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Garden Events for November 2018

Ongoing:

Grounds Tours of Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River are offered every Wednesday and Saturday in November at 11:00 AM.  This tour is free and open to the public.  Sign up today at the Manor House!

Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Sunday, November 18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Kiku: Spotlight on Tradition.  The chrysanthemum—kiku in Japanese—is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants. For 11 months of each year, NYBG horticulturists use traditional Japanese techniques to nurture and train these chrysanthemums into both modern and ancient styles, including the striking, sculpted designs of plants in the bonsai style; the tumbling flowers of Kengai (“Cascade”); and the monumental Ozukuri (“Thousand Bloom”) form. Meticulously trained kiku will be on view in the Nolen Greenhouses’ Bourke-Sullivan Display House.  https://www.nybg.org/whats-on/

The Demonstration Gardens at East Meadow Farm, a 2.5 acre garden, are open to the public (with food truck serving locally sourced food).   The gardens are maintained by Master Gardeners. Admission is free and they are open every day from dawn to dusk.   Demonstration gardens include: Rose, Dahlia, Butterfly, Herb, and Vegetable gardens, and a mini-arboretum & Compost demo area.   CCE Nassau County,  East Meadow Farm,  832 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow.  http://ccenassau.org/gardening/east-meadow-farm

The Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI) call for volunteers.  Want to lend us a hand this Autumn?  LINPI will be hosting multiple volunteer opportunities for seed collection and fall planting from mid September through November this year! Check back on our website and our Facebook page for specific dates coming soon. Hope to see you there!  E-mail any questions to info@linpi.org. http://www.linpi.org/

Through November 24: Saturday Open Days at Longhouse Reserve.  Check schedule at  https://www.longhouse.org/pages/calendar

Throughout November: Seasonal Highlights 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/2018/11 

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/

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

Autumn 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.

 

Dated Events:

Saturday, November 3, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Trees: Fall Splendor.  Come see colorful black tupelos and maples as well as golden ginkgos, scarlet Liberty Oaks, and orange and red sumacs. Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/11

Saturday, November 3, 9am: Early Bird Walk. Gather in the Gardens for a November stroll to spy fall resident and feeder birds. A wildlife expert from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center leads the outdoor tour and shares expertise on local species. Bring binoculars for a closer look. Free with admission. All ages.  https://oldwestburygardens.org/11_calendar.htm

November 3 & 4, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Fall Forest Weekends at NYBG.  The best place to see fall foliage is right here in the Bronx.  Explore the Thain Family Forest, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in NYC, with a guided hike on the trails. Become a citizen scientist by helping record and observe native flora, and learn about NYBG’s work in conservation and preservation. Immerse yourself in magnificent fall color while enjoying Shakespearean performances. Take a scenic canoe trip down the Bronx River, and watch birds of prey during a live demonstration.  https://www.nybg.org/whats-on/

Monday, November 5, 7:30 pm:  Storing your tubers for the winter and planning your garden for next year , at the monthly meeting of the Mid Island Dahlia Society. The meeting is open to the public.  For more information please go to http://www.midislanddahlia.org or contact Dr. Brian S. Meyer at 516-650-0595.95.

Saturday, November 10, 09:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Nature on the Move (Eastern Sect), Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.  Adult Program: We’ll maintain a slow to moderate pace for 4 miles as we observe and discuss the fields and woods of Caumsett. Reservations are required: (631) 423 – 1770. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/23/details.aspx

Saturday, November 10, 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Autumn Open House at Bridge Gardens: Bird House Auction- Last Bids!  Bridgehampton.  Free, donations appreciated.  https://peconiclandtrust.org/get-involved/events

November 10 & 11, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Fall Forest Weekends at NYBG.  The best place to see fall foliage is right here in the Bronx.  Explore the Thain Family Forest, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in NYC, with a guided hike on the trails. Become a citizen scientist by helping record and observe native flora, and learn about NYBG’s work in conservation and preservation. Immerse yourself in magnificent fall color while enjoying Shakespearean performances. Take a scenic canoe trip down the Bronx River, and watch birds of prey during a live demonstration.  https://www.nybg.org/whats-on/

