← Programs

Thu, Jan 12, 2023

The Westport Garden Club presented entomologist Doug Tallamy, who joined The Westport Library via Zoom to speak about how what humans plant affect the ecosystem in profound ways.

Wed, Jan 11, 2023

Chef Michel Nischan answers some profound questions about our food system, food access and food choice, and how we can all play a part to create a more equitable and sustainable food system. “Food as a single subject has more impact on human health, environmental health, societal health, and economic health than any other subject.”  - Chef Michel Nischan

Wed, Oct 26, 2022

The United Nations Association of Southwestern Connecticut presents the first Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Lecture. Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker will discuss how to inspire people to preserve, protect and restore the Earth community. As co-founder of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, Dr. Tucker seeks to identify different perspectives among the religions of the world to find comprehensive and collaborative solutions to our global environmental crisis in partnership with scientists and policy makers.

Wed, Jul 13, 2022

Corban Addison comes to Westport to discuss his new nonfiction book, Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial, with Sustainable Westport's Johanna Martell. As vivid and fast-paced as a thriller, Wastelands takes us into the heart of a legal battle over the future of America’s farmland and into the lives of the people who found the courage to fight.

Tue, Apr 19, 2022

Authors Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vettese will discuss their radical plan to address climate disaster and their book, Half-Earth Socialism with Kevin Gallagher, host of WPKN's "Digging in the Dirt."

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Lay the groundwork for success in your garden by learning steps to make a new yard your own with Alice Ely, master gardener; find out how to start smart with soil testing, measuring sun/shade conditions, assessing plantings and prioritizing your garden goals.

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Wanjiku "Wawa" Gatheru, a 21-year-old environmental justice advocate and founder of Black Girl Environmentalist discusses the important intersection of social and environmental justice, as part of the Sustainable Environmental Learning Series, in partnership with Earthplace.

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Alice Ely, Master Composter, Master Gardener and Board Member of Wakeman Town Farm gives the basics of backyard composting.

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Find out about he Town of Westport's Transfer Station's process for collecting food scraps to create compost works, including information on what can and can't be recycled.

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Bridgeport-based Chef Raquell demonstrates changes you can make in planning and preparing meals and preserving food, so you can eat more with less, and decrease your food waste footprint.

Wed, May 13, 2020

Considering starting a backyard chicken flock to be more self-sufficient? Anne Burmeister of Wakeman Town Farm shares tips and things to consider when making this choice.

Mon, May 4, 2020

Celebrate. EarthDay with Lori Fontanes who discusses the relationship of climate, COVID-19 and food, including practical advice on eating better for the planet and people.

Wed, Apr 22, 2020

ReThink Things: Tackle living sustainably in small steps. Kai Addae of The Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op shares tips on basic bicycle maintenance.

Wed, Apr 22, 2020

ReThink Things: Learn the basics to grow your own vegetables at home in pots with Alice Ely of Wakeman Town Farm

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

ReThink Things: Tackle living sustainably in small steps. Learn how to stretch your groceries by foraging in your back yard with Becky Newman from Earthplace.

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