Ticking Lyme Bomb


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.


“We Are Seneca Lake!”

This week’s new episode (#94) of Walk in the Park on Ithaca, NY’s public access cable television (channels 13 & 97.3) looks at a protest to protect Seneca Lake and the region near Watkins Glen from a huge project being built by Crestwood Corp. from Texas to store liquified propane gas and methane (probably from hydrofracking) in salt mine caverns under and around the lake. Area residents have been opposing this project for years, but it moves ahead anyway.

In this show, protestors calling themselves, “We Are Seneca Lake,” gathered at the Crestwood plant entrance last October 24 and spoke out about the dangers to Seneca Lake and its value as a drinking water supply, damage to the tourism and wine industries, and grave threats to public health and safety posed by this project. Since the fall, We Are Seneca Lake participants have engaged in a non-violent civil disobedience campaign to block trucks from entering or leaving the plant and to make it very clear that they are determined to stop this project. For much more information about this issue, see Gas Free Seneca.

This episode will be shown on Ithaca cable TV at 9:00 tonight (Thursday, January 8, 2015), on Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM each day, and finally next Tuesday, January 13, at 8 PM.

Or you can watch it right here anytime!

Watch another episode of Walk in the Park about a rally and march addressing this issue in Watkins Glen in 2012.

See the full schedule of public access (“PEGASYS”) shows on Ithaca’s cable channels 13 and 97.3.