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 once a week at one of our three garden sites. 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


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!


Gordon's Backyard Permaculture Project


Sweet Woodland Farm & Garden