In an effort to provide ecosystem benefits and additional habitat for local wildlife and pollinators in NYC Parks, PfP is partnering with the Greenbelt Native Plant Center to offer mixed seed packets of native plants to our community groups.
Each packet will have enough seeds to cover a 10 ft x 10 ft planting area and include species like black-eyed susan, foxglove beardtongue, wild bergamot, gray goldenrod, common milkweed, common golden Alexanders, and New York ironweed - all native to the five boroughs of New York City.
Packets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis (one packet per community group) and should be sown from mid-November to mid-December before the ground freezes.
PfP will provide instructions on how to effectively sow the seeds and help find an appropriate space to plant them in your local park. We look forward to working with you on our Native Plant Initiative this fall!