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Garden Events for July 2018

All of the pictures in this month’s post were taken in early June at the Farmingdale State College Teaching Gardens.  If you haven’t been there yet, I urge you to go see their beautiful display!

Ongoing:

Local Farmers Markets are now open!  http://www.lifb.com/FINDAFARMSTAND/FindaFarmersMarket/tabid/69/Default.aspx

Alium

Sunday Mornings through August: Outdoor guided tours of the Bayard Cutting Arboretum grounds in the Spring, Summer, and Fall are available (weather permitting) for free every Saturday morning at 11:00 am.  For registration please call 1-631-581-1002.  http://www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com/learn/tours/

Thursday evenings in July and August:  Queens Botanical Garden is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden every Thursday evening in July and August. Note: Last entry to the Garden is at 7:45pm.  https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/2018-07/

April 1 to November 1 daily from 9am – 6pm.: Farmingdale State Ornamental Horticulture teaching gardens are open to the public.

Tuesdays in July and August, -until 8:30pm: Garden After Hours at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  The Garden is open till 8:30 p.m. on , with special offerings for evening visitors.  Enjoy an evening stroll through the Garden’s lush, fragrant grounds with sunset views.  Free music on Tuesday evenings. https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/garden_after_hours_summer

Peonies

Tuesdays through October 30, 2018 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Lawn Care Advice. Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton. Tips to implementing organic controls for lawn issues you may be facing. Can’t make it to the Gardens on a Tuesday? Email Paul at LawnExpert@PeconicLandTrust.org.  https://peconiclandtrust.org/our-work/projects/bridge-gardens

Throughout July: Seasonal Garden Tours at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Meet at Magnolia Plaza by building steps.  Catch BBG’s burgeoning blossoms at their best and other highlights of the season in this free Garden-wide guided walk.  Free with Garden admission. No registration necessary.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/07

Throughout July: Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am – 11:30 am & Yoga in the Gardens 11:15 am – 12:15 pm.  https://oldwestburygardens.org/06_calendar.htm

Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Bird Walks at NY Botanical Garden.  Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with a bird expert. You’ll search for  our feathered friends and learn more about  bird-friendly habitats, passage birds, and  those that make a permanent home at the  Garden.  https://www.nybg.org/event/bird-walks/

Caladium

Once per month from April to September: Recycle the Rain (Rain Barrel) – for North Hempstead residents only.  Recycle your rainwater to use for irrigation of your yard and garden, instead of using precious groundwater resources.  Attendees can purchase a discounted 50-gallon rain barrel.  Class is free, discounted rain barrel costs $50 (only check or credit/debit cards accepted; NO CASH*).  Registration is required (please bring I.D.).  30 minutes.  Classes held at Clark Botanic Garden, Albertson.   http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/Composting-Rain-Barrels-and-Gardens

Summer Adult Education Workshops & Classes at New York Botanical Garden.  Too many to list here!   Visit  https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/ to see the full listing.

New York Botanical Garden Adult Education Gardening Classes.  Numerous classes for all levels of gardeners.  http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10105

Once per month from April to September: Learn How to Compost –  for North Hempstead residents only.  Turn your yard and kitchen waste into rich fertilizer!  Composting reduces landfill waste and enhances your garden without synthetic chemicals, which can pollute our drinking water.  Attendees can purchase a discounted Soil Machine Pro.  Class is free, discounted composter costs $50 (only check or credit/debit cards accepted; NO CASH*).  Registration is required (please bring I.D.).  30 minutes.  Classes held at Clark Botanic Garden, Albertson.   http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/Composting-Rain-Barrels-and-Gardens

Clematis

Through July 28:  Exhibit: An Artist’s Nature: the Work of Rob Becker.  At Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River.  http://www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com/event/an-artists-nature-the-work-of-ron-becker/2018-07-05/

Through Sunday, October 28, 2018: Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii Exhibit.  Discover the artist’s little-known depictions of the Hawaiian Islands—and the plants and landscapes that inspired them.   This landmark exhibition will offer a rare focus on 20 of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawai‘i from a nine-week sojourn in 1939 while on commission to produce images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign  https://www.nybg.org/

Dated Events: 

