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Organic Land Care: Lawns on a Mission! Live Webinar from Dina Brewster, via New Canaan Library
April 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
As our state land use has shifted from pasture to lawn and from forest to subdivision, Connecticut’s remaining habitat and food production has become threatened. Dina Brewster, farmer and director of CT Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), will teach homeowners how to become land stewards by caring for their lawns organically. Tune into the live webinar on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. EST to learn the ways in which this problem can be turned around. Please register for the event and receive webinar instructions by registering online at https://newcanaanlibrary.org/calendar/.
Zoom in for an evening of information and discussion on bringing organic land and lawn care to New Canaan. With basic knowledge of soil health, organic land care principles, and a few farmer friends, attendees will learn ways to use the lawn and backyard to heal the environment while saving time, effort, aggravation, and money.
Dina Brewster is Executive Director of CT NOFA. A full-time farmer for fifteen years, she was previously a teacher, first in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer and then in the Bronx teaching high school English. She founded and developed “The Hickories,” initially a one-acre vegetable garden which has grown to a 45-acre certified organic fruit, vegetable, cut flower, and livestock business. Committed to connecting people with working land, Brewster chose to return
to her family’s farm in Ridgefield and start a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. She believes we have a responsibility to increase the economic vitality of our regional agrarian economy, improve the long-range ecological stewardship of our land and water, and enliven our cultural commitment to farming.