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A comprehensive list of events, workshops, discussions and garden club meetings can be found via Connecticut Gardener and Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.

Hill-stead Museum’s French-themed Spring Gala is May 20

Cancan dancers. Absinthe. Moulin Rouge. Transport yourself to Paris, 1888 at Hill-stead Museum’s Annual Benefit Gala. Join them on Saturday, May 20 from 5-10:30pm for a magical evening that will allow you to re-live the absinthe-fueled joie de vivre of 19th-century Paris, complete with the own Green Fairy. Celebrate fashion, innovation, culture, and nightlife at this unique event that promises to […]

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Flower Collective offers garden clubs info session April 27

CTFC is hosting a Garden Club (and other plant/flower societies!) Open House event on Thursday, April 27 from 9-10AM at our location, 5 Cross St. Meriden, CT.  If your garden club or society is a non-profit, you are invited to join CTFC as a wholesale member with access to discounted pricing, pre-ordering for your events, delivery

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Hardy Plant Society presents “Designing Shady Retreats” April 26

Join the Hardy Plant Society of New England Connecticut Chapter on Wed., April 26 at 7:30pm on Zoom for Designing Shady Retreats with Joan Butler. Learn design tips and strategies to light up shady corners, highlight unusual plants that thrive in low-light conditions and illustrate the creative use of art objects, seating and water features.

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Bartlett’s Spring Gala is May 18

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens’ Spring Gala is Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 6:30 PM at Rockrimmon Country Club. The affair includes cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. Bartlett is celebrating this year’s honorees, Bartlett Tree Experts and Dana Weinberg.The Master of Ceremonies is Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday on WNPR.Tickets and sponsorships are available.For more information, contact Wendy

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ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE – A DISCUSSION WITH MAYA K. VAN ROSSUM

Maya K. van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment, The People’s Fight For a Clean, Safe & Healthy Environment will be touring Connecticut to talk about her new book, the Green Amendment movement, and how Connecticut can benefit from securing a constitutional right to clean and healthy air, water, and soil; a stable climate; and health ecosystems

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Hill-Stead, c. 1910-A Rare Look at Pope’s Private Collection at the Hill-stead Museum

An Exclusive Preview! Be the first to see the Pope private collection like it hasn’t been seen since c. 1910. The evening will start with a glass of bubbly and dessert before the big reveal. Go to https://www.hillstead.org/event/hill-stead-c-1910-1/ Alfred Pope: An Evolution of Ingenuity celebrates the first character in Hill-Stead’ Museum’s s story. Alfred was the

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Watch “The Hazards of Turf” from NRWA

The Norwalk River Watershed Association and other concerned citizens recently held “The Hazards of Artificial Turf” on Zoom. Learn more about artificial turf and why a rapidly growing number of scientists, communities, athletes, and others are saying “no” to its ongoing use. Hazards include exposure to toxic forever chemicals (PFAS) – children are uniquely vulnerable

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NEWVEC needs your help with residential tick control

The New England Center of Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases (NEWVEC) is seeking help to better understand residential tick control.NEWVEC began as a partnership of university research teams from each of the six New England states joining with state and local health departments and agricultural Extension programs to discover, evaluate, and promote practices that reduce the burden

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Award-wining garden expert Kerry Ann Mendez offers seminar this Saturday

Award-winning speaker, garden designer, consultant, and author Kerry Ann Mendez’s spring seminar series continues April 18 with “Time-Saving, Sustainable Maintenance Strategies for Lush Flower Gardens.” Click here to learn more about her.The one-hour webinar includes pages of lecture notes and a CEU form for Master Gardeners and Green Industry Professionals. The webinar is on Saturdays

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CT Land Conservation Conference is March 25

The 2023 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference will take place March 25 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, featuring 57 workshops and roundtables on a variety of topics, organized under seven subject matter tracks. Keynote Speaker Anne-Sophie Pagé will share her hopes for the future through the lens of her global wildlife research. Click here for more information and to register.

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