Peconic Land Trust: Upcoming Activities thru June 30


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

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Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

9th Annual Peconic Family Fun Day

Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton

Join the Peconic Land Trust at the Children’s Museum for this annual carnival of environmentally themed crafts, activities and free family fun!  Enjoy games, arts and crafts stations, seed planting, see tiny fresh water pond creatures up-close, 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.

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Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Square Foot Gardening Workshop

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Think you don’t have the space or time to manage a vegetable garden? Think again! This workshop offered by the Peconic Land Trust will teach you a simple and versatile option to grow your own food using 20% of the space of a conventional garden. Led by Square Foot Gardening Foundation’s Certified Instructor and Master Gardener, Reese Michaels, learn how to lay out and construct your garden to maximize production and minimize space, prepare a soil mix, select and plant seeds and seedlings, all with virtually no weeding required! Workshop will include hands-on learning in the garden.

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

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Friday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

National Public Gardens Day

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Celebrate the day with free, 1-hour guided tours at Peconic Land Trust’s Bridge Gardens, along with our partner gardens, Madoo Conservancy and LongHouse Reserve. Come explore these three horticultural gems, each with their own unique vision. The day begins at 10:30 a.m. at Bridge Gardens with a guided walk led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch. Enjoy lunch on your own, then head to Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack for a 1:00 p.m. tour. Conclude the day at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton at 3:00 p.m.  Linger for dinner with a delicious prix fixe dinner, offered to our tour participants by The Maidstone Restaurant at The Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton, Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton, and The Plaza Café in Southampton.

Space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@PeconicLandTrust.org.

Heavy rain cancels.

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Saturday, May 12, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Botanical Watercolors in the Herb Garden

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

The herb garden is the perfect setting for painting with watercolors, especially when paired with herbalist Heather Cusack and accomplished local watercolor artist Melissa Hyatt. With sketch book in hand, you’ll visit the herb garden, learn about the botanical parts of each plant and their uses, and then learn techniques to capture their beauty on paper. Return to the barn to apply watercolor paints under Melissa’s guidance while enjoying herb tea prepared by Heather. Leave with new skills along with knowledge of planting and enjoying herbs from the garden.

$25/person plus $20 materials fee. Bring your sketchbook and drawing materials, watercolor supplies will be provided. Space is limited to 15, prepaid reservations required by May 5. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@PeconicLandTrust.org. Rain or shine.

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

Private Tour of Drinking Water Well Sites

Two locations: Laurel Lake Preserve, Main Road in Laurel, and 420 North Main Street, Southampton

It’s National Drinking Water Week – join the Peconic Land Trust for a behind-the-scenes tour with Suffolk County Water Authority at two local well sites. Learn how water is pumped, sampled, tested, treated, filtered, stored, monitored, remotely operated, and secured.  Understand how the Trust’s conservation efforts adjacent to these locations are helping to preserve our drinking water.

FREE! Space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@PeconicLandTrust.org. Rain or shine. All visitors will receive a free stainless steel drinking water bottle, courtesy of Suffolk County Water Authority.

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Saturdays in May, 12 – 3pm, and in June, 10am – 1pm

Expressive Abstract Painting

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Professional artist Suzzanne Fokine, MFA, returns to Bridge Gardens to help you create abstract expressive paintings. Topics include finding a visual metaphor, nature is shape, colors and line, optical vibrations, and expressing non-representational things like emotions and sound. Technical knowledge and guidance provided throughout, and workshops are open to all levels and mixed mediums. Students responsible for their own easel, tools and materials, and a supplies list will be provided by the instructor upon registration.

$225 per session, Session A: May 5, 12, 19 & 26, Session B: June 2, 9, 16 & 23.  Space is limited, prepaid registration required. For more information and to register, contact Suzzanne at suzzannefokine@hotmail.com or call 631.599.2407. Suzzanne will be at Bridge Gardens on Sunday, April 22 from 1-3pm. Meet her, see her work and ask questions about the upcoming art series!

