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      Become a Member of ECI!

      ECI Membership starts at $10 per calendar year, and includes invitations to our Organic Farm-To-Table Dinners at the historic St. Joseph Villa, and gardening workshops at the Good Ground Heritage Garden.

      Help us protect the natural beauty and neighborhood culture we love for generations to come! 💚 

      We in Hampton Bays are deeply fortunate that our hamlet possesses a rich ecosystem, cedar shingled homes, and local businesses. These features create our sense of place and identity. 

      The slow erosion of these subtle gifts by increased population density has come at a price: the pollution of our water, the death of trees, the loss of biodiversity, and the rise of tick-borne diseases. As community members, we know we are part of the problem, and feel frustration at the slow pace of change. As part of the solution, the Ecological Culture Initiative, launches simple local projects that result in secure, incremental change.

      ECI's mission is to foster a resilient, ecology-based coastal community through sustainable food production, wellness, and environmental stewardship.

      ECI has grown to 800+ subscribers, serving Hampton Bays, NY with several environmental initiatives, including a new local farmers market on main street, a free seed library at the public library, a community composting program, and an organic heritage garden at the St. Joseph Villa which generates food donated to local food pantries for those in need.

      Learn more about our Initiatives

      A monthly or annual contribution to ECI supports our effort to build our ecology-based education program and assure that Hampton Bays remains a vibrant community, is provisioned by community-based organic farms and gardens, a main-street neighborhood enclosed by quaint homes, undeveloped woodlands, marsh-fronted properties, and healthy waterways – the essential keystones to our economic and physical health 🌱

      If you prefer postal mail, we welcome checks payable to the "Ecological Culture Initiative" sent to "PO Box 1035, Hampton Bays, NY 11946"

      Or contibute online using Donorbox, which offers options for Credit Card, PayPal, Apple Pay, and ACH Electronic Bank Transfers.

      NEW:  We now accept vehicle donations via the CARS Program! Donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane has never been easier. Schedule a free pick up from anywhere in the US, and get your old gas guzzlers off the road! ♻️ 

      Those who can donate their time are also encouraged to volunteer with ECI

      Whichever way you can help, ECI thanks you for your support!

      The Ecological Culture Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.