The July newsletter is here! July 2020 NL
HAH continues to be cautious with our activities
and the library is still closed for now.
However, we remain active by offering
several webinars for members to join – see page 1.
We were sorry to have to cancel
our annual Plant Fair in May, so we have put together a
small summer ‘digs’ collection for you.
As usual this is a fund raiser in support of our
organization with donations of plants from member gardens.
You will find a list of plants available, and the procedure for
ordering and picking them up, here in the July newsletter on pages 2-3.
Meanwhile, enjoy the July news pieces written by you,
our members, on the topic of
‘What I did during lockdown in my garden.’
THANK YOU to all the contributors!
HAH continues to be cautious and resting for now.
We were sorry to miss seeing everyone at our
annual Plant Fair, but keep posted and
perhaps we may yet have a celebration and sale in the fall.
Meanwhile enjoy this extended newsletter written by you,
our members, on the topics of CONTAINER GARDENING and
BIRDS IN OUR GARDENS – 12 pages of good reading!
THANK YOU to all the contributors!
The May newsletter is here HAH May 2020 NL
All of our usual activities are, of course, postponed for later,
including our annual May Plant Fair.
But the newsletter continues to keep you informed with current ideas for gardening
here on the East End of Long Island.
Since the world seems to be finding comfort and real sustenance from gardening with vegetables while on lockdown due to the Corona virus, we thought our members would be interested in hearing from other members on the subject of growing their own food favorites. So we asked and in this issue you will find some ideas to inspire you, places to find starts, and some websites to turn to for more information.
While the vegetable growing season really starts in the previous fall with planting garlic and shallot bulbs and continues in winter with early seeding of leeks, greens and celeriac inside under lights among others, seeding inside and outdoors can go on into late summer. Whether you have only deck space for a few pots or a whole acre from which to carve out a new bed for growing vegetables, there is plenty of reward in doing so. Waking in the morning to check in with them is sheer delight and as good as coffee or tea in starting the day. And it reminds us what a privilege it is to be able to grow anything.
Choice of variety is one important reason to grow your own because what grows in the small home garden can be an unusual or more delicate version than what one can find in the markets, even in our wonderful local farm markets. We all need those markets though, so please keep them in business! No matter how much you grow in your own garden there are always more vegetables needed that the professionals provide well and in abundance. But have some fun exploring your own green vegetable thumbs this year. You’ll never have more time or a better time to try it!
The April Newsletter is here HAH-April 2020 NL
Please open the link to read all of our news.
No events, lectures or meetings will be happening at HAH for the time being while we all
stay home and tend to ourselves and our gardens for the spring months. The Library will
also be closed and there will be no Plant Fair this spring. We all hope that the virus crisis
will pass quickly so we can meet safely again, but for now the only HAH Happenings will
be in this Newsletter and online. Please see inside pages for more details and watch your
email for more news.