Local Chapters

Westchester / New York City, NY

This local chapter is located in/near Westchester/New York City, NY.
To contact/join this chapter, please see the contact info on the left.

To learn a little bit more about this Chapter and it's history, click here for a conversation with co-leaders Doug DeCandia and Ellen Best.

And if you haven't had a chance to hear it yet, check out Doug’s podcast interview with Acres USA at https://www.acresusa.com/audio/tractor-time (episode 16)

Chapter Benefits & Projects: 
  • Mineral Depot
  • Grower Education
  • Food Cooperative
  • Consumer Education
  • Food Quality Research
Upcoming Events & Meetings: 

While we are still planning the agenda topics and specifics, we've set our calendar of chapter meeting/potluck dates for 2020:
Jan 14, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 14, May 13, June 18, July 14, Aug 19, Sep 17, Oct 13, Nov 18, Dec 17
See below for details of what's coming up soon...

Thursday, March 19, 2020 [ cancelled ]
Where: Sugar Hill Farm (homebase of Westchester Land Trust)
403 Harris Road, Bedford Hills, NY   [map]
For the potluck, please bring a dish to share and eating utensils.


Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1 to 4pm
Where: Westchester Land Trust
403 Harris Road, Bedford Hills, NY   [map]
Grafting Lecture & Hands-on Workshop presented by Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery
We'll be grafting both Paw Paws and Apples. Lecture, 1-2 pm ($15). Workshop, 2-4pm (a few spots left, $10). Both are cash at the door. You can also stay and observe those that have registered to participate in the workshop. We'll have snacks, tea, coffee.
Grafting is not just for trees! It's being used with vegetables to protect plants from pests and diseases and to increase yield and you'll notice their increasing appearance in catalogs and at nurseries.
If interested, email Ellen at esbest8@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 10am to noon
Where: Westchester Land Trust
403 Harris Road, Bedford Hills, NY   [map]
Shitake Mushroom Inoculation of Logs presented by Aysha Venjara
You'll take home an inoculated log! All materials provided. $10 cash at the door.