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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit one of our meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month, Oct through June.
400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, New York 10570, United States