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Solid Waste Authority offers tips to ‘green’ your summer

Home With the arrival of summer, many are heading outside to barbecue and spend time with family and friends.  The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority offers the following tips to minimize waste, increase recycling and save money on your summer parties. “If each family in Oneida and Herkimer Counties made a couple of small changes at their summer gatherings, the total impact on... 4:00pm 06/30/17

Drought Atlas aims to help area farmers

Home ITHACA — Cornell University’s Climate Smart Farming program has added a new online tool – the New York State/Northeast Drought Atlas – to help farmers adapt to a warming world. The atlas presents drought severity state-by-state, county-by-county, for the entire region from 1950 to the present. The drought maps will be updated monthly, with an online newsletter for users. The... 4:00pm 08/11/17

Master Gardeners offer workshops

Home Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County Master Gardener Volunteers have scheduled the following workshops as part of 2017 Learning in the Garden Tours: These learning sessions will be held in the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens, 121 Second St., Whitestown, rain or shine. 4:00pm 08/11/17

Garden club meets Aug. 7

Home MCCONNELLSVILLE — McConnellsville Garden Club will meet at the home of Ron and Nancy Chauncey in Blossvale on Monday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. The group will tour the home and learn about the basics of solar energy, geothermal heat supply application in a residential setting, and conservation of natural resources. The club will also tour the perennial, annual and vegetable gardens.... 4:00pm 07/28/17

Sign-up for August Food $en$e today

Home Registration for the August Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at United Methodist churches in Rome, Lee Center and Verona, the First Baptist Church in Rome, and the Presbyterian Church in Holland Patent. Food $en$e is a discount food program provided by the Central New York Food Bank. Everyone is welcome to participate. There are no... 4:00pm 07/28/17

Classes offered by master gardeners

Home Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County Master Gardener Volunteers are kicking off the 2017 Learning in the Garden Tours Saturday, July 22. Sustainable Gardens: July 22, 10 a.m.-noon —  Learn the process to create a sustainable garden using permaculture principles with Master Gardener Volunteer Presenter John Slifka. Class will meet in the garden. These learning... 4:00pm 07/14/17