This week in the villages: Attn parents: It’s time to sign up your kids for the Winter Recreation programs. Attn gardeners: The Nyack Community Garden is accepting applications until Feb 23. Attn Orangetown: Six months in the making, the Orangetown Bicycle Study holds an information session with analysis and recommendations on Thursday night.
by Mike Hays
A determined band of gardeners descend on the Garden of Faith at the base of Hook Mountain every Friday from early spring through fall to grow organic vegetables for Nyack residents in need of food. Led by Master Gardener Janet Fenton, the group grew over 2,400 pounds of vegetables in 2016 for free distribution at Nyack’s St. Ann’s Food Cupboard every Saturday.
Come to the Garden Club of Nyack’s annual plant sale on Sat May 31 from 10a-2p. Select from local plants that will thrive in our climate and soil because most of what’s sold has come from members’ very own Hudson Valley gardens. Perennials, shrubs, seedlings, bulbs, and natives will all be available.
by Anne Meore
You hear it often – physical activity is critical for good health. But, if conventional exercise makes you want to go back to bed, try thinking of the garden as your gym. Gardening builds endurance, flexibility and strength. Spending time with Mother Nature also reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and decreases feelings of depression.
by Jennifer Hausler Most donations to food banks are of the canned and packaged variety, but did you know there’s a way to donate fresh, local, healthy produce? Plant a Row for the Hungry is a national campaign, started by the Garden Writers Association. They help individuals and organizations connect[…]