Mondays, July 2, 9 & 30, 6-8pm: Twilight Tours at Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton.  Twilight Tours present an opportunity to tour the grounds of LongHouse after regular hours. Enjoy a glass of wine and stroll the gardens alone or with friends guided by an experienced docent. Appreciate LongHouse at sunset. It is truly a bewitching time of day!  $30/person; $55/for two.  Members $5 discount per person.  Limited to $15 people per tour.  https://www.longhouse.org/pages/calendar

Monday, July 2, 7:30 pm: Meeting of the Mid Island Dahlia Society.  This month a  presentation will be about what is happening in our garden this month. July is a growing month and we will discuss supporting plants, watering, fertilization, and disbudding. We will also discuss pest control, including insects and fungus. The meeting is open to the public. Free refreshments.  Winthrop Hall, Church of the Advent, Westbury.  For more information see http://www.midislanddahlia.org or contact Dr. Brian S. Meyer at 516-650-0595.

Peonies

Saturdays, July 7, 14 & 28, 8-9am:  Sound Meditation at LongHouse Reserve. Feel the peace at LongHouse Reserve with Sound Meditation on Saturday mornings at 8am. Create your own zen experience using your breath and sounds with guided mantras with Jim Owen. Start your weekend off in a great mood, with us!  Call the LongHouse office at (631) 329-3568 for more information.

Saturday, July 07, 10:00am – 11:30am: Mid-Summer Rose Care.  Caring for roses in the garden doesn’t have to be an intensive labor of love. Come to this workshop, led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, owner of Greener Pastures Organics, and learn proper pruning techniques, timely organic soil and pest treatments, and proper sanitation of cuttings to ensure optimum health of your roses.  This workshop is in partnership with Perfect Earth Project and is followed by a second program on November 3 with tips on putting your roses to bed for winter.  Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton.  $5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. https://peconiclandtrust.org/get-involved/events

Saturday, July 7, 10:00am  to 3:00pm: Open House at the Horticultural Research & Extension Center, Riverhead.  Rain or shine! Everyone is welcome and admission is free.  The gorgeous display gardens will be in full bloom and open all day, and we will offer guided garden tours throughout the day on the hour. Special seminars on Flower Arranging (noon) and Composting (2 p.m.) will be held. Throughout the day a children’s activity will be available free of charge. A plant sale focusing on herbs, unusual perennial plants, and hanging baskets will also be held. Special on-going activities during the Open House include Gardening with Herbs, Victory Garden demonstrations where guests can learn about growing vegetables, and wagon ride tours of the 68 acre research farm (10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.).  http://events.cornell.edu/event/open_house

Iris

Sat, July 7, 10am-4pm: The Garden Conservancy Open Days, Suffolk County:Jamesport, Mattituck & Shelter Island Heights.  There will be a plant sale at the Schrader-Smith garden with selections from Landcraft Environments: http://www.landcraftenvironment.com, Ed Bowen & Taylor Johnston’s Issima, and a large selection of rare treasures from Broken Arrow Nursery.  Admission to each garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance. https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule

Sunday, July 8, 1PM: LI Daylily Society Flower Show at Planting Fields Horticultural Center.  Oyster Bay.  http://www.lidaylily.org/Events.htm

Monday, July  9, 6-8pm: Twilight Tours at Longhouse Reserve.  See July 2 for info.

Tuesday, July 10, 6–8 p.m.: Brewing Compost Tea.  Learn more about how to make and apply compost tea, which inoculates plants and soil against disease and contains vital nutrients.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Preregistration Required.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/07

Sat, July 14, 10am: The Garden Conservancy Open Days, Suffolk County:   Multiple gardens in Bridgehampton & East Hampton.  Admission to each garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.  https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule

Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: Kitchen Botany – adult workshop at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Explore the world of food through plant taxonomy and enjoy a sampling of foods and exotic fruits. Preregistration Required.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/07

Wednesday, July 18, 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM: Nuisance Wildlife Management & Design Strategies for the Ornamental Landscape.  Deer, ticks, rabbits, voles, woodchucks, and many other critters are part of our ornamental landscape whether we like it or not. This workshop will inform you of design and landscape management tactics to keep the critters at bay and your plants thriving and blooming.  $60/person – Refreshments & Lunch included • Pre-registration is required.  (NYSED continuing education credit available.)  http://ccesuffolk.org/events/2018/07/18/nuisance-wildlife-management-design-strategies-for-the-ornamental-landscape

