MEETING THE BEES’ NEEDS
The plight of the honeybee has received much attention the past decade, but many of her challenges remain poorly understood, and efforts to aid her have produced limited results. In her talk, Mary Woltz, owner and operator of Bees’ Needs, an apiary based in Sag Harbor, will provide context for the plight of the honeybee and share fourteen years of experiences with these incredible animals. She will also discuss why we should care and how we can help.
Please join us afterwards in the Library for refreshments and the opportunity to speak directly with Mary, meet HAH members and become a member yourself so you can borrow books! Lectures are free to members of HAH and $10 per person for not-yet members.
HAH FEBRUARY CALENDAR
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:00 am Roundtable, in the HAH Library
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2:00 pm – Monthly Meeting and Lecture, “Meeting the Bees’ Needs”, Main Hall at Community House
Saturday, Feb. 18, 11:00 am Book Group, in the HAH Library
Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:00 am, “Seedling and Greenhouse Workshop”, in the HAH Library
DETAILS on all events plus news and articles are in our latest newsletter which you can access here: february-2017-nl
This is our only fund raiser all year. Buy tickets for the first choice of great plants and to bid on 50 spectacular plant containers made by local gardeners, designers and horticulturalists. Tickets will be available in April for this delightful ode to spring!
Free admission to all to buy from our extensive selection of the best plants available from top growers and from members’ own gardens.
NEW LOCATION this year at the Bridgehampton Community House – main hall and grounds. See map above right for directions.
Having photographed more than 300 NY City gardens over the past two decades, Betsy Pinover Schiff has made a careful selection for this talk in order to best show the enormous diversity of gardens in terms of design, style and plant material. These will range from gardens developed by the Rockefeller family in the 1930’s to very contemporary gardens that defy the traditional definition of the word.
Much of the talk will focus on plantings, parks and gardens that can be seen simply walking the city sidewalks – the subject of Ms. Pinover-Schiff’s newest book, The Sidewalk Gardens of New York, published by Monacelli Press in September 2016, with a text by HAH board member Alicia Whitaker.
The lecture will be an eye-opener to even the most seasoned New Yorkers and garden-lovers. Ms. Pinover Schiff assures us that much will be new and surprising.
Adrian Benepe, former New York City Parks Commissioner, in writing the foreword to The Sidewalk Gardens of New York, says “Betsy Pinover Schiff’s unerring eye and spectacular photographs tell the story of a city, and how its pre-Dorothy and Oz colorless and downtrodden existence has been redone as if by wizardry in glorious Technicolor.”