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project leader
Sarah H
location
Norfield Road
(Weston Town Center )
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25% complete......

the project

Are you interested in joining the pollinator pathway, but don't know where to start? The new Weston Town Green project will have not one, but THREE demonstration gardens to model the easy steps you can take to become a better land steward and provide a welcoming and safe environment for our neighboring pollinators and wildlife.

Our plans include: 

  1. A lush native garden with 4 season interest that is not only beautiful but bountiful for the pollinators and birds.
  2. A native garden alternate for shaded gardens
  3. Native shrubs and trees throughout the Town Green landscape in addition to the Demonstration Garde

Not only will our demonstration gardens look inviting, but they are chemical-free, low maintenance and low water use!

If we exceed our fundraising goals, we would like to add a 4th demonstration garden - a rain garden! 

Please get involved, join the pathway! Every donation you make will be doubled by the Sustainable CT Community Match Grant. 

the steps

Q1 2020 Step 1 - Raise Funds 

Q2 2020 Step 2 - Prepare Site 

Q3 2020 Step 3 - Plant Native Garden 

2021 / 2022 Step 4 - Ready for the town to enjoy with Intermittent watch and weed for 2 years until established 

2023 Step 5 - Sit back, relax, enjoy your maintenance-free town landscape that works with nature, instead of against it. 

why we're doing it

Weston plays a pivotal role in the Pollinator Pathway and the Green Corridor. We connect to many towns; Wilton, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, and Redding. We have two major waterways running through our town, and we have an abundance of preserves and woods. Together we can, and should, create a diverse ecosystem in our own backyard that will naturally take care of the pests (and good guys and gals) that we spray away. 

Weston already has existing pollinator-friendly plantings on the town-owned property; Lachat Town Farm Community Garden and the Weston School Campus. With your support, our goal is to create greater awareness of the pollinator pathway on an ongoing basis.  

It is our belief that the Pollinator Pathway movement will educate and unite our community in a positive way, as we all move towards a safer, friendlier and more considerate way of living. Our existing and future planned pollinator pathways will form a lasting collaboration with local leaders, students, scout organizations as well as our friends and neighbors. Our mission is to create native landscapes, that are not only beautiful but also sustainable. 

 

budget



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $40,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$610
TOTAL TO RAISE = $40,645
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.  

updates

25% complete......

Thank you for your generous donations! We are just shy of $10k, we want to reach $10k by Saturday, can you help? Please share this post and invite others to donate to the new Weston Town Green native pollinator gardens. 

 

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Morledge Family
  • Jane H.
  • Jennifer B.
  • Jeff
  • Sarah Hutchison
  • Jacek Z.
  • Charles Douthat
  • The Koether Family
  • Amy F Colbert
  • Margaret Wirtenberg
  • Anonymous
  • Bean corcoran
  • Anne B Hunt
  • Lachs
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Lynn P.
  • Megan Fazzari and family
  • Anonymous
  • The Weston Garden Club
  • Sara Spaulding
  • Olivea W.
  • Ruth Israely
  • Gulnara S.
  • THE WESTON GARDEN CLUB
  • The Stoltz Family
  • Anonymous
  • Sonia S
  • Sarah Brown
  • Mary F.
  • Laura A.
  • The Green Family
  • Alison W.
  • karin feingold
  • Amanda S.
  • Meyerson Family
  • Maria Calamito
  • Anonymous