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Thursday, July 19, 12pm: Talk and Tour at Old Westbury Gardenshttps://oldwestburygardens.org/07_calendar.htm

Thursday, July 19, 6:30 PM: July Meeting of LI Dahlia Society.  “Dahlia Basics – Forms, Colors, & Codes” continues; Dahlia 101 “Growing and Showing Dahlias”.  At the East Islip Public Library.  http://www.longislanddahlia.org/

Saturday, July 21, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Farm & Compost Tour.  Discover what’s behind the scenes at QBG Farm & Compost. In this one hour tour you will get a crash course on how we produce nutrient-rich compost from food scraps and horticultural waste. We will introduce the fundamentals of ecological farming. This tour is recommended for first-time visitors to QBG Farm & Compost. Included with Garden admission. Registration required.   https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/2018-07/

Sunday, July 22, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Floral Design Workshop: Recycled Containers.  Learn how to adapt containers that had a previous use to become your next table centerpiece. Then create an arrangement of colorful summer blooms. Bring your own container from home or choose from a variety provided. All floral materials will be provided. $30 Member; $35 Non-Member (includes Garden admission). Registration required. https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/2018-07/

Tuesday, July 24, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Container Gardening Made Easy. Not enough space or just want to add interest to your home? Learn about growing plants in a wide variety of containers.  Learn how to choose your container, design a container planting and maintain your mini garden throughout the garden season.   To register:  Call Hewlett Woodmere Library at 516-374-1967 or Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero, Horticulture Community Educator Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County. jrc439@cornell.edu.  516-565-5265 Ext. 14.  http://ccenassau.org/events/2018/07/24/container-gardening-made-easy

Monday, July  30, 6-8pm: Twilight Tours at Longhouse Reserve.  See July 2 for info. 

Tuesday, July 31, 6:30–7:30 p.m.: Refreshing Plants Tour.  Learn about herbs for cool summer beverages.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  What’s better than a refreshing botanical drink on a hot day? Stroll through the Herb Garden and learn about plants that can add delicious flavor to your summer beverages.  Free with Garden admission. No registration necessary. https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/refreshing_plants_tour

Tuesday, July 31, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Garden to Table Vegetables.   There is nothing like eating a slice of your own homegrown tomato. Are you thinking about starting a vegetable garden or just need a little advice? Let us help you learn to choose the right location for your veggies, prepare your soil, and decide between vegetables from seeds or transplants. Learn general maintenance needs that will lead to bountiful harvests.  Call Hewlett Woodmere Library at 516-374-1967 or Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero, Horticulture Community Educator Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County. jrc439@cornell.edu, 516-565-5265 Ext. 14.  http://ccenassau.org/

August Preview:

Baptisia

Mondays in August:  Twilight Tours at Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton.  Twilight Tours present an opportunity to tour the grounds of LongHouse after regular hours. Enjoy a glass of wine and stroll the gardens alone or with friends guided by an experienced docent. Appreciate LongHouse at sunset. It is truly a bewitching time of day!  $30/person; $55/for two.  Members $5 discount per person.  Limited to $15 people per tour.  https://www.longhouse.org/pages/calendar

Tuesday, August 07, 10:00am – 11:30am: Bees and the Beekeeper with Mary Woltz.  Bees play an important role in the health of our food supply, simply by pollinating all manner of flowering plants at the farm.  Meet beekeeper, Mary Woltz, owner of Bees’ Needs, and learn more about the critical work of her bees.  Get an up-close look at the hives, and learn about colony collapse and other issues affecting the health of local bee populations.
Quail Hill Farm, Amagansett.  $5/person, free for children under 16 (must be accompanied by an adult). https://peconiclandtrust.org/get-involved/events

Saturday, August 11, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Compost Tea & Extract.  Make a compost brew for your thirsty plants! Compost tea allows you to spread the wealth of your compost pile by creating an explosion of beneficial bacteria and fungi found in compost. Compost extract, compost tea’s cousin, is an effective way to provide a boost of nutrition to plants when watering. Free for Members; $6 for Non-Members (includes Garden admission).   https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/2018-08/

