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POLLINATOR PATHWAYS is a growing movement to create a thriving habitat for pollinators by creating safe places for bees, butterflies and birds. They encourage simple actions, like skipping synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, planting native, and leaving some leaves for overwintering insects. Anyone can participate, whether you have a little container on a balcony or 10 acres. By working together, we can make a huge difference. Add your property to the map.
NATIVE PLANTS LIST recommended for Westchester County homeowners and landscapers.
PERFECT EARTH PROJECT "Transforming landscapes and minds, yard by yard" was founded in 2013 by Edwina von Gal. It is a rapidly expanding non-profit organization operating from offices in East Hampton, NY. They raise consciousness about the dangers of synthetic lawn and garden chemicals to humans, animals, and the environment, and educate homeowners and professionals about natural, PRFCT (toxic-free) techniques that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost.
MONARCH WATCH teaches about monarch butterflies and how we can help preserve these amazing populations. Each fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to areas in Mexico and California where they wait out the winter until they return in the spring. The monarch migration is truly one of the world's greatest natural wonders, yet it is threatened by habitat loss. To offset the loss of milkweeds and nectar sources we need to create, conserve, and protect milkweed/monarch habitats. You can help by creating "Monarch Waystations" (monarch habitats) in home gardens, at schools, businesses, parks, zoos, nature centers, along roadsides, and other plots of land.
The Mount Pleasant Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) has created an extensive NATIVE PLANT LIST that helps group plants by growing conditions and lists prohibited and invasive plants.
The UCONN DATABASE PLANT LIST
At this site are plant information pages that contain text, photographs, illustrations and Latin name pronunciations.
THE LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER WEBSITE is a great place to find out more about plants. You can do a detailed search or find lists of plants for all different needs.
CARY INSTITUTE IN MILLBROOK, NY For more than thirty years The Cary Institute team of scientists has been investigating the complex interactions that govern the natural world. Their objective findings lead to more effective policy decisions and increased environmental literacy.
The NATIVE PLANT CENTER: Find out how you can enhance your own gardens with native plants by visiting their demonstration gardens at the Westchester Community College Campus in Valhalla, attending Go Native U classes, events, their annual plant sale, or in a number of other ways.
BEDFORD 2020 @ is a non-profit organization leading a grass roots effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the town of Bedford, NY. They are making a difference through community programs that span five action areas, including: Energy, Food & Agriculture, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, and Water & Land Use. Bedford 2020 programs are led by the work of nine Task Forces staffed with over 90 community volunteers. Log on for great ideas and sign up for their newsletters. Contact info: Bedford 2020, PO Box 812, Bedford Hills, NY 10507 | 914.620.2411
CONSUMERNOTICE is a consumer advocacy website dedicated to providing reliable health and safety information and empowering consumers to assert their legal rights. Their team works side-by-side with consumer advocates and legal experts to educate the public on harmful products, drugs and medical devices, digital security, environmental hazards, and personal injuries caused by corporate and individual negligence.
HOW TO BUILD A GREENHOUSE AT HOME: It's possible to spend an absolute fortune building a greenhouse, but it's also possible to build one very inexpensively. This site has many suggestions showing different sites to find information.
BACKYARD MONEY SAVER GUIDE TO GROWING FOOD
Are you looking for a way to save some money while eating more delicious and nutrient dense food? This websites has tons of resources for where to start.
GROW YOUR OWN MUSHROOMS
Have you ever thought of growing your own mushrooms. One really easy mushroom to grow is Wine Cap Mushrooms (See Our Gardens). Field and Forest and Mushroom Mountain have tons of information and spores to get you started.
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