The Ecotype Project: The Right Plants in the Right Place
On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., Sefra Alexandra will be the next speaker for our Living Classroom Series for the Rivertowns Pollinator Pathway Project. Sefra's Zoom presentation will be "The Ecotype Project: The Right Plants in the Right Place", a talk about this remarkable project working with local farms to amplify the amount of local native pollinator seed that is available in our region. Pre-register for this event: https://forms.gle/M6yfRvfEWx3qskg57
Do It for Wildlife: Pull Invasives, Plant Natives
Transform your yard and nearby open spaces into habitat where wildlife can find food and shelter. Join us on Thursday, June 10, at 4 p.m. for this free webinar in recognition of New York’s 8th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week. Learn to identify and remove invasive species and replace them with productive native plants. Hear from experts on how to increase the diversity of birds, bees, and other pollinators in the landscape. Be inspired and informed by the special partnership of The Native Plant Center, New York State Parks, New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Weed Wrangle®, The Garden Club of America-New York clubs, Homegrown National Park™, and Audubon New York. Register today!
Living In Suburbia: The Urban and Suburban Ecosystem.
The Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County, in partnership with The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College and Watershed Agricultural Council, will be hosting a three-part series of "lunch and learn" webinars titled "Living In Suburbia: The Urban and Suburban Ecosystem." The "Soil: What's In Your Yard?" webinar will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. May 20. The "Water: Where Does It Come From And Where Does It Go?" webinar will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. June 10. And the "Urban and Suburban Landscapes: What Can Go Wrong?" webinar will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. September 9. The webinars will be led by educators and experts in their fields. They are free of charge. General and registration information is available at: http://westchester.cce.cornell.edu/events/2021/05/20/living-in-suburbia
Help De-Weed Silliman Park!
Join Susan Jainchill and Trustee Steve Edelstein de-weed Silliman Park. Susan will start with an educational session on identifying and removing weeds (and most of these are invasive plants - good to know for your own yards). You will also learn about native low shrub solutions and other native solutions that can work well in your yard. Meet your neighbors, have fun, and make a difference. Saturday, June 12 from 9 am - noon at Silliman Park (Ashford and 9A). Bring your gardening gloves and your favorite weed digging tool.
Westchester Pollinators Garden Tour
June 12. See residential and public pollinator gardens on a self guided tour. For a list of gardens on the tour and for more information click here.