Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut State Initiative: PLANT CONNECTICUT - BE A CONSERVATION CHAMPI
2017-2019 President's Theme and Project - Ingeborg Venus
Support a Healthy Environment for Today and for Future Generations
There was deficit of more than 12 inches in rainfall during 2016 that had substantially dropped our water table, and reservoirs were at an unusually low levels. Let's strive to CONSERVE WATER.
Install rain barrels
Use drip irrigation
Design rain gardens
Mulch trees and shrubs
Downsize your lawn
Indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides is raising havoc among our pollinators. Some bee species are approaching extinction. Let's strive to ASSIST POLLINATION.
Avoid chemical pesticides
Plant native trees and shrubs
Plant native perennials
Cluster flowers by variety and color
Plant successive blooms for all Seasons
There are many ways to grow plants in our own gardens, in community gardens, and in our town parks without resorting to chemical sprays and fertilizers. Let's strive to GARDEN NATURALLY.
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In your own garden
In community gardens
Advocate organic practices at nearby parks and farms
Explore IPM principles
Use natural layering (lasagna gardening)