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  • Gast_Richard.jpg Kisses under mistletoe have ancient origins

    While it is unclear exactly which tradition started the Christmas practice, mistletoe has long held a place in ancient lore, according to columnist Richard Gast.

    December 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • Gast_Richard.jpg Moose returning to New York

    While other areas have experienced declines, the lack of certain parasites has helped boost local populations, according to columnist Richard Gast.

    December 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • Gast_Richard.jpg Native horticulturalist rescued Pilgrims

    Colony may not have survived without the expertise of a key Native American ally, according to columnist Richard Gast.

    December 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • Gast_Richard.jpg Cranberry farm has memorable harvest

    The artificial bogs created by a farmer in the Town of Brasher provide a unique harvesting method, according to columnist Richard Gast.

    November 17, 2013 2 Photos

  • Gast_Richard.jpg Extension celebrates anniversary

    For the past 100 years, Franklin County Cooperative Extension has been serving the needs of the community and still has much to offer, according to columnist Richard Gast.

    November 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • Gast_Richard.jpg Jack O'Lanterns have long history

    Growers try for larger and larger pumpkins as they keep ancient tradition alive, according to columnist Richard Gast.

    October 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • Gast_Richard.jpg Local sweet corn is hard to beat

    Summer favorite has long history of improvement by ancient peoples and modern plant breeders, according to columnist Richard Gast.

    September 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • Gast_Richard.jpg A challenging year for gardeners

    Rain, cold temperatures create special difficulties that local vegetable growers must overcome, according to columnist Richard Gast.

    August 11, 2013 2 Photos

  • Gast_Richard.jpg Enjoy some fun at the fair

    Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4-H will be displaying their talents at the Franklin County Fair this year, according to columnist Richard Gast.

    July 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • Gast_Richard.jpg Managing New York's forests

    Proper forest management benefits everyone involved, enhancing profitability, sustainability and recreation, according to columnist Richard Gast.

    July 14, 2013 1 Photo