• Native Plant Sale and Workshop

    Native Plant Sale and Workshop

    Native Plant Sale and Workshop Thursday, June 15, 2023, 5:00 pm The Tavern House at the Humes Preserve 347 Oyster Bay Road, Locust Valley Led by Rusty Schmidt Gardening with native plants has many benefits like water conservation, healthier soil and restoring habitat. Rusty Schmidt, one of Long Island's premier Landscape Ecologists, will cover the basics, including the importance of pollinator and native plants in your garden, tried and true favorite species, basic layouts of gardens, general landscaping and efficiency tips, and stormwater benefits. Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase native plants grown right here on Long Island! If you plan to purchase plants, please bring cash or a check. Registration This event is free, but advance registration is required, as space is limited. For more information call 516-922-1028.

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  • A Conversation with Dr. Douglas Brinkley

    Please join us for a very special presentation featuring New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed presidential historian – Dr. Douglas Brinkley as he discusses his latest book Silent Spring Revolution. The book chronicles the rise of environmental activism during the Long Sixties (1960-1973), telling the story of an indomitable generation that saved the natural world under the leadership of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. Mr. Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, a CNN Presidential Historian and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He has received seven honorary doctorates in American Studies. Six of his books were named NY Times “Notable Books of the Year” and seven became NY Times bestsellers. Other revered works include: The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 2007, which received the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Book Award Biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Walter Cronkite American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race which recieved the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction   The Nixon Tapes, 2016, which won the Arthur S. Link – Warren F. Kuehl Prize. He also received a Grammy Award in 2017 as co-producer of Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom (Best Jazz Ensemble). In 2021, the Garden Club of America awarded Brinkley the Frances K. Hutchison Medal for his distinguished service to conservation efforts. With the United States grappling with climate change and resource exhaustion, Douglas Brinkley’s meticulously researched and deftly written Silent Spring Revolution reminds us that a new generation of twenty-first-century environmentalists can (and must) save the planet from ruin. Registration This event is free, but advanced registration is required! Questions? For more information, please call Friends of the Bay at 516-922-6666 or the Land Alliance at 516-922-1028. Sponsored by

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  • Ticks and Mosquitoes

    Ticks and Mosquitoes: Avoid Their Bites

    Ticks and Mosquitoes:  Avoid Their Bites Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 6:00 pm Locust Valley Library 170 Buckram Rd, Locust Valley, NY 11560 Entomologist Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann is bringing back her popular program, Ticks and Mosquitoes:  Avoid Their Bites! As the warm weather of spring rolls in, ticks are becoming more active. Cornell University’s Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann will address the ticks in our area (including our nature preserves), their biology and the diseases they carry, and how to protect yourself and others from being bitten by both ticks and mosquitoes. She will also address how to manage mosquitoes in the home landscape safely. Registration This event is free, but advanced registration is required! Events are subject to change so please check our website for updates.  If you cannot attend a program you have registered for, contact us so we may contact those on the waiting list. Questions? Contact Deb Wiener at 516-922-1028 or [email protected].

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  • Fall Harvest and Garlic Planting Workshop

    Garlic Planting Workshop and Fall Harvest Saturday, October 28, 2023, 10:00 am Roosevelt Community Garden 59 E. Fulton Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575 Demonstration led by Master Gardeners Kathy Gaffney and Audrey Thomas, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County Garlic is one of the easiest plants to grow and October is the perfect time to start. We invite you to participate in our Garlic Planting Demonstration to learn the process of planting and growing your own garlic or volunteer to help us prepare the Garden for winter. High school students who participate either as volunteers or workshop attendees will earn community service credit. This event is free, but advanced registration is requested! If you are interested in attending or volunteering, please email Andrea Millwood at [email protected].

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  • Social Life Of Tree Lecture

    The Social Life of Trees with Mina Vescera

    North Shore Land Alliance 2023 Lecture Series The Social Life of Trees Thursday, February 16, 2023, 6:00 pm Cold Spring Harbor Library 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 Mina Vescera, Cornell Cooperative Extension – Suffolk Did you know that soil components foster communication among trees, working together to build a healthy forest? This presentation will focus on the important role fungi play in the complex living, organic soil ecosystem. Join Mina Vescera, Nursery and Landscape Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, for a fascinating conversation about how tiny plants, fungi and animals found in soils interact to affect forest health. Registration This event is free, but advance registration is strongly required, as space is limited. Questions? Contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or [email protected].

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