Members are Invited to TLGV’s 2016 Annual Meeting
Members are invited to the 2016 Annual Meeting of The Last Green Valley, Inc. on Wednesday, June 15th, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, at Allen Hill Farm, Brooklyn, CT.
Cost of the dinner is $25 per person. You may attend the Annual Membership Meeting for free if you do not wish to come early for the dinner.
Please RSVP by Friday, June 10 by calling the office or clicking on this link.
Here are the details:
5:00 – 5:30 pm: Annual Meeting Reception
Cash bar reception in the timber-framed, restored barn at Allen Hill Farm.
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Dinner provided by Renee’s Working Girl Catering – $25 per person
BBQ Chicken (Assorted Pieces)
Italian Sausage with Onions & Peppers with Rolls
Potato and Pasta Salad
Seasonal Peas & Mushrooms
Dessert fruit bars and cookies
6:30 – 7:00 pm Annual Membership Meeting
Annual Meeting of the Members of The Last Green Valley, Inc., including reports, awards, and the election of Directors and Officers.
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Tour Allen Hill Farm with owner Charlie Langevin and learn about “Native American Lifeways Along the Quinebaug River” with Nicholas F. Bellantoni, PhD, Emeritus State Archaeologist. If the weather is bad we’ll skip the outdoor tour and have an indoor program.
Allen Hill Farm consists of 350 diverse acres along the Quinebaug River. The views from the hill are spectacular, especially the eastward view down the hill towards the Quinebaug River. Now in its sixth generation, the farm has been in the same family since 1891.
We’ll be welcomed by owner Charlie Langevin and learn the history of the farm and Christmas tree operation as we walk down the hill to the Quinebaug River (wagon rides provided upon request). The Langevins have invested in sustainable agriculture including solar energy, conservation practices, and wildlife habitat improvements for the New England cottontail. They have also restored their barn to provide a scenic venue for events.
At the river we will meet Dr. Bellantoni and learn about the antiquity of Indians from the area based on archaeological sites and historic records, and learn how they utilized the river’s resources for their economy and for travel. Dr. Bellantoni will discuss their construction of fishing weirs located adjacent to the farm.
There will be tractor-drawn wagons available for people to ride back up the hill to the barn and parking area following the program.
Directions and Parking:
Allen Hill Farm is located at 542 Allen Hill Road in Brooklyn. Allen Hill Road is off Route 6 in Brooklyn CT and 2.1 miles from Route 395. Driving west on Route 6, turn left on Allen Hill Road, and continue for 2.3 miles. Allen Hill Farm is on the left.
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