August 21, 6:30–7:30 p.m.: Refreshing Plants Tour. Learn about herbs for cool summer beverages.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  What’s better than a refreshing botanical drink on a hot day? Stroll through the Herb Garden and learn about plants that can add delicious flavor to your summer beverages.
Free with Garden admission. No registration necessary. https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/refreshing_plants_tour

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Garden Events for June 2018

Ongoing:

Wednesdays & Saturdays throughout June (except June 9): Open Days at Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton.  https://www.longhouse.org/pages/calendar

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Tuesdays through October 30, 2018 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Lawn Care Advice. Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton. Tips to implementing organic controls for lawn issues you may be facing. Can’t make it to the Gardens on a Tuesday? Email Paul at LawnExpert@PeconicLandTrust.org.  https://peconiclandtrust.org/our-work/projects/bridge-gardens

Throughout June: Seasonal Garden Tours at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Meet at Magnolia Plaza by building steps.  Catch BBG’s burgeoning blossoms at their best and other highlights of the season in this free Garden-wide guided walk.  Free with Garden admission. No registration necessary.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/06

Throughout June: Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am – 11:30 am & Yoga in the Gardens 11:15 am – 12:15 pm.  https://oldwestburygardens.org/06_calendar.htm

ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism will host herb master classes offered by expert local, national, and international teachers.  Classes are open to the public and are held at ArborVitae classroom: 80 8th Avenue, NY, NY. Unless otherwise noted, classes are 2 1/2 hrs. long, and are often held on Monday evenings (6:30-9 pm). The community classes span a broad range of topics. Our comprehensive workshops vary in level (introductory to advanced) and are often taught by our visiting and local faculty to offer the community the opportunity to learn from these renowned herbalist teachers. https://arborvitaeny.com/herbalism-classes/

Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Bird Walks at NY Botanical Garden.  Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with a bird expert. You’ll search for  our feathered friends and learn more about  bird-friendly habitats, passage birds, and  those that make a permanent home at the  Garden.  https://www.nybg.org/

Once per month from April to September: Recycle the Rain (Rain Barrel) – for North Hempstead residents only.  Recycle your rainwater to use for irrigation of your yard and garden, instead of using precious groundwater resources.  Attendees can purchase a discounted 50-gallon rain barrel.  Class is free, discounted rain barrel costs $50 (only check or credit/debit cards accepted; NO CASH*).  Registration is required (please bring I.D.).  30 minutes.  Classes held at Clark Botanic Garden, Albertson.   http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/Composting-Rain-Barrels-and-Gardens

Summer Adult Education Workshops & Classes at New York Botanical Garden.  Too many to list here!   Visit  https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/ to see the full listing.

New York Botanical Garden Adult Education Gardening Classes.  Numerous classes for all levels of gardeners.  http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10105

Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Bird Walks at NYBG.  Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with a bird expert. You’ll search for  our feathered friends and learn more about  bird-friendly habitats, passage birds, and  those that make a permanent home at the  Garden.   Included in the All Garden Pass.  https://www.nybg.org/event/bird-walks/

Snapdragons

Once per month from April to September: Learn How to Compost –  for North Hempstead residents only.  Turn your yard and kitchen waste into rich fertilizer!  Composting reduces landfill waste and enhances your garden without synthetic chemicals, which can pollute our drinking water.  Attendees can purchase a discounted Soil Machine Pro.  Class is free, discounted composter costs $50 (only check or credit/debit cards accepted; NO CASH*).  Registration is required (please bring I.D.).  30 minutes.  Classes held at Clark Botanic Garden, Albertson.   http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/Composting-Rain-Barrels-and-Gardens

Beginning Friday, June 15: Farmers Market Fridays at Queens Botanical Garden.

