Find past newsletter articles, press releases, and other media showcasing local agriculture, placed-based education, and conservation of natural resources in Sullivan County.

Meet Nancy Walker

Nancy Walker of Unity and her husband Glenn became interested in working with the Conservation District two years ago, when they attended the Winter Tree ID Naturalist program. Nancy has attended 7 out of the 14 Naturalist Series programs that have been offered in the past 3 years. Shortly after their first program, they donated a granite bench to the Sullivan County Complex in memory of both their parents, which today graces Jessie’s Trail to the Eco-Ag Center. Since then, Nancy has volunteered almost weekly with the Conservation District and Natural Resources Department. She helped collect and process plant sale orders throughout the winter months, sorted and packaged pollinator plant seed

Mistletoe: Mischief or Mayhem?

How did a semi-parasitic plant that lives in the treetops become a playful symbol of romance? According to the History Channel, "many ancient cultures prized mistletoe for its healing properties. The Greeks were known to use it as a cure for everything." In ancient Norse mythology, Frigg, the goddes of love, declared mistletoe a symbol of love and vowed to plant a kiss on all those who passed beneath it. By the 18th century, stealing a kiss beneath the mistletoe became a common practice among British servants and the tradition spread from there. According to the tradition, it’s bad luck to refuse a kiss beneath the mistletoe. After the kiss, the couple is to pluck one of the berries from the

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