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A Farm-to-Table “Harvest Tour” in The Last Green Valley

September 2, 2020

“For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.”  — Edwin Way Teale For almost two decades The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) has held its annual fundraising event “Tastes of the […]


Tastes of the Valley Harvest Tour!

August 28, 2020

Celebrating local farms, orchards, vintners, brewers and restaurants! This year, we invite you to take a gourmet Harvest Tour of The Last Green Valley! Enjoy a farm-to-table, 3-course dinner from one of our area’s best restaurants each week for the first four weeks of Walktober: […]


Chaplin: A Village Suspended in Time

August 25, 2020

In preparing for this article I perused the Town of Chaplin website. A section about the town’s history starts with this sentence, “An extraordinary early 19th century building boom and a 20th century road improvement project created Chaplin, a village suspended in time.” I first […]


A Public and Private Partnership to Conserve Purple Martins

August 18, 2020

I always enjoy hearing from readers of this column. A few weeks back Mariano Librojo from Norwich contacted me and sent pictures of three purple martin “apartments” he erected in his backyard. The structures are set up on tall poles and each has a cluster […]


TLGV Announces New Board Officers and Members

August 17, 2020

At its recent Annual Meeting, held at Creaser Park in Coventry, members of The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) elected new officers and board members. Joining Board Chairman Mike Nelson of Norwich, CT are Myra Ambrogi of Plainfield, CT as Vice Chairman; Lisa Hayden of […]


TLGV Member Program – Sunday, August 30

August 13, 2020

Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid for a sunset paddle at Mansfield Hollow Lake on Sunday, August 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. We had so much fun at the sunset paddle on July 31 at West Thompson Lake that we decided to do this again […]


Calling All Photographers! Show off Your Talent in TLGV’s 2021 Calendar

August 13, 2020

Submission deadline extended to Oct. 9. The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is searching for 13 photos that capture the unique spirit of the National Heritage Corridor. The selected images will appear in the 2021 TLGV Calendar and hang proudly in businesses and homes throughout […]


Burdock, the “Velcro” of wild plants

August 11, 2020

“Nature seems partial to the burdock. What extra pains she seems to have taken to perpetuate this worse than useless plant! Every man’s hand is against it, and nearly every animal has reason to detest it. Against their wills they are engaged in sowing its […]


Dweller of both woods and water: eastern or red-spotted newt

August 4, 2020

After a dry spell we finally had two days with a combination of passing showers, an evening of steady rain and then heavy downpours by the bucket-full for 10 to 20 minutes or so. The following day was sunny and very warm, so I took […]