ChangeHampton is a community group in East Hampton NY. Our main goal is to help community members, from residents to town offices to businesses and houses of worship, adopt eco-friendly landscaping practices that support birds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators.
We've met with Town of East Hampton officials over the past year. A new pollinator meadow is taking shape in front of Town Hall on Pantigo Road, in a highly visible location on a major thoroughfare.
ChangeHampton’s proposal for a pollinator garden next to Town Hall to donate to the citizens of East Hampton is currently in the approval process. The garden, envisioned in collaboration with Abby Clough Lawless, founder of Farm Landscape Design and executed by Paul Muñoz of EcoHarmony Landscape, will be a cornerstone in our town’s Pollinator Pathway. It will also serve as a hub for educational workshops, hands-on training, and an inspiration for local homeowners, community groups and landscapers to move beyond sterile lawns.
Click on the link below to view the steps you can take to maintain a healthy, natural landscape and make your garden a pollinator habitat.
We work closely with Edwina von Gal, renowned landscape designer and founder of Perfect Earth Project and 2/3 for the Birds, incorporating insights from her native plant, pesticide-free approach.
We are also collaborating with a number of local environmental groups, including the Peconic Land Trust, Surfrider Foundation, East Hampton Garden Club, Group for the East End, Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons to create a network of organizations with shared goals.
Student-led environmental clubs at our schools, including East Hampton High and Ross, are enthusiastic supporters of the Pollinator Pathway Project, contributing great ideas for involving all members of our community.