Long Island Master Gardeners 2018 Calendar of
​Events, Meetings, and Activities


                                     Meeting Information

  •    LIMG meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month unless indicated below.
    • 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM: Arrival, refreshments, social, setup, and gardening discussions
    • 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM: Guest speaker
    • 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM: General membership meeting, raffle and cleanup
    • 11:30 AM: Executive Board meeting, all members are encourage to attend.
    •   All meetings are at the Brookhaven Ecology Center unless otherwise stated. See below for directions and map. Enter through the double glass doors into the main building and follow the signs to the meeting room. Continue straight through the entry room and the educational room to the greenhouse area. Go left and continue through the greenhouse. Turn right after leaving the greenhouse and the meeting room is in front of you.
  • Periodically check the LIMG website for changes in the meeting location.
  • Speakers, events, and activities will be posted when confirmed.

LIMG BOOKCASE: The LIMG bookcase is now located at the Brookhaven Ecology Center main foyer. Bring in your old gardening books. Members can borrow books from the bookcase and return them when finish reading them.

Meeting dates:

November 21, 2018, meeting at the Brookhaven Ecology Center, Holtsville.

Our schedule speaker, Marie Camenares, cannot make this meeting but we have something we all can participate in and have a new holiday decoration.

Project: Making holiday decorations out of discarded stair posts.

After a short general meeting, we will have a craft project using reclaimed stair posts and holiday decorations. Eight examples of the finished crafts will be raffled off at our November meeting.
See photos on the LIMG website at: http://www.limastergardener.com/craft_project.html

We would like to get a head count for who would like to participate in this project after our general meeting. If you are interested, please contact Bob Van Dyke at bob@vandykehome.com or 631-859-0405, so we can prep enough posts for everyone!  

Lorraine Leacock supplied the posts and made the samples with Nancy Lynch, and Bob and Kathy Van Dyke.  LIMG will provide the basic supplies, including the posts and bases, paint, markers, glue and gloves for the 11/21/18 project. You can supply your own decorations and craft items. Wool socks make good hats, and fabric scraps, ribbons, or felt make good snowman scarves. Or choose from the ribbons, buttons, etc. that we will bring to the November meeting.

Island Harvest Food Drive

At this meeting members will have the opportunity to donate to the annual LIMG  Island Harvest Food Drive. With all the prosperity on Long Island we see packed restaurants, overflowing grocery store shopping carts and so much more, but there are thousands of Long Islanders who do not have enough to feed their children. The need is great. Island Harvest is the largest local organization dealing with this ongoing crisis. We all can do our part. Please bring non-perishable food items, not in glass or other breakable containers, to this meeting. All your food donations will be delivered to the Island Harvest Food Drive collection centers.

To learn more about the Island Harvest Food Drive visit their website at https://www.islandharvest.org/.
LIMG Membership Renewal
It is that time of the year for renewing your LIMG membership. Click the button below to obtain the 2019 Long Island Master Gardeners membership form. Bring the completed form along with your check, $35.00 for a couple and $25.00 for a single, to the meeting and give it to Lorraine Leacock, LIMG treasurer. This will save you postage and make Lorraine's work a lot easier.

Click here to obtain a copy of the
LIMG 2019 Membership Form.

Brookhaven Town Annual Holiday Light Show at the Holstville Ecology Center.
If you would like to volunteer for the Brookhaven Town Annual Holiday Light Show contact LIMG president Bob VanDyke at 631-859-0405 or bob@vandykehome.com

Annual LIMG Holiday party, December 19, 2018

No meeting in December. This year’s Holiday Party will be at Holtsville Ecology Site on 12/19/18 starting at 11:30 am. Barbara Renner will be the person coordinating the food for this Potluck Luncheon, so people should contact her with their preferred dish. rennerbb@verizon.net  or phone her at 631-472-4314.

(website: https://www.brookhavenny.gov/Departments/Highway-Department/Ecology-Site)

​Four ways to Brookhaven Ecology Site:
1. Sunrise to Waverly Ave. (exit 52)- Then go north 2 lights. Turn right on

Buckley Ave. Ecology site is 1 mile down on right.

2. LIE to exit 63, south on North Ocean- right on Woodside Ave (Rte 99)
- right onto Buckley  - past cemetery, 
​enter on right.

3. LIE exit 63 south on North Ocean Avenue – first right (Jamaica Avenue) past

railroad overpass. Go until tee intersection (about half a mile) which is Blue Point Rd.

Go left onto Blue Point until first traffic light. Turn left at first traffic light onto Buckley.

Ecology Center entrance is on left about one quarter mile.

4. From the north shore-Rte 97 (Nicolls Rd.) south. Go left onto Patchogue-Holbrook Rd.(CR 19)

Follow signs to Woodside Ave. (Rte 99). Go left onto Woodside Ave. (Rte 99) and follow signs to

Buckley Rd. (the signs may say Holtsville Park) Go left onto Buckley Rd. Park is on the right.

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