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Winter Lecture Series
March 29, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
New York Botanical Garden

The Gardener's Garden

“My garden is my play pen, laboratory and retreat…an unruly, willful version of what I do for my clients.” – Edwina von Gal

For Edwina von Gal, a garden is a collaboration with a piece of land about relinquishing, or establishing, just the right amount of control. Her property is a long, five-acre rectangle, with tidal wetland on one side, a former forest on the other, and a vegetable garden along the way. An iconic modernist house sits on stilts in a salt marsh, with a view of Accabonac Harbor. She is re-creating a meadow and restoring the forest, using mowed paths and log walls to define spaces. This calm refuge reflects her twin beliefs: nature is the best landscaper and toxin-free is the new perfect.

Register today at NYBG.com

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Lecture at Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
April 2, 2018
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Quogue Wildlife Refuge 3 Old Country Rd Quogue, NY, 11959

The Future Perfect: Landscapes Designed and Maintained Without Chemicals

It's time for us all to take to heart the warnings and real science that demonstrates the hazards to people pets and wildlife from the use of pesticides and herbicides in our lawns and gardens.

Join Edwina as she presents sustainable, wildlife-friendly alternatives to a beautiful lawn. She will talk about her "conversion" to toxin-free and why toxin-free is important to supporting biodiverse eco-systems, providing the basics of nature-based maintenance and design suggestions for keeping it easy with special attention to bird habitat. 

Q&A following the session to address specific needs and provide action items for encouraging neighbors and communities to engage in practices that will protect wildlife and bird populations. 

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Earth Day Weekend at Southampton Arts Center
April 21, 2018
09:00 AM - 06:45 PM
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968

Saturday Earth Summit

Presenting renowned environmentalist Paul Hawken’s DRAWDOWN — The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, followed by call-to-action presentations and panels with local and national experts, lunch, a World Cafe brainstorming session, Sound meditation, and more!

Edwina will be presenting on the Land & Water panel from 1:20-2:10PM

Visit SAC for full schedule of events and to reserve your ticket.

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5 / 2018

How To Make Compost Tea

Open Garden Days with Garden Conservancy
May 26, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
962 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937

Tea for Two: The Soil and You


Sip on delicious tea in the garden while we demonstrate how to create aerated compost tea for soil health and productivity! Learn about the equipment, the process and the benefits of adding compost tea into your organic gardening routine. 

No registration is required for this event.    

Learn more at gardenconservancy.com

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Seed Bombs

Garden Conservancy Open Garden Days
May 26, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
962 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937

Seed Bomb Workshop

Adults are invited to come and make Fukuoka style seed bombs. (Don’t worry, we’ll explain!) We will use clover and pollinator-attracting wildflower mixes and learn about the importance of native pollinators, how to promote and protect their populations and the best ways to ensure your seed bombs grow and become healthy habitat for wildlife. Children also welcome!

Materials and refreshments will be provided. 

Registration is required and space is limited. Please visit gardenconservancy.com to register for this event.

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7 / 2018

Soil Analysis

Open Garden Days: Digging Deeper
July 14, 2018
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
962 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937

The Dirt on Soil Health

Digging Deeper 

Join toxin-free land care crusader Edwina von Gal to get all of the good dirt on soil health! It is the new frontier. Healthy soil means healthy, strong and resilient plants, no need for chemicals. Learn the importance of soil tests: how to send soil samples for testing and more importantly how interpret the results! Take a look into the guts of your garden as we explore the soil biome under the microscope. Learn all about the world of compost tea: how to make, how to know when it is good. Get familiar with the equipment, the process and the benefits of adding compost tea into your organic gardening routine by making your own or becoming an educated consumer.

Registration is Required, visit gardenconservancy.com to register for this event!

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