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-2014
LINK TO EDEN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
LINK TO EDEN - CLICK HERE: EDEN
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
HELP KEEP INVASIVE SPECIES OUT OF OUR AREA!
Invasive species have a significant NEGATIVE impact on our environment, our economy and even our health. Early detection and reporting is needed to prevent the spread of these non-native plants, animals and insects. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County offers free invasive species identification. Call for more information on species of most concern in the Catskills or visit www.nyis.info – that stands for New York invasive species information. If you find a plant, insect or animal on your property or elsewhere that you think may be invasive, bring a sample to Extension’s office in Hamden for identification and recommendations. Wear gloves when handling any plants or insects. Call 865-6531 for directions or more information. You may also email a photograph with contact information to Janet Aldrich at JLA14@cornell.edu.
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DELAWARE COUNTY SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYMPOSIUM
The March 8, 2014 SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYMPOSIUM was a great success, educating many Delaware County residents and businesses about Renewable/Clean Energy, Sustainable Landscape and Green Building.
Click HERE for Powerpoint presentations given at the Symposium.
REGIONAL 4-H STEM CAMP
Friday, June 20, 6:00pm through Sunday, June 22, Noon
4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi
$70 per participant; $60 per parent/sibling (covers food/lodging/class fees)
Open to all NYS 4-H Youth Ages 10 and Older
Space is Limited. Classes filled in order of registration and payments received.
Want to build/fly a solid propellant rocket and a water bottle rocket you can take home? Then this track is for you! Rocketry I = beginners. Rocketry II = past participants/built at least one rocket before. The remarkable principles of how rockets work and the science of aerospace will be shown through fun activities.
FUN WITH THE SUN:
Do you like to eat snacks? Did you know you can make a smoothie using a bike? Find out about this and other exciting ways to have ‘fun with the sun!’
Have you ever wanted to make your own robot that responds to your every whim and wish? If so, then this track is for you! Spend the weekend learning how to build and program a robot.
Do you like to hunt for treasure? Do you like to go on Scavenger Hunts? Then GPS Geocaching is for you! Learn the fundamentals of geocaching along with some other fun and amazing aspects of geospatial science.
Free T-shirt, if registration and payment received by May 1, 2014. Contact Emily Roach at 607-865-6531 to register or for more information.
4-H COURSES OFFERED:
CACTI & SUCCULENTS WORKSHOP: Open to 4-Hers, Leaders & Parents
Saturday, May 17, 9am - Noon
Learn the basics of how to design your cacti/succulent planter, what types of plants to use and care for.
Register by April 30 by calling 607-865-6531
MINI ORNAMENTAL GARDENS: Open to 4-Hers, Leaders & Parents
Saturday, May 17, 1:00-4:00pm
Create your own unique mini ornamental garden. Learn the basics of design, what types of plants to use, and how to care for your garden. Please bring any miniature furniture, houses, etc. you would like to incorporate into your mini garden.
Register by April 30 by call 607-865-6531.
FROM THE GARDEN TO TABLE WORKSHOP
Dates: Mondays: April 14, 21; May 12, 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am
Location: PAL Center, First Congregational Church, 4 Mead Street, Walton, NY 13856
Families with preschoolers and toddlers are invited to a FREE program on nutrition and gardening. Enjoy the fresh vegetables you can grow, make tasty meals, stretch your food dollars!
Garden topics include:
- Planning the garden
- Starting seeds indoors
- Planting and maintaining soil fertility
- Container Gardening
- Food Preservation
Nutrition topics include:
- The benefits of eating vegetables and fruits
- Creative ways to prepare vegetables
- Low-cost recipes that include vegetables and fruits that are low in fat, sugar and salt
- Gain a better understanding of nutrition and food labeling
- Stretch your food dollars by planning your meals from the garden
These FREE Classes will include a variety of interactive, hands-on activities and physical activity ideas.
Click here for complete list of upcoming events
Beef Producers Group Meeting
Friday, April 25, 1:00-3:00pm, Noonan/Dixon Farm, Bovina Center
4-H Horse Spring Clinic
Saturday, April 26, Delaware County Fair Ground, Walton, NY
Eating Right When the Money is Tight-Walton
April 28, 6:00-7:30pm, First United Methodist Church, Walton