Tick Talk!

In this week’s Walk in the Park (169), we go to the Danby, NY Town Hall to learn about ticks and lyme disease from Mary Woodsen. Mary is a science writer with Cornell’s New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, which gives her access to immense amounts of vital information about every kind of creature imaginable. She’s also a member of Danby’s Conservation Advisory Council. Mary’s presentation to Danby residents took place on June 7, 2017.

You can watch this episode online below, and on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13:

3:00 PM and 9:00 PM, Thursday, June 15

10:00 AM and 7:30 PM, Saturday

10:00 AM and 6:30 PM, Sunday

8:30 PM, Monday

8:00 PM, Tuesday

9:00 AM, Wednesday, June 21

Also see our three-part series on Lyme disease, Ticking Lyme Bomb.

Cornell University’s New York State Integrated Pest Management Program promotes safe, least-toxic ways to deal with pests and stresses prevention above all else in minimizing risks of pests and pesticides both.

Walk in the Park is a public access TV series produced at PEGASYS Studio in Ithaca, NY by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions.

Love Your Park!

In episode 137 of Walk in the Park, we follow volunteers around Robert H. Treman State Park as they participate in I Love My Park Day, on Saturday, May 7. This event takes place in state parks all over New York, and is sponsored by Parks & Trails New York and NY State Parks, as well as individual park “friends groups,” in this case the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park. Join us as we erect a split-rail fence, plant trees, seed a lawn, clean up the Old Mill, and build picnic tables!

We finish off this episode with two short videos at Buttermilk Falls State Park, a discussion of protecting ourselves from Lyme disease, and the beginning of a presentation about the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network and the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom.

You can watch this episode on Ithaca cable TV channel 13 or online right here and now!

The cablecast schedule is:

9:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12

10:00 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday

8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 17

Walk in the Park is a weekly public access TV series produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studios in Ithaca.

Ticking Lyme Bomb

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Adult and nymph deer tick

Lyme disease and its cousins have become epidemic in our part of the country. Most of us know someone, or may be someone, who has had Lyme. And now we are entering the most active season for us to be at risk for getting this terrible affliction.

In the spring of 2014, Ithaca area herbalist and educator Becca Harber gave a workshop at Greenstar Cooperative Market in Ithaca entitled, “Lyme Disease: Prevention and Care.” I videoed the workshop and separated it into three parts to show as a series in my weekly Ithaca public access TV show, Walk in the Park. Ithaca public access TV station, PEGASYS,

You can stream the three episodes here on this website anytime.

Part 1         Part 2        Part 3

Pdf files of handouts distributed at the beginning of the workshop are available on the page for Part 1.

 

Lyme Disease: Prevention & Care, Part 3

Part 3, on TV and online! (Below)

(You can watch all three parts of this series on Lyme disease here.)

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In the final part of this three-part series about Lyme disease, herbalist and educator Becca Harber discusses co-infections associated with Lyme and tick bites, testing for Lyme disease, maintaining health, herbal medicine and Lyme, and the use of pesticides. Recorded at Greenstar Cooperative Market in Ithaca, NY on April 24, 2014. Handouts for this class are downloadable at the bottom of the page in our post for Part 1 of this series.

Part 3 will begin showing on Ithaca, NY’s public access cable TV channels 13 and 97.3 on Thursday, May 15 at 9:00 p.m.  Part 3 will show again on TV on Saturday and Sunday (May 17 & 18) at 10:30 a.m., and finally on Tuesday, May 20, at 8:00 p.m.

Or, you can watch Part 3 online right here anytime!

You can watch all three parts of this series on Lyme disease here.

Becca Harber is available to teach introductory workshops and class series on lyme disease to staff at schools, parents, organizations, etc. She has recently attended a weekend training on lyme disease with with Dr. Richard Horowitz, M.D., one of the most well-known lyme-literate doctors who’s treated 12,000+ people with lyme and associated tick-borne infections. He taught his new differential diagnostic approach to MSIDS (Multi-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome, which can be used with any chronic disease. Becca has taught holistic health and herbal medicine starting in 1987 and since 2004, Collaborative (Nonviolent) Communication. Call 607-564-7051 (takes 7 rings for messaging).

