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Flowers and Compost Bins


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Hot, hazy, and humid… that didn’t slow down our Danby crew in its second week.  With only two days of work this week because of the 4th of July, the YAP crew weeded (everything!), transplanted (flowers by the Smokey House […]


YAP 2014 at Smokey House


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    The 2014 Summer Work&Learn program is up and running at TTC at Smokey House.  During our first days the crew attacked the weeds in the garden, transplanted seedlings, pulled wild (aka “poison”) parsnip, and learned about mulch and […]


Looking Back at the First Quarter


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Here it is – November already!  With the garden finished for the season, we can look back at the first quarter and a wide range of educational activities.  Here’s a sample of what we did in September and October: The […]


Second Day of “School” – Pumpkins and Balanced Stones


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YouthWork and Learn has started the school year in good form.  Here are reports from our second day at Smokey House: From Brittany:  First year ever being at the Smoky House – makes me feel good. This is my second […]


Reports from the Field – YAP Crews Work and Learn


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Our Danby YAP’ers at Smokey House have been involved in everything from weeding to harvesting, from prepping food to composting waste. Besides their work in our garden at the Smokey House Center, they’ve been learning new skills and gaining new […]


First Impressions of YAP


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Farm and Forest Discovery YAP at Smokey House Center, Danby When I first heard about Y.A.P (Youth Agriculture Project) I was really excited to begin working with such WONDERFUL, accepting people, but it was sad when I heard we would […]


First Week at Smokey House


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Day 1 – 7/11/13 – Farm and Forest Discovery YAP at Smokey House Center, Danby The first day we met each other and introduced ourselves. We also talked about the garden tools and safety. Sarah and Sharon took us on a […]


Making Dandelion Jelly?


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“You’re making what…?”  When we mentioned that we were making dandelion jelly, everybody wanted to know more:  What part of the plant do you use?  How do you make it?  What does it taste like? For the curious, here’s the […]


What’s Up at Farm and Forest Discovery This Spring?


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The YAP Farm and Forest Discovery project has jumped into action this spring, using the fields, the garden, and the woods at the Smokey House Center as our natural classrooms. Our first project was starting a garden from scratch, in what […]

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