Carvathon 2023

Join us for one of our most popular family activities! We will provide the carving tools, the pumpkins and ever-charming Potting Shed ambiance plus friendly volunteer staff. As always, we’ll offer two afternoons of carving, (Wednesday, October 18 or Thursday, October 19 from 4-5:30 pm) followed by an evening Pumpkin Stroll (Friday, October 20 from 6-7 pm for the entire family!) More info here.

Rowayton Gardeners Environmental Committee – SIP ‘N SHARE

Join us in our first Sip ‘n Share meeting on Tuesday, October 3 from 7 – 8 pm at the Potting Shed.

Learn about the Norwalk Land Trust, whose goal is to: “Acquire land and preserve it in its natural state for the benefit of Norwalk, CT residents, now and forever.” A prime example of land, stewarded by the Land Trust, is Rowayton’s own Farm Creek Preserve. After a brief video presentation there will be the opportunity for questions and discussion with Land Trust representatives. More info here!

Creative and Colorful Autumn Containers on Tuesday, September 26

Make plans for the RG Fall Adult Program – Creative and Colorful Autumn Containers on Tuesday, September 26 from 10-11:30 am with Jenny Gazerro, who heads up the Floral and Fine Gardening division at Glengate Landscape Company. This workshop is so much more than just plopping a few plants in a pot – Jenny will explain the how-to’s of creating a fall container that will be unique and lasting.
Sign up at the link here!

Only a few spots left – sign up now for the Garden Gang!

The Rowayton Gardeners are happy to announce the “Garden Gang” is back in action this fall! Join us at the Rowayton Gardeners’ Potting Shed to explore nature’s harvest right outside our shed. Guided by instructors, children will learn about the natural world. Our fall series will focus on what plants and animals do to prepare for winter and why it is so important.

The two sessions will be offered as a package available to children ages 7-10 on Wednesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 27 from 4-5:15 pm. The fee of $70.00 will cover both programs, class materials and a snack ($35.00 for one session). We can only accommodate 15 children, so please register as soon as possible.

More info here!

Need to Know – The Spotted Lanternfly

Here’s an article about the spotted lanternfly from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station that is filled with facts about this new plant pest. Thanks to Vice President Kevin Tepas for bringing this to our attention!

Read the article here.

Greenwich Land Trust Lecture and Stroll with Dr. Doug Tallamy

Join this lecture and stroll through the Greenwich Land Trust meadows with author and conservationist Dr. Doug Tallamy on Tuesday, September 19 (1-2:30 pm).

Dr. Doug Tallamy, the chair of the entomology and wildlife ecology department at the University of Delaware and the author of Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape, will talk about what we can do in our own backyards to promote native plants, restore biodiversity, and support local food webs and ecosystems. Dr. Tallamy is the founder of Homegrown National Park (HNP).  Space is limited.

Sign up here!

Autumn Field Trip to Stonegate Farms September 21

What better way to spend an autumn day than enjoying a visit to Stonegate Farm, in Balmville, NY? Owner Matthew Benson will take us on a tour of his beautiful farm and tell us about its history and his gardening practices. We’ll also be treated to a wood-fired lunch in the flower garden and a visit to the onsite farm lab, the Apothecary. More info and register at link here!

Need to Know – Water Restrictions In Effect

Water restrictions are in effect immediately until October 31 – many thanks to the Rowayton Library notification on this message!
Watering anytime: Drip watering systems, hand watering and soaker hoses
Sprinklers are allowed twice weekly for odd numbered addresses.

Survey of Interest in Bug Control

Horticulture Magazine suggests 10 plants for bug control in your kitchen garden. Try them out, then tell us what you think! Keep those persistent bugs at bay! Click here for more information.

Have you walked the NRVT Yet?

The Norwalk River Valley Trail will soon be the longest trail in Fairfield County — 30 miles of trail connecting Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut to Rogers Park in Danbury, passing through Wilton, Ridgefield, and Redding along the way.Continue reading“Have you walked the NRVT Yet?”