Posts Tagged ‘ Local food ’

Make food a permanent part of your Western New York yard with edible landscapes

February 25, 2014
Make food a permanent part of your Western New York yard with edible landscapes

by Connie Oswald Stofko When we want to grow food, we generally think of smallish plants that we would categorize as “vegetables” or “herbs,” such as tomatoes or zucchini or parsley. Today we’re going to challenge you to think bigger. When you think of food, think of trees and shrubs. The concept is called...
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Learn how to keep chickens & more at urban farming event in Buffalo

February 17, 2014
Learn how to keep chickens & more at urban farming event in Buffalo

You can tour an urban farm, learn about keeping chickens and learn the basics of aquaponics during Growing Green Spring Urban Agriculture Training, hosted by the staff of Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP). It takes place Friday through Sunday, March 7 to 9 in Buffalo. The cost for Saturday only is $150; for Sunday only,...
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Want to start community garden in Buffalo? Apply to Grassroots Gardens by Feb. 17

February 4, 2014
Want to start community garden in Buffalo? Apply to Grassroots Gardens by Feb. 17

If you are interested in starting a community garden in the City of Buffalo, you may be able to get assistance from Grassroots Gardens. The full application isn’t due until March 3, but a letter of intent is due Feb. 17. An open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb....
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90-acre farm in WNY will remain agricultural land under conservation easement

January 28, 2014
90-acre farm in WNY will remain agricultural land under conservation easement

Even those of us who grow vegetables in our gardens still depend on farmers for most of our food. But that food supply could be constrained if we lose Western New York farmland to housing and other development. The Western New York Land Conservancy is working to protect local farmland. Earlier this month it...
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Grow tunnel lets you grow veggies during winter in Western New York

November 26, 2013
grow tunnel in Buffalo NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko The temperature was in the teens this past weekend, but the vegetables in the grow tunnel at City Honors School in Buffalo are still going strong. In this video, Caesandra Seawell, garden manager, shows us how the grow tunnel can extend the gardening season, allowing us to grow vegetables in...
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Thinking of switching from gardening to farming? Check out info from Cornell

October 15, 2013
Thinking of switching from gardening to farming? Check out info from Cornell

If you enjoy gardening, you might yearn to do what you love and make it into your job. But there’s a lot to know if you want to be a farmer. Whether you want to supplement your income by selling what you grow, you’re dreaming of quitting your day job or you’re already a...
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Local growing is one topic to be discussed at environmental summit at Daemen College

September 17, 2013
Local growing is one topic to be discussed at environmental summit at Daemen College

“Food for Thought: Safe and Green for the Future” is the theme for the Western New York Environmental Summit to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Wick Student Center of Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst. The event is free and will include presentations, vendors, exhibits and...
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Cornell & apple industry group introduce two new varieties of apples

September 10, 2013
Cornell & apple industry group introduce two new varieties of apples

Cornell University, in partnership with the New York Apple Growers, a new industry group, has developed two new apple varieties of apples, SnapDragon and RubyFrost, that will be available this fall at a few farmers markets. The apples were developed by Cornell University breeder and Horticulture Professor Susan Brown. They are being grown by...
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Watch local cooking challenge & learn to cook with native plants

September 3, 2013
Watch local cooking challenge & learn to cook with native plants

Sumac, a native plant, is pretty this time of year with its large red, cone-shaped flowers. You can see these small trees in parks or in the wild, and they make a great landscape plant. But did you know sumac is edible? There are quite a few native plants you might want to start...
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Sept. 13 is deadline to enter veggies, flowers in Genesee Country Village fair

September 3, 2013
Sept. 13 is deadline to enter veggies, flowers in Genesee Country Village fair

You can enter plants, flowers, heirloom vegetables and fruits in the Agricultural Fair to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6 at the Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. The competitions include one for largest pumpkin. Prior registration is required. Entry forms must...
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