The Jay Estate in Rye was the home of one of our nation's greatest peacemakers, John Jay...

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Action on Climate Change

Three distinguished experts on environmental stewardship joined JHC board member Sara Goddard this autumn to debate strategies for opening a meaningful dialogue. “Voices for a Green Recovery: Taking Action on Climate Change from the Ground Up,” included Andrew Revkin, environmental journalist and founding director of Columbia University’s Earth InstituteEric Sanderson, author of “Manahatta: A Natural History of New York City“; and Doug Tallamy, author of “Nature’s Best Hope” Watch the full program here.

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Progress on Gardens

Work continues on a major garden project at the Jay Estate that will continue the reclamation and restoration process of its historic landscape. The project gives context and voices to the stories of the land’s diverse inhabitants going back thousands of years.  Above, first garden room with vegetable beds in progress. Below, photo of abandoned gardens ten years ago littered with garbage and construction debris before JHC’s intervention. Read more here.



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