11/17/19 3:00pm

DONNAMARIE BARNES PHOTO
Sylvester Manor is looking for people to join the team.

Winter volunteers wanted

The 2019 Sylvester Manor farm crew has departed and the manor needs some help caring for the chickens over the winter. If you’re interested in volunteering please contact the manor, [email protected]

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08/02/19 12:00pm

Summer is a good time to catch up on chores around the house.

After cutting the hedges in the front of my house in May, I ached for a good two weeks. And it wasn’t from using my new DeWalt battery powered machine. It was climbing up and down the ladder and then moving the ladder a few feet until I finished one side. Then doing the other side.

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02/08/19 10:00am

COURTESY PHOTOS
Back row: Audrey Wood, Emma Gallagher, Jonas Kinsey, Abby Kotula, Michael Payano, Lyng Coyne, Lucas Quigley-Dunning. Front row: Dan Martin, Nick Mamisashvili, Junior Gil, Lauren Gurney, Jane Richards, Amelia Clark and Walter Richards.

This past fall, students who are part of Shelter Island School’s National Honor Society and friends raised over $1,200 to earn their build day with Habitat For Humanity, a non-profit organization devoted to building “simple, decent, and affordable” housing for families in need. Additionally, a generous $1,000 grant from the Presbyterian Church allowed the team to shop at Home Depot and bring supplies along for the build site.

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01/03/19 4:30pm

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS
Past farm apprentices lovin’ farm life.

Sylvester Manor is accepting applications for the 2019 farm season for both full-season farm apprentices and long-term opportunities for those from World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF).

Apprentices will gain experience in all aspects of vegetable production, including working with over 100 hens in a laying operation. Other livestock opportunities are possible based on interest and experience level.

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