Starflower Experiences
Long Island, New York
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Starflower Experiences, Inc. is a local not-for-profit educational organization that offers programs and experiences to help people understand, appreciate, and live more in harmony with the earth's life systems.

What's happening at Manor Farm


The sunflowers won't be blooming until late July, although we won't have many this year. We really appreciate your leaving donations to help keep this going.

  meet our bees Meet our bees--Bee Informed
Rangers of the EarthTM

Starflower Experiences was lucky to be a pilot site for The Institute for Earth Education's Rangers of the Earth program. This was the 20th year at the Martin Luther King Jr School in Wyandanch.

On patrol
Finding a 'friend' while on patrol

This powerful program takes a whole year to complete, yet requires only 2 full days at an outdoor site plus opportunities for youngsters to explore natural places in their own community.

Check out our upcoming events:
    Want to volunteer at Manor Farm? contact Elisa at 631-213-1927
    Next Long Island Repair Café October 26 at the South Country Library
    Sunflower Festival July 27-28
    You're Invited to a Moth Ball August 17
    Pollinator Party September 28

Volunteers welcomed!

To register for events at Manor Farm, call Elisa at 631-213-1927.

Summer Sunflower Festival
While we may not have many sunflowers this year, we still want you to come and celebrate summer with us. This event is a fundraiser for us at Manor Farm.

Bee Informed
Come and meet our honey bees and learn about them. 12 noon. $10/person

Considering keeping bees yourself? Meet with our beekeeper and learn the basics. 3 pm. $50/person

Both on Sept. 14, 28 at Manor Farm!

You're invited to a Moth Ball
August 17 at 6:00 pm at Manor Farm

Repair Café October 26

Next Repair Café will be Saturday October 26 at the South Country Library in Bellport from 12 - 3. Mark your calendar. Save your broken stuff.

We always need more repair coaches--if you're good at fixing things, please let us know. We need someone who can work on jewelry. We are looking for people who can 'heal' stuffed animals or fix clothing. We'd love to have someone do on-site lessons on sewing on a button or darning socks or other simple DIY stuff. Are you a mental health professional who'd like to help "fix" people and can be a good listener for people who need to just talk? Are you good with computers? Good with fixing electronic stuff? Good at repairing furniture or miscellaneous items?

Other upcoming dates
October 26 South Country Library
November 2 Copiague Library
November 16 Middle Country Library

Pollinator Party: a celebration of bees and other pollinators
September 28 noon - 4:00 pm, raindate September 29
Are you a worker bee? a honey bee? a mason bee? a sweat bee? a nurse bee? a Bee-yonce? a Cardi-bee? You can bee any kind of bee you want. Come in costume! For all ages.

Can you help?

We are looking for donations of:
      · berets (adult sized)
      · pitchers (for drinks)
      · cloth napkins
      · solid color table cloths for 8' tables
      · old Ranger Rick magazines
      · gloves/mittens for winter
      · clippers and loppers for trimming trails
      · binoculars
      · 10 x 10 'festival' tents
      · raincoats/ponchos to fit ages 10 through adult
      · a library-style step stool

We're seeking people to help keep trails trimmed in Berkeley Jackson County Park and Manor Road Park. If you are not susceptable to poison ivy, we especially need you! We also need someone who can do some minor carpentry/constructon for a few interior projects at Manor Farm.

Thanks for the very generous help!

Thanks to Rachel Scelfo, Mr. Russell Albanese, Carlene Thomas, and Winters Brothers for sponsoring our Planeteer Alliance Summit

Thanks to Jovia Credit Union for sponsoring our Sunflower Festival at Manor Farm

Thanks to PSE&G employees for sponsoring our soon-to-come native pollinator garden and "Honey House" at Manor Farm.

You can phone us at 516-938-6152 or email us at

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Donations to Starflower Experiences are tax-deductible.
You can still send a check or donate needed items, but if you want to donate here online, now you can!

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