What is Sustainable Connection?
Our Mission is to connect those working on sustainable projects in different fields. To build our directory and make sure the right people can get in touch with one another. We want to help them develop innovative ideas together and to open doors for sustainable solutions. Together we can all enrich our communities with a better quality of life. If we all become more inter-connected.
Sustainability is the Path to Liberty
Sustainable Connection is a nonprofit, our “Grow it Forward” initiative is founded on the belief that every man, woman and child should have decent, safe and affordable food to to eat.
What is Grow it Forward?
It is a gardens and community wellness effort with the “Pay it Forward” message and inspired by the Habitat for Humanity platform. We are helping low income families, single parent families, and elderly individuals who have difficulty doing yard work have easy to care for gardens that provide health, savings, and the therapeutic effects of gardening. We are a sprouting organization we will be growing ourselves and able to offer more services as we do so.
We are based on Long Island, NY it covers hardiness zones 6 & 7 so please feel free to use this blue print and alter it to fit your zones.
Low maintenance and abundant fruits & veggies Zone 7
Places to ask for Free materials
Local Landscapers and garden centers – Pallet Crates
Fairway Markets – Burlap Bags
Towns & Village – Mulch
Free and/or affordable non GMO Seeds
Dollar Tree 4/$1 American Seed
Local Seed Saver Exchanges
Free Garden Design Plans
Foraging – PLEASE BE SAFE AND LEARN MORE BEFORE EATING WILD PLANTS
Easily Identified Favorites
Garlic Mustard Greens
Japanese KnotWeed (rhubarb alternative ) foraging for these makes a big impact in the area. It is a highly invasive species: it chokes out other growth, spreads terribly, and grows to massive heights – it is delicious though! Strawberry Knotweed Pie Recipe
(Pictures of these plants are available on our facebook page) facebook.com/SustainableConnection
Interested in Volunteering? Or donating materials? Please contact us via email email@example.com