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The Shelter Island Seed Library is stocked with heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.
Flowers and fruit are only the beginning. In the seed lies the life and the future. – Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Shelter Island Seed Library sprang to life for its fourth season last week with a presentation by farmer and educator Scott Chaskey and Layton Guenther, farm manager at Amagansett’s Quail Hill Farm about the work they do and the importance of saving and sharing heirloom seeds. It’s a joint project of the Shelter Island Library (SIL)and Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and the brainchild of reference librarian Jocelyn Ozolins and Maggie Higby, formerly of Sylvester Manor.
Activities and events on Shelter Island.
50+ drop-in basketball: Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in basketball: Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in soccer: Tuesdays, 7:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.
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Beautiful flowers of the Japanese pieris.
Latin Name: Pieris japonica
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Guests at the Senior Center got crafty during a silk scarf making workshop.
A silk scarf workshop was held at the Senior Activity Center recently. Some 15 seniors participated. The workshop guided seniors through the process of creating their own scarves. Some now have their own hand-painted articles of clothing. A variety of different techniques with examples was provided by the instructor, Lorraine Pepper.
Quebec’s Les Poules à Colin will perform two shows in the Music Room of the historic Manor House on Saturday, April 13.
Quebecois folk music group Les Poules à Colin will perform at the Manor House with two shows on Saturday, April 13 at 6 and 8 p.m. as part of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm’s concert series.