Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/westchester/ This organization offers a variety of services including soil testing and are located in Valhalla their number is 914 2854620. They offer a home gardening lecture series each year and information on the website on a number of gardening topics for homeowners.
Margaret Roach http://awaytogarden.com
This site offers so much information that you may be unable to tear yourself away to get to the garden. Information provided is pertinent for the season. As she says “root around a bit” this site is quite informative and enjoyable.
Wren Song http://www.ecosystemgardening.com/wren-song/extreme-weather
“Our weekly newsletter bringing you the best in wildlife garden, native plants, pollinators, schoolyard habitats, and butterfly and bird habitat news from our teams of writers from around the country.” Wren Song website
Places to visit/Educational opportunities:
Bartlett Arboretum The mission of the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens is to provide a sanctuary to explore, enjoy, and learn about the habitats of the natural world. To inspire generations to care about and conserve Earth’s resources.
Bedford Audubon Society http://bedfordaudubon.org (914) 232-1999
This is the Northern Westchester and Eastern Putnam Counties, New York Chapter of the National Audubon Society. It is located on Todd Road and offers classes, trips and information on its site for our area. “Programs and lectures are conducted the evening of the second Wednesday of every month, excluding July and August. They are free and open to the general public. Field trips are conducted several times monthly and are also open to the public.”-from the BAS website
Hilltop Hanover Farm Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is a working crop farm and environmental education facility located in Yorktown Heights, NY. Formerly a dairy farm, and with roots dating back to the 1600’s, today Hilltop Hanover acts as a regional education hub offering programs on healthy and sustainable food production, skills for small-scale suburban and urban farmers, and sustainable living practices for local communities. They great workshops and movies on good farming/gardening practices.
Lewisboro Land Trust has helped preserve over 1,000 acres in Lewisboro since its founding in 1994. We are very proud to have celebrated our 20th anniversary this past year with a renewed passion and commitment to environmental stewardship, responsibility for nature, and education of adults and children through experience, exposure and education. We are “linking people with the land” and offering the community many ways to use and enjoy our beautiful open space. Visit their website.
New York Botanical Garden http://www.nybg.org (718) 817- 8700 It has been studying, exhibiting and conserving plants for more than 120 years. There are a variety of ongoing exhibits as well as special events offered each year.
Teatown Reservation www.teatownreservation.org (914) 762-2912 It is a nonprofit, environmental organization with an 1,000 acre nature preserve and education center located in the Lower Hudson Valley.