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What's an Eco-region?

Ecoregions, as defined by the USDA, are large areas of similar climate where ecosystems recur in predictable patterns. See:

Within an eco-region, these "regionally native" plants are sometimes referred to as ecotypes.

In Connecticut, eco59 is a collective of local farmers who produce and sell seed crops of native plants. By increasing the number of ecotype plants growing in local landscapes, this group of farmers is working to increase biodiversity and resilience in ecoregion 59. Learn more about eco59.


Ecoregions of the Northeast

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