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The Lewisboro Garden Club, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1972 to promote the art of gardening, aid in conserving natural flora and help beautify public areas.

Many of our activities are centered around Onatru Farm, but we also use Cyrus Russell Community House and the Lewisboro Library.

2016 Garden Club Events –  See upcoming Garden Club and local events below.   See our Resource page for sites to review in preparation for spring planting . 

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 8, Friday, Nick Mancini’s Garden, 9:00 AM.  We will visit the place where Mancini magic happens. Nick is a Certified Master Gardener from the Cooperative Extension System of the University of Connecticut, and past head Master Gardener of Vegetables, Brambles and Fruit Trees at Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, CT.  It will be an opportunity to see an organic vegetable garden in action.   All welcome. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend. RSVP to Rose or Ellen if you can join us. His site is Organic Gardening Simplified

*September 8, Thursday, Meeting and Speaker, 6:45 PM, Lewisboro Library. TBA. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend.

September 17, Saturday, Alice Poor Fall Clean Up, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm. (Rain date: September 18, Sunday 9:00 AM). All members are asked to join us at Onatru Farm to participate in the clean up of the Alice Poor Garden in preparation for the Library Fair.  Please bring your gardening tools.

September 18, Saturday, High Line Trip, 8:30 AM.  The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. RSVP to Rose or Ellen if you can join us. The site is High Line

September 24, Saturday, Corn Maze/Library Fair, 8:00 to 4:00 PM, Onatru Farm. Volunteers will be needed to help set up and cover both the Maze and the LGC table. RSVP to Rose or Aimee.  The Lewisboro Library Fair website is Library Fair

*October 6, Thursday, Meeting and Speaker, 6:45 PM, Lewisboro Library. Adam Wheeler, Broken Arrow Nursery- Fire Engine Red, Russet and Bronze: A Look at Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color.

October 29, Saturday, Golden Roads Daffodil Planting Day, 9:30AM – 12:30 PM (Raindate November 5) Location: TBD

*November 17, Thursday, Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop, 6:30 PM, Copia Home and Garden Center.

December 3, Saturday, Holiday Party and Swag Making, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm.

*All asterisked items are business meetings which will start at 6:45 PM with a speaker to follow at 7:15 PM.

2016 Local events of interest from Bedford Audubon and Lewisboro Land Trust

Sunday, June 12th at 10am — Spring Hike at Bedford Audubon’s Bylane Farm, at
35 Todd Road, Katonah. Led by Jim Nordgren.   Saturday, June 25th at 10:00am: Forgaging with Steve Brill, a hands-on workshop focused on what you can find to eat in the woods and in your backyard. Co-sponsored with North Salem Open Land Foundation at Mountain Lakes Camp, on Hawley Road (accessible from South Salem or North Salem). Enter from Hawley Road and proceed to first parking area on left, near office. We will meet there. Go to the LLT Site for more information about both events

Wednesday, June 8, 7 pm, Lecture: The Conservation of Bog Turtles by Dr. Suzanne Macey at the Katonah Village Library. Bog turtles are North America’s smallest and most endangered freshwater species of turtles. Join Dr. Macey, Science Editorial Fellow for the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners and Biodiversity Scientist with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, for a lecture on the nesting ecology, threats, and conservation of these tiny turtles. Please bring a reusable mug to help reduce our ecological footprint. No registration required.

Saturday, June 11, 7:30am-10:30am, Birding Hotspot: Shrublands of Muscoot Farm in Somers. The shrublands on the western edge of this county park near its border with Wood Street are some of the most extensive in our area. Naturalist Tait Johansson will explore this under-birded part of the park for Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Blue-winged, Hooded, and Prairie Warblers, Eastern Towhee, Indigo Bunting, and possibly Worm-eating or even Kentucky Warblers. This walk caters to novices and experienced birders alike. Bring binoculars or call Tait at 914.232.1999 to borrow a pair. Cost: Free.  Level of difficulty: Moderate. Please register.

Saturday, June 11, 9am-12pm, Volunteer: Hardy Kiwi Eradication at Tucker Preserve with the Bedford Conservation Board. Grab your loppers and pruners and come help eradicate hardy kiwi in Bedford! Instruction will be given to identify and remove this invasive species, and tools will be available if you don’t have your own. Rain date is June 18. Please park at the Cisqua campus at the corner of 172 and West Patent. No registration necessary!

Sunday, June 12, 8-11am, Spring Open House: Birds & Brunch at Bylane Farm. Join us at 8am for a bird walk around the grounds of Bylane Farm and the Leon Levy Native Garden, then stay and enjoy an informal brunch starting at 9:30 to celebrate spring, migration, and wonderful members like you! Let Janelle know at jrobbins@bedfordaudubon.org if you plan to attend, so we know how much food to prepare.

