Sustainable Garden Tour 2024

Sustainable Garden Tour 2024
North Hempstead Town Council Member Mariann Dalimonte and Port Washington Water District Commissioner Mindy Germain on the Sustainable Garden Tour in Port Washington (Photo provided by the Town of North Hempstead)

North Hempstead Councilmember Mariann Dalimonte recently attended the 3rd Sustainable Garden Tour, hosted by ReWild Long Island and The Port Washington Water District.

The tour is organized to give residents and local leaders a direct look at the beautiful, low-water, and earth-friendly landscapes around Port Washington.

The tour included the following stops:

  • Peggy Maslow’s Garden and how it helps to attract birds
  • Francine Furtado’s Garden, which replaced lawn grass with trees, shrubs and wildflowers
  • Meg and Charlie Desiervo’s garden featuring many sustainable plants and an elegant design
  • Joanne Strongin’s Garden that thrives with limited water
  • Jillian Dresser’s Garden that provides bountiful food options for local insects, wildlife, and humans
  • Kathy Coley’s Garden transitioned from traditional and exotic plants to native plants that benefit the local environment
  • Pat Higgins’ Garden that thrives with minimal grass
  • Kim and John Keiserman’s Garden that integrated native plants into an already existing formal garden
  • Kim and John Keiserman’s Baxter’s Pond Foundation Garden that showcased native plantings in a public space
  • The Garden of Port Washington Water District Commissioners Mindy Germain, David Brackett and Peter Meyer that sets an example of water-wise landscaping

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