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Norwalk Invests in Trees

Norwalk is investing about $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds, in addition to other grant and city funds to improving and maintaining its tree canopy.

For Norwalk officials, including Councilwoman Lisa Shanahan, the WestCOG study was a wake up call about the work the city needed to do to improve its tree cover. In addition to the regional study that WestCOG conducted, it also did a specialized report for Norwalk since it had the lowest canopy coverage in Western Connecticut.Continue reading“Norwalk Invests in Trees”

10 Tasks to Keep Your Garden Growing this Winter

Proven Winners has published a helpful list of things to do while we while away the winter cold.  This preamble sets the stage: “Winter is certainly the time to dream, plan and prepare for next year’s garden, but there are a number of tasks you can do out in the garden to keep it growing well through the winter months. Let’s take a look at ten ways to maintain your green thumb through the coldest time of year.”

Rowayton Gardeners Urge Action on Invasives

Our members recently approved a letter that will now be sent on to our local and statewide representatives concerning the proliferation of invasive plants in Connecticut and the lack of legislative action (over the past 20 years) to address this threat to our natural habitats. The complete text of the letter offers background and a list of five realistic recommendations.Continue reading“Rowayton Gardeners Urge Action on Invasives”

New Recycling Initiative for Norwalk

Mayor Harry Rilling announced Monday the city has officially begun its partnership with HELPSY, offering free at-home pickups of clothing and household textiles to residents. According to a news release provided by the city, HELPSY is the largest clothing collector in the northeast that partners with municipalities to recycle and reuse unwanted clothing and other textiles to provide communities with an environmentally friendly alternative to throwing clothes in the trash.In celebration of Earth Day, the first pickup will be on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Norwalk residents can now visit www.helpsy.co/norwalkct and schedule at-home pickups on future Saturdays.Continue reading“New Recycling Initiative for Norwalk”

Forcing Bulbs

Ready to have a touch of spring in your house? Have a look at this helpful guide from White Flower Farm that will reassure you that “forcing” is actually “fooling” and easier than you think!  They remind us that “although we usually think of forcing Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Tulips, many of the smaller bulbs are also extremely easy and gratifying to force: Crocus, Muscari (Grape Hyacinth), Scilla, Dwarf Irises, and Anemones also will give great results.”