Upcoming 2013 Events


All scheduled LELE training events for professional landscapers (with demos and Q&A) for 2013 have been completed.




Read more about the Fall 2013 Yonkers events.


Read more about the Fall 2013 New Rochelle events.





Please check back here for updates concerning future training programs.

Previous 2013 Events:


LELE presentation at the New Rochelle Garden Club (for members and invited guests only)
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013; 1:45pm

LELE Workshop & live demonstration
Saturday, November 2, 1 p.m.: Glenwood Lake Park

Monday, October 28: Flowers Park
LELE Workshop for Municipal Staff

Sat., Oct 26, 10am - O'Hara Nature Center, Irvington - LELE Training for Homeowners and Landscapers

Fall 2013 Landscaper Training Events in Yonkers

Saturday, Sept. 28, 11am
Residence Park Neighborhood of New Rochelle.
LELE Workshop & live demonstration

Wednesday, June 12, 7pm-8:30pm
New Rochelle City Hall
LELE Workshop & live demonstration

Fri., March 15, 10am-11:30am - Greenburgh Nature Center - Training the Trainers

Thurs., March 14, 7pm-8:30pm - Cortland Town Hall - LELE Demo and Q&A

Previous 2012 Events:


Sunday Nov 11 (was Sun., Nov 4, Noon-4pm): Bedford 2020 Compost Tour

Sat., Nov 10, 10am (was Sat., Nov 3, 10am): O'Hara Nature Center, Irvington - LELE Training for Homeowners and Landscapers

Sat., Oct. 27, 11 am: Village Hall, Bronxville - LELE training

Sat., Oct. 27, 11 am: Memorial Park (on Myrtle Boulevard), Mamaroneck - LELE training 

Tues., Oct. 16, 10 am: Travis Hill Park, White Plains (Fairview) - Mulch Mowing Training

Sat., Oct. 13, 2 pm: Greenburgh Nature Center - Mulch Mowing Training

Tues., Oct. 9, 10 am: Hart's Brook Nature Preserve - Mulch Mowing Training

Leaf Mulching presentation at Pleasantville Village Board meeting - Monday Oct. 8, 8pm

Sat, Sept 29, 10am-11am: Longview Road, Scarsdale - Talk, Demo with Q&A

Sun., Sept. 23, 2 pm: Greenburgh Nature Center - Mulch Mowing Training en Espanol

Aug. 27: Technical Consultation with Greenburgh Parks Dep't.

Wed. July 18, 4pm: Scarsdale landscaper training.

Scheduled Events Details

Includes documentation of previous events and additional useful information.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, 1:45pm: LELE presentation at the New Rochelle Garden Club

DON'T THROW AWAY THE VALUABLE NUTRIENTS CONTAINED IN YOUR LEAVES:
Mulch Mow them in place to nourish your lawn and garden beds.


“LOVE ‘EM AND LEAVE ‘EM”
Mulching Campaign for grass and leaves

THE SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE


 This special program is for for Garden Club members and invited guests only.



For more information contact Sustainability Coordinator Deborah Newborn at (914) 654-2003

Saturday, November 2, 1 p.m.: New Rochelle LELE Demo and Q&A, Glenwood Lake Park

DON'T THROW AWAY THE VALUABLE NUTRIENTS CONTAINED IN YOUR LEAVES:
Mulch Mow them in place to nourish your lawn and garden beds.


“LOVE ‘EM AND LEAVE ‘EM”
Mulching Campaign for grass and leaves

THE SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE


Live demonstration of leaf mulch mowing - see how easy it is to put those autumn leaves to work to enrich your soil, grass and flowers. Learn more about leaf mulching techniques through demonstration and Q&A by professional landscapers.

Location:
Glenwood Lake Park (near the intersection of Bergholtz Drive and Calhoun Avenue)


Demos given by Anne Jaffe-Holmes of Greenburgh Nature Center and Nature's Cradle Landscaping.





For more information contact Sustainability Coordinator Deborah Newborn at (914) 654-2003

Landscaping Staff Training for New Rochelle Parks Dept and School District

DON'T THROW AWAY THE VALUABLE NUTRIENTS CONTAINED IN YOUR LEAVES:
Mulch Mow them in place to nourish your turf, trees, and landscape beds.


10/28/2013 -  Mike Debartolo of Masonry Depot and Lynne Richy and the crew of Nature's Cradle demonstrated effective mulch mowing techniques with different kinds of mowers for the New Rochelle Parks Department and the Superintendent and Grounds Manager of the New Rochelle School District.   NRSD will be mulch mowing on all ten school campuses starting this fall, and the NR Parks & Rec. crews will be mulch mowing at several parks including Flowers Park and Davenport Park. 

Mike DeBartolo demonstrates the mulch mowing action of the Vulcher at LELE training at Flowers Park on 10/28/13.






For more information contact Sustainability Coordinator Deborah Newborn at (914) 654-2003

Saturday, Oct 26, 10am; LELE Training at O'Hara Nature Center, Irvington


Anne Jaffe-Holmes of Greenburgh Nature Center and David Duarte of 5 Brothers Landscaping provided demonstrations of both a homeowner style Toro mulching mower and a professional landscaper mower with Vulcher attachment and Gator blades.



Anne Jaffe-Holmes demonstrates proper use of homeowner mulch-mower.

Fall 2013 Landscaper Training Events in Yonkers

Live demonstrations and Q&A to learn more about leaf-mulching techniques were hosted by the City of Yonkers on September 24th,  October 1st (for both Spanish and English speakers), and October 16th (for both Spanish and English speakers).

