Volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got dirty on Saturday, March 30, in Amagansett. Quail Hill Farm, which operates on land belonging to the Peconic Land Trust, hosted its annual seeding workshop under the early spring sunshine. Members of the farm’s team gave a demo on how to properly set the seeds in compost cells, then volunteers put their training to use. This year’s crops will live in the greenhouse until May 18, when everyone is invited back to transplant the seedlings into the field.
The Riverhead Peacemakers will receive the “United for Kindness” award from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center on May 22.The Riverhead Peacemakers are a fourth grade student-led anti-bullying movement started by Morgan Dunn, now in ninth grade, when she was at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School. The Peacemakers in both schools meet with Shannon Kutner, Riverhead Community Awareness Program’s elementary school social worker, during recess to discuss ways to prevent and reduce bullying in their schools. In January, the students assisted their schools by organizing student and staff participation in the Great Kindness Challenge, as well as other activities.