Long Island Horticultural Society
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Long Island Horticultural Society -- Celebrating over 80 years of promoting gardening on Long Island through friendships and education



All meetings are held at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay


Sunday, February 19, 2017 at The Conference Center

12:30 PM Doors open

1:00 PM Tutorial: Eileen Anders: "Long Island Native Plants"

2:00 PM Rebecca Louie, Author

Topic: The Art and Elegance of Composting

What is compost, why is it important, and how does one make it? In this engaging overview, Rebecca offers an in-depth exploration of how composting fits into the soil life cycle and into your lifestyle. Discover fun, easy ways to transform food and yard waste into rich food for your plants and soil. Rebecca Louie shares composting strategies that fit into any space, schedule, and lifestyle and introduces the fascinating ecosystem that makes it all possible.

Rebecca Louie, a certified Master Composter, is also a journalist, beekeeper and friend to all worms. Her book 'Compost City: Practical Composting Know-How for Small Space Living' has been heralded by Tree Hugger, The Denver Post, Edible Manhattan, Organic Life, and more. Rebecca speaks to many garden assications, including most recently to the Connecticut Horticultural Society. She divides her time between New York City and the Catskill Mountains, and is an advisor to The Honeybee Conservancy.




some unique garden tips - click here


Please remember to bring non-perishable food for Long Island Cares.


"Come and visit me sometime. My flowers would like to meet you."


Invasive or Native Plants? Learn more here....


TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF LIHS MEMBERSHIP Opportunities to learn from others, to go on wonderful trips, to volunteer your gardening knowledge and muscle to organizations, to meet new friends. Membership dues are a bargain at only $35 per year. Tell your friends about us and encourage them to join our wonderful organization. The membership form can be found on the website at www.lihort.org/membership/membership.pdf


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2017 Meeting Schedule


Threat Alerts on Long Island

Oak Wilt Information by NYSDEC

Oak Wilt Brochure by USDA


Bringing Nature Home

Doug Tallamy's list of what to plant


The Gardens of Amalfi 2016 video


Current Newsletter


Video of the Trip to Ireland


Not sure what needs to be done in your garden this month? Take a look at Irene Virag's garden calendar



Important announcements, last-minute changes, other news. Please send your contact information to Nanci Allen, our Membership Chair.



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