Pleasantville Garden Club

Previous Presentations Included:

The Spirit of Stone

Jan Johnsen is a landscape designer and author with a passion for plants, rocks, and gardens. She has been in the design and horticulture profession for forty-five years. She is an award-winning instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and taught for several years at Columbia University.


Mushroom Growing and Hand-on Workshop

Deb Taft is a founding member of Westchester Growers' Alliance whose mission is to serve and strengthen agriculture in our region. She completed an internship in beekeeping and biodynamics at The Pfeiffer Center in Rockland County, started farming on her own in 2010, and does consultation, teaching, and beekeeping.


Orchid Growing

Joyce Tomaselli is Community Horticulture Resource Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Dutchess County. Her work involves coordinating volunteer Master Gardeners and their outreach programs. She and her husband have grown orchids for over thirty-five years.

and much more....

Mozzarella Making

Eddy Trotta is the owner of Trotta Foods, now based in Thornwood, and  son of the founders, Orlando 'Al' and Anna Trotta. The Trottas have  expanded the 'factory' as they lovingly refer to it, from its small  storefront to a fully equipped facility capable of producing other  homemade products such as sauces, soups, sausage, fresh mozzarella and  many varities of pasta. Eddy gave us a wonderful hands-on demonstration -  and taste - of how to make and enjoy fresh mozzarella.

Future Programs

In the summer we visit our member gardens.  We will begin programs again in October. One possible topic is how to grow and use moss. Check back in August for updates.

Contact Us

Come see us in person!

Visit one of our meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month, Oct through June.

Meetings Held at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, New York 10570, United States