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Upcoming Events and Activities

Spring is here . . . join us at one or more of our upcoming activities!
May through June 2018
is in the mail!
We have lots planned for the Spring, check your mailbox
or click here for the
May through June edition of Connections and plan to join us.
Starting Seeds at Quail Hill Farm
Saturday, April 7 at 10 am
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.
The Vegetable Garden, Step 1: Seed and Soil
Saturday, April 7 at 10 am
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. Space is limited, reservations requested.
Build a Birdhouse Workshop at the Ag Center
Saturday, April 7 at 1:00 pm
Ag Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Young’s 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.

Earth Day Trail Walk with the Peconic Land Trust at the Ruth Oliva Preserve at Dam Pond

Saturday, April 21, at 9:00 am
Ruth Oliva Preserve at Dam Pond, 11855 Route 48, East Marion
Get outdoors this weekend and explore the trails of this beautiful 40-acre woodland and wetland preserve with the Trust’s Tim Caufield and local birders Richard Wines and Nancy Gilbert. Bring binoculars or birding scope. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain cancels.

more Earth Day Activities

Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22

 Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22:
Southampton Arts Center “EARTH DAYS”
  • Friday night: Screening An Inconvenient Sequel
  • Saturday, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm: Earth Day summit with presentations and panel discussions and World Cafe on issues impacting our environment. The Trust’s Melanie Cirillo, Director of Conservation Planning, is joining the panel discussion at 1:20 pm: Land And Water.
  • Sunday, 1 to 4 pm: Earth Day Celebration and Fair featuring music, art projects, children’s programs and more. The Peconic Land Trust and many more local non profits and businesses will be there with displays in celebration of our planet. Stop by and see us at the Fair!
For more information about the Southampton Arts Center EARTH DAYS weekend, visit
Saturday, April 21: The Trust is a sponsor of
Southampton Town’s EV/Hybrid Car Expo at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays from noon to 4 pm.
The day will feature energy efficiency and solar exhibits, Tiny Houses, Raffles and Food Trucks.
Interested in starting a food business?
Long Island Food Council
presents . . .
Lessons Learned: Local Food Business Success Stories
Friday, April 20
10 am to 1 pm
Hotel Indigo, Riverhead, NY
Keynote Speakers Randi Shubin Dresner, Island Harvest Food Bank, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. Panel discussion with the folks from North Fork Chocolate, Blue Duck Bakery, Haskells Seafood, Moustache Brewery and Matchbook Distilling. $25 for Long Island Food Council (LIFC) Members; $45 for non LICF members.
Meet-and-Greet Reception
with Artist in Residence
Sunday, April 22, 1 to 3 pm
Thinking of exploring your inner artist this season? Meet Suzzanne Fokine, MFA and instructor for our summer art series, Expressive Abstract Painting. Enjoy light refreshments and a chance to view her art on display in the Garden House, then sign up for classes. Workshop Session A: May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. Session B: June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. $225/series.

National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 11

Join us for our annual tour of public gardens — Bridge Gardens, Madoo and LongHouse — as we celebrate these amazing local gardens and their unique visions.
The day starts with a tour at Bridge Gardens with Rick Bogusch at 10:30 am.

 Our Long Island Grown Series

Conversations with farmers, winemakers, and chefs returns
for its 5th season in March and April
The Peconic Land Trust’s 5th Annual Spring Lecture Series features conversations with a farmer, chef, and winemaker, and are moderated by
Laura Donnelly, a local pastry chef and writer for the East Hampton Star.
The series is sold out, but each of the sessions are recorded
and are being posted on our website at
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.
While the series is sold out, call us for the waiting list for the
April 15 and April 29 sessions at 631.283.3195.


Get a Jump on May and June!
Our latest Connections include:
  • Family Fun Day at CMEE — FREE!
  • Square Foot Gardening Workshop
  • Drinking Water Well Tour
  • Botanical Watercolor Workshop
  • The Healing Power of Aroma
  • Nature Paddle
  • Creating Bouquets from Cutting Gardens
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.
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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