All are invited to join the Rowayton Gardeners at Pinkney Park from 5-6 pm on Tuesday, August 1st! Bring your own beverage and the Gardeners will provide infused water and nibbles as we all congratulate and welcome our new President, Bridget Bennett! Gardeners will also conduct mini tours of the two fabulous gardens at Pinkney – the Memorial Garden and the Herb Garden, tended by Chairs Ellen Duggins and Pamela Proctor, respectively. Members, Non-Members, Friends and Neighbors are welcome with no need for registration or cost to our attendees. Come to meet, munch. sip and learn…it will be a lovely celebration of the end of summer on the banks of the 5-Mile River.
As reported in “Nancy on Norwalk,” Norwalk has banned pesticides on public properties, with certain exceptions, as of January 1st.“We hope that the practices adopted by the city … will inspire our residents to stop the use of pesticides on their own private properties and to maintain their lawns and gardens more sustainable ways that minimize the harm to creatures that live in our yards and our beloved Sound,” Ordinance Committee Chairwoman and Rowayton Gardener, Lisa Shanahan (D-District E) said Tuesday, before the Common Council voted unanimously to approve a new ordinance titled, “Healthy Outdoor Public Spaces.”
For more information on this important matter, see today’s Nancy on Norwalk entire post.
Our Friends, Louise Washer and Donna Merrill, appeared on CBS News this week with a timely talk about organic lawn care methods and their importance to the creatures that call our yards “home.” This timely video encourage us to mow less and leave more of the natural habitat intact. Have a look!
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”
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”