Citizen Scientist Needed
Thursday, February 28th
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Suffolk County Environmental Center, Islip
The Peconic Estuary Program, Seatuck Environmental Association & Long Island Sound Study is offering volunteer Training to help document the annual runs of river herring. Remnant populations exist, but there is little known about their overall status across Long Island. Documenting existing runs is an important step in the restoration effort and they need your help!
Additional trainings occur March 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th and 14th at various locations.


Horticultural Alliance of the Hampton’s “Getting to Know Native Plants”
Saturday, March 2nd
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bridgehampton Community House
Join the HAH round table discussion to learn more about Long Island Native plants. Rick Bogusch, Manager of Peconic Land Trust’s Bridge Gardens, will participate in this round table discussion and share information on the benefits of incorporating plants native to Long Island and greater New York into your garden.
Refreshments will be served


5th Annual Long Island Regional Seed Swap
Sunday, March 10
10 am to 3 pm.
Suffolk County Community College
Eastern Campus of Student Activities
121 Speonk River Road, Riverhead
Quail Hill Farm’s Scott Chaskey will be among the participants at this yearly gathering of gardeners and growers to discuss the importance of saving seeds and swapping to help keep many varieties of rare and heirloom vegetables grains and flowers thriving. There will be specialists on hand to answer questions. Great for beginners to experienced seed savers. Free admission


Amagansett Food Institute’s
Culinary Skills & Methods with Chef Robert Curreri
Wednesday, March 13th, 20th & 27th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
South Fork Kitchens by AFI
39 Tuckahoe Road Southampton NY
Join Amagansett Food Institute and Chef Robert Curreri (formerly of Bobby Flay’s Bolo Restaurant in NYC) for a dinner experience unlike any other. Come prepared to earn your chops and cook your way through a Chef’s tasting menu with curated local ingredients. This class will cover fundamental kitchen skills for the food entrepreneur and home chef.


Quail Hill Layton at the Parrish’s PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 27
Friday, March 15
Event starts at 6 p.m.
Parish Art Museum, Southampton, NY


This popular series presented by the Parrish is always Sold Out — but the in-person wait list starts at 5:00 pm the evening of . . .
In addition to Layton, features presenters include: Photographer Tiagne Davis, Artist Pipi Deer, Artist Colin Goldberg, Photographer Lori Hawkins, Musician/Actress Carolina Kohn, Artist Bruce Lieberman, Artist Ronald Weintraub


7th Annual Long Island Nature Organization Conference
Friday & Saturday, March 22 – 23
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Berkner Auditorium
Brookhaven National Laboratory,
Upton, NY
The Peconic Land Trust is a
co-sponsor of the largest regional forum on Long Island’s natural environment. This symposium offers up-to-the-minute research and current information on various subjects in the fields of biology and natural sciences. A few of the topics this year include barn owls of Jamaica Bay, ospreys, climate change and much more.
For more information, including the full schedule of workshops and presenters, visit


Starting Seeds at the Farm
Saturday, March 30th
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Quail Hill Farm
Deep Lane, Amagansett
Join us and help the farm get a head start on this year’s crops. You’ll 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.  Return onMay 18th to transplant the seedlings into the fields.
Free! Rain or shine. Please park on Deep Lane, reached via Town Lane or Side Hill Lane, and meet Layton at the farm’s greenhouse.


Peconic Land Trust’s
Annual Volunteer Orientation and Reception
Saturday, March 23, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Trust office at 296 Hampton Road, Southampton
Interested in giving some time to support the work of the Trust? Join your neighbors at our volunteer orientation! You’ll meet others who share your enthusiasm for Long Island’s open spaces while you learn of the various ways you can make a difference. After the presentation, stay for refreshments
and socialize with new friends.
RSVP by Wednesday, March 20
Call 631.283.3195 or email Kathy Kennedy, Outreach Manager, at kkennedy@peconiclandtrust.org
The Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation and Slow Food East End
“A Moveable Feast”
Sunday, April 7th
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Dodds & Eder Landscape Design Showroom in Sag Harbor
The Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation and Slow Food East End will host the 8th annual “Moveable Feast,” an evening of celebration, honoring Joshua Levine and supporting the School Garden Project on the East End. As a result of this event, the East End of Long Island has grown into one of the largest, most successful school garden programs in the United States, 30 schools in all! Year after year, the best chefs, food, and beverage purveyors on the East End have gladly participated in “A Moveable Feast” as supporters of Slow Food and its mission. Here’s why:
“Building a sustainable farm and food community on the East End important and rewarding. Local food businesses need to support each other to make this movement a reality.”  – Carissa Waechter, Carissa’s Breads
“ I love the camaraderie of being with like-minded folks in the industry who are dedicated to feeding people what is good for the body, soul, and planet.”  – Cheryl Stair, Art of Eating
“School Gardens are setting the stage for a new generation of inquisitive, healthy and conscientious eaters – the Future is in the Garden”
 – Megan Schmidt, The Good Farm Delivery
To purchase tickets visit
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton
The Peconic Land Trust’s 6th Annual Spring Lecture Series
features conversations with local farmers, chefs, beverage makers, and producers of artisanal products, moderated by
Laura Donnelly, a local pastry chef and writer for the East Hampton Star.
Lectures live stream on March 17th, March 31st, April 7th and April 28th.

Join Bridge Gardens Today!

Explore this tranquil 5-acre garden and experience seasonal changes.
Our Members Enjoy Special Benefits!
Open everyday 10-4 pm
36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Join Quail Hill Farm Today!

The summer season starts in early June. Members pick from the fields twice a week a wide selection of vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers.
Individual, family and box shares are available.


Visit our online calendar to learn more about our programs!

Get a Jump on April!

Upcoming Connections include:
  • Saturday, April 6th: Care & Cultivation of Hydrangeas
  • Saturday, April 13th: Vegetable Garden, Step 1
  • Saturday, April 20th: Birdhouse Building Workshop
  • Saturday, April 27th: Ag Center Community Garden Orientation & Potluck
Online calendar

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Call us at 631.283.3195 or visit us online to make a gift today.
Thank you!
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