Upcoming events:

Private nature workshops at South Church, Dobbs Ferry, NY (ongoing offering)

To request a private workshop through Roots & Wings, the sustainability initiative of South Church, please write to:

Wild Edibles Workshop, July 15, 2024 (5:30-7:00pm)

Join us in learning the basics of foraging for plants. We'll harvest, inspect, wash and then nibble. All ages are welcome. Children under 18 need to be accompanied by a participating adult. Unfortunately not appropriate for dogs and other pets. Maximum of 20 participants. Groups welcome.

Meet in front of South Presbyterian Church (343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522).  
Suggested donation of $15 per person. Please bring exact cash or personal check (made out to: South Presbyterian Church). No one is turned away for lack of funds. Rain dates to be announced if weather does not cooperate.  

Please send any questions, comments, or concerns to Greg Rosen:

This is a program of Roots & Wings, the sustainability initiative of South Church.  

Click here to sign up

Manse Garden Volunteer Days (ongoing free event, all are welcome)

When: Fridays 4-5pm, April 19 until November. Cancelled in case of rain, high winds, thunderstorms, and temperature extremes.

Where: Manse Garden, located behind the Manse Building (363 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry 10522), on the South Church campus. Public transportation is encouraged and it's about a 5 min walk from the Cedar @ Main St stop of Bee-Line bus routes 0001 and 0006, or a 15 min hilly walk from Dobbs Ferry Metro-North station. If you must drive, please carpool and use street parking on Broadway.

Who & What: Join us in volunteering at the Manse Garden. All ages are welcome. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a good opportunity for children to learn by observing and pitching in alongside their family and other community members. An outdoor and hands-on learning experience. Practice organic gardening and be a part of the local food movement. Spring 2024 activities are expected to include designing garden layout, improving the fencing and netting, building compost, removing invasive plants, adding artwork, watering, growing oyster mushrooms, seed saving, and sowing native plant seeds. We welcome donations of the following used items: cardboard and newspaper (please remove glossy ink, tape, glue, staples). There is a donation jar, where cash or check donations to Roots & Wings are always appreciated (checks made out to "South Presbyterian Church" with "Roots & Wings" in the note section). Let's have fun learning to grow food sustainably! For more information, please email Greg Rosen (the Manse Garden manager):

Some past events:

2024 (March) Wild edibles workshop, South Church, Dobbs Ferry

2024 Drinks from trees workshop for Days of Wonder, Dobbs Ferry

2024 Maple tree tapping at South Church, Dobbs Ferry 

2023 Wild edibles 4-workshop series at South Church, Dobbs Ferry (The first workshop was covered by the Rivertowns Enterprise.)

2023 Foraging Edible Invasives at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

2022 Wild edibles 4-workshop series at South Church, Dobbs Ferry

Mushroom log making workshop at South Church, Dobbs Ferry

Intro to wild edibles and organic gardening at South Church, for Dobbs Ferry Girl Scouts.

Story-Based Navigation at Hillside Woods, for Hastings-on-Hudson Parks & Recreation Dept. Come experience land navigation and mapmaking through oral storytelling.

Wild Edibles at Hillside Woods, for Hastings-on-Hudson Parks & Recreation Dept. Learn the basics of foraging wild plants. There's food at your feet!

Intro to land navigation at Hillside Woods, for Hastings Girl Scouts. 

Storylining, for Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library. Making maps with stories.

Afterschool and school break programs at Lenoir Preserve, Draper Park, and Ravensdale Woods.