Click on the image below for Kate Brandes' wonderful native garden plans.
The Great Barrington Pollinator Action Plan is an educational toolkit that could be picked up by anyone in the northeast region of the United States, and likely provide enough information to identify and prioritize sites, and implement pollinator habitat in those areas. Anyone with access to a piece of land or sidewalk strip can use this plan. Click on the image below for more information.
Xeriscape design is water efficient landscaping that relies on native plants that are drought tolerant. In Connecticut and New York, water has always been plentiful, but climate change and development are putting new pressure on water supplies. We are taking more and more water from our rivers and streams to water our lawns and gardens. 40% of the water we use in Southwest CT is used outdoors--in the summer that number jumps to 70%.
Norwalk Pollinator Pathway partners, the Rowayton Gardeners, have planted a model xeriscape garden at Bayley Beach in Rowayton, CT, pictured here.
Here is the plant list they used.