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Our Earth, Your Call: Renewable Energy Options in CT

On Tuesday, March 12th, at Rowayton Community Center, from 7 to 8:30 pm, Norwalk Land Trust, Rowayton Gardeners and Rowayton Library will present a forum about renewable energy options in Connecticut in the third segment of their “Our World: Your Call” series on environmental impacts and how we can make a difference.

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A Guide to Restoring the Little Things That Run the World – Doug Tallamy

Please join us on Thursday, March 7th, from 7 to 8 pm at the Darien Library Community Room. We will discuss ways in which we can increase the insect population. This valuable population has been on a steady decline since 1974, but we will discuss ways in which we can make changes in our environment to help this population thrive. We’ll talk about how we can build beautiful landscapes that will support the pollinators, herbivores, detritivores, predators, and parasitoids that run the ecosystem on which we depend.Continue reading“A Guide to Restoring the Little Things That Run the World – Doug Tallamy”

Our Earth, Your Call: The Future of Energy

On Tuesday, February 26th, at 7 pm, at the Rowayton Community Center, Norwalk Land Trust, Rowayton Gardeners and Rowayton Library will present a film screening of the documentary, The Future of Energy.

 This is a powerful film about the people and communities leading the way towards a renewable energy future and features some of America’s top energy specialists and ecological visionaries including:Continue reading“Our Earth, Your Call: The Future of Energy”

Move Over Manhattan – NYC (Members-Only Trip)

You won’t want to miss our fabulous Thursday, January 31st excursion into the City! We’ll take Metro North from the Darien Train Station to Grand Central Terminal and then, on to MoMA – the Museum of Modern Art – for a guided tour led by one of the Museum’s Art Historians. During our  “Art and Nature Tour,” we’ll explore relationships between modern art and the environment, both natural and manmade.  After our visit to MoMA, we’ll make our way to fellow member Lilly Langotsky’s gorgeous apartment, overlooking Central Park, for a delectable luncheon. Lilly has graciously hosted us for over a decade and we all look forward to the wonderful food and great company.

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Berries for Year Round Color!

Garden Design Magazine has a lovely article on trees and shrubs with colorful berries.  They say, “A garden really can have something lovely to look at in every season. Just remember the four F’s—flowers, foliage, form and fruit. The last one, fruit, is often the most overlooked and underutilized as a garden-design element. If you’ve been dozing in the flower-filled lushness of spring and summer, wake up! The unexpected beauty of berries can take your garden through crisp autumn days and snowy winter landscapes. They can even give wildlife something to snack on.See their choices and read more here.

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