Providing a Regional Native Plant Clearinghouse
With an emphasis on ecological and environmental impacts, we collect, maintain and distribute materials and information related to New England native plant initiatives. As a result, our group aims to serve those who work and volunteer in
• Restoration ecology
• State and federal government
• Municipal public works
• Park and conservation commissions
• Green industries, including nurseries and seed companies
Homeowners and gardening enthusiasts may benefit, as well.
Ridgefield Library. Please join us in kicking off the Ridgefield Pollinator Pathway. The Pathway, which began last year in Wilton, is a connection of pesticide-free private and public properties with planted areas dedicated to pollinator-friendly native plants. These plants will provide food and habitat for pollinators from Wilton, through Ridgefield north to Danbury, and ultimately south through Norwalk and west to Devils Den.
A panel of local experts, Dina Brewster of The Hickories; Mary Wilson, co-founder of POP (Protect Our Pollinators); Victor DiMasi, our local lepidopterist (butterfly expert); and Lisa Turoczi, of Earth Tones Nursery in Woodbury will share expertise on the plight of pollinators, what factors have led to their decline, what pollinators are native to our area and what native plants and growing practices are critical to improving their survival.
There will be plant lists and tip sheets, native plants and honey to purchase and an opportunity to sign up to be part of the Pathway. All are welcome. Register at Ridgefieldlibrary.org.