Cocktails from the Garden. Friday, August 8, 2014 from 7 - 10 pm at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Warwick, NY 10990. Gwen Sutherland Kaiser from Intoxicated Zodiac
will prepare an array of innovative and delicious beverages using fresh herbs, fruits and veggies from the summer garden. You’ll enjoy tastings of each recipe, and delightful appetizers to compliment the cocktails. We’ll send you home with a recipe booklet of your new summer cocktails along with tips for growing some of the ingredients!
Making Handcrafted Soaps, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, 9am-1pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY. Go home with 8 bars of soap! (two each of four different types: Oatmeal, Milk & Honey, Ginger-Lime, "Buzz Off" Natural Repellent Soap, Tea Tree and Aloe ). Cost: $45/person - limited to only 16 people.
Parenting the Second Time Around (PASTA): Tuesday and Thursday evenings: July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 2014, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown. “PASTA” is a six (6) session educational series created for kinship caregivers. Topics covered will include: child development, discipline, caring for yourself as a caregiver, rebuilding a family, legal issues, living with teens and advocacy.
U-Pick Berry Guide. Listing of u-pick berry locations across the region and Eastern New York State!
Sweet Treats: Making Jams & Jelly - Skills and procedures learned are reinforced through hands-on jams and jelly making, giving you a more complete learning experience. Each hands-on session is limited to 16 participants, so please register early to assure a spot! Each workshop is $27/person. Freezer Peach Jam,August 28, 2014. 10:00am -1:00pm or 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Traditional Grape Jelly, October 9, 2014. 10:00am-1:00pm or 4:00 - 7:00 pm. All held at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Middletown.
Read Our Times-Herald Record Blog: Family Matters! Every Monday and Thursday Extension Family Life Educators Denyse and Stefanie provide insights and ideas to help you make the most of your family life.
4-H Showcase Book for 2014 - information and forms for 4-H'ers and Cloverbuds, ready to download!
2014 Farm Bill updates
The USDA Farm Service Agency has released updates for the 2014 Farm Bill and the Program Signups for Fruit, Vegetable, and Livestock Farmers begin on April 15, 2014. Please note the TAP (Tree Assistance Program) 2014 sheet is not available yet so below is the 2013 version.
2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet
Farm Storage Facility Loan Program
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
Livestock Indemnity Payments (LIP)
Tree Assistance Program for Orchardists and Nursery Tree Growers (TAP)
Gathering of Gardeners for 2014 A year of monthly home gardening programs, 7:00 ~ 9:00 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County, Middletown, NY. Attend as many programs as you like -- click for details! Click here for coupon good for one free class!
2014 Master Gardener's Speakers Bureau - Visit our Master Gardener Speakers Bureau web page.
Stop Deer from Eating Your Profits ...while helping to feed the hungry. Learn how to keep nuisance deer from destroying your crops and assist our Venison Donation program by providing meat for the needy!
Emergency Food Programs - a listing of resources, including soup kitchens, food pantries and social services that distributes or serves food.
Helping Children Cope with Tragedies and Natural Disasters - click for resources.
2013 Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Annual Report
Irene/Lee Storm Recovery Info and Resource Page
Our "Think Your Drink" demonstration featured on recent Times Herald Record NewsWatch with Tracy Baxter. The segment begins at minute 3.28.
Orange County 4-H takes part in Time Warner's "Connect a Million Minds" program. Cracking Codes in the Digital World gave students with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County's 4H afterschool group an inside look at how Time Warner Cable operates. Courtesy of YNN.
A look at RAPP and Orange County Youth Bureau's collaborative work. Courtesy of YNN, March 2011.
RAPP Through the Years - a report from November 2010. Courtesy of YNN
Self-Guided Community Campus Tree Tour - The Campus is home to a wonderful collection of trees -- this guide contains a map and information on over 40 trees!
Visit EDEN for a wealth of information to assist with disaster situations.
Literacy Volunteers of Western Orange County, Inc,
New York State
Cornell Cooperative Extension (State-Level)
City of Port Jervis
Orange Ulster BOCES
Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District
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