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The Agricultural Stewardship Association will present its 18th Annual Landscapes for Landsake Art Sale & Exhibition October 12–14. 

The event is a fundraiser to support local farmland conservation, and the art show features artists whose work is inspired by the region's working landscapes. It takes place in the historic barn at Maple Ridge in the hamlet of Coila, just west of the Village of Cambridge.

This year's Landscapes for Landsake features the work of Virginia McNeice (1936-2019).

Teri Ptacek is Executive Director of the Agricultural Stewardship Association and she joins us for the preview this morning along with Leah McClosky, the curator of Landscapes for Landsake.

Hoosick Blooms 2019 Tour takes place on Saturday, July 20th from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Six private and very diverse gardens and farms will welcome visitors on the Hoosick Blooms 2019 tour. Following a watercolor map created especially with an eye to beautiful views, participants on this self-driving tour will see unique gardens tucked into the rolling hills of Hoosick and neighboring communities.

Three properties on the tour, Jermain Hill Farm, Berle Farm and the Historic Barns of Nipmoose, are conserved as Forever Farmland by the Agricultural Stewardship Association and the Fraser/McDonald House has received designation as an official Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. The Fraser site is also the birthplace of Simon Fraser who became a renowned Canadian explorer.

Hoosick Blooms 2019 benefits CiviCure’s fund for the renovation of the historic Wood Block Building and Opera House. We welcome CiviCure board member Melodee James; Manager of Grants and Programs for CiviCure Jayne Stokes; and Executive Director, Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) Teri Ptacek - who will tell us about the Forever Farmland Supper by the Agricultural Stewardship Association.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill to keep protected farmland affordable and in the hands of farmers.

Barn painting by Tom Kerr
Tom Kerr

Here are some numbers for you: It is the 26th Anniversary of the Agricultural Stewardship Association and on October 8th, ASA will present their 15th Annual Landscapes for Landsake Art Sale & Exhibition.

The event is a fundraiser to support local farmland conservation, the show features thirty-one artists whose work is inspired by the region's working landscapes. It takes place in the historic barn at Maple Ridge in the hamlet of Coila, just west of the Village of Cambridge.

Teri Ptacek is Executive Director of the Agricultural Stewardship Association and she joins us along with Dave Horn, a former Board member and Board Chair. Dave was one of the founders of the exhibit and has been critical to the success of the show as an active volunteer for 15 years.

Groups Protect Farmland In Columbia County

Feb 16, 2015
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Environmental and land conservation groups have protected more than 180 acres of farmland in Columbia County.

  This year’s Saratoga PLAN Feast of the Fields benefit will take place Thursday, September 11, from 5:00 to 8:30 PM at Saratoga National Golf Club.

Continuing its nine-year tradition, Feast of the Fields pairs area restaurants and farms, in an effort to promote sustainable agriculture, support the regional economy, and provide greater awareness of conserving area farms and the importance of buying and eating locally raised food. The evening will also include musical entertainment, a silent auction and a reception honoring local residents who have contributed significantly to the Saratoga region's quality of life through conservation.