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Free Web Soil Survey helps you choose what to plant in your backyard

G, as I’ll refer to him, has a blank canvas: about ten acres of mostly open field. His vision is, essentially, for a Garden of Eden, with fruit trees, bushes and vines, vegetables,…

Work in progress at the Smorgasburg Upstate site in Kingston

Smorgasburg Upstate to set up shop at Kingston’s Brickyards

It has been a long time since the once-busy Hutton Brickyard in Kingston has seen much activity. The rusted buildings and piles of bricks near Kingston Point are relics of the city’s industrial…

The Hawthorne Valley Farm Store is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The self-guided tour around the Association’s 500-acre working farm invites visitors to poke their heads into the barn, visit the pigs, stroll through the Corner Garden, visit the Creek, hike Phudd Hill. The tour guide brochure is available near the Farm Store’s checkout counter.

Hawthorne Valley Farm Store in Ghent is not just about yogurt anymore

Visitors to the Hawthorne Valley Association can be forgiven their confusion when first visiting the place. It’s a farm, a school, a theater. It’s a funky-looking, beautifully maintained mystery buried deep in the…

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Walk on the wild side with “Music in the Woods”

The Music in the Woods summer (and fall) concert series returns to the Rail Trail Café in…well, Tillson, technically, but the trail is really kind of its own free zone, isn’t it? The…

Ethan Hawke and Greta Gerwig in Maggie's Plan

Maggie’s Plan is a neo-screwball success

Once in a while I fall suddenly, irrevocably head-over-heels for an actor who hasn’t made much of an impression previously, because he or she normally plays secondary or tertiary roles, but has finally…

Mark Rothko in the studio (Wikimedia Commons)

Rothko shows his true colors in Red

Now known as Shadowland Stages as it expands to encompass a black-box theater in a nearby building, Ellenville’s favorite Art Deco cultural nexus continues its 2016 season with a three-weekend run of John…

In Dutchess County, visitors can explore Dappled Berms, the garden of Scott VanderHamm. Situated on a one-acre property within a 1950s (IBM-era) suburban community, the garden includes a collection of more than 105 different hosta cultivars. VanderHamm will host a pop-up plant sale in conjunction with Adams Fairacre Farms, including some of the same plants grown at Dappled Berms.

Garden Conservancy Open Days this Saturday

The Garden Conservancy Open Days program was created in 1995 as a means of introducing the public to gardening, by providing easy access to outstanding examples of design and horticultural practice and proving…

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Is Earth flat?

I just got back from the Wanderlust Festival in Vermont.  My company, Slooh, wants to expand our audience. They thought it would be a great idea to do a Solstice and Full Moon program during…

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Dan Brubeck Quartet plays Rosendale Café on Saturday

Legendary son and drummer Dan Brubeck has had his own varied, storied, innovative and prolific career in and around the jazz idioms, with a good deal of it having happened locally. Like his…

(Julie O'Connor | Almanac Weekly)

Rosendale Rocks the River this Saturday

This year’s Rosendale Rocks the River – the People’s Republic’s music festival – has the street to itself, as the Big One is taking the season off for reasons infrastructural. RRR has always…

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