Through June 17, Thursdays – Sundays 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM:  Floral Contemplations: The Duality of Vision.  Artist Mary Ahern brings her floral and garden-inspired art to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Her new floral portraits will be on display at the historic Manor House.  Galleries are open on Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am until 4 pm.   The large scale of these individual portraits asks questions beyond the canvas.  http://www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com/event/floral-contemplations-mary-ahern/2018-05-17/

Through Sunday, October 28, 2018: Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii Exhibit.  Discover the artist’s little-known depictions of the Hawaiian Islands—and the plants and landscapes that inspired them.   This landmark exhibition will offer a rare focus on 20 of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawai‘i from a nine-week sojourn in 1939 while on commission to produce images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign  https://www.nybg.org/

Dated Events: 

Sat, June 2, 10am-4pm: The Garden Conservancy Open Days, Suffolk County: Cutchogue & Flanders, NYhttps://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule

Saturday, June 2 & June 9, 11 a.m.–11:45 a.m. and 12 p.m.–12:45 p.m.: Rose Tour.  Enjoy a tour of the Cranford Rose Garden and Rose Arc Pool, and learn more about these popular flowers.   https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/06

Saturday, June 2, 10am: LI Native Plant Initiative Plant Propagation.  Goal: To transplant the new seedlings from the seedling trays to the 36 count flats.  At the SCCC Greenhouse in Riverhead.   http://www.linpi.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Saturday, June 2, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Rose Gardening Basics at East Meadow Farm.  Taught by Master Gardeners and Staff Educators.
Don’t let rumors about roses being “too much work” discourage you from enjoying the “Queen of Flowers”. Learn how to get your roses off to a winning start with careful selection, proper planting, pruning and maintenance. Earth-Kind roses and their easy care reputation will be covered.
Fee $15.   http://ccenassau.org/events

Sat & Sun, June 2 & 3 10-4:  BCAHS Plant Sale.  At the Lower Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River.  http://www.bcahortsociety.org/gardening-news-and-events/

Sun, June 3: The Garden Conservancy Open Days, Nassau County:  Great Neck, Sands Point & Glen Cove.  https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule

Monday, June 4, 7:30 pm: Meeting of the Mid Island Dahlia Society and sale of exhibition quality tubers and some dahlia plants.  Open to the public. Free refreshments. For more information please go to http://www.midislanddahlia.org or contact  Dr. Brian S. Meyer at 516-650-0595.  http://midislanddahlia.org/

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Plant Family Portraits. Preregistration Required.  Take your plant identification skills to the next level and learn about culinary and medicinal traits of local plant families.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/06

Thursday, June 7, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Perennial Gardening at East Meadow Farm.  All Presentations are taught by Master Gardeners and Staff Educators.  Herbaceous perennials are plants that bloom year after year. Their tops die back to the ground each fall but their crowns and root systems remain alive (though dormant) during winter. This lecture will cover their needs such as light, soil, fertilization, pruning, water and air circulation. The lecture will also cover many different varieties of perennials.  Fee $15.     http://ccenassau.org/events

Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Native American Herb Walk.  Preregistration Required.  Learn from Native Americans’ extensive knowledge of native plants on this herb-oriented walk through the Garden.   https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/06

Saturday, June 9, 9:30-10:30 am:   Bird Walks with New York City Audubon. Free nature walk in this series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds like water, shelter, and insects to eat.  Registration required: Ticket price does not include garden admission. https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/

Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m.–11:45 a.m. and 12 p.m.–12:45 p.m.: Rose Tour.  Enjoy a tour of the Cranford Rose Garden and Rose Arc Pool, and learn more about these popular flowers.   https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/06

Saturday, June 09, 1:00pm – 2:30pm:  Creating a Cutting Garden for Floral Bouquets.  If you’ve ever wanted to grow flowers that would provide you with beautiful bouquets all season long, this is the workshop for you! Learn 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.  Space is limited, reservations required. Rain cancels.  $5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. https://peconiclandtrust.org/our-work/projects/bridge-gardens

Saturday, June 9, – Sunday, June 10, 11am-4pm: Rose Garden Weekend at NYBG.  Immerse Yourself in a Sea of Blooming Beauty!  Celebrate the peak of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden’s spring color with live music, plant care demonstrations, expert-led tours, and refreshments.  https://www.nybg.org/event/rose-garden-weekend/

