January 27, 2013

Farm briefs: Jan. 27, 2013


NOFA-NY is an organization of consumers, gardeners and farmers working together to create a sustainable regional food system which is ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and educational opportunities, they promote land stewardship, organic-food production, and local marketing. NOFA-NY brings consumers and farmers closer together to make high-quality food available to all people. 

Ethics workshop offered for environmental workers

NEWCOMB — An Applied Ethics Workshop will be held Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 NYS Route 28N, Newcomb.

Join SUNY-ESF’s environmental philosopher Marianne Patinelli-Dubay in this workshop designed to serve practicing foresters, land managers, natural-resource managers and similar professions. It will introduce a variety of approaches to ethical problem solving including six of the primary methods that are employed every day by those faced with ethically weighted situations.

Following a discussion about each approach, its central ideas and an overview of how the method works, attendees will put those techniques to use to reach consensus on a series of case studies provided by individual participants. The class is approved for SAF certified forester education credits. Preregistration is required and there is a $10 fee; email or call 582-2000.

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