Economy

Local anchors

Local anchors

Late last Tuesday afternoon, the Hudson Valley Farm Hub presented a program entitled “Celebrating Grains in the Hudson Valley” at the Senate Garage in Kingston. The event was half victory lap and half progress report on an ambitious, complex and intricate five-year agricultural initiative. In farming, the pace of change cannot easily be hurried.

Still in Eden

Still in Eden

We’ll never know, of course, what painter Thomas Cole, who died in 1848, would have thought of Scenic Hudson, the $286-million land trust and $28-million not-for-profit environmental powerhouse. There’s a good chance he would have very much approved of the organization’s mission of protecting the Hudson River and Hudson Valley land, of creating and enhancing parks, and of advocating for environmentally responsible policies and development practices.

Strategic ambiguity

Strategic ambiguity

Strategic ambiguity helps an organization find a constructive middle way between being highly specific and being overly vague. There’s a fine line between finding a new direction and seeming to wallow in indecision. It’s the job of leadership to tread that path.

Lifelong learning

Lifelong learning

One Day University is coming to the Woodstock Playhouse on November 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bard professor Joseph Luzzi, a professor of comparative literature at Bard since 2002, will discuss eight groundbreaking books that changed America.