Ashley Kenney, the manager of the Jane Goodall Permaculture Garden on the Midtown campus of Western Connecticut State University, will host a series of lectures in April featuring local female farmers. The Jane Goodall garden is still in its first full year, and as of last Fall it donated hundreds of pounds of its organically grown produce to local food pantries in Danbury, as well as to the students of Western Connecticut State University.
The lectures will take place every Wednesday evening in April and are called "Farm For Yourself" when local female farmers will talk about different areas of their respective expertise. This series is FREE and open to the public and will be held in the lovely Science building on WCSU's campus (right next to the garden!). In addition to introducing the guests to the permaculture garden, the series will also recognize the work the team is performing in urban, community gardening.
On April 6th Dr. Whitney Freeman of Henny Penny Farm will discuss “Using Animals to Manage your Land,” on April 13th, Jess Wong from Holbrook Farm will speak about “Composting and Soil Amendment,” followed by Stacy Murphy of Sweet Pea Farm on April 20th discussing “Backyard Beekeeping and Honey Production,” and the final lecture on April 27th features Ashley Kenney, who will discuss “The Importance of Urban and Community Gardening: What is Permaculture?”
So mark your calendars and visit WCSU to see the great work they are doing and listen to some local farmers who are helping many good causes.