Cottage topic: the human microbiome — our countless microbes

miki sos smallProfessor Daniel Haeusser will present a talk this Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. (+ optional potluck) at Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072.

His presentation is called “You Are Not Just You: The Human Microbiome.” Historically microbes have been associated in the popular mind with disease, but we increasingly are discovering that the majority of microbes are not only harmless, but also transformative and essential to all life, including humans. We typically think of Creation in terms of plants and animals, but microbes are far more wondrously varied and powerful than ever appreciated.

Daniel Haeusser is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Canisius College, where he teaches microbiology and leads student research projects with bacteria and bacteriophage. He is an associate blogger with the American Society for Microbiology’s popular Small Things Considered. He reviews books for various online venues.

Prof. Haeusser is a member of Church of the Nativity UCC where he sings in the choir.

All are welcome.

Next job? the floor

mud hut side view

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Calling all helpers to a work day on Saturday, Aug. 24, to help put in a clay/sand floor in the straw-bale structure.

We will begin about 10 a.m. and work into the afternoon.

The floor and painting the outside walls are the main jobs remaining.

Bring food and drink.

(Photo © 2013 Jon Rieley-Goddard)


Work day this Saturday on straw-bale project

miki soos logoSaturday, July 13th, is another “work Saturday” at the Cottage—say from 10:30 a.m. or so to mid-afternoon or so.

The straw-bale pavilion is the immediate object of our attentiveness.

Please join us for any or all of the day!

Stopping by woods on a snowy Sunday

cottage in the snow

miki soos logoArriving at the Environmental Cottage of Riverside-Salem UCC/DC on a snowy Sunday afternoon, Grand Island, New York, 03February13. (Photo by Co-Pastor Jon Rieley-Goddard.)

How can I keep from singing?

nan hoffman playing autoharp
miki soos logoSinger Nan Hoffman, of Grand Island, New York, accompanies herself on the autoharp, Christmas in the Woods, Environmental Cottage of Riverside-Salem UCC/DC, 23December12. (Photo by Jon Rieley-Goddard.)

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