On September 13th Aspetuck Land Trust celebrated the planting of our very first Demonstration Garden, an inspirational garden filled with native plants created at Earthplace in Westport with the support of the Westport Women’s Club 2019 Ruegg Grant.
This Garden will be an inspirational garden filled with native plants, a garden that will inspire the community to re-think our lawns. An example of how landowners can take care of their yards in a more sustainable, pollinator-friendly way this will create a non-toxic space for children and pets. The native plants will increase the variety of native birds and wildlife that are attracted.
Among those that joined the celebration were: Tony McDowell Earthplace Exec Dir, Melissa Kane Board of Selectmen, Matt Mandell Earthplace Board Mbr, Jim Marpe First Selectman, Jay Petrow of Petrow Gardens, Bill Kraekel Aspetuck Land Trust President (ALT), David Brant ALT Exec Dir, Mary Ellen Lemay ALT Landowner Engagement Director, Christina McVaney Westport Woman’s Club President (WWC), Nancy Saipe & Jeannette Tewey WWC Ruegg Grants Committee, Susan Hricik, WWC Community Services Chair.