The workshops were FREE and were led by experienced landscape professionals who have been successfully leaf-mulching for years. The workshops took place at Redmond Park’s North Pavilion in Yonkers.

Here are some photos from these sessions:





Bill Cary of The Journal News wrote about the Oct 1st bilingual training. Read the Oct 4, 2013 article from LOHUD.com (.pdf).

Mow leaves instead of raking them: Local communities are encouraging homeowners and landscapers to stop raking leaves to the curb and instead mow them and leave them on the lawn as a fine mulch. (Video by Joe Larese / The Journal News )

Click the photo above to watch the video clip concerning proper equipment needs for leaf mulching.


Saturday, Sept. 28, 11am, Residence Park Neighborhood of New Rochelle: LELE Workshop & live demonstration

DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR LAWN’S VALUABLE NUTRIENTS - SHRED THEM INSTEAD!

“LOVE ‘EM AND LEAVE ‘EM”
Mulching Campaign for grass and leaves

THE SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE

Mulching (“shredding in place”) is beneficial: Save time and money ~ Have a healthier property ~ Help the environment. Learn more at a free workshop and live demonstration.

Location:
Residence Park Neighborhood of New Rochelle
At the intersection of Elm Street and Liberty Avenue



Event documentation

There was a demonstration of a homeowner mulching mower by Anne Jaffe-Holmes of the Greenburgh Nature Center, and a demonstration of a professional landscaper's mulching mower (with Gator blades and Vulcher mulch plate) by Nature's Cradle. A general Q&A period followed.



For more information contact Sustainability Coordinator Deborah Newborn at (914)654-2003

Sept. 7 Riverfest in Yonkers


LELE down by the River - Reaching out to homeowners at Riverfest on Sept. 7, 2013.  Homeowners learn how to put their fall leaves to work.





Anne Jaffe Holmes discussing use of a homeowner mulching mower.

MJ Wilson showing off the "before" and "after" results of leaf mulching.



Wednesday June 12, 7pm: New Rochelle City Hall - LELE Workshop & live demonstration

DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR LAWN’S VALUABLE NUTRIENTS - SHRED THEM INSTEAD!

“LOVE ‘EM AND LEAVE ‘EM”
Mulching Campaign for grass and leaves

THE SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE

Mulching (“shredding in place”) is beneficial: Save time and money ~ Have a healthier property ~ Help the environment. Learn more at a free workshop and live demonstration.

Location:
New Rochelle City Hall
515 North Avenue New Rochelle, NY
(enter through rear parking lot)


For more information contact Sustainability Coordinator Deborah Newborn at (914)654-2003




Event documentation

Tim Downey of Aesthetic Landscape Care answered questions, provided useful "how to" tips, and gave a leaf mulching demo at the initial New Rochelle training event.

Fri. March 15, 10am-11:30am - Greenburgh Nature Center - Training the Trainers


FREE Invitation Only Event!

Landscapers who already mulch leaves on client properties are invited to a special training session at GNC.


The program will cover enhanced LELE skills and techniques, as well as problem solving and advice from our training staff of professional landscapers like you. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with the techniques so that you can help share the word with your colleagues in the field.

Please call Anne Jaffe if you have questions about this program: 914-813-1251

Thurs. March 14, 7pm-8:30pm - Cortland Town Hall - LELE Demo and Q&A


Recycling Your Leaves Is EASY!

Learn How To LOVE ’EM & LEAVE ’EM

“It’s Green and It Makes Cents!”



Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM 
Town of Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 

DEMO and Q&A - With Your Neighbors

The experts from the Love 'Em and Leave 'Em program are coming to Cortlandt! Learn from the experts, homeowners and landscapers about this common-sense practice that saves money, saves effort, keeps your property healthy and helps the planet!

Imagine: Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a fall season with less raking and noisy leaf-blowing in your neighborhood and fewer leaf piles clogging the streets?

Wouldn’t it be satisfying to know you were nourishing your property with valuable leaf nutrients instead of treating them like garbage to be hauled away?

Please share this invitation with your neighbors (pdf file)

Sponsored by Supervisor Linda Puglisi and the Cortlandt Town Board:
Richard H. Becker, Francis X. Farrell, Ann Lindau-Martin, John E. Sloan 
Town of Cortlandt Green Team














RSVP: Judi Peterson; judip@townofcortlandt.com; 914-734-1002

Or use this link to the Eventbrite invitation to RSVP online for this event:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5290859102.  

Sunday Nov 11 (was Sun., Nov 4, Noon-4pm): Bedford 2020 Compost Tour

Come learn about the ease and many benefits of composting and leaf mulching! Info Session, noon to 2 pm at John Jay Homestead. Tours of composting styles at local homes, schools and farms. Click here for more information and to Register Now!

MJ Wilson, Master Compster,  will be discussing composting. Tim Downey, of Aesthetic Landscape Care, will demonstrate leaf mulching.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Info Center at John Jay Homestead: Noon – 2pm
  • Sign-in and pick-up tour ticket/map
  • Learn the many benefits of composting
  • Learn about the many benefits of leaf mulching
  • Touch, smell & feel finished compost
  • Talk with experienced local composters
  • See a variety of composting bins, tools & accessories

Learn about composting styles and see leaf mulching demonstrated at local homes, farms & schools:  1 – 4pm
Drive to and visit your choice of 9 homes, schools and farms, and see how they turn yard and household food waste into valuable compost.
  • Meet the composter & ask questions
  • See successful composting in action
  • Get inspired to start composting!