Conserving Long Islands Working Farms and Natural Lands

Upcoming Events

The following is a list of Connections and Special Events, by date.

To make a reservation or for more information and directions, contact us at 631.283.3195 ext 19 or email to events@peconiclandtrust.org.

For reservations, please include your name, number in your party, and contact information (phone or email address).

A downloadable PDF of Connections is also available. The March/April 2017 and the May/June 2017 editions are available now.

Please check the calendar below for all updates.

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Apr 1, 2017
Starting Seeds at the Farm
Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Extra hands are needed!

Please join us for a relaxing seeding workshop, and help the farm get a head start on this year’s crops. You’ll work side by side with Farm Director Scott Chaskey and 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.

All participants are invited to return on May 20 to transplant the seedlings into the fields of the Farm.

Free! Rain or shine. Please park on Deep Lane, reached via Town Lane or Side Hill Lane, and meet Scott and Layton at the farm’s workshop.


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Apr 2, 2017
Sold Out: 2017 Spring Lecture Series, Long Island Grown IV
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Sold Out: The Trust's annual lecture series continues with a new panel featuring local farmers and producers, moderated by Laura Donnelly.

Join us to hear from the men and women who are growing and producing your food on Long Island and taking innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to their work.

Today's panel includes Hank Kraszewski of Kraszewski Farms, Juan Micieli-Martinez of Martha Clara Vineyards, and Chef Colin Ambrose of Estia's Little Kitchen in Bridgehampton.

Presentation will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. and concludes with light refreshments and a chance to meet and mingle.

Individual tickets are $30/person, $25/Bridge Gardens Member. Space is limited, pre-paid reservations are a must.

For more information and to reserve with your credit card, please call Robin at 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

Special thanks to our Media Sponsor, Edible Magazine.


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Apr 4, 2017
The Lawn Expert Is In!
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

We are pleased to once again host Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics at Bridge Gardens every week starting April 4 through the end of October for FREE lawn care advice!

Stop in to see Paul with your questions about problems you are having with your lawn, and he will provide you with answers.

Paul's presence at Bridge Gardens is sponsored by Perfect Earth Project.

Don't have time to visit the garden? Simply email Paul your questions at LawnExpert@PeconicLandTrust.org.


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Apr 8, 2017
Organic Lawn Care, Step 1
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Join us for the first in a three-part series to learn how you can implement organic practices for your lawn care this year.

Led by Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics, this workshop will cover diagnosis of your current lawn and soil conditions, selecting appropriate products, and mowing and watering tips to ensure your success.

This workshop series, in partnership with Perfect Earth Project, continues on June 24 and September 16.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations are requested. Rain or shine.

Paul will also once again offer free lawn care advice at Bridge Gardens from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. every Tuesday from April 4 through the end of October – stop in to see him with your lawn and landscape questions!


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Apr 8, 2017
NEW LOCATION Care and Cultivation of Hydrangeas
Summerhill Landscapes, 6 Shore Road, Sag Harbor

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

This program is Sold Out. If you have a reservation, please be advised of a location change: Due to muddy conditions from this week's rain, the program will be held at 6 Shore Road in Sag Harbor.

If you do not have a spot for this program, we are pleased to offer another workshop on hydrangea care on the North Fork on July 1. Please check back in the coming weeks for more details as the program comes together.

Everyone loves hydrangeas, but there’s a lot to know about their care.

Join us for a complete overview with the staff at Summerhill Landscapes that will de-mystify hydrangea maintenance once and for all. Learn about the care of different varieties, including Tardiva, Pee Gee, Annabelle, Endless Summer, and Nikko Blue.

Find out from the experts what time of year to prune, how much to take off, whether and when to deadhead, and learn about issues like pest and disease control that will ensure big beautiful blooms every year.

Program co-sponsored by the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons.

$5/person, reservations required.


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Apr 11, 2017
The Lawn Expert Is In!
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

We are pleased to once again host Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics at Bridge Gardens every Tuesday afternoon through the end of October for FREE lawn care advice!

Stop in to see Paul with your questions about problems you are having with your lawn, and he will provide you with answers.

Paul's presence at Bridge Gardens is sponsored by Perfect Earth Project.

Don't have time to visit the garden? Simply email Paul your questions at LawnExpert@PeconicLandTrust.org.


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Apr 15, 2017
Birdhouse Building Workshop
Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Bring the family to the stewardship center at Quail Hill Farm for a fun-filled afternoon creating nesting boxes for our feathered friends.

Guided by carpenter Brian Kennedy of Fixhampton and Alfonso Fiore of Forza Painting, you will assemble a birdhouse from pre-cut materials and learn more about ways to attract songbirds to your backyard.

