On Thursday, April 20th, Citizens for Local Power will present plans to create New York’s most ambitious Community Choice Aggregation project, here in Ulster. The initiative would reduce carbon emissions, develop renewable projects, save money, and keep our energy dollars local. Check our calendar for event details.
The Garden Share Working Group’s next meeting is Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Toni Wiedenbacher’s Home and Garden form 6-8PM. It will be a POTLUCK.
Jill Emerson has been using her expertise working with Toni to convert her garden space into something really special. Below is the subject of the meeting from Jill.
“Only modern man would be so foolish as to make something that had only a single purpose – every element nature creates around us is rich with stacked functions. Perhaps this is one of many facets of our degraded relationship with Mother Earth, as single-function tools or spaces are inherently less sustainable. One of the single-minded approaches that we might hold toward our vegetable gardens is the idea of productivity being the sole virtue.
At the May Garden Share Meeting Toni and I will explore the spiritual resonance our gardens and outdoor spaces have for us, and how to honor and enhance this gift. With our commitment to mimicking nature’s stacked functions, we propose to explore this through: creating park-like open spaces that minimize lawn mowing; adding garden benches to encourage contemplation; creating beds that soak up and store water (mulched hugel kulture); the inclusion of edible native plantings outside of the fenced garden; plus the use of Feng Shui and dowsing in the landscape.”
Toni’s address is 297 Meads Mountain Road. From the village green you turn on to Rock City Road and go past the cemetery. Keep going until you cross Glasco Turnpike. The road now is now called Meads Mountain Road. Continue up the hill almost to the top where the K.T.D. Buddhist Monastery. Two blue flowered mailboxes on the left mark my driveway, which is shared with the Hausmans. As you turn into the driveway take a quick right to my house. My telephone number is 845-679-7281
Our next meeting night is scheduled April, I have scheduled a guest named Brooke Pickering-Cole, from the recently formed Hudson Valley Farm Hub. We will need someone to volunteer their home for that meeting.
Featuring Jeanne Vitale’s locally filmed documentary: Liquidity: The Value of Wetlands, Del Orloske, a sustainable land planner and teacher at The Ashokan Center, who presents innovative solutions to design and protect wetlands in your own backyard, and followed by a stunning slide show of local wetland birds by photographer and birder Peter Schoenberger.
This event is sponsored by the Woodstock Land Conservancy and Woodstock Transition.
Location: Joan Apter’s home at 29 Orchard Lane Woodstock, NY 12498
Time: 6-8 PM / Potluck before meeting
Guest Speaker: Dona Crawford from Cornell Cooperative Ulster County.
Dona Crawford has been the Master Gardener coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Ulster County for the past twelve years. She lives in a pine forest and is slowly converting some of it into woodland gardens. She will be talking about Cornell Resources.
Begins with short videos about Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services followed by The WLC and the Catskill Center’s BioBlitz Presentation by subject experts on the results of prior Thorn Preserve BioBlitzes and how community members can support biodiversity in caring for their own land.
2016 Bioneers Conference video Janine Benyus from the Biomimicry Institute: Want a Better Food System? Think Outside!.
Matt Longyear will talk about Woodstock’s third-generation Long-Year Farm, and Creek Iversen will present plans for Seed Song Farm located along the Esopus Creek in the town of Ulster.
Permaculture for Home and Garden
In this talk participants will learn Permaculture principles as applied in temperate homes and gardens. We will discuss beyond organic gardening, building with local natural materials, ecological lawn, meadow, stream and wetland care, orchards and forest gardens, composting, off-the-grid water systems, and domestic and wild animal management.
Bring questions about your garden and home and be prepared to learn about ideas that can improve your quality of life, simplify your needs, and increase your family time. By cooperating with ecological processes you create real abundance and diversity in your life.
Andrew Faust has been teaching about permaculture for nearly two decades, in rural settings along the East Coast and in Brooklyn, where he adapted his ideas to urban living through the Center for Bioregional Living. He has lived off the grid for eight years in West Virginia, where he designed and built a permaculture-inspired homestead including a 1,600 square foot straw-bale house.
The address is 24 Wardwell Ln. Directions: take route 212 E. towards Saugerties. We are the street after Plochman Lane, a left turn off of 212. We are the third house on the right, the one with all the firewood on the lawn. Please park on the street and bring food and dishes for a potluck.
**The hosts have asked that you bring plates, utensils and drinks and that your food is fully prepared and ready to eat.
Please note that we are asking for a $5-$10 donation at the door to be split between Andrew and The Woodstock NY Garden Share Group with NOONE being turned away.
Hi GS Group,
This is a reminder about our Garden Share Meeting on Wednesday April 11th, 2016 from 6-8 PM at Toni Wiedenbacher’s home and Garden, 297 Mead Mt Road, Woodstock, NY.
I don’t have any specific topic , but it might be nice to get each others names and addresses , also contact information and as much information on the various community and special and gardens around our area, and what they are doing this year including Whirligig. the long Spoon Cooperative etc.Also we could share our own gardening plans and experiences and how we can help each other .
All My Best, Toni