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Conserving energy is easy, can save money

November 26, 2014 As we enter the winter of 2014-15, oil prices are declining. While this may be encouraging, it is far from relief for poor and middle class individuals and families trying to make ends meet. more »»

 
 
 
Talking turkey, Thanksgiving, and the American Way

November 12, 2014 We’re a turkey-loving nation. more »»

It’s garlic planting time

October 1, 2014 Garlic is delicious. And so versatile! You can use it chopped, sliced, sautéed, minced, or roasted whole. You can put it in sauces, soups, side dishes, and main dishes. more »»

Private forest management field program

September 17, 2014 Our forests are sources of clean air and water, wildlife habitat, scenic landscapes, and wood products. more »»

Certified chainsaw safety training offered

September 3, 2014 Chainsaws certainly are remarkable tools. Once used only by professional lumberjacks, they are widely used today by landowners, farmers; even homeowners. more »»

4-H: a positive educational experience

August 6, 2014 August already! And the 2014 Franklin County Fair is in full swing. This year, as always, there’s a midway full of rides and games. more »»

Bee balm, a beautiful garden herb

July 23, 2014 Earlier this season, when my granddaughter asked me what my favorite garden flower was, I had to stop and think about it for a few seconds before telling her that my favorite is probably red bee balm. more »»

Trickle irrigation is often best

July 9, 2014 Obviously, plants will not survive without water. But, there’s a lot more to it than that. Without the proper amount of water, they will not thrive. more »»

The National Climate Assessment — What does it mean for the North Country?

June 25, 2014 The 800-page 2014 National Climate Assessment, which involved more than 300 scientists, engineers and technical experts, was released last month, confirming that climate change is an existing threa. more »»

Be a locavore — support local farmers markets

June 11, 2014 The term “local food” is certainly not an unfamiliar one. I hear a lot of talk these days about eating locally. more »»

Emerald ash borer — a risk to ash trees locally and across North America

May 28, 2014 In an attempt to raise awareness and increase knowledge about an extremely destructive, invasive insect pest known as the emerald ash borer, New York marked its 4th annual Emerald Ash Borer Awarenes... more »»

Build a better garden with raised beds

May 14, 2014 Most everyone I speak with has worked in, or at least seen a row garde. more »»

Asparagus — a taste of spring

April 30, 2014 Asparagus is one of only a few perennial vegetables that can be reliably grown in the North Country. more »»

Maple syrup producers can now recycle maple tubing locally

April 16, 2014 Those of you who may have ventured out to visit a nearby producer during Maple Weekend have seen, firsthand, how large sugaring operations utilize the latest equipment, machinery, tools, and the mos... more »»

Maple sugaring season is underway (sort of)

April 2, 2014 The calendar says spring is here. Most of us are looking ahead with enthusiasm and anticipation to warmer weather. Days are getting longe. more »»

Spring is coming

March 19, 2014 “Winter had lasted so long that it seemed it would never end. more »»

Energy addiction — its not-so-obvious costs

March 5, 2014 We use energy in our homes every day of our lives —?a lot of energy. more »»

Applicable timber management practices can help deer survive the winter

February 19, 2014 It’s not at all uncommon, especially during a hard winter or following a winter storm, to speak with hunting enthusiasts and landowners who express deep concern about the ability of deer to survive... more »»

Extending the life of Valentine’s Day flowers

February 5, 2014 This certainly has been a trying winter. more »»

 
 
 

 

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