Friday, January 25, 2013

Cooking with Herbs - Part 1
The Hansen Nature Center hosted Chef Rosita Cardi-Miller for an introductory program on Cookiing with Herbs. The demand for the program was very high, and Chef Rosita has scheduled a repeat program on Saturday, Feb. 9th at 1pm. If interested in attending please call 359-7044 to register as space is limited.

Full House at the Hansen Nature Center
Chef Rosita explaining how to grow your own herbs.
Prepping herbs for an herb infused dipping oil.
Sample of  fresh herb infused oil.
A taste of fresh made herbal dressing.

Upcoming Garden Programs:

 February 2nd: Planning this Year's Flower Beds at Tinker Nature Park.  If you are interested in Volunteering with the Gardens at Tinker Nature Park, Join Cornell Master Gardener and Henrietta Garden Club Member, John Colagrosso in a review of last year's beds and to assist in planning for the upcoming year.

February 9th: Integrated Pest Management. Lois Dannenberg, Certified Pest Applicator and Arborist of Broccolo Tree & Landscape will introduce you to Integrated Pest Management Strategies for your home landscaping. 
 All programs run from 10am until noon unless otherwise stated. Programs are free, space is limited. Please call 359-7044 to reserve a seat.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

2013 Tree Recycling and Food Drive at Tinker Nature Park

Steady Stream of Trees Both Days

Pile of Trees Ready for the Chipper

Making Mulch - Pile of mulch is from trees collected this weekend.

Great community support for the food drive.
 Tinker Nature Park Held its annual Tree Recycling Program and Food Drive January 5th and 6th. Thank you to all the folks who brought their trees to be recycled for mulch to be used on our Nature Trail. We would like to also thank everyone who participated in the food drive for the R-H Area Food Terminal. This year we were able to fill a mini-van with food donations, one of our largest collections ever! We would also like to thank B&T Tree Service for their donation of manpower and chipper for this program.