SEEDS Announces 2018 Do-It-Yourself Solar Workshop: June 13 &14 

This year’s 2 night workshop will include an actual solar installation at Lacawac Sanctuary. Attendees may participate in June 23 workday for further training. 








  • Learn how solar works and how much it costs
  • Learn if your roof is well positioned to generate solar electricity
  • On-site demonstration and hands-on practice
  • Solar orders may be placed if interested (not required)

2018 BONUS: Optional Installation Workday June 23  (rain date June 24)

Presenters Include:

Blair Buselli –  PA/NY approved & NABCEP Certified Installer (The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) of Buselli Solutions, Beach Lake, PA.

Jack Barnett – A principal consultant in sustainability, solar, zero net-energy buildings, telecommunications technology and strategy; Past chapter chair of the American Solar Society, & President of The Clean Energy Co-Op.

Registration is required plus suggested $10.00 donation.

Visit to register, or click HERE

SEEDS member, Martin Springhetti celebrates the completion of his DIY Solar Installation


To plan your stay in Wayne County,


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Wayne Tomorrow produced a new online recycling service:

This site was created to help you learn what can be recycled and where you can take it. Additionally, we want to hear from you! Tell us if this resource is helpful, what more you’d like to see done, and other recycling options that aren’t listed.


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Eat Well by Shopping at Your Local Farmers Market

This guide will help you find them!

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)
May through
Callicoon When outdoors:
Callicoon Creek
Park (Audley Dorrer Drive)

(outdoors May through
Nov 5)

Hawley Bingham Park
(4 Main St)
May through
Honesdale Wayne County Farmers Market
{Next to Dave’s
Foodtown at 200 Willow Ave)
May through October
Honesdale Stourbridge Pie
(The Cooperage at
1030 Main St)

Nearly Year Round

May through
October (See website for times)Saturdays, weekly Nov 4 to Dec 23

biweekly Jan6 to Mar31


Winter market hours: 11am –

1 pm
Lakeville Sculpted Ice Works Market
(311 Purdytown Turnpike)
(check website for dates and times)
Milford Milford Farmers Market       (The Columns Museum, 608 Broad St) Sundays,
Oct 15
Narrowsburg Narrowsburg
(7 Erie Ave)
May 26 through Oct 6
Scranton South Side Farmers Market
(300 block of Alder St, off Cedar)
Scranton Co-op Farmers Market
(900 Barring Ave, behind Glider Diner)
Mondays, Wednesdays,
& Fridays
(mid-July to
Thanksgiving Eve)


YOU DID IT! You helped make the SEEDS Annual SWAPAPALOOZA Fundraiser, our most successful yet!

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) celebrated its 10th anniversary with their largest, and most successful fundraiser yet. The event, held recently at The Cooperage, featured Mistress of Ceremonies Mikki Uzupes, a silent auction, live auction and their annual SWAPAPALOOZA! To reinforce an important sustainability practice: Re-use, Re-pupose, Recycle – the SWAPAPALOOZA allows guests to bring 1 item they no longer love, and SWAP it for another. The fast-paced SWAPAPALOOZA is a lot of fun each year, and allows guests, who are spending their dollars to support SEEDS’ mission, to take home a new treasure for free. Guests were treated to dinner and desserts catered by Mustard Seed Café. This year’s event drew nearly 90 people and slightly surpassed their fundraising goal!

The SEEDS fundraiser auction always features unique community service items including: guided bird walks, home cooked meals, leaf blowing, poetry readings, photography session, art lesson, eagle watch bus tour, massage therapy and a fall foliage aerial tour of Wayne County in a  Cessna 210! SEEDS has made a point to include these donated services, which allow folks to meet new people, make new friends, to learn more about the talented people in our area, and explore the natural world around us. In addition to these services, guest could bid on restaurant certificates, coffee, craft beer, hotel stays, artwork, antiques, maple syrup, alpaca yarn and so many wonderful gift baskets and certificates.

In addition to all the folks who attended, donated, and bid on items, to make this our record breaking fundraiser to date, SEEDS would like to extend a special thank you to the following organizations who support the SEEDS mission with their donations: A Picker’s Find, Augusta Acres, B. Madigan Jewelry, Bethany Senior Village, Black and Brass, Community Vocational Services, Delaware Highlands Conservancy, The Cooperage, Mustard Seed Café, Dorchester House Antiques, Eye Candy Body Arts, Fair Hill Riding Academy, Fertile Valley Farm Store, Gina Lenz Photogrpahy, Green Outlet, Hawley Antique Exchange, Here and Now Brewing Company, Honesdale Agway, Honesdale Massage, Irving Cliff Brewery, James Manning Bed and Breakfast, Joe and Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Journey’s End Farm, Lacawac Sanctuary, Lake Region IGA, Mother Hen Art Studio, Mt, Pleasant Herbary, North of the Border Fireworks, Old School Farm, Picture Perfect Framing Gallery, Pines Tavern, Stephen’s Pharmacy, Time Machine Antiques and the Wayne County Historical Society.

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support) of Northeastern PA promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable living. To learn more, visit








(MC Mikki Uzupes and SEEDS Director Jocelyn Cramer)









Crowd at The Cooperage for SEEDS’ Annual SWAPAPALOOZA Fundraiser



SEEDS Offers a $1000 Scholarship for Best Sustainability Essay

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) of Northeastern PA will issue a $1000 scholarship to a college-bound high school senior (Pennsylvania resident) for the best essay about the following:

Describe some of the recycling progress that has been made in our rural community. What recycling efforts elsewhere could be adopted here? And why is it important? Include ways to replace or eliminate “disposable” items (e.g. straws, plastic bags, styrofoam).

This scholarship will be in memory of Michael “Jake” Burkhardt, Western Wayne Class of 2015.

Local high school seniors, including homeschooled students, are encouraged to submit an essay via email to on or before 8:00 pm Friday, May 18, 2018.  The essay may be in the text of the email or in a Microsoft Word file, and should be between 600 and 1600 words in length.  Seniors from Western Wayne High School, Honesdale High School, Wallenpaupack Area High School, and Canaan Christian Academy are eligible, as well as home-schooled seniors who reside within the areas covered by those high schools.

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of SEEDS volunteers based on the responsiveness to the topic, the persuasiveness, logic, and cohesiveness of the ideas presented, and other criteria that the panel considers appropriate after reviewing the essays.  As always, incorrect grammar and spelling will not be viewed favorably, and plagiarism will disqualify an essay.  Any statistics referenced in your essay need to be referenced. Cite your sources. The panel members will review the essays without having access to any of the students’ information, including the students’ names. The winner will be notified the week of May 21. The scholarship funds will be issued directly to the college specified by the student.

Applications must include:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Email Address
  4. Phone number(s)
  5. Parent/Guardian Name(s) and Address
  6. Current High School (or “Home-schooled” if that is the case)
  7. Proposed Field of Study
  8. Name of College you will be attending in the fall
  9. Essay

The winner cannot be related to any SEEDS staff or board members.

By submitting an essay, you are agreeing that SEEDS can use the essay or excerpts from it for publication or other uses, with your name as the author, with your image. Winners will be encourages to attend an informal meeting with the SEEDS volunteers during the month of July.

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) of Northeastern PA is a local nonprofit environmental education organization that promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable living in our region. Our goals include improving the health of our environment and local economy through energy savings and independence.  For more information, visit or email