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In praise of cranberries

November 14, 2012 “The Indians and English use them much, boyling them with Sugar for Sauce to eat with their Meat, and it is a delicious sauce.” —?From “New England Rarities Discovered,” by John Josselyn, 1672. more »»

Enjoying flowers in winter

October 17, 2012 Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean that you have to let cabin fever bring you down. more »»

How and why do leaves change color?

October 10, 2012 I really enjoy this time of year for a number of reasons. more »»

Group offers Christmas tree farming workshop

September 26, 2012 Christmas tree growers and those considering getting started are invited to attend a pre-season Cornell Cooperative Extension workshop on Christmas tree farming. more »»

93 attend composting workshop and garden tour

September 5, 2012 The invitation went out in a column article in this newspaper in early August. more »»

Master Gardeners offering free workshop

August 8, 2012 This is a busy time of year at Cornell Cooperative Extension. more »»

Support local farmers and farmers markets

June 13, 2012 Freshly picked vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, homemade baked goods, local grass fed and finished meats, free range chicken and eggs, jams and jellies, cheeses, maple syrup, honey, snack foods... more »»

VIC Community Native Plant Garden

May 30, 2012 It isn’t at all unusual for gardeners to have very different approaches or widely varying opinions, especially when it comes to the most controversial gardening issue. more »»

A rose by any other name

May 16, 2012 Many North Country gardeners and would be gardeners love the idea of growing garden roses. more »»

Tree Assessment, Low Impact Harvesting Workshop

May 2, 2012 Most forest and woodlot owners are aware of the potential for income from the sale of timber harvested from their property. more »»

Enhancing New York’s agriculture and food systems

April 18, 2012 Do you know that agriculture generates about $4. more »»

Manage a woodlot for sustainable firewood

April 4, 2012 I’ve heard it said that the productivity of a woodlot isn’t measured in the wood that is harvested; it’s measured in the amount of wood the land is able to continually produce. more »»

Warm weather impacts maple syrup production

March 21, 2012 Making maple syrup is a North Country tradition and an important cottage industry in our region. more »»

Pruning to restore old, uncared-for apple trees

March 7, 2012 If there is one thing this North Country has plenty of, it’s apple trees that haven’t been pruned, sprayed or maintained in any way, shape or form, for years. more »»

To tap or not to tap

February 22, 2012 While no one knows for sure who was first to tap a maple tree, when it comes right down to it, the basic elements of gathering sap and producing maple syrup haven’t really changed very much over time. more »»

Zom-bees may hold clue to honeybee disorder

February 8, 2012 There’s been a surge in the popularity of zombies in pop culture in recent years. more »»

Become a snowmobile safety instructor

January 25, 2012 Almost all of the snowsledders who ride in New York rely on the state’s more than 10,300 miles of public snowmobile trails for their riding enjoyment. more »»

What’s the fastest growing heating fuel in the country?

January 11, 2012 I’d have been inclined to think that the greatest growth in household heating in this country over the last decade would have been in the use of electricity. more »»

Time to learn about reindeer

December 14, 2011 Several years ago, I overheard a squabble between two young boy. more »»

Snowmobile safety certification courses

November 30, 2011 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County is pleased to offer an Extension-sponsored snowmobile safety certification courses to be held at the Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, De. more »»



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