North West Conservation District is excited to announce the receipt of generous funding from the Ruth and Robert Cron Endowment Fund of the Northwest CT Community Foundation. With this funding, we will expand our agricultural education programs at the Beardsley and Memorial Library in Winsted, CT. This educational initiative began last year with implementation of a children’s community garden along with an 8 week program teaching hands-on life skills for growing food. In addition this year, every participating family will receive an at-home gardening kit with supplies, and we are offering a 4-session hands-on program for young teens centered around agriculture and encouraging environmental stewardship.
Our first program is on Wednesday June 15th, 3:30PM-4:30PM for the kids program, and 4:30PM-5:30PM for the young teen program. Registration is required for the first week only – please call 860-379-6043 or visit https://www.beardsleylibrary.org/ to learn more.”