Local beekeepers looking to spur interest in honey hobby, offer guidance
Jennifer Ford and Keith Freeman conducted their first beehive inspection Friday morning, July 18, at Farnsworth Middle School’s Organic Garden. The couple has kept beehives at their home since 2008 and started maintaining one at the garden this summer.
A child's garden story
It is hard to imagine my grandma as a baby, but she has the pictures to prove it. One picture shows her as a little girl standing next to a very tall beanstalk, which is climbing up a string leaning on the house where she grew up.
Family-friendly Go Green Day to feature recycling, demos, good eats
Go Green Day 2013 will be held Saturday, April 27, at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland. Several area groups worked together to create the educational event and recycling drop off, along with opportunities to donate a variety of items to local causes and organizations.
In tough times, Farnsworth’s Butterfly House and garden exist through fundraisers
Farnsworth Middle School is holding a garage sale fundraiser for the student-run Butterfly House and Organic Garden programs.
Birchwood PTO holds event rallying for nature park restoration
The Birchwood PTO on Friday, Dec. 7, sponsored a Nature Exploration Event and Nature Park Rally at the Niskayuna school, which is competing for grant funding to restore its nature trail.
Different Drummers classes cater to all ages
Cooking classes are a big draw at Different Drummer’s kitchen, whether people come for the food being showcased or the chef teaching the class.
Group dedicates garden in hopes of inspiring younger generation
The Bethlehem Garden Club is working to get younger generations more interested in local horticulture.
Biology teacher unveils ‘outdoor science classroom’
Hands-on learning will be taking on an entirely new meaning at Niskayuna high school next year.
Butterfly garden brings classroom lessons to life
Elementary students are always excited to be free from homework and test prep, but a recent effort spearheaded by a second-grade teacher wed getting outside with learning.
Iconic mansion open for public tours for one weekend.
The Yaddo Mansion is veiled in secrecy.