The rain garden outside the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County office in Riverhead. (Credit:Cornell Cooperative Extension courtesy photo)
How many of us have gone outside after a rain shower to check on our garden? Did it get enough water? Does it need extra watering after several days without rain? Is it a lost cause without a little help from Miracle-Gro?
The desire for a beautiful garden is widespread, but these days more people are choosing to garden with a conscience, a task that involves less fertilizers and pesticides and more native plants.
“That’s the kind of gardening that people want to do,” she said. “More and more we’re seeing nationally that people have had a rise in consciousness about what they’re doing out there in the garden and want to be part of the solution, not part of the pollution.” (more…)
Peconic Land Trust will host its 13th Annual “Through Farms and Fields” country supper benefit on August 2, 2015. This year the event will honor the conservation efforts of Russell C. McCall — and you’re invited.
“Farms and Fields” celebrates the bounty of the East End, from the produce of our local farms and vineyards to the fish and seafood that comes from our waters. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be chef and TV host George Hirsch. It will be the first time that the event is being held on the North Fork at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue. (more…)