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...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6 to 8pm
Where: Sugar Hill Farm (homebase of Westchester Land Trust)
403 Harris Road, Bedford Hills, NY   [map]
Chapter Meeting/Potluck: Starting seeds
Growers will share their methods and we'll all chime in with ideas and questions, of course. Is it better to jump on the season or wait? What seeds and when? Trays, soil blocks, inoculants, amendments? Favorite grow lights or set ups? Is anyone growing seedlings to sell or share? The catalogs are arriving now and spring is around the corner.
For the potluck, please bring a dish to share and eating utensils.

Other good things happening locally:

Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 1 to 3pm
Where: Bedford Hills Train Station
46 Depot Plaza, Bedford Hills, NY   [map]
Winter Seeding Workshop (free)
Bring milk jugs or plastic trays that salads are packaged in. Soil and seeds supplied. Everyone can go home with a tiny 'greenhouse'. For more information contact: info@healthyyards.org. Sponsored by Healthy Yards

Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 2 to 3pm
Where: Pound Ridge Library
271 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY   [map]
Winter Sow Milkweed for Monarchs (free)
Bring 1 to 2 liter soda bottles or 1/2 gal milk jug, leave with 1 to 2 mini-greenhouse set to grow a variety of milkweeds for Monarchs. Instructions, seeds, and all other supplies provided. School-aged children are welcome with and a chaperone. Registration required. For more info, 914-763-3219 or CB@townofpoundridge.com. Sponsored by Pound Ridge Conservation Board

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
The lecture is from 1 to 2pm ($15 cash), with the hands-on workshop following, from 2 to 4pm. (The workshop is limited to 12 people and is an additional $10).
If interested in the lecture + workshop ($25 total), email Ellen at esbest8@gmail.com.