Congers: Three Season Wild Edibles and Medicinals Workshop I, with forager Paul Tappenden and herbal teacher Elana Fine for a three season adventure. $55. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rockland Country Day School, 34 Kings Highway. 845-304-5822.
Bronx: Bird Walk. Saturdays at 11 a.m. through June 30. Admission is from $2 to $20. www.nybg.org. 11 a.m. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard. 718-817-8700.
Bronx: “The Art of the Garden Tool: Dibbles and Daisy Grubbers.” Until July 1. www.bpmm.org. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road. 718-885-1461.
Greenburgh: Nature Friendly Gardening Series. Part 3: Bringing Beautiful Butterflies, Skippers and Moths into your Yard. Limited enrollment, pre-registration is preregistration required online at www.greenburghnaturecenter.org. $25. 10-11:30 a.m. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road. 914-723-3470.
Stony Point: Master Gardener Volunteer Training. Applications are being accepted until June 30 for the Master Gardener Volunteer Training. Training will take place from September 2012 through February 2013. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. This training program is designed for volunteers from the community who enjoy gardening and working with people. Volunteers are asked to donate 100 hours over a two-year period, working in the community educating youth and adults about gardening and the environment. The fee of $300 includes horticultural resources from Cornell University. Download an application packet at www.rocklandcce.org or call Ellen Chorba at 845-429-7085, ext. 117 weekdays, or fax a request to 845-429-8667 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County, 10 Patriot Hills Drive. 845-429-7085.
Yonkers: Saturday Workshops. Fruit trees and bushes. Free. 9-10 a.m. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Drive. 914-375-4700.
Harriman: Dragons and Damsels of Rockland. Meet Alan and Della Wells of Rockland Audubon at the commuter parking ;ot, Route 9W in Stony Point (just south of Hogan’s Diner) for carpooling. Learn to identify common dragonflies and damselflies at Lily Pond in Harriman State Park (short drive followed by short hike). Bring water, snack, binoculars. Call to confirm if rainy or overcast. Free. 9 a.m. Harriman State Park, Off Palisades Parkway. 845-942-5751.
Tuxedo: Solstice Hike in Sterling Forest. Meet Tom Fuller of Rockland Audubon at the cul-de-sac at the end of Ironwood Drive, Tuxedo. Celebrate the longest day of the year with a brisk, 4-mile hike to Sterling Lake on a mostly level woods road. Bring water. Biting insects are possible. Over by dark. Free. 5 p.m. Sterling Forest State Park, Old Forge Road. 845-351-2893.
Yonkers: Saturday Workshops. Roses. Free. 9-10 a.m. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Drive. 914-375-4700.
Stony Point: Master Gardener Demo Garden Tours. Visitors can tour the gardens and learn which plants grow best in Rockland County. Gardens included are: Ralph Snodsmith Perennial Garden; Hillside and Shade Garden; Fern Garden; Herb Garden; Ornamental Grass Garden; Cutting Garden; Container Gardens; Native Plants; and the Rain Garden. Tours will be also held on July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 28. 1 to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. No registration. Children welcome. www.rocklandcce.org. Free. 1-2 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland, 10 Patriot Hills Drive. 845-429-7085.
Katonah: Composting Workshop in Bylane’s Vegetable Garden. Master gardener Cathy Clare will teach you how easy and economical it is to create rich soil using organic waste. The session is hands-on, so dress for gardening and plan to harvest herbs to bring home. Registration required. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Also 9-11 a.m. June 30. Bedford Audubon Society, Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Road. 914-232-1999.
Piermont: First Sunday Walk at Piermont Pier. Meet Carol Weiss of Rockland Audubon at the ball field parking lot at Piermont pier. Over around 10 a.m. Free. 8 a.m. Ferry Road. 845-358-3659.
Pomona: The Orchards of Concklin 300th Anniversary Festival. Music, farm tours, square dancing and children’s activities. Grilled food will be available for purchase. Free. 1-6 p.m. Orchards of Concklin, 2 S. Mountain Road. 845-354-0369.
Pleasantville: Presentation of the Life, Times and Work of Beatrix Farrand. Colleen Plimpton presents a first-person presentation about Farrand (1872-1959), America’s first female landscape architect and a founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Though overlooked for decades, her work is being rediscovered. Many of her gardens, such as Bellefield in Hyde Park, NY, Hill-Stead in Farmington, CT, and Garland Farm in Bar Harbor, ME, have been restored. Farrand also designed several gardens in Mount Pleasant. Free. 7:30 p.m. Mount Pleasant Public Library, 350 Bedford Road. 914-769-0548.
Yonkers: Saturday Workshops. Birds and butterflies. Free. 9-10 a.m. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Drive. 914-375-4700.