09/22/16 2:00pm
MAGGIE HIGBY PHOTO | Kurt Erickson, Sylvester Manor’s Vegetable Field Manager, sowing winter rye and hairy vetch seed in the Windmill Field. September, 2015.

MAGGIE HIGBY PHOTO | Kurt Erickson, Sylvester Manor’s Vegetable Field Manager, sowing winter rye and hairy vetch seed in the Windmill Field, September, 2015. Sylvester Manor will host a hands-on seed saving workshop on September 24, 2015. The workshop is cosponsored by Shelter Island Library.

SAVING SEEDS

Did you know that the Shelter Island Library and Sylvester Manor Educational Farm cosponsor an heirloom Seed Library? A seed saving workshop will be held at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to noon. Join Sylvester Manor farmers as they demonstrate how to save and share your seeds in this hands-on workshop, and take some flower and vegetable seeds home for your own garden. For more information, call Jocelyn Ozolins, adult services librarian, at (631) 749-0042 extension 107. (more…)

09/16/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Joyce Raimondo

COURTESY PHOTO | Joyce Raimondo

Join your friends and neighbors at the Shelter Island Library and explore how impressionist artists —— Renoir, Monet, Cassatt, and others — captured the beauty of the moment in paintings. Joyce Raimondo comes to the library to share some techniques to “Capture the Beauty” with impressionist painting. Participants will paint an outdoor scene using dabs of colorful paint. (more…)