WELCOME! Our website is full of information and upcoming programs, but here are a few items of interest:
Registration Now OPEN
We are now accepting applications for the summer 2018 camping program!
Overnight Camp available for children ages 8-16 by January 1. Day Camp available (8:30AM – 4:30PM) for campers age 6+
Camperships are available to help defray the cost of attending. Applications are due by March 30.
Call (607) 865-6531 to request an application/brochure.
We hope to see you this summer at Shankitunk!
Social Media and Youth
Where we are and where we are going
Keynote Speaker: Janis Whitlock, PHD, MPH
Wednesday, March 14, 10:00am – Noon
New Hope Church, Walton
Isn’t it amazing to think that many of the youth born since 2000 have no idea what life is like without the internet and 24/7 social media access? This workshop will summarize what we know and do not yet know about how social media is impacting youth development and wellbeing. It will focus specifically on mental health and cyberbullying.
Registration requested by March 7th. Please call 607-865-6531 or email: [email protected]
Family Farm Day
Calling Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware Farms!!
Farmer’s Market Community Meeting
Thursday, March 1, 9:30am-11:30am
CCE-Resource Center, Hamden
The goal of this meeting is to create and/or strengthen relationships among individuals and groups that support farmers’ markets in Delaware County.
Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan to attend.
Click HERE for more information.
Local Sales Tax Growth in 2017 – Highest in Four Years
Local sales tax collections for calendar year 2017 totaled $16.6 billion, an increase of $620 million, or 3.9 percent, from the previous year. This marks the highest year-over-year growth since 2013.
The increase in 2017 was driven largely by growth occurring in the fourth quarter, which was nearly twice as much as each of the prior three quarters, and one-half higher than the fourth quarter of 2016.
See attached for more information.
FRENCH BIOINTENSIVE GARDENING
Saturday, February 24th, 10:00am-Noon
CCE-Resource Center, Hamden
Cost: $5 for members/$10 for non-members
Biointensive gardening is a method of growing as much organic food as possible in the smallest amount of space. This method is ideal in space-constrained settings, but can also be used maximize resources and effort in bigger spaces. Whether you are a beginning gardener wanting a kick-start in organic food production methods, or you are an experienced gardener wanting to incorporate the biointensive approach into your existing gardening practice, this workshop is for you.
This workshop will also cover: – Biointensive history and philosophy; Season extension management and decision making; Crop rotation; Tools and technology and Resources available.
To register contact CCE at 607-865-6531 or email: [email protected]
CLEAN ENERGY COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
Want to get your community started with clean energy strategies, and be eligible for up to $250,000 in grant funding to implement a greenhouse gas emission reduction project? Check out the Clean Energy Communities Program through CCE Delaware and NYSERDA.
NAS: An Unintended Consequence
Tuesday, March 6 at CCE
9:00am-11:00am OR 1:00pm-3:00pm
Keynote Speaker: Michele Caliva, RN, MA, CSPI
This program will provide an overview of NAS, causes, clinical effects, and long term effects. In addition, the program will explain how NAS is managed in the hospital and at home, the implications around breast feeding and what support services are available for mom and the baby. Parents, agency staff, school personnel, and healthcare providers are invited to attend either session.
Register by calling CCE at 607-865-6531.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address concerns regarding winter storms or severe cold weather.