Ecological Culture Initiative
Heritage Gardens Groundbreaking 🌱
Saturday, November 25th, 2017
2 - 5 pm @ St. Joseph's Villa
81 Lynn Ave, Hampton Bays
Please join us for the groundbreaking of the Heritage Gardens at St. Joseph's Villa, a new ECI Teaching Garden for learning ecosystem gardening techniques, habitat restoration, localized food production, composting, rain harvesting & much more!
ECI Community Yoga @ Good Ground Yoga 🌻
Sundays • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Good Ground Yoga • Hamlet Green, 107-5 Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY
led by Anne Moyer & Marc Fasanella
suggested donation: $10 • bring a yoga mat • wear comfortable clothing
The Ecological Culture Initiative will host an Organic Farm-to-Table Winter Solstice Dinner on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 6:30 pm at St. Joseph's Villa at 81 Lynn Ave, Hampton Bays 🍽
Price: $40 per person - limited to 40 people
ECI Winter Session Permaculture Seminar & Retreat
January 1st - 14th, 2018 • At the historic St. Joseph's Villa on Shinnecock Bay
Join the staff of ECI for a two week on-site intensive program of ecology education, organic agriculture, regenerative design, slow food, and wellness.
Hampton Bays, originally established as Good Ground in 1740 as an agrarian and fishing community, contains distinctive ecological characteristics—now threatened by development—that still play an important role in the community’s deeply rooted identity. The Ecological Culture Initiative (ECI), a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to using geospatial mapping and examination to evaluate cultural, historic and ecological assets, which, when taken collectively, bring to light a rationale for why Good Ground can serve as an example of regenerative neighborhood development.
The Ecological Culture Initiative, which launched a seed lending library at the Hampton Bays Library in mid-March, has big plans to turn Hampton Bays into a worldwide leader in the permaculture movement, encouraging food growers to work within the native environment, while also honoring the hamlet’s human history.
ECI's Education Director Marc Fasanella appeared on WRIV's Gianna Volpe Report on March 9th, and discussed important topics including Sustainability, Biodiversity, and the upcoming Seed Movie Encore.
See the staff of the Ecological Culture Initiative present their vision to the Southampton Town Board, including the Good Ground Center for Field Ecology & Regenerative Design.
Seeds are among the most vital things in the world for human survival. Some of the most common foods consumed in America trace back to a handful seeds—including soy, corn, and wheat. But over the past century...
Environmentalists in Hampton Bays are making it easier for their neighbors to eat local and grow their own vegetables. The Ecological Culture Initiative, a new nonprofit led by Marc Fasanella of Hampton Bays, is working on one of its first projects: creating a seed library at the Hampton Bays Library.
After years of attending community meetings to discuss what can be done to improve the (cultural) environment in Hampton Bays—and not seeing much progress—Marc Fasanella decided to take matters into his own hands.