June 7, 2017 - garden totes

The 10th annual “From a Earth” eventuality in Alfred will be hold Saturday, Jul 29, with demonstrations and talks during several locations in a Alfred area.

Alumna Linda Huey, who warranted her Master of Fine Arts grade from Alfred University in 1993, began “From a Earth” as a jubilee of “our connectors to a land in meaningful, creative, tolerable and educational ways.” The eventuality is a “kid-friendly, giveaway eventuality combined with a labor of adore and honour for a earth.”

The report is as follows:

Bird Walk during Foster Lake, 5471 Lake Road, Alfred Station,  8 a.m.:  Join Betsy Brooks, a bird expert, on guided travel around Alfred University’s Foster Lake.  Participants will be means to see and hear birds, generally those that nest in high-elevation mature conifer forests, including Golden-crowned Kinglets, White-throated Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and more. There will be information accessible on building several forms of nest-boxes and how to conduct medium for a advantage of birds. (Foster Lake will not be open to a open after a Bird Walk.)

Mary Lu Wells’ Garden, 4891 McAndrews Road, Alfred Station, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Mary Lu Wells, a master gardener, opens her gardens for open viewing. She will be presenting a talk, “Gardening in a Time of Erratic Weather,” from 9:30-10:15 a.m., deliberating strategies that work for traffic with “crazy” continue while gardening.

Hyland Timber Frame Shop, 4964, Kenyon Road, Alfred Station, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.: Tour Sean Hyland’s emporium and see a methods and collection he uses to spin internal joist into hand-crafted homes regulating normal joinery methods.

From 10:30-11:15 a.m. and from 3:15 p.m., Hyland will speak about “Timber Framing and a Principles of Sustainability.” Hyland loves to speak about sustainability, and it’s a word we hear a lot about these days. From cars to chickens, it can seem as yet roughly anything is marketed as tolerable or “green.” But what do these terms unequivocally mean?  Get over a selling hype to learn some of a concepts that will assist in perceptive a truly tolerable form a merely “green-washed.” (www.hylandtimberframing.c…)

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 4:15-5 p.m., “From Firewood to Functional: Making a Lathe-turned Wooden Bowl.” Luke Voytas is a woodworker specializing in hand-crafted seat and lathe-turned vessels. Using found material, Voytas will be demonstrating branch a play from fresh-cut immature wood. He will uncover how to name timber for a play from a log, as good as a techniques concerned in moulding a vessel on a lathe and scheming it for use. (

Gardens, Pottery, Fi ber Arts during Linda Huey’s, 1530 Randolph Road, Alfred Station, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.:  Walk by a unfeeling and flower garden surrounded by a bewitching stem character blockade to a sugarine strew where Huey’s  pottery is displayed. ( Also, suffer several garden talks, a broom braiding demo and additional demonstrations by members of a Southern Tier Fiber Arts Guild.

From 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., “Seed Saving 101.” Dr. Cheryld Emmons, a highbrow of biology during Alfred University, will denote how to collect, routine and store seeds for destiny use. The concentration will be on seeds from produce, though will also embody seeds from flowers and trees. Emmons is intensely associating and fascinating to learn from.

From 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., “Garden Mapping: Planning and Plotting your Veggie Garden.” Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Debbie MacCrea will give a brief, though thorough, reason of her favorite ways (and a reasons behind them) to devise out any season’s unfeeling garden for a mutual advantage of a garden, a gardener, and a family cooking table.

From 12:30-1:15 p.m., “Traditional and New Braiding Techniques.” Watch Peggyann Watts uncover a basis for scheming to plat and learn how to make a accumulation of heirloom gifts and  cherished displays for your home. Braiding is a normal palm qualification regulating recycled nap fabrics, though it is not indispensably usually for your Grandmother’s braided rug. Table runners, totes, laptop carriers, baskets, chair pads or step pads and rugs can all be done for bland or holiday use. (

Throughout a day, “Southern Tier Fiber Arts Guild demonstrations:” Guild members will be bustling giving demonstrations that will embody spinning, knitting, felting, rug-making, elementary weaving, etc., with many apparatus on display. (…)

Sunny Cove Farm, 1444 Randolph Road, Alfred Station, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sunny Cove Farm is a small, grass-based family dairy plantation that produces high peculiarity organic milk, beef, maple syrup and apples. (

9:30-10:15 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m., “Back to Basics: Soaking Grains.” Maria Adam, Alfred’s nutritive therapy practitioner, and Meghan Snyder will share their believe about scrupulously scheming grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. Learn a nutritive significance of these stairs and a methods used. Samples will be accessible after a demo.

From 1:30-2:30 p.m., follow along with Bill Coch and learn how to make Swiss cheese during home with minimal apparatus in a step-by-step proof that will embody spread cutting, cheese dire and waxing. Sample a series of homemade cheese, including Swiss, cheddar and parmesan.

Alfred State College Farm Garden, 1254 State Route 244, Alfred Station, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Join Jessica Hutchinson, instructor in Alfred State College’s Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Technology, for a debate of a College Farm Garden. This year a garden includes peanuts,  potato towers and a tomato/bean tunnel. (www.facebook.comAlfredSta…)

From 12:30-1:15 and 3-3:45 p.m., Kids’ Activity. Jessica will learn how to upcycle a cosmetic enclosure into a singular planter form.

From 4:15-5 p.m., “Storytelling: If Trees Could Talk.” Dr. Steven Jakobi will share lessons from inlet in a storytelling format. Jakobi will also be means to answer questions about The Sierra Club, New York Forest Owners Association and a Master Forest Owner Program.

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