After the reconstruction of the Galley Ho, the NSWF created a large meadow that buffers the Community Garden from the Galley Ho building and camouflages a state-of-the-art low profile septic system. The meadow designed by Stacy Paetzel, a local landscape architect, has paths mown through it so you can enjoy the flowers and grasses. On Earth Day 2016, a group of volunteers, including New Suffolk School children and a troop of Girl Scouts, planted a selection of pollinators and native plants which attract a variety of birds and butterflies. For the next few years the meadow will require diligent weeding and intermittent mowing by volunteers to keep out invasive species.