Kids – Come to a New Tree Program at the Potting Shed!

Did you know that conifers come in an assortment of colors? Although they are known as evergreens, in fact you can find conifers in red, bronze, yellow, and even blue. Did you know that some conifers are actually deciduous and drop their needles in the fall as the broadleaf trees do? Come to the Potting Shed on March 26th to learn how unique conifers can be! 

There is an unusual amount of diversity in the trees at the Rowayton Community Center, at the Rowayton School pond, and in the school’s Native Garden. This diversity provides wildlife with abundant nutrition and encourages beneficial insects to stay in our neighborhood. We’d like to give our town the ability to notice the wide variety of plant life. Over the next year, we’ll be identifying and tagging trees and we’d like children to participate in this fun project.

Please meet us at the Rowayton Community Center Potting Shed on Wednesday, March 26th, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm for our first workshop focusing on coniferous trees. This free program is geared to children 8 or older, but parents are welcome to accompany the younger crowd.

Tory Woodruff and Carol Giunta of the Rowayton Gardeners will give a brief talk on trees, followed by a walk around to the Community Center grounds to look at and identify some of our different evergreen trees. In the case of rain, we’ll be inside the Potting Shed looking at the parts of different trees to see how they vary. For further information or questions, please send us an email.