Nature & Garden

To register please call 914-606-6830 and press option 1

Introduction to Birds
Learn to identify birds using the GISS (General Impression of Size and Shape), their adaptations, habitats, and where to find them locally. First meeting will consist of classroom presentation, followed by a field session at the Rockefeller State Park (entrance on Route 117).
CE-SCI 2013VA, 2 Sat., June 4 & 11, 9:30-11:00 am, $30 (+ $6 parking fee at park).
H Weber. #5687
NEW! Introduction to Landscape Design
Learn the essential terminology, concepts and principles to turn any residential property into a coherently designed landscape. Learn how to conduct a site inventory and analysis, develop design concepts and schematics and create a final landscape plan. Particular attention will be paid to integrating native plants and utilizing sustainable design best practices.
CE-GRDN 2078, 3 Wed., June 1-15, 7:00-10:00 pm, GTW-219, $95. L Becker. #5702

Certificate in Sustainable Vegetable Production
Presented by Westchester Community College
and Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center

The certificate curriculum will prepare those who wish to develop agricultural and entrepreneurial skills, as well as those wishing to enhance their knowledge of vegetable production. Program focus is based on environmentally sound, community based, small-farm practices. The program consists of 45 hours of core courses, 18 hours of electives, and 16 hours of community service at the farm, for a total of 79 hours.

All courses are held at Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, located at 1271 Hanover Street in Yorktown Heights (

NEW! Hands-on-Fieldwork Days
Provides 16 hours of community service at the farm, required for your certificate. Work side-by-side with farmers in the field, volunteering your time, and get a practical hands-on learning experience. Work in the fields and/or greenhouses, planting, weeding, harvesting, and preparing vegetables for sale at the farm stand. These are coordinated volunteer days with a special topic and/or focus each week related to real-world time and farm sensitive needs. All volunteers will need to complete insurance waivers at Hilltop Hanover Farm.
CE-GRDN 2079, 8 Sat., July 9-Aug. 27, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Hilltop Hanover, $100. #5703