Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County has successfully secured a $5.3 million, five-year contract to implement a regional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program (SNAP-ED). The purpose to the program is to educate low-income residents who are eligible for, or in receipt of SNAP benefits, in how to manage their resources to secure nutritious food for themselves and their families….Read More
During March, Nojaim Grocery Store on Gifford Street was host for over 35 shoppers who learned new skills to purchase healthy food on a budget. Our Nutrition educators provided point-of purchase information focused on produce, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean, and inexpensive protein sources. Tour participants received a $10 gift card to purchase healthy…Read More
March 23, 2015
Greg McCartney loves to make maple syrup. A native of the Adirondacks, McCartney’s grandfather was a dairy farmer and a maple producer with thousands of buckets and a 20 foot long arch. This was mapling the old-fashioned way.
When McCartney moved to Camillus he was still producing syrup the old-fashioned way, hanging buckets and boiling on a flat pan. Only his…Read More
Onondaga County residents are wanted to participate in the CommuniTree Stewards volunteer program! This FREE training and service program was born out of the Labor Day Storm, which had catastrophic effects on the urban tree canopy in Syracuse. Stewards learn the basics of young tree care and maintenance…Read More
Join us for an in-depth fruit tree grafting workshop that includes hands-on demonstration of the whip and tongue technique. John Reynolds of Daring Drake Farms is the instructor. Participants will take home two grafted fruit trees. Space is limited, so register today! More information here.Read More