3.31/ PLT Connections: Spring w/ Peconic Land Trust



Look What’s Happening: Spring with Peconic Land Trust


for reservations, call 631.283.3195 

or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org




Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton 

Our series is SOLD OUT, but you can catch all the discussions online. 

Our Long Island Grown website page features the conversations NOW from: 

  • March 5 with Matt Schmitt of Schmitt Farms, Jason Weiner of Almond Restaurant, and Ron Goerler of Jamesport Vineyards
  • March 19  with Dee Muma of Dark Horse Restaurant, Barbara Shinn of Shinn Vineyards, and Ray Wellen of Green Thumb Organic Farm

Check back, we will be posting the upcoming conversations on April 2 and April 23 as soon as they are ready. 

Thank you to our moderator Laura Donnelly, our media sponsor Edible East End, and volunteers Charles Certain and Geoffrey Wells for producing the videos from this year’s series!  


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Is the South Fork a Pristine Paradise Lost?

Mandala Yoga Center for Healing Arts, 10 Amagansett Square Drive, Amagansett

Scott Chaskey, writer, poet, and Farm Director at the Trust’s Quail Hill Farm will join the conversation at this panel presentation focused on environmental health and eco-mindedness. Presented by East Magazine.

Free admission, refreshments provided. For more information, contact East editor Biddle Duke at 802.793.0410 or email him at BiddleDuke@ehstar.com.



Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Starting Seeds at Quail Hill Farm

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett 

Join us at a relaxing seed planting workshop to help the farm get a head start on this year’s crops. All participants are invited to return on May 20 to transplant the seedlings into the fields of the Farm.

Free!  Rain or shine. Please park on Deep Lane, reached via Town Lane or Side Hill Lane, and meet Scott and Layton at the farm’s workshop.  




Saturday, April 8, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Organic Lawn Care Series

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton


Join the Peconic Land Trust for the first in a three-part series and learn how to implement organic practices for your lawn care this year. Led by Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics, this workshop will cover diagnosis of your current lawn and soil conditions, selecting appropriate products, and mowing and watering tips to ensure your success. This workshop series, in partnership with Perfect Earth Projectcontinues June 24 and September 16.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations are requested. Rain or shine. 


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Saturday, April 15, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Build-a-Birdhouse Workshop

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett


Bring the family to the Trust’s stewardship center at Quail Hill Farm for a fun-filled afternoon creating nesting boxes for our feathered friends.  Guided by carpenter Brian Kennedy of Fixhampton and Alfonso Fiore of Forza Painting, you will assemble a birdhouse from pre-cut materials and learn more about ways to attract songbirds to your backyard. Materials for this program generously donated by Riverhead Building Supply.

$10/birdhouse, space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine.

Please note this is a change in date from the printed Connections calendar. 


unnamed-7  Saturday, April 22, 9:30 a.m.

Sprucing Up the New Suffolk Waterfront

Corner of First and Main Streets, New Suffolk

We’re partnering with the folks at the New Suffolk Waterfront to celebrate Earth Day, and volunteers are needed! Join the team for outdoor Spring cleaning and help us show the new native plantings and pollinator-friendly meadow some love! Rain date is April 23.

For more information, please contact 631.566.0806 or visit  NewSuffolkWaterfront.org.



Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Earth Day Celebration!

Downs Farm Preserve, 22800 Main Road, Cutchogue


It’s Earth Day: come celebrate at this annual event, organized by Group for the East End in partnership with the Peconic Land Trust and other local organizations. As part of the day’s activities, the Trust’s Tim Caufield will lead a walk starting at 11:00 a.m. through the trails on a portion of this 100+ acre preserve. The day will also include live animal demonstrations, nature crafts, a seed planting table, and more.

Free, donations appreciated. Event is rain or shine. For more information, please contact Jessica at jkennelly@eastendenvironment.org.

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Saturday, April 29, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Organic Rose Care with the Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Join the Trust for the first of a three-part series to learn how you can grow your roses organically. Led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, of Greener Pastures Organics, you’ll learn proper early season pruning techniques, organic fertilization and soil conditioning, and organic treatment for overwintering pests. Program co-sponsored by Perfect Earth Project.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Reservations requested. 


For more information on these and other upcoming Connections programs, visit our website: www.PeconicLandTrust.org

For reservations, contact Robin Harris at 631.283.3195 ext. 19 

or email events@PeconicLandTrust.org 


Want to get a jump on programs for May and June? 

Click here for a PDF of Connections! 


Bridge Gardens Opens on April 1!

Come visit the gardens to see what’s blooming.

Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Springtime is a special time at Bridge Gardens. Come take a walk, get invigorated and inspired as you view the miracle of rebirth each Spring. 

Daffodils, winter hazels, Edgeworthia or paperbush, Hellebores (also known as Lenten rose) and of course early spring vegetables, herbs and more are all on view throughout the garden. 

Visit often to see more flowers throughout the garden as warmer weather arrives.


— I look forward to seeing you soon!

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Become a Bridge Gardens Member today! 

and enjoy unlimited visits and free and reduced price access to all our garden programs. There’s something different to enjoy every month!

Click here to learn more about member benefits, and join today!

Already a member? Increase your support of the Gardens to receive additional perks and further your support. 


For more information on membership benefits, or to become a corporate sponsor, contact Amanda Abraham at 631.283.3195, ext. 20 or email her at AAbraham@PeconicLandTrust.org.


Join Quail Hill Farm Today!

Summer Season starts on June 3 


The 2017 growing season is upon us – are you ready to start enjoying fresh, organically grown produce from the farm? The Peconic Land Trust has memberships available for the 2017 Summer Season – sign up today to get your share.  Members pick weekly from both the fields and the farm stand, and with over 30 acres in cultivation, the variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, eggs and even honey will delight you! Summer season runs from early June to the end of October. 

Individual, Family, and Box shares

are available.

For more information, please contact Robin Harris at RHarris@PeconicLandTrust.org

or call 631.283.3195, ext. 19.

You can also join online: 



Please visit our online calendar for more details, including upcoming events and activities through April.

For reservations to all Trust programs and events, please contact Robin Harris at 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.


You can also download a .pdf version of the March & April edition of Connections 




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