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Herb Gardening at East Meadow Farm. Taught by Master Gardeners and Staff Educators.  In this lecture we will describe herb plants, their uses and how to grow them. Some herbs are grown as edible, others as therapeutic and some for their fragrance. Basil, dill, chives, oregano, mint and marigolds are just a few of the many we will discuss that are suitable for Long Island. Gardening with herbs is fun, easy and useful.  Fee $15.     http://ccenassau.org/events

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Pollinator Gardening at East Meadow Farm.  Taught by Master Gardeners and Staff Educators.
Pollinators are very important for our existence. This presentation will take you into the World of Pollinators and explain who they are, why they are important, what they do, why they are declining, and how to help them survive.  Fee $15.     http://ccenassau.org/events

Saturday, June 16, 11:30am: LI Dahlia Society Meeting & Blowout Tuber Sale. Note this is a Saturday meeting in the Garden!
Regular garden work detail from 9:00 to 11:00.  Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Wolkoff Garden.  http://www.longislanddahlia.org/

Saturday, June 16,  7 AM to 4 PM:   42nd Annual Southampton Rose Society Rose Show.   Location: Roger’s Memorial Library Morris Room (lower level).  https://southamptonrose.org/

Friday, June 15, 7-9pm: Take Flight: Bees and Brews at Old Westbury Gardens.  Twilight garden discussion on backyard beekeeping and conservation. Later sample seasonal and year round beers from featured brewery Greenport Harbor Brewing Company as sourced by Hicksville Beer and Soda. Age 21 and over only. Registration required. $30.00 / $27.00 members (includes bar snacks and beer flight). Advance tickets required.  https://oldwestburygardens.org/06_calendar.htm

Rosa, New Dawn

New Dawn -climber, on an arbor

Sunday, June 17, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.:  Exploring the Rose Family. Preregistration Required.  Learn botanical traits, identification, food crops, and medicinal properties of members of the rose family.   https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/06

Sunday, June 17, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Plants of the Arab World Walking Tour.  Join QBG staff as we explore the stories and histories of plants and trees native to the Arab world from papyrus to QBG’s historic blue atlas cedar trees. Registration required: arabplantswalkingtour.eventbrite.com Tour is included with Garden admission.  https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/

Sunday, June 17, 2pm: Talk and Tour: Roses.  Enjoy a 45 minute stroll through Old Westbury Gardens led by master gardener and volunteer docent Regina Watkins. All tours meet at the West Porch Beech.  https://oldwestburygardens.org/06_calendar.htm

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Plant Focus Adult Program at Caumsett State Park. This intensive, hands-on program will help you improve your knowledge of plant identification with use of guidebooks.  Bring drinking water, wear hat and sunscreen.  Plant identification books helpful.  Short walk in tall grass meadow. Some sitting on grass. Reservations are required: (631) 423 – 1770.   https://parks.ny.gov/parks/23/details.aspx

Saturday, June 23, 10 am-12pm: Art in the Garden: Our Botanical World Photo Walk with Professional Women Photographers.  Join members of Professional Women Photographers as they lead a photo walk around QBG. This tour of garden highlights is open to all camera types, including smart phones, as well as all ages and skill levels. Get shooting tips while exploring the best blooms. Participants age 18 and older can enter photos in QBG’S “People, Plants, Cultures” photo contest.   https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/

Saturday, June 23, 10:00am – 11:30am:  The Vegetable Garden, Step 2: Second Sowings & Organic Controls.  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.   https://peconiclandtrust.org/our-work/projects/bridge-gardens

Saturday, June 23, 4:30pm-7:00pm: Planters: ON+OFF The Ground IX at Longhouse Reserve. 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton.  $20; $10 members.  https://www.longhouse.org/pages/calendar

Sunday, June 24, 1pm: Tutorial: Natural & Homemade Mosquito and Tick Repellent at the monthly meeting of Long Island Horticultural Society. Speaker: Scott Serrano & Allyson Levy, 2:00pm: “Edible Landscaping: Useful & Uncommon Fruiting Plants”  https://www.lihort.org

Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.: Great Native Plants for Containers.  Preregistration Required.  Learn the best choices for native plants in containers, and how to keep your plants healthy for many years.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/06

