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A healthy yard is not merely a lawn, 
it is a habitat in which you and native 
wildlife coexist in harmony. 
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Pleasantville Honor Society Students Help with Early Spring Clean-Up

Admin : April 14, 2015 8:31 pm : News blog
For a second year, students from Pleasantville High School Honor Society lent a hand. Earlier this spring, with snow still on the ground, students joined Krista to earn community volunteer credit by helping with our spring clean-up of Armstrong’s working backyard landscape. They were treated to fresh eggs from Armstrong’s chickens and a taste of . . . more »

Tracking in the Halle Ravine Winter Wonderland

Admin : April 8, 2015 7:50 pm : News blog
A dozen hardy souls joined PRLC’s Guided Hike in Search of Winter Wildlife at the Halle Ravine on the morning of February 28, and were duly rewarded for their efforts to bundle up early and explore this beautiful nature preserve. Hikers including our Land Steward & Educator, Krista Munger, had packed a narrow foot path . . . more »

Gardening Series features Master Herbalist, Olga Ivanova, Sharing the Benefits of Herbal Teas

Admin : January 19, 2015 1:12 pm : News blog
Gardening Series Herbal Tea Event
On Saturday, January 10th, over a dozen Pound Ridge and neighboring town gardeners met to hear Olga Ivanova, originally from Russia, share her talents and knowledge of growing herbs specifically selected for creative, medicinal, aromatic, therapeutic and just plan delicious, home-brewed teas. Herbs make voluptuous complements to flower or vegetable gardens and have pollinating and . . . more »

Upgrades, Systems Integration and New Green Energy Components Highlighted at the Armstrong House’s Fall Energy Tour

Colin : November 17, 2014 10:46 pm : News blog
Veterans of past Energy and House Tours as well as new visitors had the opportunity to informally tour the green energy systems of the off-the-grid Armstrong House and Education Center with local experts. The tour  highlighted optimization of integrated energy systems for reducing residential resource consumption. Discussion centered around the Armstrong’s upgraded 7kw solar PV . . . more »

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