Competition grows for year-round farmers’ market in Shelton

Nov 6th, 2011 | By

There’s a plan in the works for a year-round farmers’ market in downtown Shelton. Question is: Who will run it?

Science-based introduction to organic landscaping booklet for homeowners available from NOFA

Jul 25th, 2011 | By

Sarah Little has written a science-based introduction to organic landscaping booklet for homeowners. It is published by the NOFA . especially for people new to organic landscaping. You can browse it right here: Download the pdf   The online resource links are here. The book is also available for purchase from the NOFA website. Newton Green Decade

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Hosley among local recipients of Garden Club Of America awards

Dec 3rd, 2010 | By

The Garden Club of Hartford announces that two area residents received regional awards from the Garden Club of America. William Hosley, Jr. of Enfield and Betty Stanley of Canton were presented the awards at the Zone II Annual Meeting, held in October at Stonington. via Hosley among local recipients of Garden Club Of America awards

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Edible garden built for city’s magnet school

Nov 4th, 2010 | By

Several Fairfield County community service organizations came together last week to build a sustainable, edible garden at Bridgeport’s Park City Magnet School. But that’s not all.

The greening of Bridgeport: Community gardens help neighborhoods and feed families

Oct 25th, 2010 | By

During the last 30 years, community gardens have taken root in Bridgeport and are producing food to feed families and convert blighted lots throughout the city into beautiful and bountiful sites. Tom Caco, a garden captain of the United Way Community Garden in Marina Village, is proud that his garden worked a miracle, growing bushels

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A Taste of New Haven Sustainability

Oct 15th, 2010 | By

Last week more than 25 people boarded a bus from Hartford to New Haven to learn about sustainability in the Elm City. Seven of the participants on the tour were part of a special delegation from Chile that traveled to Connecticut to attend the Land Trust Rally and learn about land conservation laws and practices in the United States.

Jane Goodall to inspire adult leaders

Sep 18th, 2010 | By

Every day, fifth-graders at Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies, a magnet school in Danbury, push a barrel full of food scraps from the lunch room to a compost pile, where it rots into dirt for the school garden.

Connecticut nurseries move to eradicate invasive plants

Sep 7th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association, acting on six years of research conducted by the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, has agreed to phase out the propagation and sale of 25 varieties of barberry over the next three years.

Bridgeport Community Land Trust Annual Garden Contest 2010

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

Judging to take place 9 am-11 am on Thursday, Sept. 2, by members of the Greater Bridgeport Men’s Garden Club. Please have a representative available to open your garden gate and to give a presentation.

Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the picnic grove opposite the main bathhouse at Seaside Park.