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Kids’ Almanac: Take the Chef Challenge, be a balloonatic & pass the pierogies

“Do what we can, summer will have its flies.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   FRIDAY, JULY 8 Dutchess County Hot Air Balloon Festival Whether you go up, up and away in your beautiful…

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Farpoint on the Fourth: Our planet at its slowest

Earth reaches its farpoint on the Fourth of July. This is aphelion, when we are 94 million miles from old Sol. This three-percent increase in our distance since January yields a seven-percent reduction in solar brightness. It…

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Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls hosts July Jamboree

Each summer all the two-legged and four-legged folks at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary welcome visitors to the July Jamboree Festival, where you can meet more than 300 rescued farm animals and enjoy award-winning…

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Kids’ Almanac (June 30-July 7)

“Perseverance and Spirit have done Wonders in all ages.” – President George Washington   Revolt with the Huguenots, stalk some butterflies, watch fire-eaters at play, get a vegan tattoo   Kudos: Ulster County…

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Use free Web Soil Survey to learn about 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 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…

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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Kids’ Almanac (June 23-30)

Go fish for free, design a cookie, ride a steamboat or dig for diamonds   “I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a…

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