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There is a wealth of resources for learning more about how to transform your lawn into a natural landscape. We’ve collected a bunch of helpful links here to organizations and books and a whole lot more. There are a lot of great nurseries in the Finger Lakes that stock native plants, but they’re not always easy to find! We’ve visited them all to save you the work and have them listed below. If you’re looking for a good seed source, or an organization to join, or reading materials, you’ll find it right here!

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Bringing Nature Home by Douglas TallamyBringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded

by Douglas Tallamy


Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is nonprofit dedicated to research and education. They offer a long list of services to public ranging from identifying plants to soil testing. There are local offices all around the state engaged in research and education.

Key Plant Nurseries

Broccolo Garden Center

For over 30 years Laurie Broccolo has kept her business on the cutting edge of environmentally sensitive landscape design and maintenance. The Broccolo Garden Center offers an excellent selection of native plants and a variety of classes.

Seed Sources

Fruition Seeds

The team at Fruition Seeds in Naples isn’t just interested in being a seed company. They’re as passionate as you can get about sharing their love for honoring the land and ensuring that the food we grow is sustainable for the planet.

Watershed Organizations

Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council

The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council is an advocacy and educational group surrounding Canandaigua Lake whose mission “is to maintain and enhance the high water quality of the Canandaigua Lake watershed through research, education, restoration and, if necessary, regulation.”

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