Events


Current Events:

* Winter Sowing – 11.18.23

Please join the Sherman Conservation Commission and Sherman library on Nov. 18, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m. at the library for this hands-on workshop. Led by advanced master gardener and commission vice chair, Michele MacKinnon, attendees will learn easy and affordable methods for growing pollinator plants from seeds.

Following a short presentation, participants will plant pollinator milk jug greenhouses that can be placed outdoors during winter and will sprout by spring! All materials are provided.

To register please visit: shermanlibrary.org, email slprograms@biblio.org or call (860) 354-2455.  


Past Events:

2023

* Residential Energy Storage Solutions – 10.21.23

Presentation led by Connecticut Green Bank’s Ed Kranich about the benefits of pairing batteries with solar panels, the available incentives, and how to get started.     

* Putting Your Garden to Bed – 09.20.23

Zoom program given by advanced master gardener and commission vice chair Michele MacKinnon with how-to tips on how to prepare gardens for the over-winter season.     

* Sherman Green Fair – 05.06.23

Outdoor fair hosted by the Sherman Conservation Commission in celebration of Earth Day, featuring 20 organizations with ‘saving green’ activities for adults and children.  

* Plant It and They Will Come: Attracting Connecticut Butterflies to Your Yard – 04.22.23

Workshop delivered by Jim Sirch (Education Coordinator, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History) on how to create and improve habitats in your garden for butterflies and other pollinators.    


2022

“An Evening with Doug Tallamy—The Nature of Oaks” – 10.6.22

Presentation led by environmentalist and entomologist Doug Tallamy on his best-selling book, ‘The Nature of Oaks’ on how homeowners can take conservation into their own hands (and yards) to protect this important keynote species.   

Watch now (80 mins.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuvTdfUMhcM&t=364s

* Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly – 04.21.23

Screening and Q&A session led by filmmaker and conservationist Kim Smith of her awarded documentary chronicling the life and migratory habits of the monarch butterfly.