5.5/ Peconic Land Trust: Connections — Events & Activities — May / June



Look What’s Happening: Spring with Peconic Land Trust


for reservations, call 631.283.3195 


Save the Date

Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Whitecap Farm, Water Mill, NY
Our annual benefit in celebration of conservation.In 2017, we will be honoring the
conservation dedication of
Kathleen King
Hosted by Evelyn & John L. Halsey,
Jennifer & Craig Halsey Dupree, and Amy & Austin Halsey-Cohn


Did you see our survey?


We are redesigning our website and would love your feedback.

Thank you to everyone who’s already taken the survey! We’ve received a tremendous response and we are grateful for your time and valuable advice.

As a thank you, everyone who completes the survey will receive two (2) day passes to our public garden, Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton. The passes are good for up to 4 people per visit.
And, everyone who responds by 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017, will be entered into a drawing to win a basket of local treats, including Bees Needs Honey, Holy Schmitt’s Horse Radish, Tate’s Cookies — along with a Peconic Land Trust market bag, apron and the Quail Hill Farm cookbook! The winner will be drawn on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Thank you for your ongoing support!



Outdoor Painting Workshop Series 

Saturdays, starting May 6th through the end of June
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton
The Peconic Land Trust offers a series of outdoor painting workshops, led by Master of Fine Arts instructor Suzzanne Fokine. Learn to capture the magic of East End light using your choice of medium: oils, acrylics, or watercolor paints. Suzzanne will provide technical knowledge and guidance for a hands-on experience from start to finish. Beginners to accomplished painters welcome! Class dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24.
$50/class, $185 for 4 classes, $350 for all 8 classes. Space is limited, prepaid registration is required. A materials list provided at sign up, and students are responsible for easel, tools, and materials. For more information and to register, contact Suzzanne at 631.599.2407 or suzzannefokine@hotmail.com.

Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

8th Annual Peconic Family Fun Day

Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton
Visit the Children’s Museum for this annual carnival of environmentally themed crafts, activities and family fun. Enjoy games, arts and crafts stations, seed planting, guided walks, and more!  Make your own fish print t-shirt, enjoy the fun sounds of the Bridgehampton School’s Marimba Band, and explore the museum – fun for the whole family!
FREE! Co-sponsored by the Children’s Museum of the East End, Peconic Land Trust, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo). Rain or shine.

Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Can Organic Lawn Care Work for You?

Islands End Golf Course, 5025 Route 25, Greenport
Join the Peconic Land Trust for a discussion of practical tips to make the switch to sustainably better lawns. Greg Fox, Course Superintendent at Island’s End who manages golf courses across Long Island organically, Jack Higg from Earthworks, an industry resource for organic products, and Tamson Yeh, Turf Management Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension will all offer insights into managing the lawn organically. Refreshments provided.
Bring your clubs – driving range will be open for a free bucket of balls and all attendees will be entered into a raffle for a round of golf for 2, courtesy of Island’s End Golf Club. 
FREE! Seating is limited, reservations requested. Rain or shine. 
Photo copyright Jeff Heatley.


Friday, May 12

National Public Gardens Day

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton
Celebrate the day with free admission at Bridge Gardens, Madoo Conservancy and LongHouse Reserve. Linger on the East End with a delicious prix fixe dinner, offered to tour participants by Almond Restaurantin Bridgehampton and The Plaza Cafe in Southampton.
Call us for more information!
Saturday, May 20, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
One potato, two potato, three potato, more!
Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold
If you’ve ever thought about growing your own potatoes, this is the workshop for you. Join us in the barn for an interactive presentation and learn all you’ve ever wanted to know about planting, caring for, and harvesting delicious potatoes in your garden. Presenter is Joseph Sieczka, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University and past Coordinator of Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center. Bring your questions!
$5/person, reservations requested. Rain or shine. 

Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Stewardship Day at the Farm

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett
Come join in the fun at this annual workday and help transplant this year’s seedlings from the greenhouse.  Work side by side with Farm Director Scott Chaskey, and Farm Manager Layton Guenther, and move tender seedlings into the fertile soils at the farm.  Free!  All ages welcome. Please park on Deep Lane, reached via Town Lane or Side Hill Lane and meet at the greenhouse. 
Moderate to heavy rain cancels. 
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 
Want to get a jump on programs for June?
Click here for a PDF of Connections!

Bridge Gardens is Open!

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 abound, accompanied by deer-resistant summer snowflake, and our camellia is overflowing with creamy white blossoms.

The herb garden boasts swaths of woad and ornamental onions, and of course early spring vegetables like spinach and kale are being harvested, with arugula and mustard greens soon to come.

Visit often to see more flowers throughout the garden as
warmer weather arrives.
— I look forward to seeing you soon!
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.

photo by Michael Halsband
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 May & June edition of Connections


Support Our Educational Programming with your Gift Today!  


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!  

To learn more, visit us online at www.PeconicLandTrust.org.

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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