In 2014, Early Bird Farm expanded to its current location in Newfield, NY. The new garden center had long been in the works beginning with the purchase of a greenhouse in Pennsylvania, which remained in storage for several years while the owners acquired permits for the development of the land. STREAM Collaborative worked with LBS Ecological Design to prepare a site plan, grading plan and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan to help secure the necessary permits from DEC. The 6 acre parcel inlcuded more than a half an acre of site development and the design solution incorporated best practices for stormwater management including a rainwater collection system for irrigation and bioretention areas.
The project includes a new 13,800 SF greenhouse facility, which is a significant expansion and new location for the popular Ithaca area grower. Early Bird Farm has been a family owned business since 1959 and they are the area’s largest commercial greenhouse offering a wide selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets.
- DATE: 2015