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Shop to Open in Place of Plant Nursery

New York Thrives will sell products for self-sufficiency.

Just in time for Earth Day, Lee Keil is opening a shop Saturday that will specialize in "self-reliant and sustainable" products.

The Huntington resident's store, named New York Thrives, is taking over the space vacated by , which shut down this winter.

Keil said the shop will offer such products as foods for campers and travelers, bees, chicken coops, seeds and other products that will help people be self-sufficient.

"We have lost track of how to take care of ourselves," she said. "My whole idea is a continuum--we should have emergency ladders, extinguishers, a repair kit in the car. We always need to be prepared." She plans to add workshops on such topics as composting, hydroponics and more.

Keil, who participated in a day-long conference at Farmingdale State College on homegrown food, expects to have Steve Brill, known as Wildman, lead a workshop at her new store. Brill is a lecturer and leader of tours on foraging and spoke Friday at the Farmingdale conference.

The store opens Saturday at 9 a.m. Keil said she plans, for now, to operate the store Thursdays through Sundays.

Ranger Sewer April 21, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Sounds like a cool place to stop in! Where is it located?
Pam Robinson (Editor) April 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Danny, 1028 Park Avenue, just north of the Broadway/Greenlawn intersection
Mary Beth Steenson Kraese April 22, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Good Luck to this new business! So excited to have such a local place to get products for our chickens!!!!

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