Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 6 Art/Ag meeting notes

The February meeting-potluck of the Arts and Ag Our Town was held Monday, February 6 at 5:30-7pm in Sugar Loaf.
Who Came: Dan Mack, Mike Sossler, Museum Village, Lucia Granite, Museum Village, Karen Decher, Julia Kole,Arrow Park, Gloria Bonelli, Steve Pennings,
Ice Festival at Arrow Park on February 19 from 11-3. Discuss details of arts presence and ag presence.
So far, no Ice on Arrow Park Lake. It may be a Global Warming Festival
Michelle Gluck sent THIS link

Agri-Culinary Conference February 28. Who wants to go??
from Jane Hamburger: Food and feeding people is always a big attraction. Definitely discuss. Steve and Jill Pennings are planning to go to this.

Mike Sossler mentioned the April 1 re-opening of the Farm Tools Exhibit at museum Village and offered it as one of the monthkly Arts/Ag events.

Steve Pennings offered his orchard as a place for a late April/early May Apple Blossom Festival
Steve also described an event called a Mud RunDiscuss pending Grant Possibilities:
Barnabus McHenry $5K college/graduate student internship Due Feb 15

NYS Buy Local grant, Cheryl Rogowski, Nancy Colgan interested. Artists to develop branding, packaging?? Due Feb 23

More BUY LOCAL stray thoughts:
Julia Kole is putting together a Gallery Space and BUY LOCAL gift shop at Arrow Park for a May opening:
local soap maker, local cutting board maker, local cards and greeting cards from SES project? Are these ways to expand offerings at Farm Stands and Markets?

Secondary Items to discuss if there is time:
Any Ideas for working directly with the Farm Stands this year?? Orchard Event? like this?? Steve Pennings, Steve Roe are you interested?

Report on Operation Conservation, the ongoing ag and arts model school project at Sanfordville School in Warwick Jane Hamburger, Dan Mack participants

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1 comment:

  1. Although there will likely be no ice of any thickness on the lake at Arrow Park to harvest. I may bring blocks of ice down from Maine so that visitors to the Ice Harvest at Arrow Park can get the experience of cutting with an ice saw. I will be bringing a big sled down from Maine along with all kinds of tools, so it won't be a big deal to bring down some 24 inch thick crystal clear blocks of ice from Fields Pond ( a 56 acre pond ) in Orrington, ME where The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum is located; they will do the ice harvest with me, as we have three years experience doing this together. Bob Schmick