A Fair Trade Experience

March 26, 2013

In February I had the good fortune to take a vacation in the Dominican Republic where I visited fair trade coffee and cacao plantations, met the workers, and saw first-hand how fair trade benefited them. Fair trade means drums of clean water gets delivered to the families who work the … [continue reading]

Bylaws almost finished, progress on the building

    At he March 19th meeting at Kat’s house we finished reviewing and editing the bylaws, primarily editing out items that would be better placed in another document. The group did some of this work, but we all owe Kat a big thanks for her continued research into the issues … [continue reading]

March 14th Special Event

March 7, 2013

A 3-Session Series on Sustainable Agriculture: Why Should We Care About Local Farms?Schenectady County Library, McChesney Room 99 Clinton St. (at corner of Liberty St. downtown)Thursday, March 14, 2013      7:00 pmChallenges and Opportunities Facing Local Farmers • Moderator, Patrick Clear – Farmer and Executive Director ECOS• Panel:   Al Lansing of … [continue reading]