The Long Island Native Plant Initiative will be holding its annual native plant sale on June 7, 8, 14t and 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or by appointment) at Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus Greenhouse in Riverhead. All plants are produced from seed collected from native plant populations across Long Island and Staten Island. Native plants are less likely to produce allergens.
Plants truly native to Long Island are the most environmentally and ecologically appropriate, requiring little to no amendments or care and add beauty and wildlife habitat to your landscape. Plant lists and directions attached for your convenience and further information can also be found on our LINPI.org. Native plants include New England aster, LI’s only native cactus, the Eastern prickly pear, or native grasses such as little bluestem and switchgrass.
All plants are propagated from seed harvested locally by LINPI, making them the most adapted to Long Island’s natural environment. LINPI is comprised of more than 30 nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, nursery professionals, and citizens. The mission of this organization is to protect biodiversity and the genetic heritage of Long Island’s native plant populations through the creation and application of commercial sources of genetically appropriate local plant materials in landscaping, restoration, and plant propagation. Unable to attend? Please consider making a tax deductible donation to LINPI through the website’s Pay Pal button.
All proceeds of the sale and donations directly benefit LINPI programs in helping to preserve Long Island’s biodiversity and ensure the commercial availability of ecotypic native plants across Long Island.