By Frank Muller Winter in the northeast is often the season when growing things take a rest. Creatures like bears, bats, chipmunks, groundhogs, snakes, and even bees go into hibernation. Trees, shrubs and perennials enter a dorman
By Jim Grant (photos by Jim Bosjolie) Since EcoVillage Ithaca (EVI) was established 25 years ago on our 175-acre property, one of our constant concerns has been the proper stewardship of our land. Our desire to live in closely
By Jay Smith (photos by Dawn Montanye) “Justice” is a word—like “love,” “health,” “intelligence,” “happiness,” and “sustainability”—that bears close scrutiny when used. Combined with the noun “
Climate change impacts us all, but the erratic weather it brings is especially hard on farmers, all over the world. Here in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY, we are known for abundant water. So the recent dry spell with just
A local bee keeper, Gill Menda, has a number of bee hives at Kestrel Perch berries on EcoVillage land. Jim Bosjolie of Learn@EcoVillage recently spoke to Gill about his business. LEARN: First of all, what is your background and wh
By Pat Evans On a frigid November morning, 31 adults and 9 children joined together on EcoVillage land to plant 51 chestnut trees, provide them with protection from hungry critters, and mulch the trees for winter. Akiva Silver o
We’re here talking with Katie Creeger, owner of Kestrel Perch berries at EVI, to learn more about her farm. LEARN: What is different about the way Kestrel Perch operates compared to other area berry farms? KC: Well, when I f
Rick Manning (Ithaca) and Michele Palmer (Cornell University) have been selected by the Landscape Architecture Foundation to complete a case study of the EcoVillage TREE neighborhood focused on sustainable landscape measures.
Learn how to make trees a bigger part of your life with Akiva Silver of Twisted Tree Farm through this hands-on course.
Reforesting on our land continues with a very successful community tree planting day on Nov. 9. Led by arborist Akiva Silver, 22 villagers of all ages spent the morning putting young trees in the ground. 16 new trees today bring t