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FAP Receives Grant for Raised Bed Garden Project

Through Greenwich Academy, Friends of Autistic People (FAP) was the recipient of the Greenleaf Foundation’s community grant of $1,500 to fund a raised bed garden project. FAP has proposed to use the grant to establish a raised bed garden program at Greenwich Academy to teach horticultural skills to transitioning teens as well as young adults with autism with the purpose of eventually leading to employment. Each program will be tailored to the individual. read more...

Bruce Museum Hosts Honey Tasting Event

Looking for a sweet experience this summer? On Thursday, July 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Bruce Museum will host “The Language of Flavor in Honey: A Guided Sensory Honey Tasting Event.” Italian-trained honey expert Carla Marina Marchese, from Red Bee Honey of Weston, will present an educational talk and guided tasting of six American honeys paired with local cheese and seasonal produce. Participants will learn about honeybees and the essential pollination services that bring us fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, spices – even coffee, chocolate, and blue jeans. read more...

‘Diversity of Wild Bees’ is Topic of Presentation

The Bruce Museum Seaside Center will kick off the Fred Elser First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center Series this summer on July 1 from 1:30 to 4 p.m., at the Innis Arden Cottage in Greenwich Point Park. Family activities throughout the afternoon will focus on native bees. At 2 p.m., Nick Dorian, a first-year PhD student at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., will talk about “Everything except Honey: The Diversity of Wild Bees.” read more...

Audubon to Host Pollinator Garden Workshop

Join Plan It Wild co-founder and designer, Amanda Bailey, Saturday, June 23 at 10 a.m., to learn how easy it is to convert your lawn into pollinator-friendly habitat. Learn which native plants, trees, flowers and shrubs are the right fit for your backyard and which birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife will benefit from your welcoming, backyard habitat. Your yard is the next frontier in making your neighborhood a great place for all to live – birds and butterflies included. read more...