July 12, 2012

Dryden Garden Tour this Saturday

I can't make it this time, but hopefully you can: Dryden Open Gate Garden and Art Tour Saturday, July 14th, 9am - 2pm Enjoy four beautiful gardens with art on display and for sale in each garden! Starting point: Municipal...

Posted by simon at 10:26 AM

June 21, 2012

Major change in my back yard

We'd talked for years about installing a duck pond and building some sheds behind our house, as well as wished we could have a source of water at the top of the property. Over the past few weeks, we finally...

Posted by simon at 5:45 PM

June 15, 2012

Grow Your Own to focus on square-foot gardening

We haven't tried square-foot gardening, but it definitely sounds interesting. Dryden Community Garden's Grow Your Own! 3rd Tuesday every month That'd be June 19, 6:30 - 8:00 at the Dryden Community Center Cafe 1 W. Main st. Dryden. Have big...

Posted by simon at 2:08 AM

May 16, 2012

Local snake drops in

I'm trying to get back to what I call "Dawn Patrol Gardening", where I take advantage of the early sunrise and cool temperatures to get garden work done. (The dew is less pleasant.) I was carrying a bag of compost...

Posted by simon at 2:23 PM

Organic pest control discussion tonight

Tonight, at 6:30pm the Dryden Community Center Cafe, you can learn about Organic Pest Management for the Home Garden. The poster tells it much better than I can, and you can click on it if you want to see a...

Posted by simon at 12:17 PM

April 16, 2012

Healthy Food for All talk Tuesday

Lots and lots of good happening this week in Dryden... Healthy Food For All! Affordable farm fresh food. Food Stamps accepted! Join us Tuesday April 17 at 6:30 pm for our lucky 13th Grow Your Own! class at Dryden Community...

Posted by simon at 9:00 AM

April 7, 2012

Keeping bears away from bees, and more

Last summer, I heard of a bear sighting at Turkey Hill and Mount Pleasant Roads, and immediately knew the bears were moving in. Those bears apparently moved on through the City of Ithaca, but my beehives were in danger. I...

Posted by simon at 11:15 AM

February 9, 2012

Many stories

Lots and lots of small pieces, in no particular order: Dryden Town Talk offers history, chocolate Saturday in Etna, and a link to this great piece about the proposed Etna post office closing. Dryden nurse Jamie Otis made it to...

Posted by simon at 7:28 AM

January 16, 2012

Winter gardening classes start Tuesday

The Dryden Community Garden isn't letting winter slip by unused: When and Where: Tuesday January 17 Tuesday February 21 Tuesday March 20 6:30 - 8:00 pm Dryden Community Center Cafe, 1 West Main st. What and Who: January's class will...

Posted by simon at 10:55 AM