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A native of Nassau County, Anthony spent his childhood summers upstate exploring the backwoods and creeks of the Hudson Valley. It is there that he developed an appreciation of nature and yearned to bring a bit of that wildness back to Suburbia. He spent his teenage years researching the wildlife and plants that inhabited the New York Metropolitan area. After High School he studied Biology at Nassau Community College and began gardening with Native Plants. He then continued his studies by earning a Permaculture Design Certificate through the Center for Bioregional Living, headquartered in Ellenville, NY. In 2020 he founded Dropseed Native Landscapes to provide Long Islanders with the guidance and ability to transform their Island into a Native Plant Oasis to sustain both humans and wildlife alike. He was recently featured in Newsday and The Long Island Herald for his work as a Native Plant Gardener as well as his work educating the public on the ecological benefits of native plants. In January of 2021, Anthony was voted in as a Board Member of the Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI).