Welcome! We are a group of Master Gardeners, park stewards and highly motivated Long Islanders concerned about the overwhelming growth of non-native invasive plants that are out-competing our native heritage and diminishing the value of our rich and complex ecosystems. All of us have a love of native plants and a passion for working to conserve and foster biodiversity both on Long Island and throughout New York State. We started this blog to share our ideas and experiences and to create local connections.
We hope to inspire you to GO NATIVE and join us in this learning process! Areas we’ll be exploring will include:
– identifying non-native invasive plants that can spread and cause harm in our own yards
– methods to safely remove invasive plants in the garden
– beautiful native plants that can replace the invasives, and the many benefits they bring to our gardens.
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