Buttenschon Helps Pass Legislation in Honor of Earth Day

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April 21, 2021 – Assemblywoman Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) helped pass a package of legislation that promotes the use of renewable energy and reduces harmful pollutants, contaminants, and emissions in honor of Earth Day. The package builds...

Farming in a Changing Climate: A Two-Part Workshop Series

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Utility-scale solar projects have been expanding across New York because of a need for renewable energy development due to changes in policies at the state level. Farmers and landowners are being approached with exploratory...

Oneida County Irish Deliver 17 Tons of Food against Hunger on St. Patrick’s Day

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Photos and story by Tom Loughlin Tennessee Ernie Ford was made famous for with his 1955 Hit Song  “16 Tons.”  In 2021  Oneida County Hibernians and their co-workers loaded 17 TONS of emergency food on St...

A Very Special Tuesday in the Garden

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By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood Tuesdays in the Linwood Place Garden are regularly very busy days. This past September 15, as usual, Garden Leader Erin Corrigan was there along with community gardener, Tru Lee, harvesting cilantro, marjoram,...

Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful Launches “QuaranTeam” Cleanup Effort

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Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful (KMVB), a six-county NYS affiliate of the national Keep America Beautiful (KAB) program, is launching a“QuaranTeam” Cleanup in conjunction with KAB’s annual Great American Cleanup Effort scheduled for June 1...

Planting with Purpose: Growing your Virus Time Victory Garden

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  Morrisville, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County (CCE MC) is introducing a new program, targeted towards new and beginning garden growers. After seeing the success of a garden program in another county...

March 4th Utica Herbal Study Group

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6:30pm at The Other Side 2011 Genesee Street. This months herbal study group Erin Corrigan with share her experience and relationship to working with Biodynamic Agriculture on vegetable farms and medicinal herb gardens and how this connects...

Our Food System: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going

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A presentation by the Mohawk Valley Freedom School Ecology Study Group February 26 from 7-9 p.m. at The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St., Utica This is a free event.  The public is welcome. What is the current state...

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Donate to Upstate Cerebral Palsy Students

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The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Rome chapter recently visited students from the Upstate Cerebral Palsy Rome Tradewinds Education Center with donations of various gift cards. A reception was held so the women had...

Extinction Rebellion comes to Hamilton College

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We have a very exciting opportunity hosted by the ES program to learn from a Hamilton alum about Extinction Rebellion (XR). Greg Schwedock '10 (info below) is coming all the way from NYC to speak about...