Sunday, November 11, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Veteran Trees Tour. Join us as we honor BBG’s veteran trees—lindens, oaks, hawthorns, horse chestnuts, and more—and hear their folklore and survival stories.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/11 

Wednesday, November 14, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.: Adult Workshop: De-stressing Naturally for the Holiday Season.  Learn how herbs such as skullcap, oats, and passionflower can help you feel in control of your moods, so they don’t control you. Combine high-end tinctures to create boutique blends to take home. https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/11

Thursday, November 15, 6:30 PM: “Dahlia Basics – Forms, Colors, & Codes” continues, and Dahlia 101 “Storing your dahlias over winter”. At the monthly meeting of the LI Dahlia Society. East Islip Public Library.  http://www.longislanddahlia.org/

Sat, Nov 17, 10:30am: Adult Workshop: Thanksgiving Centerpiece. Floral arrangements have graced Westbury House since its completion in 1907. This long–standing tradition makes Old Westbury Gardens the ideal location to study home floral design. Taught by Scott Lucas, Head Grower and florist for Westbury House, this centerpiece workshop at the Gardens  teaches students how to create a stunning arrangement,  Participants will create a centerpiece through the use of a variety of textures and colors. Registration fee includes all materials. $50.00 / $45.00 Member. Advance registraiton required.  https://oldwestburygardens.org/11_calendar.htm

Saturday, November 17, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Adult Workshop: Flower Arranging for the Senses. Through the practice of guided meditation, learn flower prep, design, and aftercare with a heightened awareness and sense of calm, and take home a stunning arrangement. Preregistration Required. https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/11

Sunday, November 18, 12:30pm: Tutorial: Gardeners, “Great Gift Ideas for Gardeners”; Speaker: Rita Rover   Topic: “Culture of Blue Ribbon Chrysanthemums” at the montly meeting of the LI Horticultural Society.  The doors will open 12:30 pm for our Tutorial programs which will run from 1:00 – 1:30 pm. Our main speaker will begin at 2:00 pm. All meetings will take place in the Conference Center.  https://www.lihort.org/meeting-schedule

Sunday, November 18, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Nature Walk with Brad Klein: Preparing for Winter.  Learn about the survival strategies of trees, birds, mammals, and insects in winter.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/11

Sunday, November 18, 12:30pm: Tutorial: Gardeners, “Great Gift Ideas for Gardeners” and speaker: Rita Rover -Topic: “Culture of Blue Ribbon Chrysanthemums” at the montly meeting of the Long Island Horticultural Society.  The doors will open 12:30 pm for our Tutorial programs which will run from 1:00 – 1:30 pm. Our main speaker will begin at 2:00 pm.  https://www.lihort.org/meeting-schedule

Saturday, November 24, 09:45 AM – 01:00 PM:  Just a Hike; Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.  Adult Program: While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this 6-mile, hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity for uninterrupted relaxing and socializing. Bring lunch and drinking water. Reservations are required: (631) 423 – 1770.  https://parks.ny.gov/parks/23/details.aspx

Wednesday, November 28, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Horticulture Symposium: Cultivating a New Garden Ethic.  Can our gardens help clean our air and water, sustain wild plants and animals, and restore ecosystem heath? In this symposium three distinguished speakers explore how our gardening practices can satisfy our desire to create bountiful beauty while helping heal the larger environment. We’ll end with a panel discussion and a Q&A with the audience.  NY Botanical Garden.  https://www.nybg.org/event/symposium-cultivating-garden-ethic/

Saturday, December 1, 10-11:30am: Late Season Rose Care. Winterizing your roses properly is an important stem in keeping your roses healthy and productive during the growing season. please join us for a presentation on techniques that will benefit your roses as the colder weather sets in, including mulching and pruning for the dormant season – led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, owner of Greener Pastures Organics. Workshop is in partnership with Perfect Earth Project. Space is Limited, reservations Required. Rain or shine. Location:  Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton.  $5/person, free to Bridge Garden Members.  https://peconiclandtrust.org 

