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February 20th (Thursday) Meet at St. Patrick’s Church Hall 12:00pm
Finding Homes Farms (Middletown, NY) http://findinghomefarms.com
Working maple sugar farm. The Bennett family found their bliss by starting a maple sugar/syrup farm in the Middletown area. We will be treated to the Maple Sugarhouse tour, sample some of their “sweets” and visit the shop that sells their products and a few related items from local businesses.
May 14th (Thursday) Meet at St. Patrick’s Church Hall 9:00 am
Kykuit is the home of the John D. Rockerfeller Estate and a 40-room historic mansion/ museum located in Sleepy Hollow, NY, a few miles from the Mario Cuomo Bridge. The mansion is exquisite and the exterior gardens are breathtaking. ($40) Reservations Required. (Purchase tickets in advance for the Grand Tour 1:45 pm. ($40) go to: https://hudsonvalley.org/historic-sites/kykuit-the-rockefeller-estate/#tours Lunch: Brickhouse Pub, Nyack, NY
June 6th ( Saturday) Home Hydroponics Meet At St. Patrick’s Church 10:30 or 1:30 (free but registration required)
Visit the home of Annette and Tim Haar and learn the “ins and outs” of starting a hydroponic farm in your own backyard. Tour will highlight the engineering and chemistry involved in making the best head of lettuce on earth!
July 21st (Tuesday) Meet at St. Patrick’s Church Hall 9:00 am The Gardens of Hyde Park:Bellefield, Springwood and the Vanderbilt Estate
August 18th (Tuesday)Meet at St. Patrick’s Church Hall 9:30 The Secrets to Successful Drying of your Garden’s Flowers
Les and Jane Strickler will give a “hands-on” demonstration of their unique way of preserving the favorite flowers from your own garden. (Limited to 10 participants)