Pequot Library Climate Summit 2022

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Join us for two days of community celebration and learning about ways to care for the environment. Registration is appreciated, and all programs are FREE.

Friday, April 22

All programming is FREE.

Workshop | Backyard Composting, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Join Master Composters Mary Hogue and Dan Martens from the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force, and learn how to compost by successfully recycling food scraps in your backyard. Composting helps return valuable nutrients to the soil and improves the quality of your garden and lawn by improving soil aeration, controlling weeds, and reducing the need to water.

Presentation | Conscious Consumption: Fashion, Food, & Farming, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join Patrick Horan, owner of Waldingfield Farm; Haley Lieberman, a fashion and tech entrepreneur with a focus on sustainable solutions; and Lori Cochran-Dougall, Westport Farmers Market’s Executive Director, for an interactive “town hall” conversation about the important role of consumers in the cycle of agriculture and environmentalism. Lunch by Herbaceous Catering is available at cost ($20, beverage included). Pre-registration is appreciated.

Coffee/Tea Break and Networking, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 pm. Meet with others interested in learning more about ways to care for the environment, play our Climate Trivia Game, and explore Aspetuck Land Trust’s Wildflower Preserve across the street from the Library’s entrance on Westway Road.

Workshop | What’s In/What’s Out, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join Misty Beyer from the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force and learn more about the basics of recycling and know for sure what goes in the recycling bin and what to keep out.

Saturday, April 23 

Featured Guest Speaker Edwina von Gal, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Our obsession with tidy, “clean” landscapes is proving to be harmful to the things that we love. How can we step away from the need for “neat” and let nature play a role in how we perceive, design, and maintain our human-dominated landscapes? Join celebrated landscape designer Edwina von Gal for a lecture that considers the rewards of gardening with nature – not against it. She will also discuss her new initiative Two Thirds for the Birds, a call to action to landscape and environmental professionals to make all their projects habitat friendly.

Coffee/Tea Break and Networking, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 pm. Meet with others interested in learning more about ways to care for the environment, play our Climate Trivia Game, explore Aspetuck preserve near our driveway, and enjoy scones from Gruel Britania.

Presentation | Aspetuck Land Trust, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us to learn more about the work and current projects of Aspetuck Land Trust, a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is the preservation and conservation of open space, including farm and forest land, and the natural resources located thereon, for the benefit and education of the public.

Live Music | Barnstorm, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dance to live music with Barnstorm, local musicians playing Grateful Dead tunes along with some Bonnie Raitt, Allman Brothers, Hank Williams, Beatles, Stones, and other electric bluegrass, folk, country, pop blues, and rock classics. Snacks and drinks will be available.

By attending an event attendees agree to not hold the Pequot Library, its Board of Trustees, employees/staff, agents, and volunteers liable for risk of any illness or injury. All attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure.





April 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
April 23, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
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