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Garden chores at the start of autumn

Today marks the start of fall in the North Country. But that doesn't mean the end of the growing season. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about late summer goodies from the garden and extending the season with "high tunnels".  Go to full article

Very Special Place: Burrville Cider Mill

There are few seasonal flavors that are as strong on the senses as apples and apple cider. For months and months we settle for fruit imported from who-knows-where, until late summer, when local apples are ready for picking and pressing. For many decades, people in Jefferson County have known that the first turning of the leaves means that Burrville Cider Mill is running at full capacity, producing some of the tastiest cider in the region. Today, NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, continue our look at some very special places in the North Country. A few weeks ago, Joel Hurd and Varick Chittenden visited Burrville to learn more about cider, donuts and why many people think this oldest building in the county is haunted.  Go to full article

Garden ?toys? make fall cleanup easier

It's autumn, despite temperatures in the 70's today. Horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley about a new garden "toy" that's making garden and yard cleanup much easier this year. And they talk about this season's brilliant fall colors.  Go to full article

Turning organic trash into garden gold

We live in a "throw away" society. It's considered easy to wrap something up and throw it in the garbage can. According to the EPA, yard waste, like leaves and grass clippings, account for nearly 20% of all garbage generated each year. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says it's easy to turn this waste into a resource that's reapplied to the garden. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Fall foliage reaching peak fall colors

It should be a nice weekend for some fall color spotting around the region. Jim Carroll and his wife, Gina, are "leaf peepers" for the state tourism office. They live in Tupper Lake, but have been on the road from Whiteface to Saratoga Springs this week. Jim told Todd Moe that fall colors are reaching their peak in the northern Adirondacks this weekend.  Go to full article

How the drought affects garden chores

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the dry conditions in the garden and yard. Amy says summer chores continue, while some fall work should be delayed.  Go to full article

Good season predicted for fall colors

This fall should develop into a good seson for leaf peepers in New York State. That's according to people who keep an eye on fall foliage colors. The state "I Love New York" tourism office's weekly foliage reports began this week. The program includes information from more than 50 leaf spotters across New York, including Jim Carroll in Tupper Lake. He told Todd Moe the first signs of fall foliage are emerging in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Bill Smith and Don Woodcock
Bill Smith and Don Woodcock

A poem for autumn

Adirondack storyteller Bill Smith and champion fiddler Don Woodcock joined us recently on Open Studio, our monthly arts program heard the last Thursday of the month. We asked Bill and Don for a poem or music to celebrate the season.  Go to full article

Ed Kanze: Indian Summer in the North Woods

Ed Kanze is one of the most prolific nature writers in the Adirondacks. His columns appear in a dozen newspapers and magazines, including Adirondack Life and the Adirondack Explorer. In his new collection of essays, Over the Mountain and Home Again, Kanze recounts his journeys through the Park and its seasons. In this excerpt, he describes a day in late fall.  Go to full article

Fall color in the garden

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about keeping color in the garden into autumn. Amy has tips for what to include in next year's summer and early fall flower gardens.  Go to full article

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