In good news for the, oh, 101 percent of us somewhat baffled by how the Affordable Care Act (often called Obamacare) will impact us personally, Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a number of workshops in the North Country for individuals,...
Apr 21, 2014 — The sun is out. The air is warm. It's late April. The crocuses are up and the daffodils aren't far behind. So, time to plant some peas, and maybe some lettuce, right?
Maybe, maybe not, says Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy. She tells Martha Foley there's an easy way to tell, and it isn't the calendar. Stick a thermometer two inches down in the soil and see what it says. If it isn't 50 degrees down there, it's still too early.
They also talk about ways to warm things up a little and coddle those early season plantings. Amy explains row covers, and says even just protecting new seedlings from the wind can help. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Mar 08, 2010 — Winter can seem long; even snow and winter sports enthusiasts begin to yearn for open ground as the sun gets stronger and stronger in March. And gardeners can start to go a little stir-crazy. This past weekend, the weather gave eager folks a chance to get outdoors. It also prompted an early season to-do list when horticulturist Amy Ivy spoke with Martha Foley this morning.
(For info on School and Community Garden Training, a workshop for teachers and community gardeners, at St. Lawrence University March 30, call 315-267-3411) Go to full article
Columbus, OH, May 07, 2009 — Vegetables sometimes grow into really freaky shapes. But what if you could make fruits and vegetables into just about any shape you wanted? Some avid gardeners come up with strange looking hybrids, but Julie Grant talked with a researcher who's taking the shape of produce to a whole new level. Go to full article
Nov 18, 2005 — Heating oil is projected to cost 27% this winter than last winter. Natural gas prices could increase 41%. That's according to latest statistics by the Energy Information Administration.
Jerry Loch gives energy savings workshops for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County. He told Gregory Warner that little things can make a big difference. Like knocking the thermostat down a few degrees. Go to full article