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The tale of the turkey

November 16, 2011 As families and friends prepare for Thanksgiving feasting and holiday celebration, it seems appropriate to take a few moments to consider the story of the American wild turkey, Melagris gallopavo... more »»

Newer lighting technologies save a lot of energy

November 2, 2011 You may not realize it, but lighting can account for a significant portion of your overall home energy consumption, as much as 25 percent if you are still using incandescent light bulbs. more »»

Thirty attend Woodstalk Tour at Miner Institute

October 19, 2011 It was an absolutely glorious Columbus Day. more »»

Cutting back perennials

September 21, 2011 Most gardeners that I talk with share the belief that cleaning up the garden as much as possible in the fall is necessary, not just for aesthetic value, but for control of insects and diseases, as... more »»

In acclaim of William H. Miner

August 24, 2011 Young Willie Miner first arrived at his aunt Huldah and uncle John’s homestead farm in Chazy from Juneau, Wis. in 1873, after his father died leaving him orphaned. more »»

Help save ash trees by collecting their seeds

August 10, 2011 There are more than 900 million ash trees in New York, representing about 7 or 8 percent of all trees in the state. more »»

Agricultural plastic can now be recycled in Franklin Co.

July 27, 2011 The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, will be offering an informative demonstration of the Big Foot plastics... more »»

Perennial plant giveaway offered at VIC

July 13, 2011 The Paul Smiths College VIC is currently removing the perennial flower display from the center’s dooryard flower garden, which is located at the main entrance to the lodge. more »»

Monarch butterflies return to North Country

June 29, 2011 There is a Native American legend that says if you want a wish to come true, you must capture a monarch butterfly, whisper your wish to it and then set it fre. more »»

Local farmers markets open for season

June 15, 2011 When you shop at the farmers market, everybody wins. As a customer, you get to select from the finest, the freshest and the best local produce and prepared foods that money can buy. more »»

Lilacs: Showy, sweet seduction

June 1, 2011 Lilacs are certainly among the most beautiful and fragrant flowers grown in area gardens and landscapes. The scent of lilacs is often described as intoxicating, captivating, alluring or heady. more »»

Making gardening accessible for elderly, disabled

May 18, 2011 In my lifetime, I have been lucky enough to meet and work with several dedicated direct care providers who have made gardening a part of the lives of the elderly, disadvantaged, disabled and/or... more »»

Becoming more energy efficient

May 4, 2011 According to information on U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s website, the average New York family spends $2,400 on utility expenses each yea. more »»

Use cold frames to extend the gardening season

April 20, 2011 We’ve all seen how completely unpredictable North Country weather can be. more »»

Caring for apple trees this time of year

April 6, 2011 “I have an old apple tree in the yard. It bears fruit, but the apples are small, misshapen and scabby. more »»

Maple sugaring, a brief history

March 23, 2011 Collecting the sap that brings sugar maples out of winter dormancy and boiling it down to the right consistency for pure maple syrup has signaled the arrival of spring for generations. more »»

Maple weekend — One weekend just isn’t enough

March 9, 2011 Maple Weekend is coming. And this year it’s so big that it’s two weekends; March 19 and 20 and March 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each da. more »»

Time to purchase your CSA share

February 23, 2011 (Editor’s note: Laurie Davis of the Essex County Cornell Cooperative Extension will fill in for Richard Gast this week. Mr. more »»

Start planning your garden now

February 9, 2011 This certainly has been a winter to remember. more »»

Venison donations help feed the hungry

January 26, 2011 White tailed-deer are definitely the most important game animal in New York. And deer hunting is strongly rooted in the social fabric of the North Country. more »»



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