Peconic Land Trust: Connections / Events & Activities / Sept – Dec, 2018

Upcoming Events and Activities

Summer is ending and Fall is on the way…

Join us at one or more of our upcoming activities!

Visit our Online Calendar for all our programming!


On display through November 10, 2018

Bridge Gardens
We have an amazing group of artists who have donated FABULOUS birdhouses for this fundraiser for the Peconic Land Trust.
The works of art will be on display and available for bidding all summer and into the fall. Stop by and check it out, then place your bids!
Artists include: Scott Bluedorn, Sylvia Channing, Dan Rizzie, Terry Elkins, Barbara Stype, Brian Kennedy, Carol & Ron Ahlers, Casey Chalem Anderson, Cynthia Wells, Heidi Rain, Joanne Rosko, Scott Chaskey, Emilia Durka and Monica Yang from Summerhill Landscapes, Susan D’Alessio, Suzzanne Fokine, Frazer Dougherty, Pete Treiber, Nancy Lynn Thiele, Janet Ollinger, Scott O’Hare, Richard Udice, Randy Kolhoff, Kiki Boucher & Robin Drake, Gabrielle Raacke, Gordian Raacke, Patricia Wynne & Ariel Fleming, Camille Perrottet, Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, and Rob Calvert.
Bidding will close on Saturday, November 10 during our Fall Festival at the gardens.
Plein Air Painting at the Farm
SERIES: Saturdays, September 29, October 6 & 13th @ 9 am – 12 pm
Ag Center at Charnews Farm,
Find a spot in the barn overlooking the farm fields and learn to sketch the scene, use a view finder and capture the golden light of autumn in your chosen medium: watercolor, pastel, oil and acrylics. All levels welcome.
$35/class or $90 for all three classes. Space is limited, prepaid reservation required. Rain or shine.
Fruiting Shrubs in the Edible Landscape
Saturday, September 8,
10 – 11:30 am
Join us for a workshop to learn how to include fruits like raspberries, blueberries, apples or other fruiting trees and shrubs in your edible landscape. Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics and Rick Bogusch, Bridge Gardens Manager, will provide details on soil preferences of fruiting plants and what soil amendments are most beneficial.
$10/person, $5/Bridge Gardens member. Space is limited, reservations required.
12th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour
Sunday, September 16,
10 am – 4 pm
Ag Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold
Organized by the North Fork Reform Synagogue, you’ll meet the extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to produce local foods and beverages throughout the North Fork. This self-guided tour offers 20 different locations, including the Trust’s Ag Center.
$25/person, children under 12 are free. For more details, and for tickets visit North Fork Reform Synagogue.
Winterizing the Hive
Saturday, September 22,
10 am – 12 pm
Join beekeepers John and Sofia Witzenbocker for a follow up to their popular spring “introduction to beekeeping” class. It’s time to wrap up your first year of beekeeping! Workshop will include checking for a laying queen, treating for mites, evaluating honey stores, winter feeding, and how to wrap and protect your hive and supers from the weather and pests.
Bring protective gear as you will evaluate the hive at Bridge Gardens.
$10/person, $5/Bridge Gardens member.
No-Mow, Low-Mow Lawn Alternatives
Tuesday, September 25,
3 pm – 4:30 pm
Getting tired of maintaining a large lawn throughout the season? Consider creating lawn areas that require less — or no — mowing at all. Join us for a workshop with Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics and learn how this change can save you time and money, while reducing your impact on our local environment.
Going Behind the Scenes at 8 Hands Farm.
Saturday, September 29,
10 am – 11:30 am
8 Hands Farm,
Join us for a walking tour of this multi-faceted, sustainable family farm in Cutchogue where Icelandic sheep happily graze open fields, heritage chickens enjoy cage-free lives, and Tamworth pigs are allowed to be “piggish.” The Geppel family’s 2011 purchase of this 28-acre farm through the Trust’s “Farms for the Future Initiative” has transformed the land into a thriving operation.
Every Tuesday this Fall is . . .
Free Lawn Care Advice Day
at Bridge Gardens
with Paul Wagner!
Tuesdays, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Bridge Gardens
Bring your questions and learn more about how you can maintain your lawn in a sustainable way.
This program is co-sponsored by the Peconic Land Trust, Perfect Earth Project, and Greener Pastures Organics
Bridge Gardens is open every day,
10:00 am to 4:00 pm with free daily admission!
You can also email your questions to
Visit our online calendar to learn more about our programs!
Get a Jump on October!
Our upcoming Connections include:
  • Saturday, October 6: 20th Annual Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt
  • Saturday, October 6,13 & 20th: Inspiration from Nature – A Creative Writing Series
  • Saturday, October 13: What to do with all those green tomatoes?
  • Sunday, October 20: Mural Art at the Beach with Mym Tuma
Your donations make Connections possible!
Call us at 631.283.3195 or online to make a gift today!
Thank you!
Peconic Land Trust | 631.283.3195 |
Peconic Land Trust conserves Long Island’s Working Farms, Natural Lands,
and Heritage for our Communities Now and in the Future.
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!
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New York State Attorney General may be obtained in writing from: 
New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 
Peconic Land Trust, PO Box 1776, Southampton, NY 11969.



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