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Group stresses localized living

Transition Schenectady members’ main concerns are climate change and peak oil

There is a relatively new sustainable
living group in Schenectady, and they are trying to promote things like gardening and permaculture. Clarence Fountain is a member of the
group, and is seen in his backyard garden.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
There is a relatively new sustainable living group in Schenectady, and they are trying to promote things like gardening and permaculture. Clarence Fountain is a member of the group, and is seen in his backyard garden.
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Clarence Fountain’s garden is only two years old, but it’s already a pretty big production. There’s a handmade greenhouse built from salvaged materials, berry bushes and the beginnings of a small grape arbor. A vegetable garden teems with kale, pumpkins, squash, asparagus, onions, leeks and tomatoes. “This year I had a salad with kale and fresh tomatoes for just about every meal,” Fountain said. “I’ve always enjoyed pumpkin pie. Last year I was having between ...


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