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Fairfield Museum Welcomes Pollinator Garden

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Fairfield Museum and History Center is pleased to welcome a pollinator garden to the Museum grounds this summer courtesy of rising Eagle Scout Adam Jehle, and with the support of Boy Scouts of America Troop 90, the Sasqua Garden Club, Native Nursery and the Town of Fairfield DPW.

In his pursuit of Eagle Scout rank with Boy Scout Troop 90 of Fairfield, Adam cultivated the idea to plant a pollinator garden and help revitalize the local bee population as part of his community project. The Fairfield Museum provided Adam with the perfect location to plant the garden and the team got to work. To support the project, the Sasqua Garden Club of Southport generously funded the effort, Native Nursery of Fairfield offered a discount on the pollinator plants Adam selected for the garden, and the Fairfield DPW lent a hand by providing the tools and topsoil needed to plant and finish the garden. 

The Fairfield Museum is once again open to the public every day from 10AM to 4PM and the Museum’s Research Library is open by appointment only from Wednesday through Saturday. Stop by the Museum to enjoy our great exhibits and visit the new pollinator garden while you are here. For detailed information about our exhibitions, events, programs and safety protocols, visit Fairfieldmuseum.org

More About the Fairfield Museum and History Center:

Fairfield Museum and History Center is a vibrant nexus of community life offering dynamic family programs and exhibitions, sparking dialogue and deliberating the challenges of the future. Central to our community-focused mission is a desire to provide important historical context to pressing issues of our time, and to offer a safe, trustworthy environment where multiple perspectives can be heard, and collective solutions explored. 

About the Sasqua Garden Club

The aim of the Sasqua Garden Club is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and creative design; To protect, restore and improve the quality of the environment through education, programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.

About Native Nursery

NATIVE’s mission is to provide a wide diversity of healthy, superior quality, regionally native plants to support the national movement of expanding ecologically critical native plant habitats to support our wildlife, while fostering an appreciation for the beauty of native plants. 

About the Fairfield Department of Public Works

Fairfield Department of Public Works is dedicated to protecting the Town's investment in its infrastructure and providing services that enhance the quality of life for its residents. 

PHOTOS

Top left: Eagle Scout Candidate Adam Jehle, dog Nella and members of Boy Scout Troop 90.

Top right: Group Planting

Bottom: Members of the Sasqua Garden Club, Marlowe Mitchell (President), Piera Panozzo, (new member) and Charlotte Stone (Adams mom and member)

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