grow ornamentals in 
the forest, and edible plants that can be incorporated into a forest 
setting.  Participants also will learn about Ginseng and Goldenseal 
production in naturalized forest beds. Permaculture concepts are 
being employed to reduce honeysuckle and channel waterflow down the 
hillside setting. All exhibits will be presented in a forest setting. 
The tour requires considerable walking and restrooms are not 
accessible. Participants should meet at the Library Annex parking lot 
on Palm Road (south of Route 366 at the intersection with Caldwell 
Road). There is a $3 class fee per person or $5 per couple. 
Preregistration is required and space is limited. Reserve your spot 
by calling CCE-Tompkins at 607-272-2292. For directions, and a Google 
map, visit: http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/07/07/cornell-agro-forestry-tour

LOW-IMPACT WOODLOT HARVESTING WORKSHOP
Saturday July 24, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Angus Glen Farms; 3050 Station Road; Watkins Glen, NY
Please preregister by contacting Brett Chedzoy at 
<mailto:bjc226 at cornell.edu>bjc226 at cornell.edu, or by calling 
CCE-Schuyler at 607-535-7161.  The workshop emphasizes three areas: 
safety, silviculture, and technique. Participants at this workshop 
will learn how to inspect equipment and tools, utilize safe 
practices, understand basic silvicultural principles, and make 
appropriate tree selection choices for multiple ownership objectives. 
Also, participants will observe directional felling using a felling 
plan and observe the use of an ATV and arch for moving sawlogs and 
firewood. The course is designed for novice to intermediate woodland 
owners and anyone interested in learning about and discussing 
sustainable woodland practices.  Participants should dress for the 
weather and be prepared for walking on moderately rough ground. Hard 
hats are encouraged. For directions, and a Google map, visit: 
http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/06/28/low-impact-woodlot-harvesting-workshop



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