On September 13, Aspetuck Land Trust celebrated the installation of a native plant demonstration garden at Earthplace. The garden will be used to teach homeowners how to incorporate native plants into their home landscapes and is part of Aspetuck Land Trust’s Green Corridor Initiative. The garden was made possible by a $10,0000 Ruegg grant from the Westport Woman’s Club. For more information on the Green Corridor and upcoming native plant events at Earthplace visit aspetucklandtrust.org
Pictured from left: Tony McDowell Earthplace Executive Director, Melissa Kane Westport Board of Selectmen, Matthew Mandell Earthplace Board Member and President of the Westport Chamber of Commerce, Jim Marpe Westport First Selectman, Jay Petrow of Petrow Gardens, Bill Kraekel Aspetuck Land Trust President, David Brant Aspetuck Land Trust Executive Director, Mary Ellen Lemay, Aspetuck Land Trust Landowner Engagement Director, Christina McVaney Westport Woman’s Club President, Nancy Saipe and Jeannette Tewey Westport Woman’s Club Ruegg Grants Committee, and Susan Hricik, Westport Woman’s Club Community Services Chair.
(photo credit Nancy Moon)