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News of Otsego County

Earth Day

OCCA To Adjust With Virtual Earth Festival

OCCA To Adjust With

Virtual Earth Festival

By GREG KLEIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Earth Festival will again be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but this year the Otsego County Conservation Assocation is better prepared to replace its annual events with a virtual presentation from Thursday, April 22 to Saturday, April 24.

“In March (2020), I think we were all thinking, ‘let’s not cancel, yet,’ it will all blow over,” OCCA Program Director Jeff O’Handley said. “It seems crazy to think about looking back. We had no idea what to expect.”

To salvage an Earth Festival last year, OCCA kept some events going with social distancing, stressed its normal recycling efforts via dropoffs and refocused on the fly, O’Handley said. This year’s event has been much more focused to allow the group to use the virtual tools that have sprung up during the coronavirus pandemic. “You can’t do things like you used to do them,” he said. “It has been a puzzle to figure things out and you just hope you are providing people with some strong programming.”

Earth Day Attendees Reduce, Reuse And Grow Mushrooms

Earth Day Attendees Reduce,

Reuse And Grow Mushrooms

Earth Day puts the fun in fungus! Here, Chris Grady of Shady Grady Shiitake, right, Cooperstown, directs Fiona Dejardin and Sandy Andrews as they innoculate logs with shiitake mushroom spores. The spores are then sealed from parasites with a wax covering and the log placed outside in shade. The yield usually appears in 4-6 months. Attendees were also treated to a presentation about the health benefits of some of the most popular types of mushrooms. For example, did you know that mushrooms containing psilocybin are used by some medical professionals to treat mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression? Research seems to suggest that psilocybin can have an impact on serotonin in the brain and in turn, this can help people living with mental health conditions in several different ways. For instance, psilocybin mushrooms are believed to have powerful therapeutic benefits and have therefore been decriminalized in a few locations around the world as researchers dive into their potential to treat numerous disorders. Current areas of interest include conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), and substance addiction. You can learn more about some of the most popular health benefits of magic mushrooms and discover whether it is legal to buy shrooms in your area by doing some research online. Ultimately though, this exercise was just one of the many activities and workshops happening at Milford Central School this afternoon during the annual Earth Day celebration. Other activities included a recycled fashion show, yoga, Styrofoam collection, clothing swap, informational tables, workshops and local food vendors. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Celebrate The Earth

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EARTH DAY FESTIVAL – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day, have fun, and learn about your environment at fun interactive exhibits, workshop, and more. Milford Central School, 42 Main St., Milford. Call 607-547-2536 Ext 0 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/

CIDER RUN – 10 a.m. 5K/10K run open to children and adults to benefit the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Call 607-547-9692 or visit www.flycreekcidermill.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 20

Presenting ‘Of Mice And Men’

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THEATER – 8 p.m. Presenting a performance of “Of Mice and Men.” Tickets, $17/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

MOVIE NIGHT – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Screening of “Landfill Harmonic,” a film about ‘The Recycled Orchestra,’ a group of children from a Paraguayan slum who play instruments made entirely of garbage. Milford Central School, 42 Main St., Milford. Call 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-movie-night-2/

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Honoring Our Legacy Of Inclusion

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INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING – 3 p.m. Program titled “With Malice Toward Non: Honoring America’s Legacy of Religious Inclusion.” Affirming America’s principles of democracy, religious freedom, compassion, and unity for people of all faiths. Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Ken Sider, ksider@hotmail.com or visit www.templebetheloneonta.org/2017/04/with-malice-toward-none/

EARTH FESTIVAL – 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 13th annual festival featuring interactive exhibits, activities, vendors, and entertainment. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St, Milford. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-2017/

SUNY Students Celebrate Earth Day With Recycled Fashion

SUNY Oneonta Fashion Students

Recycle Gowns For Earth Day

SUNY Oneonta students celebrated Earth Day Thursday afternoon with the fashion show featuring recycled materials at the Human Ecology building. Here, sophomore Kirsten Bellek, center, stands with her models Yukiyo Masuva, left, and Deniece Luckey, right. The dresses, titled “Set in Stone” and “Around the World,” were made from paper, stone, maps and other recycled materials to create wearable works of art. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com
SUNY Oneonta students celebrated Earth Day Thursday afternoon with the fashion show featuring recycled materials at the Human Ecology building. Here, sophomore Kirsten Bellek, center, stands with her models Yukiyo Masuva, left, and Deniece Luckey, right. The dresses, titled “Set in Stone” and “Around the World,” were made from paper, stone, maps and other recycled materials to create wearable works of art. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com
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