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Promoting nature-based, toxic-free land care practices for the health of people, their pets, and the planet.


Chanticleer garden in Pennsylvania habitat stack by Chris Fehlhaber

Talk Dirt to Me:
Sustainable Land Care Symposium and Info Fair

Saturday, April 20, 2024

1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by Accabonac Protection Committee.

1:00 – 2:00 pm Panel Discussion covering topics including nature-based lawn care, lawn alternatives, supporting wildlife with native plants, ticks and pest management, compost, and more.

2:00 – 3:30 pm “Ask me About” Information Fair tabled by local environmental and gardening organizations

Tickets are free.
Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

Partners include ReWild Long Island, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, ChangeHampton, East Hampton Compost, Peconic Estuary Partnership, Suffolk Alliance for Pollinators, Peconic Land Trust, and Suffolk County Water Authority.

toxic-free and nature-based pond and garden

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Free your garden and design for independence! Join Edwina von Gal and Toshi Yano as they discuss their new vision of nature-based gardening. In this webinar, Edwina and Toshi will show how the approaches that drive contemporary horticultural aesthetics and methods often do not prioritize the health of plants, people, and the planet. Instead, they will offer a holistic approach to land care that’s based in the science of plant-wildlife relationships, soil microbiology, and water and biomass management. Edwina and Toshi will show how this new approach, based on what they call “PRFCTPractices”, is being implemented in landscapes as diverse as home gardens, public parks, colleges, corporate campuses, and cemeteries, and how you can incorporate them into your own practice.

Edwina von Gal

Dinner with the presenters
Friday, June 14, 2024,
6:00 p.m.

Gardening in a Changing World Workshop
Saturday, June 15, 2024,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sign up for a speakers’ dinner and this full-day workshop at the Harris Center with Page Dickey, Edwina Von Gal, John Gwynne, and Helen O’Donnell—four innovative thinkers on gardening into the future. Symposium tickets include a bagged lunch and plant sale with regional nursery vendors!

Interested in having Edwina, Toshi, or another PRFCT team member speak at your event? Fill out our Speaker Request Form HERE.


[Edwina’s] presentation was inspirational, entertaining & filled with a joyous sense of freedom – all while imparting such important information & a new way of looking at landscapes & plantings. I am so interested in getting as many of our residents as possible to understand a new perception of beauty. 

~ Jean Thatcher, Three Harbors Garden Club

We received wonderful, positive feedback from so many of the attendees who said that they felt informed and empowered to make changes in their home landscape practice towards a more ‘magical’ and sustainable model.

~Lisa de Guzman, Three Harbors Garden Club

My husband and I are totally inspired! And the feedback today says…so are the 175 + guests listening last night. 

~ Laura Blumin, Three Harbors Garden Club