Professor, Author and Visionary Conservationist Doug Tallamy to Speak in New Canaan

Renowned author, professor and researcher, Doug Tallamy, will speak on the topic of his recently published book, “Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard.” Tallamy is best known for the national conversation he sparked more than a decade ago about the link between healthy ecosystems and human wellbeing. His first book, “Bringing Nature Home”, emphasized the irrefutably significant tie between native plant species, native insects and the rest of the food chain essential for a healthy world. Sponsored by the ten organizations that comprise the New Canaan Pollinator Pathway, Mr. Tallamy’s presentation will offer specific suggestions of how homeowners can turn their properties into conservation corridors and help make a difference for global biodiversity. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 3 at New Canaan Country School Auditorium, 635 Frogtown Road, starting at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm). Tickets are $15.

Songs of the Season

Enjoy a moment of peace and tranquility this holiday season with improvisational arrangements of seasonal music performed by local musicians. These calming selections, along with expansive winter views of our 80-acre preserve, will create a serene environment for reflection and contemplation.

Gifting for Good

As part of our Community Initiative, Grace Farms Foundation invites you to join us for an evening of gift-making merriment. Together as a community, we will assemble winter care packages of blankets, toiletries, and other essential items for local families and children in need. Enjoy music and games as we wrap gifts, write cards, and create crafts to bring cheer during the holiday season. Winter care packages will be distributed in collaboration with the Walter E. Luckett, Jr. Foundation.

December Community Dinner

Enjoy a special meal with friends and neighbors, featuring local performing artists. This affordable dining experience promises expansive views and excellent company. The evening will take place in the River building’s Commons—a 6,900 square foot glass room appointed with social community tables built from trees harvested on the grounds, comfortable sofas, and a coffee bar serving our very own Heavenly Roast.

Pura Vida Mailbox Brigade

Participate in a New Canaan tradition by joining Grace Farms Foundation, Pura Vida, and its local high school club to make holiday mailbox decorations. “Make and take” your own decoration in exchange for a suggested donation or help to make decorations for others. All proceeds support Pura Vida’s efforts to raise awareness for hungry, orphaned, abandoned, or trafficked children and will help to pay for meals the organization distributes to starving children. Pura Vida’s volunteers have packed and shipped close to 2 million meals to date for children in need.