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WestConn Stages Permaculture Garden ‘Community Day’ In Danbury

WCSU to host Permaculture Garden ‘Community Day’ on Friday, Sept. 23.
WCSU to host Permaculture Garden ‘Community Day’ on Friday, Sept. 23. Photo Credit: contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- Western Connecticut State University in Danbury will host “Community Day” on Friday at the Jane Goodall Permaculture Garden on campus.

The event is part of the Permaculture Garden Project sponsored by the Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies.

"Community Day" will involve harvesting, weeding and cleaning up the garden. Tools and snacks will be provided.

Attendees are encouraged to bring gloves and appropriate clothing. The event is free and open to the public.

Permaculture gardens are designed to be sustainable, self-sufficient and to utilize the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems, according to a release from WCSU.

The garden at WCSU engages students, faculty and the community in learning about where food comes from and how it gets to dinner plates, the release said.

"The garden draws people together for a common purpose,” said anthropology professor Laurie Weinstein, chair of the Jane Goodall Center. “It gives people hope, especially in relationship to national politics, global warming and whatever else might be giving people angst. The garden represents the good people can do.”

The event will be from 9 a.m. - noon.

For more information, contact Weinstein at (203)-837-5453, or by email at

The garden is adjacent to the Science Building on the university’s Midtown campus at 181 White St., Danbury.

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