Sunday, December 2, 12:30 PM – 02:30 PM: History of Caumsett, Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.  Adult Program: On this hilly, moderately long walk (approx. 2 miles), we will study the park’s social, economic, architectural and political history. Reservations are required: (631) 423-1770.  https://parks.ny.gov/parks/23/details.aspx

Thursday, December 6: Bus Trip To Longwood Gardens by Clark Botanic Garden. Bus leaves the Garden promptly at 10:00am, and returns approximately 10:00pm. Fee: $95 for members, $110 for non-members or guests.  http://www.clarkbotanic.org

 

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Garden Events for October 2018

Ongoing:

The Demonstration Gardens at East Meadow Farm, a 2.5 acre garden, are open to the public (with food truck serving locally sourced food).   The gardens are maintained by Master Gardeners. Admission is free and they are open every day from dawn to dusk.   Demonstration gardens include: Rose, Dahlia, Butterfly, Herb, and Vegetable gardens, and a mini-arboretum & Compost demo area.   CCE Nassau County,  East Meadow Farm,  832 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow.  http://ccenassau.org/gardening/east-meadow-farm

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

The Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI) call for volunteers.  Want to lend us a hand this Autumn?  LINPI will be hosting multiple volunteer opportunities for seed collection and fall planting from mid September through November this year! Check back on our website and our Facebook page for specific dates coming soon. Hope to see you there!  E-mail any questions to info@linpi.org. http://www.linpi.org/

Saturdays: Open Days at Longhouse Reserve.  Check schedule at  https://www.longhouse.org/pages/calendar

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 October: Seasonal Highlights 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/2018/10

Throughout October: Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am – 11:30 am & Yoga in the Gardens 11:15 am – 12:15 pm.  https://oldwestburygardens.org/10_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/

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

Autumn 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.

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 & Sun, Oct 6-7: LIDS Second Dahlia Show and Photo Competition.  Dahlia Show in the Lower Carriage House – Open to the Public Saturday 1-5 and Sunday 10-4.  Photo Show in the Upper Carriage House – Open to the Public Saturday 1-5 and Sunday 10-3:30.  http://www.longislanddahlia.org/

Sunday Oct 7, Saturday Oct 20, & Sunday Oct 28, 9:30-10:30am: Bird Walk with NYC Audubon.  At Queens Botanical Garden.  Register for one or all five free nature walks 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.    https://queensbotanical.org

Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 PM:    “Shu Swamp Preserve and the Beaver Brook Watershed.”  Lecture by Lois Lindberg at the LI Botanical Society monthly meeting.  Shu Swamp Preserve, officially the Charles T. Church Nature Sanctuary in Mill Neck, is a 60-acre jewel of the North Shore Wildlife Sanctuary system of preserves and is one component of the larger Beaver Brook Watershed. Acquisitions by Nassau County and the North Shore Land Alliance have added critical parcels that create a natural corridor to protect this valuable ecosystem.  This program will explore the area’s beauty and biodiversity, especially highlighting the wildflowers and other flora of this special place.  http://www.libotanical.org/programs.html

Thursday, October 11, 6–8 p.m.: Growing Herbs Indoors, adult workshop.  Growing herbs indoors lets you pick fresh, flavorful ingredients year-round. Learn which herbs do best indoors and how to care for them. Preregistration Required. https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/10

Saturday, October 13, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.: Nature Walk with Bradley Klein: Autumn Bird Migration.  Garden Circle members are invited to this special tour with naturalist Bradley Klein to learn about the hawks, falcons, eagles, and owls that pass through or over the Garden.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/10

Saturday, October 13 (& Wed, Oct 17, Sat Oct 27 & Wed Oct 31): LI Native Plant Initiative Fall Planting at the Founders Plot.  Become a volunteer and plant various seedlings of native plants at the Founders Plot.  http://www.linpi.org/ 

Saturday, October 13, 10am-12pm: What to do with all those Green Tomatoes?  The delicious red tomatoes from your garden are long gone – but the green tomatoes abound. What to do with this bounty? Join us for a workshop with Garden Manager Rich Bogusch, well known for his culinary expertise, and find out what you can make with all those green globes. Recipes will be Provided. Space is limited, reservations requested. Rain or Shine. Location:  Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton. $10/person, $5/Bridge Garden Member.  https://peconiclandtrust.org

