August 13, 2020

Pollinator Pathway Front Yard Garden [VIDEO] | Fairfield County, CT

Our fabulous client in Stamford, CT sent us this incredible footage from their front yard pollinator garden. This garden replaced a front lawn and was installed in early spring. In just a few months it has become a thriving habitat for butterflies, moths, native bees, hummingbirds and more! This project certainly qualifies as a Pollinator Pathways landscape. Learn more on 

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March 29, 2020

Ecological Landscape Design, Bioengineering and Permaculture in NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge Park

In an effort to respond, as opposed to react to climate change and storm water management, this wonderfully unique and highly functional design allows for and encourages casually directed foot traffic around garden beds, while an interesting, random pattern of repurposed brick in a gravel base substrate allows for maximum on-site infiltration of storm water. Talk about the best of 

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March 11, 2020

Response to Nursery Field Rye City Council Meeting

The Rye City Council will hold a second public hearing on the proposal to convert the lawn to artificial turf [UPDATE: originally scheduled for March 11, the hearing was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.] Below is a response to the proposal from Green Jay Landscape Design President and Landscape Ecologist Jay Archer.   We live in a beautiful world!   

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January 30, 2020

Jay Archer Testifies on Behalf of Int.1524 Banning Pesticides in NYC Parks

Yesterday was a historic day for New York City! The city council held a public hearing for Int.1524-2019, a bill to ban Glyphosate on New York City parks or any land owned or leased by the city, sponsored by council members Ben Kallos and Carlina Rivera. It was introduced on April 18, 2019, not long after two separate juries attributed the 

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December 27, 2019

Evolution of a Wetland | Naturalist Tour w. Jay Archer [VIDEO]

Naturalist and Landscape Ecologist Jay Archer takes us on a tour of a twenty-two acre wetland that abuts his property. Jay observes the wetland daily and notices the ebbs and flows of the area day to day and season to season. In this video, filmed in August 2019, Jay describes the impact of a heavy rain year on plant communities 

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