Long Island Native Grass Sale

Native Grass Sale

Native Grass Sale

The use of native plants in landscaping and restoration activities on Long Island are being increasingly encouraged by local government, environmental organizations and scientists, as the impacts of invasive species and development on biodiversity are understood. In response, there is an increasing demand for such plant material by the public. Unfortunately, such sales have been stifled due to a lack of the initial source of plant material needed to create commercially available native plants.

The Long Island Native Grass Initiative, (LINGI) is a cooperative effort of over 30 non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and nursery professionals whose mission is to bridge the gap between supply and demand by providing/producing the initial source of plant material that is native to Long Island for use by seed producers, nursery growers, and in habitat restorations.

This plant sale is one of our efforts to provide this plant material to the public! Please help support this program which operates solely on volunteer support! The species currently available for sale include:

Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), Little Bluestem (Schizachryium scoparium), Big Blue Stem (Andropogon gerardii), Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), Purple Top (Tridens flavus) and various forbs.

For further information, please feel free to contact me via email or at the number below. If you would like to be removed from this mailing list, please let me know.

Cheers! Polly Weigand- LINGI Coordinator

Polly L. Weigand
Soil District Technician
Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District
423 Griffing Ave. Suite 110
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-2315×3
(631) 727-3160 (fax)

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