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Saturday, May 19, 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 the Peconic Land Trust’s annual workday and help transplant this year’s seedlings from the greenhouse.  Work side by side with Scott Chaskey, the Trust’s Farm Director, and Layton Guenther, Farm Manager, and help your children gain new appreciation for tasty fresh vegetables as they dig in the earth and plant this year’s vegetable and herb crops.

Free!  Please park on Deep Lane, reached via Town Lane or Side Hill Lane, and meet at the greenhouse. For more information, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org. Moderate to heavy rain cancels.

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Saturday, May 26, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

The Healing Power of Aroma: Connecting with Medicinal Herbs and Their Essences

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Join the Peconic Land Trust in the herb garden and meet Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Megan Chaskey, certified aromatherapist, for a tour of the beautiful medicinal and culinary beds. Megan will introduce you to a select group of pure, single, medicinal grade essential oils, and lead a sensory experience of the physical and emotional healing support that plants offer through aroma.

$15/person, $10/Bridge Gardens Members. Space is limited, prepaid reservations required. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org. Rain or shine.

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Thursdays, June through August, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Botanical Art Workshops with Barbara Stype

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Unleash your inner artist at this wonderful series offered by the Peconic Land Trust! Learn to capture the garden’s beauty on paper with local botanical artist, Barbara Stype. who will guide you in working with flowers, fruits, and other natural subjects. After a demonstration focused on shells, butterflies, birds and other items, you will develop your own skills and style. All levels welcome, materials list provided upon registration.

$20/class, group size is limited, prepaid registration required. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org. Rain or shine.

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Saturday, June 9, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Creating a Cutting Garden for Floral Bouquets

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

If you’ve ever wanted to grow flowers that would provide you with beautiful bouquets all season long, this workshop offered by Peconic Land Trust is for you! Learn from the knowledgeable staff of Summerhill Landscapes how to integrate a cutting garden into your existing flower bed, from bed preparation and layout, to planning the sequence of blooms and maintaining the cut flowers for longevity. Learn which plants are fragrant, easy to dry, and most useful for seed collection.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org. Rain cancels.

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Saturday, June 23, 10:00 -11:30 a.m.

The Vegetable Garden, Step 2: Second Sowings & Organic Controls

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

With the heat of summer upon us, many vegetables like radishes, leaf lettuce, spinach and peas fade away. But, it’s a good time to plant summer beets, beans, carrots and summer lettuce that germinate and thrive. Learning what to plant when will allow you to reap the rewards of fresh vegetables well into the autumn season. Garden Manager Rick Bogusch will also discuss organic controls for pests like cabbage loopers, flea beetles, slugs and more.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@PeconicLandTrust.org. Rain cancels.

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Friday, June 29, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour with Wolffer Vineyards

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Start your weekend at the first in the Peconic Land Trust’s summer series of monthly guided walks featuring a local beverage partner. Roman Roth, award-winning Winemaker at Wolffer Vineyards, will share stories about his craft and provide tastings of his delicious wine before you set off for a walk with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch. You’ll visit the rose garden in its June splendor, explore the Spanish-style knot garden featuring culinary, medicinal, ornamental, and textile and dye herbs, gain tips from Rick at the expanded vegetable garden, and enjoy the beauty of the large perennial flower beds.

$20/person, $10/Bridge Gardens Member. Space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org. Heavy rain cancels.

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Saturday, June 30, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Big Fresh Pond Nature Paddle

40 Millstone Brook Road, Southampton

Join naturalist Mike Bottini for a leisurely paddle on Big Fresh Pond in North Sea with Peconic Land Trust, and look for a variety of wildlife, including the scent station of the river otter, signs of the seasonal change from spring to summer, and even visit a turtle nesting area. Don’t forget your binoculars for birding.

Limited space available, pre-paid registration required.   Rentals: single kayak $50, stand-up paddleboard $60, or double kayak or canoe $70.  Bring your own kayak or canoe for $10 per person.  Town parking passes available for duration of this event. Rain cancels.

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