2014 LELE Training Events



Read more about the 2014 Training Events (includes photo and video documentation where available).



Demonstration of Vulcher 2 - August 6, 5:30pm in New Rochelle


Demonstration of Vulcher 2 - August 6, 5:30pm in New Rochelle

A free demonstration of the latest and greatest in mulch mowing technology was presented on Wed. Aug. 6, 5:30 pm at Huguenot Park in front of the New Rochelle High School on North Avenue in New Rochelle.

Walter Butler, owner/founder of Innovative Mulching Technologies and Inventor of the Vulcher Safety Mulcher, demonstrated his new, high performance Vulcher 2, which takes mulch mowing to a new level! With cylconic baffles and a red-tipped kicker blade, the Vulcher 2 makes mulching both faster and more effective than ever, cutting grass and leaves into 1/8"- 1/4" pieces.

Tim Downey, Aesthetic Landscape Care assisted in the demonstration and answered questions from local landscapers about mulch mowing techniques and strategies. Participating were Michael Iorio, President of the New York State Turf & Landscape Association, and Vice President NYSTLA Joe Wager.



Piles of whole oak leaves were wetted down to simulate the challenging mulching conditions that landscapers often face.

Tim answering questions from local landscapers.
Michael and Joe wetting down the leaves.
ON the left, the original Vulcher has been used to mulch mow the wet leaves.
Note the cleaner look on the right side of the demonstration area where the Vulcher 2 was used.




The City of New Rochelle has contracted the Greenburgh Nature Center to organize 6 free mulch mowing demonstration/trainings for landscapers and property owners to be held in different areas of New Rochelle through the month of September and October. 

Questions: Call: 914-536-3015.






2013 LELE Training Events


Read more about the Fall 2013 Yonkers events.

Read more about the Fall 2013 New Rochelle events.



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