Sunday, June 24, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm: June Roses Mini Photo Sessions.  Make Father’s Day memorable with a gift of colorful family portraits at Queens Botanical Garden! Sign up for a 15-minute mini photo session by professional family photographer Eryn Hatzithomas (www.ehatziphoto.com). Receive eight (8) photos to remember this special occasion. Photos are taken in QBG’s Rose Garden, an award winning space that will be a perfect backdrop for your family photos.   https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/

Saturday, June 30, 9:30am to 12:30 p.m.: “How to Grow Great Roses” lecture by the Manhattan Rose Soceity @ The Queens Botanical Garden. 43-50 Main Street, Flushing. Bagels and Coffee Served.    http://www.manhattanrosesociety.org/upcoming_events.html

Sat, June 30, 10am-4pm: The Garden Conservancy Open Days, Suffolk County: Mt. Sinaihttps://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule

Saturday, July 7, 10:00am  to 3:00pm: Open House at the Horticultural Research & Extension Center, Riverhead.  You are invited to an Open House at LIHREC on Saturday, July 7, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. rain or shine! Everyone is welcome and admission is free.  The gorgeous display gardens will be in full bloom and open all day, and we will offer guided garden tours throughout the day. We will also offer special seminars, activities for children, and a plant sale. If you would like to know what else is happening at our 68 acre research farm, hop on the hay wagon and check it out.  http://events.cornell.edu/event/open_house

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2018 Nassau County Master Gardener Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Autumn 2018 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County Master Gardener Program.

The Master Gardener program is a volunteer program  developed by the Cooperative Extension System. Volunteer involvement is critical to the program as Master Gardeners serve an important role by interacting with and educating the community, maintaining the demonstration gardens at East Meadow Farm and providing accurate research and science based horticultural information throughout Nassau County.

The term “Master Gardener” has become synonymous with a knowledgeable individual, provided with  in-depth horticultural training, working to enhance their community and share their knowledge with others. To prepare Master Gardeners for their role in the community, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County provides an in-depth training program. Staff from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University faculty and local horticulturists serve as the training team for the program.  The cost of the course is $350.00 plus $70 for materials, includes trips, CCE-NC membership & training fees. The non-refundable fee is to be paid upon notification of acceptance with an additional $125 deposit, refunded upon completion of 150 hours of volunteer service.  Application deadline is February 28, 2018.  Scholarships are available, please contact us for details.   Contact us at: Horticulture Center, Demonstration and  Community Gardens at East Meadow Farm 832 Merrick Avenue East Meadow, NY 11554 (516)565-5265 Ext. 14.

To access the application and for full details, visit http://www.ccenassau.org/mastergardener

Volunteer Opportunities in Horticulture

Community Gardens in Suffolk County:

See http://ccesuffolk.org/gardening/community-gardens-in-suffolk-county for a list of some of Suffolk County’s Community Gardens.

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Nassau County:

Due to our removal from the Nassau County budget, CCE-NC needs to rely on its volunteers more than ever.  We have many volunteer opportunities in all areas of extension work – nutrition, camp, horticulture, even as board members.  If you are interested volunteering a portion of your time to CCE-NC, please contact Dionne Marshak at 516-433-7970 x 17.

The Greenbelt Native Plant Center

The Greenbelt Native Plant Center is eager for volunteers willing to make a commitment to a regular schedule.  There is a great deal to be done in the greenhouses, soil mixing and prep rooms, seed processing and storage areas, and in the nursery yard.   Your contribution will make a difference.  Using a science-based approach to native plant production and seed banking offers a unique opportunity for students interested in habitat conservation and restoration, nursery management, horticulture, and other related professional fields.  http://www.nycgovparks.org/greening/greenbelt-native-plant-center/volunteers

Town of Islip “Project Bloom” and other environmental projects

Volunteer to start seedlings in the Town of Islip’s greenhouse.  Plants will be distributed to various Islip programs and beautification efforts.  Contact “Keep Islip Clean” for more info.   Keep Islip Clean,  660 Main Street, Suite 2, Islip, NY 11751.  Phone: 631-224-2627     Fax: 631-224-2628   E-mail: keepislipclean@optonline.net

Clark Botanic Garden Project 40 – Help Restore Our Garden!

