Bedford Audubon Society

Bedford Audubon Society

A Northern Westchester & Eastern Putnam Counties, New York
Chapter of the National Audubon Society

Celebrating 100 Years of Conservation 1913 — 2013
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Join Bedford Audubon's Organic Gardening Community
For People, Birds and A Sustainable Environment

Pursuing The Possible Without Pesticides

Enjoy Fresh Vegetables, Flowers, and Herbs all Summer Long

get fresh herbs and vegetables from our bird friendly garden

Winter chill and short days outside. Vegetable garden catalogues piling up here in my house. I pore over dazzling close-ups of deep green and purple lettuces, juicy cucumbers, and luscious red and yellow tomatoes. Exquisite torture. Good thing that gardening season isn't far off!
-Cathy Clare, Master Gardener & Garden Coordinator

Join us for the Bird Friendly Vegetable Garden's fourth season at Bylane Farm! Gardeners tend more than 25 beds together, where we raise a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs for Garden members and the Northern Westchester Community Center's food bank. As part of the Audubon at Home program, the Garden workshops focus on garden design, composting, companion planting, and pesticide-free methods of cultivation that are good for people and the environment.

Flowers, carrots and tomatoes from the garden

The season runs from mid-March to mid-October, starting with indoor seed sowing in the refurbished greenhouse in March, and as soon as the soil is workable in April we are out in the Garden. By May we’re already harvesting fresh, salad greens and herbs.

Novice and seasoned gardeners alike are welcomed to help us start seeds, plant, maintain, and enjoy the season-long abundance of the Garden. Membership includes 20 hands-on weekly workshops led by Master Gardener Cathy Clare, with two sessions available – Mondays 9:30-11:30am and Saturdays 10am-12pm. Weekly session start April 2nd and 7th and run through October 15th and 20th.There are also two levels of participation:

Bird Friendly Vegetable Garden Supporter Benefits ($100 per household)

peppers, tomatoes and beets
  • Annual Membership to Bedford Audubon Society.
  • Receive Bedford Audubon Society’s quarterly Newsletter and weekly Email Blasts.
  • Access to weekly photo and instructional blog for gardening and cooking at home.
  • Share in herbs and cut flowers from the garden.

Bird Friendly Vegetable Garden Member Benefits ($250 per household)

  • Annual Membership to Bedford Audubon Society.
  • Receive Bedford Audubon Society’s quarterly Newsletter and weekly Email Blasts.
  • Access to weekly photo and instructional blog for gardening and cooking at home.
  • Participate in weekly hands-on workshops and gardening instruction.
  • Share in herbs and cut flowers from the garden.
  • Share in fruits and vegetables from the garden.

Call Janelle at (914) 232-1999 with questions and to register.

To see veggie garden columns, click here and then click on the date you want

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