Walk in the Park is produced by Owl Gorge Productions. See our ebooks: ITHACA, the CITY, GORGES and COLLEGES; the award-winning A WALK THROUGH WATKINS GLEN: WATER’S SCULPTURE IN STONE; and our new book TUX THE CAT and HIS EXOTIC EXPLOITS.

 

Lyme Disease: Prevention & Care, Part 2

Deer ticks are very small. From left to right, are a larva, nymph, an adult male, and an adult female. The nymph, only size of poppy seed, is particularly active from mid-spring through mid-summer and may be responsible for most Lyme infections.

Deer ticks are very small. From left to right, are a larva, a nymph, an adult male, and an adult female. The nymph (at the end of the arrow) is only size of poppy seed, and it is particularly active from mid-spring through mid-summer. Nymphs may be responsible for most Lyme infections.

In this episode (75), we continue Becca Harber’s class on Lyme disease. This time, she discusses treating tick bites, considerations about pets, tick repellents, and diagnosing Lyme disease. Handouts for the workshop are downloadable from our Part 1 post.

This episode of Walk in the Park is showing on Ithaca’s public access cable TV channels 13 and 97.3 on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and finally next Tuesday, May 13, at 8:00 p.m. And, of course, you can watch it right here!

Walk in the Park is produced by Owl Gorge Productions.

Becca Harber is available to teach introductory workshops and class series on lyme disease to staff at schools, parents, organizations, etc. She has recently attended a weekend training on lyme disease with with Dr. Richard Horowitz, M.D., one of the most well-known lyme-literate doctors who’s treated 12,000+ people with lyme and associated tick-borne infections. He taught his new differential diagnostic approach to MSIDS (Multi-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome, which can be used with any chronic disease. Becca has taught holistic health and herbal medicine starting in 1987 and since 2004, Collaborative (Nonviolent) Communication. Call 607-564-7051 (takes 7 rings for messaging).

Lyme Disease: Prevention & Care, Part 1

Episode 74 of Walk in the Park. We go to Greenstar Cooperative Market in Ithaca, NY on April 24 for the first part of a class about lyme disease taught by herbalist and educator, Becca Harber, and assisted by Deanna Berman, N.D.

In this episode, Ms. Harber introduces resources (downloadable handouts below) for much more information about lyme disease, discusses practitioners knowledgeable about the malady, explores a number of the myths and varying medical opinions about lyme and its prevention and treatment, shows us a “tick kit,” shows and discusses proper clothing to wear outdoors where there are deer ticks, and emphasizes the importance of daily, bodily “tick checks.”

The entire class lasted an hour and a half and this segment is just half an hour. Next week, we plan to continue with more of this rich offering of vital information about lyme disease that Becca Harber shared in this session.

This episode is showing on Ithaca’s public access cable TV channels 13 and 97.3 today (Thursday, May 1, 2014) at 9:00 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and finally next Tuesday, May 6, at 8:00 p.m. And, of course, you can watch it right here!

Becca Harber’s lyme disease class handouts, downloadable:

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Lyme Disease Herbs

Lyme Disease in Pets

Ten Facts about Lyme Disease

It’s Lyme Time! Be Tick Aware!

Becca Harber is available to teach introductory workshops and class series on lyme disease to staff at schools, parents, organizations, etc. She has recently attended a weekend training on lyme disease with with Dr. Richard Horowitz, M.D., one of the most well-known lyme-literate doctors who’s treated 12,000+ people with lyme and associated tick-borne infections. He taught his new differential diagnostic approach to MSIDS (Multi-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome, which can be used with any chronic disease. Becca has taught holistic health and herbal medicine starting in 1987 and since 2004, Collaborative (Nonviolent) Communication. Call 607-564-7051 (takes 7 rings for messaging).

Have you seen our books, Ithaca: the City, Gorges, and Colleges, and A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone? They are both now available as downloadable e-publications. Find out more at our website at Owl Gorge Productions.