In 1998 residents of the Town of Huntington approved an Open Space Referendum to enable the Town to purchase some of the dwindling open space remaining in the Town. Manor Farm, purchased in March of 2000, was the first acquisition under this program.
Manor Farm is 5.1 acres along Manor Road, just north of Jericho Turnpike. Berkeley Jackson County Park is along its south and eastern sides; additional Town parkland comprises the northern border.
We have entered into a license agreement with the Town of Huntington for this site. Our dream is that this will be a model ecologically-sound program and living site. We know it will take time (and money!) to achieve our dream.
We dream of:
a state-of-the-art environmentally- sound education center designed with all the best that is known about green architecture—ways to use less toxic materials, and to make it a model of energy and water efficiency.
a home in a local community where we can develop ongoing relationships with local groups.
ecological restoration of parklands (as well as modeling landscaping with native species).
year-round programs and events serving a variety of groups and audiences.
lots of local support to make our dream a reality.
Help Make Our Dream Real!
We'll be embarking on a major capital campaign for the funds needed to develop this site. Donations to our Manor Farm fund are tax-deductible. Please make checks payable to Starflower Experiences Manor Farm Fund and send to: Starflower Experiences, 210 Manor Road, Huntington, NY 11743. Give us a call if you can help with physical labor or with raising funds. We'll need lots of help to see our dream come true. Check our website http://www.starflowerexperiences.org/ for any upcoming work