Cornell Cooperative Extension Statewide Mission
The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.
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Click here for enrollment form: Enrollment-2015
DELAWARE BOUNTY NOW OPEN!
THE NEW LOCAL RETAIL FOOD AND ON-LINE STORE!
Delaware Bounty is open for business! Delaware Bounty is the new local retail food store open Tuesday through Saturday that also offers weekly on-line ordering with Friday afternoon pickup. Local meat, eggs, cheese, honey and seasonal produce where all of the food comes from Delaware County! Come to the newly opened storefront at 5 1/2 Main Street, Delhi at the E-Center. We're open Tuesday through Friday, 11am - 5:30pm and Saturday, 10am - 2pm.
Click HERE for the website.
SAFE TALK - Become Suicide Alert
Tuesday, May 19, 1-4pm
Delaware County Public Safety Building, Delhi
Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. OFten these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided, leaving people more alone and at greater risk. Safe Talk training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSAFE) to identify and engage people with thoughs of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.
Safe Talk is for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide: front line workers, clergy, volunteers, parents, youth (15 and older), teachers, law enforcement and anyone who wants to help prevent suicide.
To register for this free workshop, call CCE at 607-865-6531.
QUILTING TIES EVERYTHING TOGETHER WORKSHOPS
This year Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County’s Executive Director, Jeanne Darling, is offering quilters and the public another opportunity to participate in a quilting project to support cancer education and screening.
This year’s County Fair quilt project will encourage quilters and the public to celebrate “Quilting Ties Everything Together: Family, Friends, Food, Fellowship.” We would like to display quilt projects this year at the Delaware County that have been especially fun to create and will inspire others to create a quilt/quilted project. The County Fair this year will feature “Growing Local Foods – CCE Human Ecology Programs.”
To participate in “Quilting Ties Everything Together” project, each individual or group is asked to complete a wall hanging or mini-quilt by Friday, July 17, 2015. The quilted projects will be displayed at the Delaware County Fair August 17-22, 2015 and may be available for bid. Quilt projects bid money will be donated to Relay for Life. Quilters can also volunteer to do quilting demonstrations at the Delaware County Fair.
Join us on Wednesday May 27, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and learn how to recycle ties into purses! Have you wondered, what should I do with these old ties? Don't throw them away! Why don't you make a tie purse which can serve as a memory of someone you loved, or was worn by that special someone in your life, or you just found a whimsical or interesting tie that would make a fun purse?
Workshop is free if you make a purse for yourself plus one as a fundraiser to be sold at the fair for youth nutrition education in Delaware County; $15 if you just want to make a purse for yourself.
Jeanne Darling would like to thank all the quilters who have participated in quilted cancer projects that have funded cancer education and screening. For more information about this year’s quilt project or to receive a copy of the project guidelines, please call Jeanne Darling at Cornell University Cooperative Extension at 607-865-6531 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the attached flyers for more information:
Tie Purse Workshop-May 27, 2015
Quilting Project for Fair Flyer 2015
SIDNEY, WALTON & DEPOSIT FARMERS' MARKETS
Sidney: Video Entertainment Lot, 89 Main St, - Thursdays, 2-6pm, July 2-September 24
Sidney: Civic Center, 21 Liberty St., - 3 Tuesdays Only, 10am-2pm, July 28, August 25 & Sept 22
Walton: UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10am-2pm, July 1 - Oct 21
Deposit: First United Methodist Church, 107 Second St, 2 Thursdays only, 10am-2pm, Aug 20 & Sept 17
WIC clients and senior citizens may redeem Farmers' Market Nutrition Program coupons at these sites. WIC Fruit and Vegetable checks also accepted.
Click HERE for more Farmers' Market locations.
4-H CLOVER 5K RUN/WALK
Saturday, September 26, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi
For more information click on the attached link: 5K Registration Form
To register on-line, click HERE
For more information, contact Emily Roach at 607-865-6531.
GROWING FOOD GRADE GRAINS FOR VALUE-ADDED MARKETS
JUNE 19 - Flour Grains
JULY 24 - Malting Barley and Distrillers' Grains
9:30am - 3:30pm; $15.00 per person; bring a bag lunch; beverage and snacks provided.
Topics: Growing rye, malting barley & wheat for regional food markets; Meeting Grain Quality Standards; Organic Certification & Seed Sources; Organic Strategies for Pest & Weed Management; Organic Growers' Research and Information - Sharing Network; Greenmarkets' Grain Project; Grain harvesting, cleaning & storing; ancient grains to consider; Afternoon Farm Visits: June 19: Lucky Dog Farm, Hamden; July 24, Kiraly Farm, Franklin.
Mail check to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 34570 St Hwy 10, Suite 2, Hamden, NY 13782. Please provide names and complete contact information for all who are attending. Credit card registration is available by calling CCE at 607-865-6531.
LINK TO EDEN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
LINK TO EDEN - CLICK HERE: EDEN
LINK TO WINTER STORM PREPAREDNESS: Winter Storm Prepardness
Sign up for NY –Alert weather reports on your computers and smartphones. Click here
Also, please familiarize yourself with the information on the NY EDEN website regarding Severe Summer storms and share this information widely. Click here
Specifically for agriculture, consider hosting Farm Disaster Preparedness clinics. Click here
Finally, for virtually any extreme weather event, preparedness is key. Click here
For more information click here: EmergencyPreparedness
Dealing With Power Outages:
What you need to know, click HERE
Portable Generator Safety, click HERE
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, click HERE
Staying Warm in an Unheated House, click HERE
Preparing Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
Safety of Frozen Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
Safety of Refrigerated Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
REGIONAL 4-H STEM CAMP
Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi, NY
Regional 4-H STEM Camp has five courses to choose from. Each camper chooses one course to learn about for the weekend. Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Course offerings are:
* Rocketry I or II
* Sustainable Energy
* Outdoor Adventure
Registration and payment due by June 5. Open to all NYS 4-H Youth Ages 10 & Older
See attached flyer for more information: STEM Camp 2015
FREE INVASIVE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION OFFERED
There is a need for a national early detection and rapid response system to prevent invasive species from becoming established. We need your help protecting our treasured natural resources in the Catskill region. If you find a plant, insect or animal that you suspect could be invasive, please bring our office for a confirmation. You may also send a clear photo with your contact information in the mail or in an email. Contact info: 34570 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY 13782, Tel. 607-865-6531. Email: JLA14@cornell.edu If e-mailing photos, close ups are helpful with white or neutral background.
If an invasive species is confirmed, you will receive a current fact sheet including management strategies for the particular species. Please consider getting involved. Together we can make a difference and stop
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