3 / 2018
Winter Lecture SeriesMarch 29, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
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4 / 2018
Lecture at Eastern Long Island Audubon SocietyApril 2, 2018
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
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.
Earth Day Weekend at Southampton Arts CenterApril 21, 2018
09:00 AM - 06:45 PM
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.
5 / 2018
Open Garden Days with Garden ConservancyMay 26, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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.
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Garden Conservancy Open Garden DaysMay 26, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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.
7 / 2018
Open Garden Days: Digging DeeperJuly 14, 2018
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
The Dirt on Soil Health
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!