Martin attended a SEEDS DIY Solar Workshop, then installed it himself

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support) is sponsoring our annual FREE Do-it-Yourself two-night Solar Workshop from 7 to 9 PM on Tuesday June 20th and Wednesday June 21st at the Wayne Conservation District in the Park Street Complex; 648 Park Street in Honesdale, near the Wayne Memorial Hospital. This is the fifth year that SEEDS has offered this workshop, one of our most popular, helping to increase the number of solar systems in our region.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Click HERE to register, or call 570-245-1256.

This hands-on workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about solar energy, especially if you may wish to install your own solar photovoltaic (PV)—electric generating—array.   No experience is necessary attend this workshop, nor is there any obligation to make a solar purchase.

Just come, listen, ask questions and learn why so many people are producing their own electricity!

Manufacturing costs of solar panels have dropped over 50% in the past few years, and installing them yourself makes generating your own power even more affordable. There are still federal tax incentive available and this information will be shared.  Several owners of these systems will be present to talk about their experiences.

NIGHT 1

The first session will include an overview of PV installation, along with the economics, including the cost, payback, and return on investment. Other topics will include evaluation of sites, the mechanics of ordering the equipment, the support available to those who choose to do an installation, and permits and inspection.  A panel, inverter, and racking will be there for demonstration and “hands on” training.

NIGHT 2

The second night’s session will include installation of racking, attaching inverters to panels, installing panels on racking, and interconnecting wiring. Additionally, utility inspections, monitoring systems and renewable energy credits will be discussed.

Presenters include:

  • Blair Buselli – a PA and NY licensed electrician and a NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) solar installer. Blair also serves on the SEEDS Advisory Committee.
  • Jack Barnett – a principal consultant in sustainability, solar, zero net-energy buildings, and telecommunications technologies and strategy; a past chair of a chapter of the American Solar Society, and President of The Clean Energy Co-Op. Jack is also a SEEDS Board Member.

“SEEDS is strongly committed to education about renewable energy, how it can save you money and improve the quality of life in our community,” says Jack Barnett.  “If you want to attend this workshop just to learn more about solar, the economics, or how it works, without investing in a system, that’s fine. And, if you want to take the step to invest in solar, this is definitely a valuable workshop for you.”

 REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Click HERE to register, or call 570-245-1256.

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) is a non-profit organization that promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable living in our region. Visit www.seedsgroup.net to join the SEEDS e-newsletter list to be notified of all upcoming free forums.


Eat Well by Shopping at Your Local Farmers Market

This guide will help you find them!

 

Farmers markets are starting up all over our area, as the first produce of spring is ready for our dinner plates.  Eating food from local farms ensures the food is fresher and more nutritious, supports your neighbors and the local economy, and reduces the transportation costs, spoilage and vitamin loss, and carbon emitted when food is shipped in from other states or even other countries.  It’s not always obvious how to find out about all the local farmers markets, so we’ve listed the ones we know about here.  The list below may not be complete: please let us know about any in the area that we forgot.  This list doesn’t include farm stands or shops for individual farms, or permanent shops that sell local farmers’ products.  Check the websites for the most up-to-date information.

Town Location Day Held Time Website
Barryville Behind River Market (3385
Route 97)
Saturdays,
May through
Oct
10am-
1pm
http://www.barryvillefarmersmarket.com
Callicoon When outdoors:
Callicoon Creek
Park (Audley Dorrer Drive)
Sundays,
All year (outdoors May through
Nov 5)
11am-
2pm
http://callicoonfarmersmarket.org
Hawley Bingham Park
(4 Main St)
Fridays,
May through
October
2pm-
6pm
https://www.facebook.com/Hawley-Farmers-Market-365105663605824/
Honesdale Wayne County Farmers Market
{Next to Dave’s
Foodtown at 200 Willow Ave)
Saturdays,
May through October
930am-
130pm
https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-County-Farmers-Market-342783086762/
Honesdale Stourbridge Pie
(The Cooperage at
1030 Main St)
2nd Saturdays,
May through
October
4pm-
7pm
http://thecooperageproject.org/markets/
Lakeville Sculpted Ice Works Market
(311 Purdytown Turnpike)
Sundays
(dates unspecified)
10am-
2pm
http://www.sculptediceworks.com/the-market.html
Milford Milford Farmers Market       (The Columns Museum, 608 Broad St) Sundays,
May
through
Oct 15
10am-
2pm
https://airsoilwaterorg.wordpress.com
or
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Milford-Farmers-Market-Milford-PA/283591451985743
Narrowsburg Narrowsburg
Union
(7 Erie Ave)
Fridays,
May 26 through Oct 6
5pm-
8pm
http://www.narrowsburgfarmersmarket.org/index.html
Scranton South Side Farmers Market
(300 block of Alder St, off Cedar)
Saturdays
(dates unspecified)
10am-
2pm
https://www.facebook.com/southsidefarmersmarket/
Scranton Co-op Farmers Market
(900 Barring Ave, behind Glider Diner)
Mondays, Wednesdays,
& Fridays
(mid-July to
Thanksgiving Eve)
Noon-
6pm
https://www.facebook.com/coopfarmersmarketscranton/

Space is limited for FREE assessment this summer… 

click HERE to sign up

SEEDS provides FREE energy assessments for homeowners in Wayne, Lackawanna, and Pike Counties, thanks to continued support from PA’s Department of Environmental Protection, Overlook Foundation and our members and donors.

Home owners will walk the exterior and entire interior with our team of assessors. Home owners are asked to share energy bills to help document the energy savings this program produces. Northeastern PA families are saving tens of thousands of dollars as a result of this program.

 

 

 

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RECYCLE your Electro-Junk

The YMCA, Honesdale National Bank and Advanced Recovery are sponsoring an electronic recycling event on Fri Jun 2nd and Sat June 3rd at the HNB Route 5 location. Please Click HERE for full details.

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A WORLD OF THANKS!

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Educaion & Development Support) is so grateful to everyone that donated time, services, gifts/items for our annual fundraiser.  We surpassed our goal and will apply everything to our mission: promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable living.

In addition to friends who donated items, SEEDS wants to share the names of the businesses who also contributed:

Irving Cliff Brewery,  Anthill Farm Kitchen, A Picker’s Find, Bethany Village, Stephen’s Pharmacy, Green Outlet, Gina Lenz Photography, Honesdale Agway, Honesdale National Bank, Lacawac Sanctuary, Lake Region Fitness, Lake Region IGA, Ledges Hotel, Augusta Acres, Old School Farm, Bold Gold Media, Honesdale Massage Therapy, NaturED, North of the Border, Pines Tavern, Journey’s End Farm, The Cooperage Project, Picture Perfect Framing Gallery, Ritter’s Farm Market, Artist Ellen Silberlicht, Salem Mountain Farm, Attorney John Martin, Elite Martial Arts Institute, James Manning House Bed and Breakfast and Delaware Highlands Conservancy.

We are grateful to all these businesses who are supporting our mission.

Next time you see them, tell them “Thanks for supporting SEEDS”.