04/05/18 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.

SEEDING THE FUTURE

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds which have been worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. On Thursday, April 19, the Shelter Island Library screens a film by Taggart Siegel and John Betz titled “Seed: The Untold Story.” The documentary follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy.

The screening begins at 7 p.m. and is being held in conjunction with the 6:30 p.m. opening of the Shelter Island Seed Library for the season. This is the third year that the Seed Library (a collaboration with Sylvester Manor Educational Farm) will be open. Come check out the collection and “borrow” seeds — free!   (more…)

03/29/18 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO  |  It was a mad-dash for the stash at the 2016 Easter Egg hunt. This year's event is April 15.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | It was a mad-dash for the stash at the 2016 Easter Egg hunt. This year’s event is Saturday, March 31.

EASTER EGG HUNT

Shelter Island’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. sharp at Fireman’s Field at Cartwright and Burns roads.

The egg hunt is sponsored by the Shelter Island Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Kids ages 1 through 8 are invited to take part. Prizes will be awarded in several age categories. The raindate is Sunday, April 1. (more…)