Take home your birdhouse along with a wealth of information about back yard birding!

Materials for this program generously donated by Riverhead Building Supply, Inc.

$10/birdhouse, space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine.


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Apr 18, 2017
The Lawn Expert Is In!
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

We are pleased to host Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics at Bridge Gardens every Tuesday afternoon through the end of October for FREE lawn care advice!

Stop in to see Paul with your questions about problems you are having with your lawn, and he will provide you with answers.

Paul's presence at Bridge Gardens is sponsored by Perfect Earth Project.

Don't have time to visit the garden? Simply email Paul your questions at LawnExpert@PeconicLandTrust.org.


Apr 22, 2017
Earth Day Celebration
Downs Farm Preserve, 23604 Main Road

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

It’s Earth Day: come celebrate at this annual event, organized by Group for the East End in partnership with the Peconic Land Trust and other local organizations.

As part of the day's activities, the Trust's Tim Caufield will lead a walk starting at 11:00 a.m. through the trails on a portion of this 100+ acre preserve.

Hear from Tim the story of the conservation of this National Historic Landmark undertaken by the Trust, neighbors, the Town and Suffolk County all working together to protect this beautiful woodland, creek-front, and farmland area.

The day will also include live animal demonstrations, nature crafts, a seed planting table, and more.

Free, donations appreciated. Event is rain or shine. For more information, please contact Jessica at jkennelly@eastendenvironment.org.


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Apr 22, 2017
Sprucing Up the New Suffolk Waterfront
Corner of First and Main St, New Suffolk

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please join us as we partner with the community of New Suffolk to celebrate Earth Day!

Volunteers are needed to help us show the new native plantings and pollinator-friendly meadow some love.

Wear work clothes and gloves, and bring your favorite gardening and weeding tools.

For more information, please contact 631.566.0806 or visit NewSuffolkWaterfront.org.


Apr 22, 2017
Birdhouse Building Workshop
Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett
Our bird house building workshop has been moved from April 22 to April 15.

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Apr 23, 2017
Sold Out: 2017 Spring Lecture Series, Long Island Grown IV
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Sold Out: The Trust's annual lecture series features a panel-style presentation with local farmers and producers, moderated by Laura Donnelly.

Join us to hear from the men and women who are growing and producing your food on Long Island and taking innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to their work.

The series wraps up with today's panel, including Paul McCormick of Great Gun Shellfish, Anthony Nappa of Raphael Winery, and Chef Taylor Knapp of PawPaw Restaurant in Greenport.

Presentation will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. and concludes with light refreshments and a chance to meet and mingle.

Individual tickets are $30/person, $25/Bridge Gardens Member. Space is limited, pre-paid reservations are a must.

For more information and to reserve with your credit card, please call Robin at 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

Special thanks to our Media Sponsor, Edible Magazine.


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Apr 25, 2017
The Lawn Expert Is In!
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

We are pleased to host Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics at Bridge Gardens every Tuesday afternoon through the end of October for FREE lawn care advice!

Stop in to see Paul with your questions about problems you are having with your lawn, and he will provide you with answers.

Paul's presence at Bridge Gardens is sponsored by Perfect Earth Project.

Don't have time to visit the garden? Simply email Paul your questions at LawnExpert@PeconicLandTrust.org.


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Apr 29, 2017
Organic Rose Care, Step 1
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Please join us for the first of a three-part series to learn how you can grow your roses organically.

Led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, of Greener Pastures Organics, you’ll learn proper early-season pruning techniques, organic fertilization and soil conditioning, and organic treatment for overwintering pests.

Save the date for the 2nd program in the series on June 10 when you’ll learn how to apply organic pest treatments, proper pruning techniques and cultural practices. We wrap up the series on November 11 with tips on how to put your roses to bed for the dormant season.

Program co-sponsored by Perfect Earth Project.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Reservations requested.


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Apr 29, 2017
Community Garden Orientation
Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join a Community Garden and Get Growing!

Community gardens provide more than just rich soil for individuals and families to grow their own food, herbs, and flowers. They also build social connections and provide a way to stay active and improve your health.

We're celebrating eight years with our community gardeners in Southold - why not join today? Our community garden offers rich soil, plenty of gardening space, irrigation, and expert help. This year's orientation will also be followed by a potluck lunch - bring something to share if you'd like!

Sign up today and then attend our orientation where you'll choose your plot, take a tour to get the "lay of the land," learn the guidelines, share resource information, and get all your questions answered. Space fills up fast, so contact us today for your application.

For more information, including prices, contact Denise Markut at dmarkut@peconiclandtrust.org or call her at 631.734.5630 prior to the orientation.


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