Digging Deeper: Special Programs at Edwina von Gal's Marsh House

Digging Deeper: Special Programs at Edwina von Gal's Marsh House

Photo: Allan Pollock-Morris

Edwina von Gal—Marsh House

Sat, Jul 14 
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Digging Deeper programs at Edwina von Gal's Marsh House. Admission is $7 per person for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance, children 12 and under free.

10:30 a.m.: Tea for Two, the Soil and You! Sip delicious tea in the garden while we demonstrate how to create aerated compost tea for soil health and productivity! Learn about the equipment, the process, and the benefits of adding compost tea into your organic gardening routine. There is no additional fee for this program and no registration is required.

11 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Walk with Edwina von Gal to explore the garden she calls her "play pen, laboratory and retreat...an unruly, willful version of what I do for my clients." There is no additional fee for these tours and no registration is required.

12 p.m.: Beneficial Bugs Workshop and Bug Release with Fran Reidy. Join twenty-five-year beneficial bug veteran Fran Reidy for a presentation on how to identify the good guys, how to attract them and how they help out in your garden. Afterwards, we will release beneficial bugs in the spaces and places they will do the most good. Fran is owner of Dryad Tree & Shrub Diagnostics, a NYS Certified Arborist, Sustainable Landscape Technician and Biocontrol Expert. There is no additional fee for this program and no registration is required.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: The Dirt on Soil Health. Join toxin-free land care crusader Edwina von Gal, Paul Wagner, president of Greener Pastures Organics, Board Certified Master Arborist, as well as a NYS Certified Nursery Professional with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture, and Debbie Allen, PhD, Agricultural Stewardship Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, to get all of the good dirt on soil health! It is the new frontier. Healthy soil means healthy, strong and resilient plants, no need for chemicals. Learn the importance of soil tests: how to send soil samples for testing and more importantly how interpret the results! Take a look into the guts of your garden as we explore the soil biome under the microscope. Learn all about the world of compost tea: how to make, how to know when it is good. Get familiar with the equipment, the process and the benefits of adding compost tea into your organic gardening routine by making your own or becoming an educated consumer. There is no additional fee for this program, but registration is required and space is limited. Call 1(888) 842-2442 or email opendays@gardenconservancy.org to register.

Marsh House is open to Open Days visitors on this date from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the Suffolk County Open Day.

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