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Community Curriculum 9/13/18

Sustainability panel

HONESDALE, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support)  presents a special 10th anniversary panel discussion titled “Sustainability 2008 – 2018 – 2028” on Tuesday, September 18 at 6 p.m. at The Cooperage. The event is free and open to all.

Experts on solar power, architecture and food will discuss sustainability trends since 2008 and forecast future trends.

The evening is also the annual membership meeting; a 15-minute business presentation will precede the panel discussion.

Michele Sands, one of SEEDS founders, will lead the evening. Panelists include Richard Pedranti, an award-winning architect and certified passive house consultant based in Milford; Jack Barnett, SEEDS board member and president of the Clean Energy Co-Op; and Christine Ahern, the executive director of the Lackawaxan Food Hub, a regional food hub and multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Special guests include the Wayne County Commissioners, who will present on Wayne Tomorrow. Doors and café open at 5:30. RSVP at www.Seed or call 570/245–1256. For more information visit


Five-week writing course

CALLICOON, NY — A five-week writing cousre led by Penelope Ghartey will be held at the Delaware Youth Center on Creamery Road, Fridays at 1 p.m. starting on September 14. You can work on new writing or an ongoing project. Participants will write in class to prompts and shares, discuss writing tips and techniques, and share the writing we’ve done at home that week. There will be email sharing and feedback.

The class is free with a year’s membership in Delaware Young at Heart ($10, payable at the first session). To register, email


‘Black gold’ for your garden

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Master Gardener Dennis Hewston will be at the Jeffersonville Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library on Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. to share his secret formula for “black gold”—a gardener’s dream fertilizer made from household composting of decayed organic material. According to the EPA, food scraps and yard waste together currently makeup about 30% of what we throw away and should be  composted instead.

To register, visit the library online at or call 845/482-4350.


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