ECI Teaching Gardens
The ECI Teaching Gardens provide community members with a hands-on, adult beginner organic gardening opportunity. Members learn how to plant, cultivate, harvest, and preserve produce from shared garden space in a cooperative learning environment. The program follows the growing season from March through November. Instruction and volunteer opportunities take place at our Heritage Gardens at St. Joseph's Villa on Fridays 2 - 6 PM, and on our monthly Permablasts, every 2nd Saturday. The goal of the ECI Teaching Gardens program is to empower community members with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to produce their own homegrown organic vegetables. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage Gardens at St. Joseph's Villa
The Ecological Culture Initiative (ECI) is creating a Heritage Garden at St. Joseph’s Villa in Hampton Bays. We plan to cultivate not only a community of plants, but also people, through providing an opportunity to learn traditional organic gardening as well as ecosystem gardening techniques, habitat restoration, localized food production, composting, rain harvesting & much more! Volunteers are welcome on Fridays 2 - 6 PM, and on our monthly Permablasts, every 2nd Saturday, for planting, watering, and weeding.
Gordon's Backyard Permaculture Project
A half acre edible forest garden on a residential property. Densely cultivated along a natural sloping grade, the landscape included nut trees, maple tapping, fruit orchard, berry bushes, native and ornamental pollinator gardens, as well as an incredible variety of vegetables in season.
Sweet Woodland Farm & Garden
A backyard homestead on a half acre pine barrens property. This garden features animal husbandry, including sheep, rabbits, chickens, guniea fowl, and Billie the Turkey, as well as heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruit, medicinal herbs, and native plantings.
The 2nd Saturday of each month from 1 - 5 PM we will host a Permablast at one of our teaching gardens. Join staff from ECI where (weather permitting) we will cultivate a community of organic plants, as well as people. Learn basic principles of permaculture, including organic gardening, composting, hugelkultur, & sustainable irrigation.
The next ECI Permablast will be Saturday, June 9th, at the Heritage Gardens at St. Joseph's Villa, 81 Lynn Ave, Hampton Bays, NY. Please direct any questions to email@example.com or 631-335-9137 (call or text) 🌱