Still lots of cool gardening events in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam
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Yorktown Heights: Kids Cooking. Children ages 8 to 12 will get to see where their food comes from, harvesting veggies right out of the field, and will learn from master chef Maria Reina how to cook healthy and delicious snacks. 1 p.m. $15. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Yorktown Heights: U-Pick Vegetables and Farm Stand. Harvest organically grown vegetables and flowers on Saturdays. Bring a picnic lunch and explore our hiking trails. Open every Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer and fall. Check out www.HilltopHanoverFarm.org for available produce. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Upper Nyack: Open Days Program Garden Tour – Rockland County. Explore two private gardens in Upper Grandview and Upper Nyack, open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at South Cottage – The Moorings or see website for additional location. 10 a.m. 842-2442.
Somers: Tour of the Lasdon’s Summer Perennials. Join the horticulturist to see what’s blooming in the perennial gardens this summer. 2 p.m. Free. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, 2610 Amawalk Road.
Brewster: Kid’s Gardening Workshop. Would you like to learn how to grow your own pizza toppings, like tomato, basil or pepper? If you are ready to make the freshest pizza ever, come to this workshop. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Registration, limited space. 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Library, 79 Main St., 845-279-6421.
Bronx: The Living Landscape. Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, leading voices in sustainability and horticulture, are on a mission to inspire home gardens full of life and integrated with their environments. Conversation is tied to their book, “The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden,” as they share their insights on beauty, biodiversity, plants, pollinators, and design strategies for personal gardens. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $25. York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., 718-817-8747.
Yorktown Heights: Wild Edibles Dinner. Join farmer and naturalist Wilson Chang and learn how to identify and sustainably forage a variety of local species found in forests, fields, and wetlands. Then learn how to prepare and season your wild edibles using farm-fresh Hilltop Hanover produce. Bring a bottle of wine and savor the satisfaction of a hand-picked meal. Limited to 20; online registration required. 5 p.m. $30. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Yorktown Heights: Spice it Up! Vegan Cooking Workshop with chef Rinku Bhattacharya. 1 p.m. $5 – $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
Yorktown Heights: Herbal Salves Workshop with Bonnie Rogers, owner of RadiantHealthForLife.com. Each participant will go home with recipes and their own herbal salve. 1 p.m. $5 – $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
Cold Spring: Garden Talks Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Learn the basics of soil science and the magic of composting. There will be a tour of the grounds, demonstrations on compost turning and techniques for farm-scale and home-scale composting. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $25 per person. Glynwood’s Farm, 362 Glynnwood Rd., (845) 278-6738.
New City: High Tunnel Highs and Lows! Join us for an in- depth tour of our growing facility. Farmer Jose Romero-Bosch will go over the possibility of extending the growing season and growing tropical plants. 10 a.m. $15. Cropsey Community Farm, 220 S. Little Tor Rd., (845) 634-3167.
Stony Point: Free Demonstration Garden Tours at Cornell. Visitors can tour the beautiful gardens and learn which plants grow best in the Lower Hudson Valley. Gardens include: The Ralph Snodsmith Perennial Garden; Hillside and Shade Garden; Fern Garden; Herb Garden; Native Plants; and the Rain Garden. Rain or shine on the last Sunday of each month through October. Children welcome. 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Free. 10 Patriot Hills Lane, 845-429-7085.
New Rochelle: Open Days Program Garden Tour – Westchester. Explore four private gardens in Bedford Hills, New Rochelle, North Salem and South Salem, open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at the Edeiken/Goldfinger Garden or see website for additional locations. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 per garden; children 12 & under free. 37 Rolling Way, (888) 842-2442.
Yorktown Heights: Preserving the Harvest: Pickling Workshop. Registration required; $25 per person, $10 for children ages 8-12. 1 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
Katonah: Tour of the Lasdon Memorial Garden. Join the horticulturist for a walk through a fragrance garden, a shrub border and a formal garden. Meet at the garden gate. 2 p.m. Free. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, 2610 Amawalk Rd.
Ossining: Walking Tour of Historic Sparta Neighborhood. Also Aug. 10. Tour will begin at the Jug Tavern (Rockledge Avenue and Revolutionary Road, behind the CVS). Participants will then walk about six blocks through the neighborhood learning about the historic homes in the landmarked district. The tour is free, but participation is limited to 20 people. For a reservation, contact email@example.com. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Free. Jug Tavern, 74 Revolutionary Rd., (914) 945-0674.
Yorktown Heights: Couples Cooking with Chef Donna Simons of Pound Ridge Organics. Bring a bottle of wine, someone special, and savor the satisfaction of a homemade meal. Limited to 12 couples, online registration required, $95 per couple. 7 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
Katonah: Tour of the Lasdon Main House. Learn about the history of Lasdon during a tour with the horticulturist. Meet at the Shop at Lasdon. Reservations required at (914) 864-7264. 2 p.m. Free. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, 2610 Amawalk Rd., (914) 864-7264.
Yorktown Heights: Pests & Disease in the Garden. This class will focus on sustainable and earth-friendly methods to keep your garden healthy and blooming for years to come. Registration required; $20 per person, $5 for children ages 8-12. 2 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
Yorktown Heights: Cheese-Making 101. Join cheese-guru Carol Lakes, owner of SimpleCheeseMaking.com, for a hands-on workshop on the art of cheese-making. Registration required; $20 per person, $5 for children ages 8-12.www.HilltopHanoverFarm.org/Events 1 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
New City: Compost Workshop. 10 a.m. $15. Cropsey Community Farm, 220 S. Little Tor Rd., (845) 634-3167.
New City: New City Library Local Tour: Cropsey Community Farm. Enjoy lunch on the farm; meet at the farm. $10Limited registration: Call (845)634-4997 ext. 139 11 a.m. $10. Cropsey Community Farm, 220 S. Little Tor Rd.
Yorktown Heights: Planning Your Fall Garden. Registration required; $20 per person, $5 for children ages 8-12.www.HilltopHanoverFarm.org/Events 2 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
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