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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 10 Events

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 10 Events

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a popular Western New York tradition featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, is open for the 2013 season! Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

Providing musical entertainment on Saturday, Aug. 10, will be singer/guitarist Don Z. from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m., followed by the duet of Dan & Leanne from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m., and Birdie Cree from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The market also welcomes several community groups this Saturday, including Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, the SPCA, Precious Paws, Lexington Co-op and the BAVPA Band Boosters. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 27 Events

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 27 Events

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a popular Western New York tradition featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, is open for the 2013 season! Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

Audubon Secret Gardens Announced

Audubon Secret Gardens Announced

Jamestown, NY – “We call them ‘Secret Gardens’ because they are largely hidden from the street, but with this announcement, their locations are no longer secret!”

With those words, Merle Szydlo, the organizer of Jamestown Audubon’s 2013 Secret Gardens Tour, revealed where all six gardens will be on the Saturday, June 29, tour:

  • Janet Brown – 4289 Cowing Road, Lakewood
  • Kathy Holdridge – 27 Dearborn Street, Jamestown
  • Kay and Gary Johnson – 4107 Nutt Road, Busti
  • Sharon Lisciandro – 140 Winch Road, Lakewood
  • Ruth Lundin – 4307 Nutt Road, Busti
  • Linda McCallum – 62 Hanford Avenue, Jamestown

Szydlo noted that all the gardeners are working hard so their displays will be perfect for the event. Rain or shine, the tour is from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Peace Corps Adventure Leads Former Volunteers to the WNY Land Conservancy

Peace Corps Adventure Leads Former Volunteers to the WNY Land Conservancy

To say that the newest additions to the staff at the Western New York Land Conservancy — Jajean Rose-Burney and his wife Ana Hernández Balzac — have interesting resumes would be a dramatic understatement. While volunteers in the Peace Corps, Jajean and Ana spent 27 months in Puebla, Mexico, successfully tackling problems that often seemed insurmountable. 

Among other things, Jajean helped protect a globally important wetland twice the size of the city of Buffalo from rapid and unplanned urban development, while Ana enabled nearly 100 schools throughout the state of Puebla to become certified “Green Schools.”

Learn Butterfly Gardening at Audubon

Learn Butterfly Gardening at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – How would you like to turn your yard into a butterfly preserve? 

At the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Butterfly Gardening workshop you can learn how a few simple plants and paying attention to basic butterfly needs can transform your yard into a butterfly paradise.

From 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the class will walk you through everything you need to know.

While butterflies seem to appear like magic in some yards and to only fly through others, you can learn how to make the butterflies stay in your yard by providing the food, habitat and shelter they require for all stages of their lives.

The class will be indoors and will include a tour of Audubon’s butterfly garden at the end.

S.H.A.R.E Workshop at Audubon

S.H.A.R.E Workshop at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Center & Sanctuary will kick off National Pollinator Week with a workshop to show simple ways to improve your yard for wildlife. 

The S.H.A.R.E. workshop will be presented from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

S.H.A.R.E. stands for Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment and is based on the principle that anything you do, even in a small area, improves the environment in your neighborhood. If half the people on a block improve the habitats in their yards, it can make a significant impact on the health and diversity of animals on that block.

The program will be mostly inside, with a brief walk outside to see how Audubon has improved the habitat around its building.

Audubon Tour Adds Garden

Audubon Tour Adds Garden

Jamestown, NY – Jamestown Audubon’s 2013 Secret Gardens Tour now boasts six gardens for your viewing pleasure.

With two gardens in Busti, two in Lakewood, and two in Jamestown, there is something for everyone who admires beauty and appreciates all the hard work that goes into it.

The Secret Gardeners for the Saturday, June 29, event are Janet Brown, Kathy Holdridge, Kay Johnson, Sharon Lisciandro, Ruth Lundin, and Linda McCallum.

Tour organizer Merle Szydlo says, “The variety of this year’s gardens is unprecedented on our tour. We have gardens measured in feet, and gardens measured in acres. We have country gardens and urban gardens. We have wildlife habitats and a unique, environmentally-friendly home whose roof garden is part of a water retention project. We even have a gardener who fosters felines for the local Humane Society, so you could come home with garden ideas AND a new friend.”