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Greenort Harbor

Greenport HarborAs you can see, Greenport harbor was quiet last week.   Still and all, it’s  worth visiting this time of year–the stores are open and the good owners will welcome you inside.

The Floyd Memorial Library is always an inviting center of activity.    Don’t miss it.

The Streets are Quiet in Greenport……

imagebut there’s plenty of action at Floyd Memorial Library.    These are our Read a Recipe children at their first Spring session.    A great start to another great year.



Greenport I the Winter: A Center of Activity

imageThey aren’t singing the winter blues in Greenort, as the above photo attests.   Scott, our friend and owner at Burton’s Bookstore,  has been placing orders for new books that’ll no doubt fly off the shelves.  Get in and buy before someone else beats you to it.

Art from a Read a Recipe Fan: Watch Out Matisse

One of the fans of our program has been dabbling in collage.  This is a work he did while on Long Island, where he attended the 4-H Camp.   Good memories for him.   image                              Thanks, Robbie!

“Cultivation” at Teachers College, Columbia Univerity and our children

“”Cultivation”,   a documentary  by Giacchino Taliercio about Joan Gussow and her course on Nutritional Ecology given at Teachers College, premiered  in November.   This impressive introduction to the life-changing work of Dr. Gussow reflects on her work past and present and her influence on the public.  Of particular interest?    Our children are in the documentary!   Now we’re waiting for the film to open.   More to follow, so stay posted.

The Children Visit Charnews Farm in Southold/Peconic Land.

The Read a Recipe  children had a bang-up, great time at Charnews Farm recently.   Julie introduced Denise Market, farm manager, who did a stellar job once again, teaching the children about sustainability on the farm and just how important it is.   They began their outing in the barn–see the photo–then took a tour.  It was a win-win all round.   Learning and having fun: how can you beat it?    Many thanks to Denise and Peconic Land Trust for their leadership and continued partnership.