EcoBeneficial Gardening 101: Boosting the Ecosystem in Your Own Yard
Upcoming Program for Adults: Sunday, July 10, 10:00 am - 11:15 am
in the Carriage House
Even the most beautiful gardens are not always healthy ecosystems. Your yard is more than a combination of trees, shrubs and perennials – it’s complex system where all living things are connected. Gardening with an ecosystem approach contributes to species diversity, attracting and supporting more birds, butterflies, pollinators, and beneficial insects. Kim Eierman explains how the design choices you make, the plants you select, and the maintenance practices you use can make a huge difference in creating a beautiful, healthy ecosystem, filled with life.
Kim Eierman is an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. Based in New York, she teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center in NY, Rutgers Home Gardeners School and several other institutions.
Registration required. To register call 914-762-2912, ext. 110.
Wildflower Island Is Open!
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See what's in bloom here.
Tours: Saturdays, 10:00 am or 1:00 pm, Sundays, 1:00 pm
Purchase a Wildflower Island Season Pass
Good for three Wildflower Island visits during the 2016 season.
$10 Members, $18 Non-members
Learn more about Wildflower Island here.
Registration is required for tours. To register call 914-762-2912, ext. 110.
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An Update on The Croft:
An Update on the September 30, 2015 deadline for submissions for the Croft:
The Board of Directors of Teatown has decided to defer a final decision on the future of the Croft pending Teatown’s completion of a capital needs and resources assessment currently underway.
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bailey Brook Investigation:
Summertime is a great time for exploration and discovery Teatown-style! Lace up your hiking boots, and join us for habitat hikes, stream stomps and wild foraging. Each adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. All welcome.
Join butterfly expert, Charlie Roberto, at Teatown for a walk to search for butterflies. Learn about their habitats, life cycle and how to identify different varieties. Free. All welcome.
9:45 am - 12:00 pm
The practice of Shinrin-yoku allows us to jump the great wall of words and book learning that keep us from experiencing the natural world on its own wonderful terms. Learn the benefits of Shinrin-Yoku, on meditative walks through meadows and woodlands. Each meeting consists of two slowly paced easy walks, prefaced by an exercise for increasing awareness through the senses. Julie Woodward, one of Teatown’s Wildflower Island Guides, will lead these walks to help people find some moments of boundless space and time, where, as the great environmentalist John Muir once wrote,“the galling harness of civilization drops off” and “every leaf seems to speak.” Please dress for the weather, as we will experience the forest environment as it is offered to us. Bring bug spray and water. For adults.
Happenings Around Teatown
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May 24, 2016
Teatown is collaborating in a research grant with Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak entitled “The Importance of Field Trips and Cultural Awareness in Education,” awarded by the NYS Water Resources Institute at Cornell University and NYS DEC, Hudson River Estuary Program. Recently Sarah Lawrence graduate student, Lars Freeman, visited Teatown to gather information for the study which assesses the value of field trips for students in grades 2 – 6, who visit environmental education organizations like Teatown. Lars was recruited for this project by Kathleen Ruen, the Associate Director of the Art of Teaching Program at Sarah Lawrence.CONTINUE READING
April 26, 2016
Students from Keio Academy of New York visited Teatown on Sunday to participate in a stewardship project and cultural exchange with our Teens in Teatown (TNT). A group of 8 students participated with 6 TNT members in an invasive garlic mustard pull from Wildflower Woods. We thank everyone for their hard work!CONTINUE READING