In a few short hours the damage  from Hurricane Sandy to Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, Nassau County was dramatic and devastating, further compounded by the snowstorm that followed.  In an effort to restore this wonderful oasis “Project 40” was launched; it’s mission to replace the 40 trees destroyed in the storm with 40 new plantings by year’s end.  http://www.clarkbotanic.org/support/project40.html#.UyG6a7mYaM8

Peconic Land Trust

We offer many interesting and exciting ways to contribute in the field as well as in the office!
Connections Events: Work with Trust staff to greet and register attendees at the workshops, hikes, farm visits, and more;
Stewardship: Our stewardship needs are diverse — from planting beach grass, repairing fence lines, cleaning up trails and preserves;
Fundraising/Office support: The Trust is always reaching out to supporters and prospects. Come work with us either in Southampton or Cutchogue;
Committees: The Trust has a number of Board-led committees that assist us, including Outreach, Public Policy, Stewardship, & Philanthropy.
Bridge Gardens: Beginning in early spring, and continuing into the fall, the Trust will offer public visits and activities at Bridge Gardens. We  have openings for docents, greeters, and light gardening.!  http://www.peconiclandtrust.org

William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) Long Island Dahlia Society volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.  Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.  Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.  http://www.longislanddahlia.org/

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society

– Great River:  CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS    – “Awareness through Education … Responsibility through Involvement”.  For more information, contact  bcahs2@gmail.com or visit http://www.bcahs.net/

Long Island Native Plant Initiative

LINPI realizes its mission as a non profit organization with the help of talented and motivated volunteers. Throughout the year, LINPI will make numerous volunteer activities available helping us advance our efforts to produce locally sourced plant materials for Long Island’s nursery and landscape industry as well as the general public.  Volunteering is a mutually beneficial endeavor; LINPI receives the help we need to advance our goals and our volunteers are afforded an opportunity to advance their knowledge of native plants and plant propagation.

Oct 26, 27, 28, 31, & Nov 1, 2 & 4, 2017 –  10am-1pm:  Volunteer Days at LINPI’s Seed Production Founder Plot.  Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI) has been working hard get their Founder Plot up and running. LINPI is in the process of establishing and growing local populations of a diversity of native plants in an agricultural setting in order to provide the most genetically appropriate source of commercial plant materials of various native grasses and wildflowers to nurseries, restoration projects and homeowners that are seeking to ecologically restore habitats or grow gardens.  While aesthetically pleasing, using locally grown and adapted native plants also provides ecological and economic benefits, including a reduction in pesticide, fertilizer and irrigation use as well as providing new habitat for native fauna. Come put your green thumb to work, enjoy the fresh air and help us make the Founder Plot a success!  Location: Sisters of St. Joseph, 1725 Brentwood Road, Brentwood NY.    http://www.linpi.org/

New York Botanical Garden

No matter what your interests, skills, or schedule, you can help the Garden in its valuable work. Volunteering at the Garden is a great way to expand your knowledge of plants, give back to your community, meet new people, and share your love of the Garden with others.  For more info, visit http://www.nybg.org/support_the_garden/volunteer/fyi.php

Bailey Arboretum, Lattingtown, Nassau County

A decade ago, when Nassau County managed Bailey Arboretum, they had seven full-time employees on the premises.  Today we operate with the equivalent of two, one full-time and three part-time. You can see why volunteers are important to us!  If you have ideas for children’s activities at the upcoming Pumpkin Festival, experience handling PR, a few hours a month you can spare to stuff envelopes or manage the mailing list, a passion for pruning or weeding (or a desire to learn more) we have plenty of work to go around. Please give us a call at 571-8020 or send us an email at  baileyarb@optonline.net.     We’d be very, very grateful for your help.

Bronx Green-Up and the NYC Compost Project in the Bronx

November is prime time for pruning and bulb planting! Join Bronx Green-Up and the NYC Compost Project in the Bronx in helping to prepare gardens and compost piles for the coming winter. Save the date for this year’s Annual Awards Ceremony, hosted by Bronx Green-Up and the NYC Compost Project in the Bronx, which will take place on Wednesday, December 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. We will celebrate community gardening in the Bronx and recognize those volunteers who have completed Certificate Programs.  See http://www.nybg.org/green_up/comp_programs.php and http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml for more info.