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Zero Waste Garden Tour

Event Details

Zero Waste Garden Tour

Time: June 11, 2011 from 10am to 4pm
Location: see schedule below
Street: 223 Main Street
City/Town: Beacon, NY
Website or Map:…
Phone: 347-528-6258
Event Type: garden, tour
Organized By: Jean Brennan
Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2012

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Event Description

The Beacon Zero Waste Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, June 11th. The day's events will include two separate led garden tours, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Aside from enjoying the spectacular gardens of our local residents, there will be an emphasis on composting, organic pest management, and general inputs and outputs. The tour will encourage neighborly knowledge sharing to help motivate and assist residents in their organic gardening efforts and to reduce garbage output through composting. The Green Teens will lead a compost workshop. See schedule below or posters around town for details. This event is free and open to the public. Participants will have the option of traveling as a group along the tour route on bikes.


TOUR1/ 10a-12p
Meet: 9:45a DMV Parking Lot, 223 Main Street
Tour Guide: Philomena Kiernan
Holly Bogdanffy, 19 DeWindt Street (10a - 10:25)
Naomi Sachs, 55 S. Brett Street (10:35 - 11:00)
Joan Martorano, 9 Wodell Street (11:10 - 11:35)
Philomena Kiernan, 80 Overlook Ave (11:45 - 12:10)

Led by Green Teens & Helanna Bratman, 12:30p - 1:30p
Seed to Fruit garden, 528 Main Street

TOUR2/ 2p-4p
Meet: 1:45p at 9 Mackin Street
Tour Guide: Sarah Elisabeth
Matthew Freedman, 9 Mackin Street (2:00 - 2:25)
Karen Sine, 13 Dutchess Terrace (2:35 - 3:00)
Anna West, 57 Dutchess Terrace (3:10 - 3:35)
Rafiqua Doniger, 99 N. Elm Street (3:45 - 4:10)

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Comment by Joan Martorano on June 2, 2012 at 6:16am

This is a posting for last year's tour (2011).

Comment by Michael Gabor on June 1, 2012 at 12:37pm

The tour is Saturday June 9th not the 11th as listed above.

Comment by Justin Riccobono on June 13, 2011 at 10:47am
Thank you all for your involvement with the Garden Tour.  I met some great people and there are so many new ideas happing around town.  Thanks to the Green Teens group also, the kids really know thier stuff.  Please try to make time to visit the newly added Sargent - Downing Gardens and Nursery at the Universiry Settlement Camp.   We are having a Fathers Day Pancake breakfast starting at 10am this Sunday.  Additional details will follow.  Thanks again.
Comment by Joan Martorano on June 13, 2011 at 8:16am
This was such a fun event!  If we keep it going, it will be wonderful to see how the gardens progress over time.  Thanks to all who visited me, and thanks to all the gardeners who opened up their gardens for viewing.
Comment by Jean Brennan on June 12, 2011 at 10:47am

Enjoyed seeing all your gardens. Photos are now posted on the FB event page:

Comment by Philomena on June 12, 2011 at 7:18am

This was so much fun !! What a variety of gardens and plantings we have in Beacon, and great neighbors. I just love talking about plants with plant people :-) Sorry I had to miss the afternoon tour, sounds like it was fantastic, but I had a family event I had to attend.

Thanks to Anna and Jean for organizing this, it was great ! 

Comment by Anna West on June 11, 2011 at 5:26pm

Thanks everyone!!  The morning tour was amazing. Very sorry I didn't bring a notebook to write down plant names. You all gave me wonderful ideas.


Thanks too for everyone coming to visit my garden in the afternoon.  I forgot to take pictures but I think it must have been 30 people.   Really fun.

Comment by Jack Sine on June 11, 2011 at 1:55pm
Hi everyone. The rain is better than that heat!  I'm usually in the garden rain or shine, sometimes even in moonlight.  Looking forward to the Tour. 
Comment by Philomena on June 11, 2011 at 6:47am
A litle rain never hurt a gardener :-) Looking forward to seeing all these gardens in Beacon !
Comment by Anna West on June 10, 2011 at 10:19pm
I'll be going on the morning tour, in the afternoon tour. Good weather too.

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