From mead making to bee keeping, from sowing seeds to operating a chainsaw, here at AMS, no two days are quite the same, and we spend much of our time on the farm making the most of this open air classroom we have come to call our home. Today marks one month [...]
My first taste of the smooth fermented honey elixir, mead, was less than a year ago and I was instantly hooked. It left me wondering… Why hadn’t I heard of it before? and why aren’t more people making their own? It was good, really good and supposedly easy to brew. Since then, I’ve certainly been [...]
I think I speak for all the AMS fellows when I say that we had really, really been looking forward to this beekeeping workshop. After meeting Nicole Belanger and listening to her presentation, we were not disappointed – she is an amazing teacher and after the workshop we were even more pumped to take care [...]
The wind was blowing ominously and the clouds were threatening rain as Paul Golan arrived at the AMS upper campus at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, May 9. He swept in, armed with drills, paraffin, a stove, and plenty of Shiitake spawn, and proceeded to wow the assembled Fellows (as well as several [...]
Saturday, May 12, 2012
After a morning of hard work mucking out Betty’s sheep barn, the Allegheny Fellows and community members gathered in the afternoon sunlight to learn from a local and grafting extraordinaire, Kirk Billingsly.
Grafting is an essential part to any orchard as fruit trees do not create seed that will grow into the [...]
If one word could describe our first week as Allegheny Mountain School fellows it would probably be gratitude. As we get to know one another, we find ourselves constantly giving thanks – for this opportunity, for these amazing people, and for this land and the food it has already given us and will give to [...]