No Mow May: Good Idea?

Recently, a friend was reading the New York Times and saw an article on the No Mow May movement. She contacted me to see what I thought about “No Mow May.” Quite frankly, I responded, I didn’t know much about it, but promised to research it.

Celebrate Trails Day with a family-friendly hike

On June 4, celebrate Connecticut Trails Day by spending a morning with fellow outdoor enthusiasts on the Granby Land Trust’s Mary Edwards Mountain property. This family-friendly nature walk will be led by GLT Board Member and middle school science teacher Jennifer Plourde.

Explore Granby extended through the fall

The Granby Conservation Commission has announced an extension to the Explore Granby open spaces scavenger hunt through October. This event, first conducted in 2020, is an effort by the commission to encourage Granby residents to explore the town’s beautiful trails and open spaces.

Salmon Brook runs high after heavy rain

Early on April 8, 2.25 inches of rain fell on the West Branch of the Salmon Brook. The results were dramatic. Standing near the banks, the rumble of underwater stones is quite loud.

Spotlight on Joe O’Grady

Joe O’Grady joined the Friends of Holcomb Farm as its Farm Manager in 2014. Together with his partner Emma and their two children Juniper and Willow (who both were born right in the old farmhouse, as we suspect were Tudor and Laura Holcomb, more than a century prior), they have quickly emerged as important, active members of the Granby community.

Help plant wildflowers on June 4

The Friends of Granby Wildflower Meadow will host a Plant-In as its inaugural event on June 4 (rain date June 5) at the five-acre parcel located along Rte. 10/202 across from Maple View Farm. Over 1,200 plug plants have been ordered to be placed in a section of the field.

Upcoming Events

April 29–May 30: Kate Emery Art Show for the benefit of Fresh Access. Head to the Lost Acres Vineyard for some wine and to enjoy Emery’s latest work in the show titled The Land That Feeds Us: Body, Mind and Soul.