Posts Tagged ‘ Lebanon ’

Please support legislation to protect 575 acres of state-owned farmland in Lebanon known as Savin Farm

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

This Friday, March 7, the Legislature’s Environment Committee will be holding a public hearing on House Bill 5419 – a bill that would permanently protect 575 acres of prime state-owned farmland in Lebanon known as the Savin Farm.

Renewable energy projects vying for state power deals

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

At least six renewable energy projects proposed for sites in southeastern Connecticut are vying to be chosen next month for power purchase agreements with the state’s two largest utilities. The projects include solar energy facilities in Bozrah, Lebanon and Franklin, all proposed by New York-based Allco Finance, as well as a solar energy facility in

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Yantic Greenway wins state designation

May 16th, 2013 | By

More than 14 miles along the banks of the Yantic River from Lebanon to Bozrah to Franklin to Norwich will officially be designated as the state’s newest greenway at ceremonies later this month. “This helps put the resource on the map,” James Vincent, vice president of the Norwich Community Development Corp., said Wednesday, after learning

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Lyman students make their own biodiesel fuel

Apr 17th, 2013 | By

As one of 19 Connecticut comprehensive high schools hosting a regional vocational-agriculture center, Lyman Memorial High School draws students from 13 different towns. Students in the agriculture program learn about “the science and technology behind agriculture,” according to the center’s website (, and can choose among courses focused on plants, animals, natural resources and mechanics.

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Growth of rooftop plants defines ‘green building’, even in Connecticut

Nov 7th, 2012 | By

Spread out in an isolated section of the 400-acre Pride’s Corner Farms, a low-key $1 million-a-year operation brings the concept of “green” building to new heights — rooftops, to be specific. Here on a rolling six acres, exposed to the elements inside low-slung plastic trays, sit drought- and weather-resistant plants such as sedum, chives, grasses

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The Harvest Goes Into Overtime | New York Times

Mar 1st, 2012 | By

In the last two years, nearly $500,000 — a quarter of the grant money Connecticut provided for agricultural viability projects — went to indoor growing facilities, mostly plastic. With roll-up and removable sheathing, they cost less than permanent greenhouses, and as temporary structures are not taxed. High tunnels, which can be several hundred feet long,

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Study will set plan for future of Lebanon green

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

Residents soon will have a chance to roll up their sleeves and work on a plan for the future of the Lebanon Green. With the help of a $50,000 grant from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, the town is undertaking a study of the green. Town Planner Phil Chester said The Cecil Group from

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Connecticut Farmland Trust preserves Lebanon farm

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

The 32-acre Skaats Farm at 420 Clubhouse Road has been preserved by the Connecticut Farmland Trust in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Farm and Ranchland Protection Program. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story from CT Farmland Trust.

Malloy stop focuses on farms

Aug 26th, 2011 | By

State agencies need to find ways to work with Connecticut farmers to bolster their profits and promote the importance of buying locally grown goods to ensure the future health of the industry, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday. The Norwich Bulletin reports.