As the human footprint continues to expand at the expense of the natural capital that sustains us, there is a growing need and increasing demand for residential, corporate, urban, and suburban landscapes that generate natural resources rather than destroy them. At our current population levels, a culture that segregates humans from nature is not a sustainable option and by whittling away at functional ecosystems, such a culture has led to a reduction in the earth’s ability to produce essential renewable resources (aka ecosystem services) by more than 60%…
News of interest to the gardeners and nature lovers of Connecticut.
Due to holidays and vacations, the CHS office will be closed several days this summer. It’s always a good idea to call before you visit to make sure the office is open. The office number is (860) 529-8713. Thanks!
Office will be closed on the following dates:
By Trish Lyons, Plant Sale & Auction Committee Chairperson Many thanks to everyone who helped make the Spring Plant Sale & Auction a success. It takes many people to pull this event together from getting publicity out, collecting donations from nurseries and garden centers, bringing food and beverages, helping with setup and breakdown, helping with […]
By Kathy Niver, Awards Committee Chairperson Two years ago we had an unprecedented acorn fall – also known as a ‘mast year’ for acorns. You may recall it was like walking on marbles wherever an oak tree lived. I’m an avid listener of Margaret Roach’s podcast and her guest at the time, Dr. Rick Ostfeld, […]
Duncaster launched the state’s first 60 Over 60 awards in January 2017 looking for people ages 60 or better who are living lives to be admired, lives that inspire. The results of their statewide search were published in the May 12 issue of the “Hartford Courant.” Our very own Della Winans made it to the […]
By Gerri Griswold, White Memorial Conservation Center Director of Administration and Development Within seconds of speaking with Gerri, you know her mission is to spread the good word about bats. For too long, they have been misunderstood and it is her charge to set the record straight… before it’s too late. Since 2006, the number […]
The cake was cut and photos were taken of the dozens of members who celebrated CHS anniversaries this year. The meeting took on a festive air as longtime members who hadn’t seen each other in a while took time to catch up. Of the 66 total members celebrating an anniversary this year, 25 were able […]