Peconic Lant Trust: Connections — Upcoming Events & Activities in February



We are getting a jump start on the season . . .
join us for these exciting programs in February.

Riverhead Farmers Market

Weekly on Saturdays from 12/23/17 – 3/31/18
10am – 2pm
Returning to its Main Street location every Saturday until the end of March, the Riverhead Farmers Market offers a wide variety of vendors selling everything from bread and grains to fish, produce and handmade items. The Trust will have a table featuring a fun scavenger hunt for children on February 10 – come visit us!

Long Island Regional Seed Consortium 4th Annual Seed Swap!

Saturday, February 3rd at 9am
The Long Island Regional Seed consortium is having it’s 4th annual seed swap! The event will allow for opportunities to meet other gardeners, farmers, seed savers and brush up on new techniques!

Screening of “Growing Farmers” and Panel Discussion

Friday, February 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
Join us for a screening of the short documentary film, “Growing Farmers,” which tells the stories of several farmers who leased land either owned or managed by the Trust in the face of ever-increasing pressure from development. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring 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 of Edible East End magazine. Event is free.

Tour at Gabrielsen Farms

Saturday, February 17, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Gabrielsen Farms is hosting a tour, join us and learn about how their switch to hydroponics in the off-season provides you with freshly grown lettuce, herbs and vegetables available at local retailers all year long.

Raptors of the Calverton Grasslands with John Turner

Saturday, February 24, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Calverton Enterprise Park, off Route 25, Calverton
Join naturalist John Turner for an exploration of the grasslands which offer the perfect habitat for birds of prey such as Short-eared Owls, Northern Harriers, American Kestrels, Red-tailed Hawks and Rough-legged Hawks.
Our Long Island Grown Series will be back this March!
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. Lectures are March 4th, March 18th, April 15th and April 29th.
Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, February 12.
Visit our online calendar to learn more about our programs!
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.
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