March 24, 2023

How to Prepare Your Landscape for Spring, Creating an Eco-Friendly Landscape Environment 

My how things have changed! We used to work so hard at cleaning up the landscape, the lawns and garden beds in the fall and again in spring. Now, we collectively have a better understanding of how we can manage our resources for our own human health as well as for pollinators and other insects. The Pollinator Pathway Initiative as 

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March 18, 2023

GJLD Sponsors Bedford 2030 Power of Trees Event: Saturday March 25th 2023

Don’t miss The Power of Trees, hosted by Bedford 2030 next Saturday March 25th! We are very excited for this event and so thankful for the environmental champions over at Bedford 2030 for creating tree awareness, especially during an unfortunate time of clearcutting throughout many parts of Westchester. The event will be held at Fox Lane Highschool (632 S Bedford 

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March 11, 2023

Upcoming Event! The Native Plant Center Hosts 2023 Spring Landscape Conference

Don’t miss this wonderful community event put on, once again, by our friends over at Westchester Community College’s The Native Plant Center. The event is virtual and features five amazing speakers on  a range of native plant topics. The event is this coming Monday, March 13th, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. First up is Uli Lorimer, director of 

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March 9, 2023

Why Rye, Yorktown, and All of Westchester Need a (Better) Tree Ordinance

Weak Tree Ordinances Threaten Ecosystems The trees of Westchester need our help. There have been several horrifying instances of clearcutting throughout Westchester recently, destruction that our elected officials could use their power to prevent by enacting meaningful, enforceable tree ordinances. Lewisboro was the first town in Westchester to adopt a tree ordinance, in 1977. Many other towns adopted tree ordinances 

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March 2, 2023

Event Saturday March 4: Mad Gardeners 2023 Symposium Ft. Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial

 Kim Eierman to Speak at Mad Gardeners Event This Saturday Mad Gardeners returns (finally!) with their 2023 Symposium. Our friend and hero, Kim Eierman, of EcoBeneficial is the keynote speaker! Register to attend here. Kim has such a wealth of knowledge on native plants, gardening for wildlife and landscape design. She even wrote a book – The Pollinator Victory Garden 

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