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.
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…)
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO
Archaeologist Stephen Harvey holds up the stem of a wine glass found in his backyard.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure … particularly if that other man happens to be an archaeologist.
Stephen Harvey, Ph.D, is an Egyptologist who lives on Shelter Island, and, as luck would have it, he has unearthed some pretty interesting finds in his own backyard. (more…)
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Seed clams
Would you drink your laundry detergent? Or your shampoo? How about drain cleaner, fertilizer, pesticides or any other toxic or potentially carcinogenic substance that goes down your drain or is applied to your lawn? (more…)
ALEXANDRA DEFURIO PHOTO | Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project
JAYME STONE’S LOMAX PROJECT COMES TO SYLVESTER MANOR
Focusing on the songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, the group performing at Sylvester Manor’s season finale Creekside Concert brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle, and reimagine traditional music.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Strawbees, see what you can create using only some straws and connectors, library, 2:30 p.m. (631) 749-0042. (more…)