ReWild Long Island
ReWild Long Island works with communities on Long Island to protect and improve the biodiversity, resilience and health of regional ecosystems by adopting sustainable landscaping and gardening practices centered around native plants.
A note from ReWild Long Island:
Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society (CNPHS) has generously allowed ReWild Long Island (RWLI) the use of open garden space adjacent to the Thomas Dodge Homestead in Port Washington. ReWild plans to showcase native plants in the gardens, and promote the strong and growing demand for environmentally-friendly landscaping that increases bio-diversity and reduces the negative effects of the conventional approach to gardening.
Even with growing awareness of the ecological value of native plants, it is not easy to see practical examples of garden designs that residents can emulate in their yards. ReWild hopes that a journey through these gardens will allow residents to learn about native plant selections by viewing them in aesthetically pleasing garden designs easily replicated in private and public landscape projects. The location of these gardens, on the historic property shared with the Thomas Dodge Homestead provides an additional opportunity to present native plants in historical context, creating awareness of their use in medicine, clothing, food and art by natives and immigrants.
Society Trustees meet with ReWild Long Island board members to look over the property at the Dodge Homestead.
ReWild will kick off the planting season with a Native Plant Sale at the Thomas Dodge gardens at the Society's Dodge Spring Fling on May 16th, 2020. We welcome volunteers to help us plan and organize the sale to ensure the health and safety of all!
Society trustees Betty Mintz and Linn Johnson will be the key conduits between CNPHS and RWLI, helping both groups expand the enormous educational opportunities ahead.