May 1, 2013 in Past Events
April 11, 2013 in Past Events
Presented by Seatuck Environmental Association & Suffolk County Parks present
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11 am–6 pm (Rain date:Sunday, April 21)
A full day of educational family fun featuring nature programs,live animals, music, art, games and food to celebrate Earth Day 2013
at the Suffolk County Environmental Center, 550 South Bay Avenue ,Islip
Wild Animal Face Painting, Flying Squirrel Slingshot, Nature Art, Alewife Migration Challenge, Native Plant Potting, Mountain Bike Obstacle Course, Adopt-A-Quail
Salt Marsh Exploration
Enjoy an up-close look at the diversity of life in one of the mostproductive habitats on the planet.
Birds in the Woods
Grab a pair of binoculars and observe some of our common feathered friends of the forest.
Get your hands dirty as we roll over logs and dig through the leaves in search of some incredible insects of the forest.
Green on the Scene
Learn some botanical basics as we make leaf and bark rubbings of our favorite plants.
Words in the Wind
What did you see today? Use haiku and other writings to record your observations, then hang hand them them around the site.
FOOD COURT: Evergreen Island Caterers, Tula Kitchen, Roxy’s Ice Cream Catering Truck
GREEN BUSINESS EXPO: Meet LI businesses that support Seatuck’s conservation mission
PLUS juried nature photography show, raffles, and more
GREEN MARKET Sponsored by sherry’s Healthy Gourmet
FREE PARKING • SHUTTLE SERVICE
for more info: www.seatuck.org
Suggested Donation: $5/person; $15/family
April 11, 2013 in Past Events
Edible East End Magazine will sponsor a “Food Truck Derby” at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead on Saturday, April 20 from Noon to 5 pm.
Vendors serving everything from hibachi shrimp and local fish tacos to Italian pastries will be on hand, including Long Island Oyster Company, North Fork Table and Inn, Morris Grilled Cheese, Peconic Bay Winery, True Believer Cider, Hampton Coffee Company, Korilla BBQ, Coolhaus, and Van Leeuwan Ice Cream.
The “Derby” will be part of Tangers Great Taste, Great Style Home & Garden Weekend, Thurs. through Sat. from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The weekend will also include sales on spring items in selected shops, and a parking lot sale of outdoor furniture.
April 1, 2013 in Past Events
The Edible School Garden Group will meet on Wednesday, April 24th at Southold School from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Southold will tell us all about their upcoming visit from a member of the Board of Regents, who is coming to see how the school garden is incorporated into the school curriculum. We are hoping that our Edible School Garden curriculum will be ready for presentation.
Place: Southold School
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Address: Southold Union Free School District, 420 Oaklawn Avenue, Southold, New York 11971
The May meeting will be held at Quogue School. The June meeting will be at Sag Harbor’s Eco-Walk. The exact dates of these meetings are yet to be determined.
March 30, 2013 in Past Events
Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Location: Fair Foods Farmers’ Market, 4 East Union Street corner of 114 in Sag Harbor, NY
Renato Stafford of Homegrown, who has been passionate about organic vegetable gardening for over 20 years, will share many innovative techniques to grow wholesome and plentiful food all year long. Topics include making soil, choosing a site, seeds, weeds, succession planting, crop rotation, food storage, and building a four-season “High Tunnel” greenhouse. Teaching old world methods presented with enthusiasm, Renato has helped many homeowners, schools and businesses grow healthy organic food right in their backyard./
March 8, 2013 in Past Events
A program of Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center
423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead
Tuesday, March 19 4:30-6:00PM
Margaret Tuttle McGrath, of Cornell University Dept. of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology will present a program on best practices for the control of plant diseases in Long Island. Learn about the types of pathogens, where they come from, and how they spread. The impacts of these diseases will be discussed along with how to respond to late blight, a community disease which can impact your tomatoes and potatoes. Diagnosis tips and management basics will be described.
Sign up to get FREE Late Blight Resistant tomatoes of the slicing, plum, and cherry variety. Seedlings will be ready for planting mid to late May.
Light Refreshments Served
March 4, 2013 in Past Events
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Place: Stonewalls Restaurant (at the Woods Golf Course), 867 Reeves Ave. Riverhead
The Suffolk County Chapter of New York Agri-Women is bringing a workshop on women in the business of farming to Eastern Long Island later this month. The day will feature individual presentations and a panel discussion by women representing different segments of Long Island’s agricultural industry.
Speakers will describe their personal experiences as women in the field of food and related business including fruit and vegetable farming, grape growing, added value products, and aquaculture. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion.
Workshop Fee: $50.00/person. Member of New York Agri-Women: $40.00/person. Make checks payable to: New York Agri-Women(Includes Handouts, Continental Breakfast and Lunch)
Please mail checks to: New York Agri-Women, c/o Becky Wiseman,
P.O. Box 1160 Riverhead, NY 11901
Further information contact:
Becky Wiseman: 631-942-8277, firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Schmitt: 631-807-9420, email@example.com
New York Agri-Women is a state affiliate of American Agri-Women, a national coalition of women in agriculture. The Organization’s purpose is to educate the public about the importance of agriculture to the economy and the environment, to promote an understanding of the interdependence of agriculture and the consumer, and to support and encourage research and education that will benefit New York’s agricultural industry.
February 20, 2013 in Past Events
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Legislative Office Building 3rd Floor Terrace
198 State St
Unite with farmers, local foods advocates, community leaders and others who care about local farms and food at the State Capitol in Albany. Meet with state legislators and urge them to support funding and legislation to:
Strengthen New York’s Farm & Food Economy
Protect Farmland and the Environment
Increase Access to Locally Grown Food
For more information, go to No Farms No Food Rally.
February 20, 2013 in Past Events
Thank you to all our supporters!
The dinner and cocktail party raise funds for the the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation, which supports Edible School Gardens of the East End.
Last year’s contributions were used to fund stipends for three master farmers and provide equipment grants to individual school gardens. The schools’ projects for last year included integrating what children are learning in the gardens with school curriculums, and adding three new schools to the gardens group for a total of 20.
You can still donate on the Foundation website.