Peconic Land Trust: Upcoming Activities thru April


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

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Friday, February 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Screening of “Growing Farmers” and Panel Discussion

Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton

The Peconic Land Trust will screen their short documentary film which tells the stories of several farmers who are leasing land either owned or managed by the Trust in the face of ever-increasing pressure from development. Produced and directed by Michael Halsband and Hilary Leff, the film won the Audience Choice Award at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival. Panelists include film producer Michael Halsband, Jennifer Halsey-Dupree of The Milk Pail Farm, Greg Kessler of The Hoppy Acre, Fred Lee of Sang Lee Farms, and Dan Heston, the Trust’s Senior Manager of Agricultural Programs. Moderated by Meghan Harlow, Editor at Edible East End Magazine. Free! Space is limited, reservations requested. To reserve, visit www.SouthamptonArtsCenter.org.  

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Saturday, February 17, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Tour at Gabrielsen Farms with Peconic Land Trust

196 West Lane, Riverhead

Join the Peconic Land Trust for a tour of Gabrielsen Farms to learn how their switch to hydroponics in the off-season provides you with freshly grown lettuce, herbs and vegetables available at local retailers. You will leave with a fresh head of lettuce for your table. $5/person, space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call the Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, February 24, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Raptors of the Calverton Grasslands with John Turner

Calverton Enterprise Park, off Route 25, Calverton

Join the Peconic Land Trust and naturalist John Turner for an exploration of the grasslands which offer the perfect habitat for birds of prey. You may see Short-eared Owls, Northern Harriers, American Kestrels, Red-tailed Hawks and Rough-legged Hawks. $5/person, space is limited, reservations required.  For more information and to reserve, please call the Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org. Rain/Snow date is March 3.

 

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2018 LONG ISLAND GROWN:
FOOD AND BEVERAGE ARTISANS AT WORK

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

 

The Peconic Land Trust’s 5th Annual Spring Lecture Series at Bridge Gardens is here! The series feature presentations with local farmers and producers of specialty items and is moderated by Laura Donnelly, a local pastry chef and writer for the East Hampton Star. Come hear the stories of the men and women growing and producing food across Long Island, and learn about the innovative and entrepreneurial approaches they are taking.

Sunday, March 4, with Sean Magnusson of Greenport Oyster Co., Erik Bilka, Production Winemaker at Premium Wine Group, and Chef George Hirsch, PBS TV Host George Hirsch Lifestyle.

Sunday, March 18, with Marcos Ribeiro of Craft Master Hops, Robin Epperson-McCarthy of Salt Bird Cellars, and Chef Stephen Bogardus of North Fork Table and Inn.

Sunday, April 15, with Peter Treiber, Sr. of Treiber Farms, Anthony Sannino of Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards, and Chef Justin Finney of Highway Restaurant.

Sunday, April 29, with Stephen Skrenta of Acabonac Farms, Melissa Daniels of Jamesport Farm Brewery, and Culinary Nutritionist, Author and Founder of REBOOT FOOD™ Stefanie Sacks, MS, CND, CDN.

Presentations begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. Individual tickets are $30/person, $25/Bridge Gardens Member.  Purchase the full series for $100/person, $80/Bridge Gardens Member and be entered into a raffle to win 4 tickets to Edible East End’s Annual Summer Food Truck Derby! Space is limited, pre-paid registration opens on Monday, February 12th. Special thanks to Media Sponsor, Edible Magazine. For more information and to reserve, please call the Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday through Sunday, March 23 – 25

6th Annual Long Island Natural History Conference

Berkner Auditorium, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY

The Peconic Land Trust invites you to join them at the largest regional forum on Long Island’s natural environment. Perfect for anyone interested in the sciences, from students to researchers, this symposium offers an outstanding opportunity to hear up-to-the-minute research and current information on a variety of subjects in the fields of biology and natural history. For more information, including the full schedule of workshops, presenters, and field trips, please visit www.LongIslandNature.org.

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Saturday, March 24, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Starting Seeds for the Home Vegetable Garden

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Join the Peconic Land Trust for this workshop and get information on where to find quality seeds, best practices for planting and growing using artificial and natural light, and tips on successful transition to the outdoor garden.

$5/person, reservations requested. For more information and to reserve, please call the Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org. Rain or shine.

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Saturday, March 24, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to Beekeeping with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Become a beekeeper and help Long Island’s bees thrive.  Local beekeepers John and Sofia Witzenbocker will join the Peconic Land Trust to provide an introduction to beekeeping, what you can expect the first year, as well as what you can do to attract pollinators to your garden. $5/person, free to Bridge Gardens Members. Space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, please call the Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@PeconicLandTrust.org. Rain or shine.

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Saturday, March 24, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Trail Walk at Laurel Lake Preserve with Peconic Land Trust

5501 Route 25 (Main Road), Laurel

Explore the trails at Laurel Lake Preserve with Peconic Land Trust and Arborist Tom Volk of Summerhill Landscapes. Learn to identify trees and understory plants in the winter through their bud and bark characteristics, what habitat they’re located in and through the presence of insect eggs and fungus. Free, space is limited, reservations required.  For more information and to reserve, please call the Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org. Rain cancels.

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Saturday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Starting Seeds at Quail Hill Farm

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

Extra hands are needed for the Peconic Land Trust’s annual seeding workshop.  Work side by side with Farm Manager Layton Guenther to plant a variety of seeds in the trays destined for the greenhouse, and learn about the importance of making and using compost.  All participants are invited to return on May 19to 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 Layton at the farm’s greenhouse.  For more information and to reserve, please call the Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, April 7, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

The Vegetable Garden, Step 1: Seeds and Soil

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Join Garden Manager Rick Bogusch for tips on growing your own fresh food, including selecting and buying seeds, when to start seeds indoors and out, and necessary steps for soil and bed preparations. Proper fertilization and tips on harvesting until December will also be presented. $5/person, free to Bridge Gardens Members. Space is limited, reservations requested. For more information and to reserve, please call the Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@PeconicLandTrust.org. Rain or shine.

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Saturday, April 7, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Build-a-Birdhouse Workshop with Peconic Land Trust

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Bring the family and create a nesting box for your neighborhood birds.  Guided by carpenter Brian Kennedy and Alfonso Fiore, you will assemble a birdhouse from pre-cut materials and learn ways to attract songbirds to your backyard.  Materials for this program generously donated by Riverhead Building Supply, Inc.$10/birdhouse, space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine.

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Saturday, April 21, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Earth Day Trail Walk with Peconic Land Trust

Ruth Oliva – Dam Pond Preserve, 11855 Route 48, East Marion

Get outdoors this weekend and explore the trails of this beautiful 40-acre woodland and wetland preserve with Peconic Land Trust. Look for early migrating birds and other wildlife along the trails led by Trust V.P. Tim Caufield along with local birders Richard Wines and Nancy Gilbert. Bring binoculars or birding scope. $5/person, space is limited, reservations required. Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call the Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Summer Shares at Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill CSA Farm Available Now!

Starting in June, you can enjoy fresh, organically grown produce with your CSA membership.  Members pick weekly from both the fields and the farmstand, 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 Robin at 631.283.3195, ext. 19.

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