Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Clean Sweep at Tinker Park

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped with park maintenance at Tinker Nature Park. Projects included trail maintenance, cleaning up the wildflower meadow and cleaning out old farm debris near the community gardens.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Upcoming Program

Saturday Morning Garden Seminar:  

April 30th: Perennial Gardens - 10am. 
Presented by Cornell Master Gardener, Jurij Kushner;
 Planning and Caring for your perennial gardens.
Please call 359-7044 to register.
 All programs are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Egg Hunt 2016

A big Thanks to all the Volunteers from the Youth Asset Team, the staff at the Henrietta Recreation Department, Parks Department, Highway Department and Library for helping to make this years egg hunt a success. The weather cooperated and we had one of the biggest crowds in recent memory.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Park Safety

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office asks that we remind everyone about safety when visiting local parks. 
Deputies are aware of recent thefts from cars in parks throughout Monroe County, including Tinker Nature Park.
Visitors are reminded not to leave valuable items unattended in their vehicles.
If anyone notices suspicious activity they are encouraged to call 911 to report it.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Saturday Morning Garden/Education Classes

 Programs begin at 10am. 
All programs are free and open to the public.  
Registration is requested.
Please call 359-7044 to register.

February 27th: Soap making and Cosmetics using natural beeswax and Honey - 10am. Presented by Beth Byrne
March 12th:
Landscaping for Birds, 10am. Presented by Jim Engel, owner of White Oak nursery in Canandaigua. Birds entertain us with their melodious song, daily activities and diversity  of color and form.  In order to attract birds to your yard, you need to supply what birds need to survive. Providing the right habitat is key to their presence in your yard. Jim will discuss many practical ways you can transform your yard and make it a more inviting place to birds . He will also explain how native plants support the base of the food chain, are key to bird survival and will present different native trees, shrubs and perennials whose presence will not only enhance your landscape, but also provide the foundation for your new bird habitat.
April 2nd: Raised Beds and Vegetable Gardening: 10am-noon Presented by Cornell Master Gardener, Jurij Kushner;  With over 40 years of experience growing vegetables, his recommendations and tips will help you to plan out your garden and maximize your garden output. Registration required: Space is limited. Call 359-7044 to register.

April 30th: Perennial Gardens - 10am.
Presented by Cornell Master Gardener, Jurij Kushner; Planning and Caring for your perennial gardens.

May 7th: Rain Gardens: A How to for Homeowners :  10AM
Presented by Caroline Kilmer. Rain gardens are a type of green infrastructure practice that helps to reduce storm water run-off  from rooftops. Come and learn how to design and install a rain garden in your yard; including where to locate it, properly size it and what types of plants to use.  Registration is required - maximum participants is 20. Please call 359-7044 to register.

June 4th: Gardening with Native Perennials: 10am. Presented by Ellen Folts, Owner of Amanda's Garden Native Perennial Nursery. Covering the selection and care of native perennials for your garden.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Recycle your Christmas Tree!

Christmas Tree Recycling and Food Drive
January 9th and 10th from 10am - 2pm
Please bring a non-perishable food donation when dropping off tree.
 Food Donations are for the RH Area Food Terminal.
Please remove plastic bags when dropping off tree.
Mulch from trees to be used on the nature trail.
Chipper Service donated by B&T Tree Service.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Merry Christmas from the Tinker Homestead

Scenes from Christmas at the Tinker Homestead 2015:

The Homestead always seems to be at its finest at Christmas Time. Visitors were treated to the traditional sounds of Christmas by the duo of Jessica and Warren. Thank you to the Homestead Docents and Town Historian Tina Thompson for their  dedication and hard work at all our events through out the past year.