The Peconic Land Trust conserves Long Island’s working farms, natural lands,

and heritage for our communities now and in the future. 

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Saturday, May 4, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Small Tool Sharpening and Repair Workshop

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Get your garden tools ready for Spring at this workshop with Peconic Land Trust. Led by Jackson Dodds, Certified Arborist and owner of Jackson Dodds & Company, you will learn how to properly sharpen tools such as hand pruners, hand saws, trowels, spades, as well as tips on proper maintenance and repair during the season. 

$5/person, free for Bridge Gardens Members. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195.

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Saturday, May 4, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Starting a Kitchen Garden

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

 

Now’s the time to start your vegetables and herbs garden. Join the Peconic Land Trust for a workshop on sourcing and selecting quality and unique varieties of seeds and transplants, best practices for prepping a garden, when to plant, improving soil, and tips on growing in a raised bed or small garden space.

$5/person, reservations requested. Rain or shine.  For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195. 

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Saturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

10th Annual Peconic Family Fun Day!

Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE), 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, guided walks, and more.  Enjoy the fun sounds of the Bridgehampton School’s Marimba Band, and explore the museum – fun for the whole family. FREE!  Co-sponsored by CMEE, Peconic Land Trust, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).  Rain or shine.

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Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Square Foot Gardening Workshop

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Learn how to grow more vegetables in a small space. Led by Square Foot Gardening Foundation’s Certified Instructor and Master Gardener, Reese Michaels, you’ll learn how to lay out and construct your garden to maximize production and minimize space, select and plant seeds and seedlings, all with virtually no weeding required!

$10/person, $5/Bridge Gardens member, reservations required. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195. 

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Saturday, May 11, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Drinking Water Well Head Tour with Peconic Land Trust

Two Locations: East Hampton and East Marion

It’s National Drinking Water Week – join the Peconic Land Trust for a behind-the-scenes tour with Suffolk County Water Authority. Choose either East Hampton or East Marion and visit a well head site to learn how water is pumped, sampled, tested, treated, filtered, stored, monitored, remotely operated, and secured.  Learn how what happens above ground impacts our water below ground, and the simple things YOU can do to help keep our water clean, plentiful, and tasting good for years to come.

FREE! Space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine.  For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195. 

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Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Stewardship Day at the Farm

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

Join the Peconic Land Trust for this annual workday at the farm, and help transplant this year’s seedlings from the greenhouse.  Work side by side with Farm Director Layton Guenther and move tender seedlings into the fertile soils at the farm.  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!  Park on Deep Lane and meet at the greenhouse. Moderate to heavy rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195. 

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Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Botanical Art in the Herb Garden

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Peconic Land Trust offers a workshop to capture the garden’s beauty in watercolors. Herbalist Heather Cusack and artist Melissa Hyatt will teach you the botanical parts of each plant, then guide you in sketching in the garden. Return to the barn and apply watercolor paints under Melissa’s guidance while enjoying herb tea.

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

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Saturday, May 18, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Spring Flower Tour

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

It’s National Public Gardens Week, and the perfect time to explore Bridge Gardens! Enjoy a guided walk led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Master Gardener Nancy Gilbert. Explore the herb and vegetable gardens, the large rose garden, water feature, community garden plots, and more. Get tips on growing native plants, selecting well-behaved perennials, implementing low-impact practices to protect drinking water, and ways to keep your vegetable garden producing through autumn.

$10/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations required, heavy rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195.

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Saturday, May 18, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Why Preserve? A Conversation About Our Future

Peconic Landing Auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport

Since the inception of Suffolk County’s Farmland Preservation Program in the mid-1970s, over 12,000 acres of farmland have been preserved by the County. Nearly 4,000 acres are in Southold alone, along with over 1,200 pre-1900 historic structures, 7 historic museums and two historic districts. With development pressures stronger than ever, how can we continue to preserve and sustain the rural economy and character of our region? Come to listen and add your voice to the discussion. Speakers include Peconic Land Trust President John v.H. Halsey, and local architect James Garretson, of the Southold Historical Preservation Commission, with vintner Louisa Hargrave moderating.

Free, no rsvp required. For more information, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195. 

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Thursdays, June 6 through July 25, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Art in the Barn with Barbara Stype

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Unleash your inner artist and be inspired by the views at the farm, from field to flower. Local artist Barbara Stype will lead this series of classes offering instruction for all skill levels. Bring your project, or start something new. With the exception of oil paints, use your medium of choice.

$20/class, no class on July 4. Prepaid reservation required, materials list provided upon registration. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195. 

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Saturday, June 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exploring Sebonac Creek with Mike Bottini

Sebonac Inlet Road, Southampton

Join the Peconic Land Trust for a nature paddle along one of the East End’s most scenic waterways. You’ll make several stops near Tern Island and Ram Island and learn from Mike, an experienced environmental educator and author of “Exploring East End Waters,” about the many species of flora and fauna making this part of Long Island their home.  Space is limited, prepaid registration required.   Rentals available, or bring your own kayak or canoe. $10 per person.  Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195. 

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Saturday, June 29, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

2nd Annual Art and Nature Take Flight

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

The Peconic Land Trust will host its second birdhouse exhibition, featuring over 40 talented local artists!  View, sip, snack, and bid on your favorite one – or more – created just for this event which benefits the Trust. Birdhouses will be on display until Saturday, August 17 when bidding will close and winners will be announced, so return often to check your bid! For a list of contributing artists and more information, visit www.PeconicLandTrust.org. Special thanks to Brian Kennedy of Fixhampton for constructing the bird houses, and to Riverhead Building Supply for donating the materials. For more information, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195. 

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