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Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, The

Address: 75 Grasslands Road
Hartford Hall at Westchester Community College
Valhalla, NY 10595

Region: Northeast

Phone: (914) 785-7870
Fax: (914) 785-6143
Web: www.nativeplantcenter.org

Organization Structure: Private Non Profit
Organization Scope: State/Regional
Organization Type: Nature Center

Services this organization provides

  • Lobby government
  • Wildflower or native habitat display on property
  • Provide educational programming
  • Open to the public
  • Membership program
  • Offer public programs, trips, seminars, etc.
  • Native plant sales

Native Plant Focus: The conservation of native plants and wildflowers.

Publications: Native Gardens (2x year newsletter)

Description: The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College is dedicated to educating people about the importance of wildflowers and native plants of the Northeast. As the first national affiliate of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, we extend the educational and environmental concepts of the Texas Center to this region. As a community resource, we share information on choosing, growing, and maintaining native plants. We sponsor classes in the spring and fall and host a yearly Wildflower Symposium featuring nationally known speakers. As a botanical garden, we have begun the Lady Bird Johnson Demonstration Garden on the Westchester Community College campus, containing native species which will thrive in the Northeast. There is no better way to learn about and understand these plants than by watching them grow, mature, flower and seed. Won’t you consider supporting our mission and join with us to protect our native wildflowers and plants? The Native Plant Center is a project of the Westchester Community College Foundation. Our Mission Educating people about the environmental necessity, economic value and natural beauty of native plants in the Northeast.

Last Update: 2011-01-04
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