Peconic Land Trust: Connections — Upcoming Events & Activities


Upcoming Events and Activities


Spring is here . . . join us at one or more of our upcoming activities!

National Public Gardens Day
Friday, May 11
Enjoy National Public Gardens Day by visiting the beautiful gardens on the East End.
Bridge Gardens, Madoo Conservancy and LongHouse Reserve will be open from 10am to 4pm with free admission all day.
9th Annual Peconic Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 5th, 10 am – 12 pm
Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE)
Join the Peconic Land Trust at CMEE for this annual carnival of environmentally themed crafts, activities and free family fun! Enjoy games, arts and crafts stations, seed planting, see tiny fresh water pond creatures up-close, and more!
Square Foot Gardening Workshop
Saturday, May 5th, 10 am – 12 pm
Ag Center at Charnews Farm,
3005 Young’s Avenue, Southold
Think you don’t have the space or time to manage a vegetable garden? Think again! This workshop offered by the Peconic Land Trust will teach you a simple and versatile option to grow your own food using 20% of the space of a conventional garden. Led by Square Foot Gardening Foundation’s Certified Instructor and Master Gardener, Reese Michaels. Reservations Required.
Private Tour of Drinking Water Well Sites
Saturday, May 12th, 10 am – 12 pm
Two Locations:
Laurel Lake Preserve on Main Road in Laurel, and
It’s National Drinking Water Week — join the Peconic Land Trust for a behind-the-scenes tour with Suffolk County Water Authority at two local well sites. Learn how water is pumped, sampled, tested, treated, filtered, stored, monitored, remotely operated, and secured. Understand how the Trust’s conservation efforts adjacent to these locations are helping to preserve our drinking water. Reservations required.
Botanical Watercolor in the Herb Garden
Saturday, May 12th, 9:30 am-11:30 am
Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm
The herb garden is the perfect setting for painting with watercolors, especially when paired with herbalist Heather Cusack and accomplished local watercolor artist Melissa Hyatt. With sketch book in hand, you’ll visit the herb garden, learn about the botanical parts of each plant and their uses, and then learn techniques to capture their beauty on paper. Return to the barn to apply watercolor paints under Melissa’s guidance while enjoying herb tea prepared by Heather. Reservations required.
Transplanting Day at the Farm
Saturday, May 19th, 10 am – 12 pm
Quail Hill Farm
Deep Lane, Amagansett
Come join in the fun at the Peconic Land Trust’s annual workday and help transplant this year’s seedlings from the greenhouse. Work side by side with Scott Chaskey, the Trust’s Farm Director, and Layton Guenther, Farm Manager, and help your children gain new appreciation for tasty fresh vegetables as they dig in the earth and plant this year’s vegetable and herb crops.

Through Farms and Fields

a country supper

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Salt Air Farm | Cutchogue
Join us for our annual celebration of our local bounty!
For more information, visit us online or call 631.283.3195
Get a Jump on June!
Our latest Connections include:
  • Botanical Art Workshop Series with Barbara Stype
  • Creating a Cutting Garden for Floral Bouquets
  • The Vegetable Garden, Step 2: Second Sowing & Organic Controls
  • Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour with Roman Roth of Wolffer Estate Vineyards
  • Big Fresh Pond Nature Paddle
Connections, the Peconic Land Trust’s educational and recreational programs, are designed to promote a conservation ethic by providing you with information about, and access to, the working farms and natural lands that embody Long Island’s rural heritage.  Connections programs are underwritten by contributions to the Peconic Land Trust’s Annual Fund. Your support is important to helping us sustain and advance our work on behalf of the community.
Please make a gift today!
Call us at 631.283.3195 or online!
Thank you for your support!
Financial Disclosure Statement: A copy of the last financial report filed with the New York State Attorney General may be obtained in writing to: New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271 or Peconic Land Trust, PO Box 1776, Southampton, NY 11969.




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