4 / 2017

Paul Wagner

Perfect Earth Project Lawn Expert at Bridge Gardens
April 4, 2017 - October 25, 2017
Multiple Day Event
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton


HOSTED BY: Peconic Land Trust and Perfect Earth Project

WHEN: Tuesdays, 2:30-5pm, April 4-October 25

COST: Free!

Got questions about keeping your lawn and garden toxin-free? Bring 'em to our Lawn Expert at Bridge Gardens every Tuesday afternoon.

Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics will be on-hand to give you and your landscaper the answers you need to keep your beautiful yard toxin-free all season long. No registration required.

On select dates throughout the summer, Paul will be presenting and answering questions on the following topics:

April 18: Preventing crabgrass and other weeds
May 9: Selecting the right grass seed
May 30: Common turf diseases
June 20: Common turf insects
July 11: Watering techniques for the summer
August 1: Summer turf stress relief
August 22: Lawn renovation strategies for the fall
Sept 12: Fall lawn tips

Paul's sessions at Bridge Gardens are co-sponsored by Peconic Land Trust.

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Boscobel Gardens logo Edwina von Gal

Boscobel House and Garden Lecture: Edwina von Gal
April 28, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Boscobel House and Garden, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY


HOSTED BY: Boscobel House and Garden

Hear how Edwina von Gal’s passion for biodiversity and the lessons learned during a lifetime of landscape design led to the creation of Perfect Earth Project. Find out about the dangers of synthetic landscape chemicals and learn nature-based alternatives for your lawn and garden that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost. Take action, right in your own front yard and help spark an environmental gardening revolution.

The lecture will take place in Boscobel’s grand entrance hall at 6:30pm, followed by a wine and cheese reception sponsored by Munder-Skiles Garden Furniture, Garrison, NY.

For more information and to register, visit the Boscobel House and Garden website.

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Organic roses

Organic Rose Care, Step 1
April 29, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton


HOSTED BY: Peconic Land Trust

Led by Bridge 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 sponsored by Perfect Earth Project and Peconic Land Trust.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations are requested. Rain or shine. To make a reservation or for more information and directions, contact Peconic Land Trust 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).

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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5 / 2017

Big Duck Native Garden Workshop

Native Garden Workshop
May 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Big Duck, 1012 NY-24, Flanders, NY


HOSTED BY: Peconic Estuary Program and Perfect Earth Project

Get your hands dirty and learn about the benefits of native plants and how your yard can be eco-friendly. Please bring gardening gloves and garden tools.

To register, email Peconic Estuary Program at peptalk@peconicestuary.org.

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Clover the Dog on a lawn

Pet Appreciation Day
May 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ARF Adoption Center, 124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott, NY


HOSTED BY: ARF Hamptons

ARF has planned a special morning of fun-filled activities and goodies for you and your pet(s). Come join us at the ARF Adoption Center! There’s something for everyone – and IT’S ALL FREE!

  • Microchipping and rabies vaccines for cats and dogs*
  • Dog agility and obedience competitions – prizes awarded
  • Sing-along with Sandy Rapp
  • “Ask the Vet”
  • “Ask the Behaviorist” with ARF’s Dr. Barbara Pezzanite
  • Free pet-safe landscape advice from Perfect Earth Project
  • Ollie Dog Food, sample their fresh meals made from real ingredients
  • Dreesen’s Donut Truck and Hampton Coffee Company coffee

*Please note that cats and dogs must have been spayed/neutered in order to be microchipped or vaccinated.

Please RSVP to jean@arfhamptons.org

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The Tom Twomey Lecture Series

Protecting Our Water Starts in Your Backyard
May 18, 2017
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton, NY


HOSTED BY: East Hampton Library
Co-sponsored by: Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation

Toxic, synthetic lawn and landscape chemicals pollute our local waterways, endanger wildlife, and are linked to a range of serious health problems in humans and pets. It is a persistent myth that they are essential to a “perfect” lawn and landscape. In this informative lecture, landscape designer and Perfect Earth Project Founder/President Edwina von Gal will explain why and how to manage your beautiful lawn and garden without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and what the Perfect Earth Project is doing to make communities everywhere safe and PRFCT (managed without toxic chemicals).

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6 / 2017

Map of Edwina von Gal's garden

The Garden Conservancy Open Days
June 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
962 Springs Fireplace Rd, East Hampton, NY


HOSTED BY: The Garden Conservancy and Perfect Earth Project

Visit Edwina von Gal's garden and see first-hand her living laboratory of natural and managed landscapes: vegetable and flower gardens, a meadow, woodlands, moss garden, and more. Enjoy the scenic overview of Accabonac Harbor and accompany Edwina on a tour of the property at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, or 3:00 PM.

At 2:00 PM, children and parents are invited to make native bee hotels using upcycled and natural materials. Your family will learn about the importance of native pollinator populations and how to protect them in the spaces you own and visit. Materials will be provided.

Garden admission is $7 per person and children 12 & under are free. There is no additional fee for the garden tours or bee hotel activity, but registration is required for the bee hotel activity and space is limited. Call 1(888) 842-2442 or email opendays@gardenconservancy.org to register.

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Organic roses

Organic Rose Care, Step 2
June 10, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell La, Bridgehampton


HOSTED BY: Peconic Land Trust

This workshop, the second in our rose care series, offers an overview of pruning strategies for all varieties of roses. Led by Bridge Gardens Manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, owner of Greener Pastures Organics, you’ll learn proper pruning techniques specific to different kinds of roses, timely organic soil and pest treatments, and proper sanitation of cuttings to ensure optimum health of your roses.

Save the date for the final workshop in the series when we wrap up on November 11 with tips on how to put your roses to bed for the dormant season.

Program sponsored by Perfect Earth Project and Peconic Land Trust.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations are requested. Rain or shine. To make a reservation or for more information and directions, contact Peconic Land Trust 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).

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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Much Ado About Madoo

Much Ado About Madoo
June 16, 2017 - June 17, 2017
Multiple Day Event
618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, NY


HOSTED BY: The Madoo Conservancy

Madoo is celebrating its 50th year of organic gardening in Sagaponack! In 1967, Robert Dash moved to the little corner of Sagapoanck that he had purchased the year before and named it Madoo. Join The Madoo Conservancy for the unveiling of an exhibition of Dash’s paintings depicting Sagaponack homesteads in the newly restored Summer Studio. The gardens will be looking their best and Perfect Earth Project will be one of over two dozen distinctive exhibitors at the event's garden market.

Friday, June 16:

  • Sunset Garden Party And Market Preview, 6:30–8:30PM

Saturday, June 17:

  • Garden Market, 10:00AM–5:00PM 
  • A Luncheon in the Garden, 12:00PM 
  • Family Afternoon and Entertainment, 3:00–5:00PM

For more information and to register, visit The Madoo Conservancy website.

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Organic lawn care workshop

Organic Lawn Care, Step 2
June 24, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton


HOSTED BY: Peconic Land Trust

Organic lawn care can work for you!

This second workshop in our organic lawn care series, led by Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics, will show you how to keep the organic lawn growing green and also cover best practices for weed control through the summer.

Critical to the success of any lawn care program is proper watering, and Paul will explain best practices for summer irrigation to ensure deep root growth of your lawn.

This workshop series, sponsored by Perfect Earth Project and Peconic Land Trust, continues on June 24 and September 16.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations are requested. Rain or shine. To make a reservation or for more information and directions, contact Peconic Land Trust 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).

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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