Greenwich Land Trust Pollinator Potluck



Greenwich, CTJune 7, 2018

On June 7 Greenwich Garden Club (GGC) hosted its fifteenth Pollinator Potluck with Greenwich Land Trust (GLT) welcoming more than 60 guests to its Muelller Preserve headquarters. After enjoying Happiness Is…Catering appetizers and The Study Fine Wine & Spirits organic wine tasting, Greenwich Garden Club Chair of Conservation and Pollinator Projects Kim Gregory thanked the GLT for hosting the event on its beautiful Round Hill Road property then introduced GLT Conservation & Outreach Director Steven Conaway PhD who gave a lecture on Invasives and Seed-to-Seed initiative. All heard that invasive removal is necessary in order to restore native habitats and Seed-to-Seed provides fundamentals of invasive eradication while striving to restore native pollinating plants to the local landscape through efforts of propagation, education and conservation! This initiative monitors and conserves rare plants in our community while collaborating with other conservation organizations to further its mission
 
One such collaboration was announced at the Pollinator Potluck…Greenwich Grown, coordinated by Greenwich Garden Club through The Garden Club of America Partners for Plants (P4P) initiative. Through Greenwich Grown, Greenwich Garden Club, along with land managers, botanists and other horticultural professionals will monitor and conserve rare plants, restore native habitats and remove invasives. The launch of Greenwich Grown is on October 20, 2018 with a Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) pollinator potluck luncheon/lecture & Weed Wrangle with Audubon Greenwich, Garden Education Center, Greenwich Conservation Commission, Greenwich Garden Club, Greenwich Land Trust, Greenwich Tree Conservancy and Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses! Greenwich Grown Weed Wrangle will be the first of many events focused on educating and engaging the greater Greenwich community on management of invasive species and preservation of native pollinators, including collection and propagation from native plant seeds
 
Greenwich Grown will be at the Old Greenwich Farmer Market on June 13 and June 20 @2:30 giving branded reusable bags to anyone who signs up for the October weed wrangle
For a full calendar of these events, more details or if you have any questions, contact Kim Gregory 203-918-5254 or staglanefarm@yahoo.com
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