Transition Catskills


Sep. 28, 2016
Nov. 7, 2015
X-it is an Artists' Materials Reuse Center located at the Catskill Mountains Artisans' Guild in Margaretville, NY. Over the past few months, the Guild has been collecting and cataloguing donated items. Now the community arts space at the back of the... Read more
Nov. 6, 2015
As you drive around the Catskills, you may notice quite a few people have already taken the leap and are getting their electricity from rooftop solar panels collecting energy from the sun. Why isn't everyone doing it? Probably in part because of the... Read more
Oct. 29, 2015
Transition Streets is an award-winning program from the UK, where participating households have saved an average of $1,000 per year on their household expenses and have also cut their annual carbon emissions by an average of 1.2 tons.  Here's how it... Read more
Oct. 26, 2015
Our dear friend and fellow Transitioner, Phil Lenihan, passed away last year on All Hallows' Eve. This Halloween, his friends are celebrating by toasting his memory. If you knew Phil, loved Phil and have been missing Phil, come Phil the Void with us at... Read more
Oct. 22, 2015
Come to a FREE screening of the new film This Changes Everything, on Friday, October 23rd, 6 pm - 9 pm, at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, 43355 Route 28, Arkville, NY - (next to the firehouse).  The film was inspired by Naomi Klein... Read more
Oct. 19, 2015
On Saturday, November 21st, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, the Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild is offering the third workshop in their Family Wellness Series, "De-Stress for the Holidays." For information, call the Guild at 845-586-3443 or email Jenn Staib at... Read more
Sep. 30, 2015
What if going solar was as good for your bank account as it is for the environment? Now, it can be! With so many people switching to solar energy in recent years, the cost of solar panels has dropped dramatically.Solar energy is an investment that pays... Read more
Sep. 22, 2015
On Saturday, October 3rd, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, join Transition Catskills and Southern Tier Solar Works at The Andes Hotel for SOLARIZE CATSKILLS, a free solar energy workshop that will give you all the information you need to know to go solar. Please... Read more
Sep. 18, 2015
Now's the time to get rid of "Blister Plant" Have you ever gone hiking and later discovered mysterious dark purple blisters on your ankles? You no doubt had a close encounter with Wild Parsnip, a deceptively beautiful plant that has become so common... Read more
Aug. 28, 2015
On Saturday, August 29th, join woodworker John Virga at the Artisans' Guild table as he shows children how to make plant markers for the garden. Weekly Workshops at the Round Barn Every Saturday from 10 am till noon, kids are invited to free workshops at... Read more
Aug. 20, 2015
On Saturday, August 22nd, join local potter Solveig Comer at the Round Barn as she shows children how to create butterflies from simple materials. Weekly Workshops at the Round Barn Every Saturday from 10 am to noon, kids are invited to free workshops at... Read more
Aug. 13, 2015
On Saturday, August 15th, join potter Stephanie Theado as she shows children how to fold paper to create works of origami.  Weekly Workshops at the Round Barn Every Saturday, kids are invited to free workshops at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market. Sessions... Read more
Aug. 11, 2015
How to Control Japanese Beetles Every Saturday, visitors to the Pakatakan Farmers' Market stop by to check on the progress of the Pizza Garden, which is overflowing with all the ingredients needed to make a tasty tomato sauce. The one question that gets... Read more
Jul. 29, 2015
On August 1st at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, join woodworker John Virga as he shows children how to make an attractive bird feeder by decorating a recycled can. Weekly Workshops at the Round Barn Every Saturday from 10 am till noon, kids are invited... Read more
Jul. 22, 2015
On July 25th at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, join local potter Solveig Comer as she shows children how to create unique pendants, which can be used as jewelry or as a decoration.  Weekly Workshops at the Round Barn Every Saturday, kids are invited to... Read more
Jul. 17, 2015
Burnett Farms and Transition Catskills invite you to an evening of food, drink, song and story. Saturday, July 25th, 6 pm at the Bovina Center Community Hall.Potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share. If you grow plants or raise animals, come celebrate with... Read more
Jul. 8, 2015
Our first Green Drinks event was a great success! For those of you who missed it, Transition Catskills will organize a Green Drinks on a monthly basis, each time at a different venue. Hope to see you and hear your ideas at the next one! Green Drinks are... Read more
Jun. 19, 2015
     Transition Catskills is planting a Pizza Garden on the grounds of the historic Round Barn on Saturday, June 20th, from 9 am to 2 pm. The installation will last throughout the summer.           What is a Pizza Garden? It’s where you grow the... Read more
Jun. 10, 2015
Tomatoes are the most popular plant in backyard gardens. When you grow your own, you get all the flavor that was bred out of commercial varieties. And if you grow heirlooms, you can save the seed for next year. Tomatoes are not the easiest food to grow... Read more