Friday, June 17, 7:30am-11:30am, Field Trip: Clough Preserve. Putnam County’s Clough Preserve and Ice Pond area holds a nice variety of breeding birds, including Green Heron, Virginia Rail, Willow Flycatcher, and Prairie Warbler. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson for a walk through the Preserve to the Pond and surrounding shrub swamp. Limit 10 registrants due to limited parking. Depart Bylane Farm 7am. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Moderate. Please register.

Friday, June 17, 1-6pm, See Us: Imagine It! Be an Ornithologist at the Katonah Museum of Art. Janelle and Tait will be on hand to answer all your burning bird and native plant questions during this special Family Day closing out The Nest exhibit. You may also “pay as you wish” for entry into the exhibit this day from 4-8pm. No registration necessary.

Tuesday, June 21, 8am- 9:30am, Birding Hotspot: BOCES Property in Yorktown Heights/Somers. This property boasts many acres of shrubby fields, which should host breeding Blue-winged Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, and other old field birds. This walk caters to novices and experienced birders alike. Bring binoculars or call Tait at 914.232.1999 to borrow a pair. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Moderate. Please register.

Saturday, June 25, 7:30am-11:30am, Bird Walk: Discover FDR State Park in Yorktown. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson and our partners Friends of FDR for a bird walk in the forests and by the wetlands of this gem of a park. This walk caters to novices and experienced birders alike. Bring binoculars or call Tait at 914.232.1999 to borrow a pair. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy-Moderate. Please register.

PAST EVENTS

April 2016 Golden Roads Daffodils Driving Tour  The daffodils should be at their peak next week, so the next 2 weeks will be an ideal time to view them. The 34,000 daffodils are starting to make quite a display. Why not take a drive around town with your family or friends and enjoy them all. The town daffodil displays would not be possible without your stepping up to make it happen. Thank you. Click this link for a Golden Roads Driving Tour Map.

*April 7, Thursday, Meeting and speaker 6:45 PM, Lewisboro Library. Garden of Ideas proprietor,  Joe Keller, will speak to us about making a good start to your vegetable garden and will give us on some tips on companion planting. All welcome. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend. His site is Garden of Ideas

April 30, Saturday, Alice Poor Spring Clean Up, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm. (Rain Date: May 1 – Sunday) All members are asked to participate. Please bring your gardening tools. Refreshments served.

*May 5, Thursday, Meeting and Speaker, 6:45 PM, Lewisboro Library. Kim Eireman UCONN Master Gardener- Attracting Nature’s Pest Control: Gardening for Beneficial Insects- Put down the pesticide and pick up your gardening trowel instead! Kim Eierman explains how to reduce garden pests, without the collateral damage from hazardous pesticides.  All welcome. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend.  Her site is ecobeneficial

May 7, Saturday, Mother’s Day Plant Sale at Gossett Brothers Nursery, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We will need members to volunteer to make this fundraiser a successful event. We will need people to bring baked goods to sell and to help with customer sales. Sign up with Beverly Scott.

May 14, Saturday, Plant Sale at Copia Home and Garden Center, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This is our second fundraiser. Funds will be focused on the beautification projects at Onatru. Join us for gardening classes, pizza making and all your vegetable garden needs. Volunteers needed. Sign up with Mary Ann Lansdale.

May 15, Sunday, Wave Hill Trip, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  West 249th Street, Bronx, NY 10471. Fee: $8 or $4 for seniors.Wave Hill is a 28-acre estate in the Hudson Hill section of Riverdale, Bronx. It currently consists of public horticultural gardens and a cultural center, all situated on the slopes overlooking the Hudson River, with expansive views across the river to the New Jersey Palisades.  RSVP to Rose or Ellen if you can join us. Fee will be charged.  Their site is Wave Hill

*June 2, Thursday, Meeting and Speaker, 6:45 PM, Andy Brand from Broken Arrow NurseryHis Topic will be -Year Round Appeal- Plants with Pizzazz all Year.  All welcome. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend.

June 4, Saturday, Mountain Laurel Festival at the Broken Arrow Nursery, 9 AM to 5 PM, Come visit the nursery when the world’s largest collection of mountain laurel is in all its glory. Find out about the plants and people behind this amazing collection or stroll through the nursery grounds and experience the many unique and unusual specimens. A selection of choice mountain laurel cultivars will be available for purchase. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the tremendous diversity of flower colors and plant habits now available in Connecticut’s state flower. The nursery grounds will be open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM with guided tours of the laurel collection each day at 10 AM.  RSVP to Rose or Ellen if you can join us. Their site is Broken Arrow Nursery

 

PLANT HARDINESS ZONE:  Please use the following website for information about your plant hardiness zone.