Easton Pollinator Pathway Portal

 

 

 

 

Join us for Winter activities starting with the Winter Sowing of Milkweed Seeds Workshop on Saturday, January 25,  10 am to 12 noon, at the Easton Connecticut Library Community Room.  Come and build you own "mini-greenhouse" in a bottle  to start Milkweed seedlings.  Please bring a sturdy pair of scissors and a clean plastic gallon water jug...   Scroll down to "Programming in Easton" for more info on this and other events!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Easton’s Pollinator Pathway Project portal! The Easton Garden Club is working in partnership with others in town and surrounding communities to create new pollinator-friendly spaces while encouraging residents and farms to create their own native plant gardens.  ​We invite you to visit this space to learn about educational programs, resources and updates! Learn about the Pollinator Pathway initiative, how to start your own pollinator garden and how to buy native plants  that are untreated and support pollinator health.  

 

Let's Dig In!

Many in Easton want a yard that nourishes and fosters pollinator health and a beautiful space for the kids to play, areas of privacy, and maybe even a vegetable garden. That is what the Pollinator Pathway is all about -- learning and implementing strategies for making this happen. Join us for a workshop to learn what it means to support local pollinators by adding native plants and refraining from the use of pesticides and herbicides. Consider adding pollinator-friendly practices that supports pollinators to your landscape maintenance and gardening practices. Perhaps you feel so strongly about living in a yard that supports a healthy thriving ecosystem free from a dependence on chemical treatments (synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides) and are ready to rethink introducing invasive plants that take over the yard that you want to jump in and take the Pledge to join the Pollinator Pathway. Whether you are an avid gardener and care for your own yard, hire others to do it for you, or fall somewhere in between, come learn about how to grow and thrive where you and your family are planted! For more information contact Jean Stetz-Puchalski

Suggested reading to get you started: 

 

Programming in Easton: 

 

Saturday, January 25, 2020: Winter Sowing of Milkweed Seeds Workshop to make your own “mini-greenhouse” in a bottle to start milkweed seedlings. 10 am to 12 noon at the Easton  Library Community Room, Easton, CT. Free Admission and Open to the Public.  Please bring a sturdy pair of scissors and a clean plastic gallon water jug. Instructions and other supplies provided.  Don't have a plastic gallon water jug? No problem. Contact Jean at jean@idatwork.com and we'll bring one along for you. 

 

Hosted by Easton Garden Club and led by The Easton Garden Club Co-President Chris Linley and other members of the Pollinator Pathway. For more information contact Jean Stetz-Puchalski  by email: jean@idatwork.com Subject: Pollinators

Thursday, May 7, 2020: Pollinator Pathway Workshop  7 - 9 pm at the Easton  Library Community Room, Easton, CT. Free Admission and Open to the Public. Learn about the Pollinator Pathway initiative, how to start your own pollinator garden and how to buy native plants  that are untreated and support pollinator health. Come away with a few simple steps you can take in your own yard, community garden, or farm to become more pollinator friendly.

Workshop Facilitators:

Dina Brewster, Executive Director, CT NOFA + founding farmer at The Hickories Farm, Ridgefield, CT

Mary Ellen Lemay, Aspetuck Land Trust Green Corridor Initiative + H2H – Hudson to the Housatonic Conservation Partnership Facilitator

Jean Stetz-Puchalski, Conservation Chair, Easton Garden Club + founding member of the Easton Pollinator Pathway

Louise Washer, President, Norwalk River Watershed Association + Pollinator Pathway Steering Committee 

 

Saturday, May 9, 2020: Pollinator Pathway Master Gardener Booth at the Easton Garden Club Garden Mart  9 am to 12 noon on the Firehouse Green, 1 Center Road, Easton CT. Bring your questions and learn about how and what to plant to start or tend to your own pollinator gardens. Pollinator Pathway sign pick up location for qualifying projects and registered properties -  $10 donation per sign.