The word “weed” tends to have a bad connotation — for gardeners, that is. But according to master gardener Nancy Jager, weeds that sprout in people’s gardens are actually just wild plants. She will lead a gardening workshop called “Wild on Weeds” at 4:15 p.m. today in the Roger Tory Peterson Nature Classroom, where she will provide interesting tidbits on wild plants.
Though many people have heard about the local food movement, the local plant movement remains a little more obscure. Fredonia…
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Mark Baldwin, director of education for the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, will be giving a talk on the fossils of the Chautauqua-Allegheny region at 12:15 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall.
After 39 years of teaching kindergarten and college students, Dave Anderson was ready to grab his tackle box, hang a “Gone Fishin’” sign on his door and spend some quality time on the creek.
Products and lifestyles that claim to be all-natural or organic have exploded in popularity, stretching from the healthiest foods to the softest clothing and the most earthy way to build a house. The claim that living “au naturel” is all-around healthier and less destructive than using manufactured goods and practices has been applied to virtually every facet of American modern life.
Last week, an all-star cast of speakers and performers, including Ken Burns, Krista Tippett, Jackie Evancho and the Capitol Steps, drew record numbers at Chautauqua Institution. Clear skies and brilliant sunshine only added to the charm.
While the Chautauqua Lake Management Commission relied on monies from the lake communities to operate, the new lake plans require a bigger pie to slice from than local resources can offer.
Sharon Reed, certified master gardener with the Chautauqua County Cornell Cooperative Extension, is currently working with the Bird, Tree & Garden Club to draft a censused map of Chautauqua’s garden locations and the hundreds of plants within them.