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KINGSTON — We know it’s still chilly outside, but start dreaming. Luscious berries, evergreens, nut trees, and native flowering shrubs, there’s something for everyone in this year’s seedling sale. New this year we are offering edible fruit packs with four blueberries, two blackberries, two red raspberries and two June-bearing Honeoye strawberries! This pack of 10 plants will create wonderful fruit garden. We also have extra June bearing strawberries and blueberry pairs to add to your fruit desires, along with the popular Red Haven peach tree. Since the peach trees are self-fertile, you need only one. Our popular prepacks are back with the all native flowering shrubs, evergreen trees (grow your own Christmas trees) and native nut trees. That’s ten to a pack with five different species in each. The deadline for orders is March 15. Pick up is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29 and April 30 and 9 a.m.-noon May 1 at the red mini-barn behind the office at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston. You’ll be able to select your date and time during check-out. For complete details and to order from our online store, visit ulster.cce.cornell.edu/2021SeedlingSale.

SELKIRK — Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, craft fair/plant sale will be held May 22. Start saving your plant cuttings, rooting plants, small or large potted plants, and hanging plants you would be willing to donate. We’re always looking for the common ones, and the not so common ones. If anyone has a Purple Passion with the fuzzy leaves that are jagged, we would really appreciate some cuttings or rooted plants or potted plants. Of course any others plants are appreciated. We will also be accepting donations of flower pots, all sizes, hanging planters, plant hangers, bulbs, bushes, outdoor plants, small trees, yard tools, small garden tools, etc. Call Carol Carpenter at 518-421-1384 or Charles Ryan at 518-227-8954 to arrange delivery or pick-up. The craft fair/plant sale will be indoors and outdoors, according to COVID 19 guidelines. Marks and social distancing required.

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Applications are currently being accepted for the 41st Annual Friendship Craft Festival sponsored by the Church Of Christ Uniting in Richfield Springs. It will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 12 in Spring Park on Scenic US Route 20. All safety precautions in effect at that time will be strictly adhered to for both crafters and the general public. For information, an application and festival details go to www.rschurchofchristuniting.com or call Carla at 315-858-1451 or Sue at 315-858-2681.

March 2

ALBANY — New NYS Laws for Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning and Long-term Care 1 p.m. March 2 via Zoom. Join us for a Zoom training with Former NYS Assemblywoman and Asset Protection Attorney,

Ann-Margaret Carrozza, and Director of Outreach at NYSARC Trust Services, Sarah Szewczyk, to learn how to prepare for changing NYS laws in order to protect assets and income for Medicaid planning and long-term care purposes. The virtual host is Shaker Place, the Capital District’s premier rehabilitation and nursing center. Visit www.shakerplace.org to learn about the newly renovated facility located in Albany. Call 518-869-2231 or email info@shakerplace.org for further information. You must register to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and call-in details: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfu6qpjkvG9DZfRiFc2JopEatQ22FC4B5

March 3

SYRACUSE — A webinar on Navigating Grants for Urban Agriculture in New York State is set for March 3. Learn from federal, state and non-profit grant making experts on the steps to apply for competitive funding opportunities in urban agriculture projects. Topics will include navigating grant websites, writing tips and examples of successful grant applications. The event will take place noon-1:30 p.m. March 3. This webinar is free however pre-registration is required for this event. Registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-grants-for-urban-agriculture-tickets-141984045101

This webinar is being presented by a group of agencies that serve urban farmers including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

If you need an accommodation to participate in this webinar, contact Lynnette Wright at 315-477-6309, or lynnette.wright@usda.gov, by March 1. You may also contact Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

March 6

TANNERSVILLE — The Mountain Top Arboretum will host a Tick Awareness Workshop webinar at 10 a.m. March 6. Spring is almost here and with warming temperatures, ticks will become more active looking for a meal. People and their pets will be out of doors more trying to free themselves of the long winter in the same areas as these active ticks. This presentation will discuss ticks and the disease they can cause as well as steps we can take to prevent tick bites. This program is in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties. Admission is free. Sign up at www.mtarboretum.org. For information, info@mtarboretum.org or 518-589-3903.

SELKIRK — Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, will hold a take out only corned beef and cabbage dinner 3:30-6 p.m. March 6. Cost is $13. Orders must be made by March 3 by calling 518-421-1384.

March 10

NEW BALTIMORE — The Food and Fellowship Luncheon Program at the New Baltimore Reformed Church, Route 144 and Church Street, New Baltimore, will be holding their monthly luncheon noon-1 p.m. March 10. The menu includes corned beef and cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread and lemon cupcakes. Due to the current COVID risk, the luncheons will be provided as takeout ONLY. Reservations are required for you to obtain your takeout luncheon. To make reservations, call the church at 518-756-8764, or nbrchurch@aol.com, or send your request as an instant message from the church’s Facebook site. Include your name, contact number, and the number of reservations you are making for this meal. Reservations must be received by March 6. Free will offerings are graciously accepted to offset food costs.

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