Sunday, October 14, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Nature Walk with Brad Klein: Autumn Bird Migration, Part 2. Identify migratory birds passing through the NYC area and learn helpful birding tips from naturalist Brad Klein.   https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/10

Tuesday, October 16, 6–8 p.m.: Grow Your Own Garlic.  Garlic is one of the easiest and most satisfying crops to grow. In this class you will learn everything you need to know to grow great garlic, including preparing your soil, planting, weeding, fertilizing, harvesting, and storing your garlic. We will also sample some garlic!  Preregistration Required.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/10

Wednesday, October 17: LI Native Plant Initiative Fall Planting at the Founders Plot.  Become a volunteer and plant various seedlings of native plants at the Founders Plot.  http://www.linpi.org/

Thursday, October 18, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm: 27th Annual Herb Symposium, sponsored Long Island Unit of the Herb Society of America.  The day will include a harvest and holiday boutique, speakers, raffle and herbal lunch featuring our unit’s acclaimed herbal desserts. Location: The Old Field Club, Setauket.  https://herbsocietyorg.presencehost.net/grow/hsa-event-calendar/event/2018/10/18/27th-annual-herb-symposium-sponosored-long-island-unit/198661

Friday, October 19, 12 p.m.–1 p.m.: Archtober 2018 Architecture Tour.  Enjoy a special tour of the Water Garden as part of Archtober 2018.  Preregistration Required.  Enjoy a special tour of the Water Garden as part of Archtober 2018.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/10

Sat & Sun, October 20-21: 64TH Annual Chrysanthemum Show.  At Hicks Nurseries, Westbury.  http://www.longislandmums.org/

Saturday. October 20, & Sunday Oct 28, 9:30-10:30am: Bird Walk with NYC Audubon.  At Queens Botanical Garden.  Register for one or all five free nature walks 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.    https://queensbotanical.org

Sunday, October 21, 12:30pm: Tutorial: Josephine Borut, Topic “Climbing Roses”; Speaker: Steph Gaylor  Topic:”Biodiversity and Community” at the montly meeting of the LI Horticultural Society.  The doors will open 12:30 pm for our Tutorial programs which will run from 1:00 – 1:30 pm. Our main speaker will begin at 2:00 pm. All meetings will take place in the Conference Center.  https://www.lihort.org/meeting-schedule

Saturday, October  27: LI Native Plant Initiative Fall Planting at the Founders Plot.  Become a volunteer and plant various seedlings of native plants at the Founders Plot.  http://www.linpi.org/

Sunday, October 28, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Herbs for Winter Immunity, adult workshop.  Learn how to strengthen your immunity in preparation for the cold and flu season. Several traditional recipes will be demonstrated, and the herbal actions of each ingredient will be discussed. Preregistration Required.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2018/10

Wednesday, October 31: LI Native Plant Initiative Fall Planting at the Founders Plot.  Become a volunteer and plant various seedlings of native plants at the Founders Plot.  http://www.linpi.org/ 

Saturday, November 03, 10-11:30am: Late Season Rose Care. Winterizing your roses properly is an important stem in keeping your roses healthy and productive during the growing season. please join us for a presentation on techniques that will benefit your roses as the colder weather sets in, including mulching and pruning for the dormant season – led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, owner of Greener Pastures Organics. Workshop is in partnership with Perfect Earth Project. Space is Limited, reservations Required. Rain or shine. Location:  Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton.  $5/person, free to Bridge Garden Members.  https://peconiclandtrust.org

Sunday, November 18, 12:30pm: Tutorial: Gardeners, “Great Gift Ideas for Gardeners”; Speaker: Rita Rover   Topic: “Culture of Blue Ribbon Chrysanthemums” at the montly meeting of the LI Horticultural Society.  The doors will open 12:30 pm for our Tutorial programs which will run from 1:00 – 1:30 pm. Our main speaker will begin at 2:00 pm. All meetings will take place in the Conference Center.  https://www.lihort.org/meeting-schedule

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.