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Turkey Trot to Benefit Gardeners

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For those of you not familiar with this fun town event, the Turkey Trot is entering it’s 4th year and gaining real momentum as a wonderful Thanksgiving Day running event. The race is run by a local group, Two Sneakers, a local running-focussed charitable group who donates all earnings from the race to different groups in town each year. This year they have selected The Historical Society as the main benefactor alongside the Rowayton Arts Center and The Rowayton Gardeners!

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Christmas Market Call for Greens!

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The Christmas Market Committee is looking for greens that will add pizazz to our wreaths and arrangements. Please help make our creations unique with wonderful greens from your garden!  Too much to cut? Our experienced cutters will come to you (please email Phyllis Padro to schedule a time). Cutting your own? Please bring clippings to the RCC courtyard Monday – Wednesday, December 1st – 3rd. Place small cuttings in separate bags so they won’t get lost in the large piles; larger cuttings may be placed on the ground.  Please keep similar greens together. Cutters are needed, too! Meet at the Community Center on Monday, December 1st at 10 am. For examples of greens that are needed, click the link below. The Christmas Market Team 

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Disturbing Roundup News

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Thanks to Mary Verel for this video about the truly alarming facts that have been “unearthed” about the weed-killer, Roundup (by Monsanto), the most popular garden herbicide.  An article in Scientific American gives more information about these findings.  Please take that container lurking in the back of your garage or storage shed and dispose of it (in an environmentally safe way) immediately! Phyllis Padro has found scholarly research on the matter that appeared in the Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology: Detection of Glyphosate Residues in Animals and Humans and Detection of Glyphosate in Malformed Piglets.

Christmas Market Workshops are Coming Up

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Our major fundraiser is just around the corner and there will be lots of opportunities for members to join in the fun.  Check out our Christmas Market Workshop page for all the details of ways you can exercise creativity and join in the hard work that makes our Market a sellout each year. And click below for photos from the workshops that have taken place so far.

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Monarch Butterflies and Milkweed

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Monarchs cannot survive without milkweed; their caterpillars only eat milkweed plants and monarch butterflies needs milkweed to lay their eggs.  With shifting land management practices, we have lost much milkweed from the landscape and our monarch population is in decline.    Please consider planting milkweed – November is the best month to do this as it is too warm for the ground to be frozen and too cold for the seeds to sprout before winter sets in.