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Sarah Boyd
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  • Beacon, NY
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Sarah Boyd commented on Prudence Posner's group Zero Waste and Recycling
"Since I can't recycle lightbulbs, styrofoam, and plastic bags/ plastic sheeting, how can I dispose of these things without putting them in the trash? Does the transfer station accept these materials? If so, does anyone know when they accept…"
Aug 22, 2012
Sarah Boyd commented on Prudence Posner's group Zero Waste and Recycling
"We bought an appliance that came with styrofoam packaging. Does anyone know what to do with that?"
Jun 11, 2012
Sarah Boyd added a discussion to the group Garden Forum
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2012 Beacon Garden Tour - Thanks!

Thanks to all of the Beacon gardeners who graciously shared their gardens, expert advice, and plants.We were charmed and inspired.Thanks too to Joan and others for organizing the event.See More
Jun 10, 2012
Sarah Boyd added a discussion to the group Garden Forum
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New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Post from http://tumblr.poptech.orgInterested in starting a garden this summer? →Use this guide from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find out what plants will grow best where you live.If you live in zones 1-10, take a look at the U.S. National Arboretum’s examples of plants that should succeed in those zones.The…See More
Mar 15, 2012
Sarah Boyd commented on Heather Clark's blog post Can anyone recommend a good framer?
"Hi there, I have recently had three frames by Stefen Petrik. He is a long time pro and does great work.  Stefen Petrik <stefenpetrik@verizon.net>"
Mar 15, 2012
Sarah Boyd replied to Erin's discussion Front yard gardening? in the group Garden Forum
"Hey Sarah, Thanks for the info (and the ride home last night). I think we are going to put up a fence and bury it a foot or so to discourage them."
Feb 29, 2012
Sarah Boyd replied to Erin's discussion Front yard gardening? in the group Garden Forum
"Its probably illegal to shoot them with a paintball. We have had luck in other locations deterring squirrels with a wrist-rocket slingshot, but you have to catch them in the act. Are the deer mostly a problem up on the east side of town near Mt.…"
Feb 27, 2012
Sarah Boyd replied to Erin's discussion Front yard gardening? in the group Garden Forum
"Hi Erin, I don't think that this issue has been resolved, but personally I would go ahead with your garden on the premise that its better to ask forgiveness than ask permission. You might want to keep it discreet by planting some flowers at the…"
Feb 27, 2012
Sarah Boyd commented on Joan Martorano's group Garden Forum
"Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew has very handy planting charts including seed germination times, Spring indoor seed-starting schedule, and outdoor planting schedules. Howland library has this book, but its well worth buying your own copy."
Feb 27, 2012
Sarah Boyd commented on Joan Martorano's group Garden Forum
"Hollis and Philomena, Thanks for your comments. I am planning to put in raised beds as well, but my question is how high I have to make them to get up above any potentially contaminated soil. I have read that veggies put their roots down 12-inches…"
Jan 8, 2012
Sarah Boyd commented on Joan Martorano's group Garden Forum
"Hi again, We are planning to fence our new veggie garden. In Square Foot Gardening Mel Bartholomew suggests that a 18-inch "skirt" of wire fence is enough to keep ground hogs out. I always assumed I would have to bury the fence to keep out…"
Jan 8, 2012
Sarah Boyd commented on Joan Martorano's group Garden Forum
"We are about to move into our new house! and I am planning a new veggie garden. I want to have the soil tested for heavy metal contamination. I found everything I need to know at Cornell Extension and AgroOne (their testing vendor), but I…"
Jan 8, 2012
Sarah Boyd joined Joan Martorano's group
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Garden Forum

A place to talk about our ornamental gardens. What's blooming?See More
Jan 8, 2012
Sarah B. F. commented on Sarah Boyd's event Harvest Celebration & Auction for Common Ground Farm
"COME HUNGRY! Enjoy a Bite to Eat at the Auction If you were at the auction last year, then you know what a fantastic event it was. For those of you who will be new to the auction - you are in for a treat! This year proves to be even better with a…"
Nov 1, 2011
Sarah B. F. commented on Sarah Boyd's event Harvest Celebration & Auction for Common Ground Farm
"Plan your auction bids now - treat yourself, start your holiday shopping, support the farm, it's a win-win! Here's a sampling of items the Foodies will love: Create your Celebrity Beacon Bagel, tour Chinatown or Little India with Home…"
Oct 26, 2011
Sarah B. F. is attending Sarah Boyd's event
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Harvest Celebration & Auction for Common Ground Farm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church Parish Hall

November 5, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm
Live and silent auctions of fabulous Hudson Valley products and services from handmade goods to exclusive tasting dinners to a private boat tour of the Hudson Highlands, and much more. Enjoy an evening of food, beverages, and live music from local ensemble Tiki Daddy. All proceeds to benefit Common Ground Farm. $20/person at the door. Advance tickets available at…See More
Oct 26, 2011

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How long have you lived in Beacon?
Since December 2010
More about me:
I'm very excited to be here in Beacon and am hoping to get involved with the community and make new friends. I am into gardening, fitness, and tennis.
What's your favorite thing about Beacon?
The 20-minute community: one can walk to everything.
The great locale with outdoor activities and only an hour to NYC.
The local food community.
Great housing stock.

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