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Take-Home Harvest Dinner

Saturday, September 26, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Our fifth annual Wine & Dine major fundraiser becomes A TAKE-HOME HARVEST DINNER from our farms to you. Your participation helps us protect and educate people about natural resources, farmlands, and wildlife. Register today to eat well and do good!

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Our “Acknowledgements” page links to the sponsors, business donors, and in-kind contributors helping make possible this year’s Take-Home Harvest Dinner. As we adjust to new circumstances, we appreciate their steadfast and generous support. Please support them as they work to address this pandemic!

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The Secret Life of Owls

Date: September 16, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm

Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Photo of "Asha" a Barred Owl, courtesy Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education in Ashford, ConnecticutIt seems owls always have been surrounded by an air of mystery, probably because most are nocturnal and not easily spotted in the wild. During this free and informative webinar discover the extraordinary features of owls, including exceptional eyesight, hearing, and ability to fly silently. This is your chance to witness a live Northern Saw-Whet Owl, Eastern Screech Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl, and Great-Horned Owl!

The webinar is presented by staff from Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation & Education in Ashford, CT. Their mission is to rehabilitate birds of prey for release into the wild in order to maintain their population and to educate the community to enhance awareness of the environment. “Asha” (pictured) is one of the Barred Owls in their care.

This is part of the Wintonbury Land Trust’s on-going Environmental Nature Series with Bloomfield Leisure Services. For everyone’s safety, we’re presenting this as a free Zoom webinar. No special software or user account is required, just a computer, tablet, or smart phone web browser. We need to send you a login password though, so definitely register for free as soon as possible.

A Take-Home Harvest Dinner

Date: September 26, 2020

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: Gillette Ridge Golf Club, 1360 Hall Boulevard, Bloomfield

For your safety we changed our 5th annual WINE & DINE community-wide dinner and fundraiser to A TAKE-HOME HARVEST DINNER from Our Farms to You on Saturday, September 26!

SOLD OUT!! 

  • Fall is the perfect time to order A Take-Home Harvest Dinner filled with tasty, locally-sourced foods prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Archer and his team at Gillette Ridge Golf Club in Bloomfield.
  • We are happy to announce the participation of our farm partners – Newgate Farms and The 4 Five Farm – along with other regional vendors!
  • You get to select either a chicken, fish, or vegetarian entree. Each option comes with appetizer, salad, sides, dessert, and special beverages.  Dinners will be complemented with Autumn flower bouquets and other surprises.
  • Drive to Gillette Ridge Golf Club in Bloomfield where we will deliver your picnic basket to your car, carefully prepared and packaged according to all sanitary regulations.

Purchase Your Tickets

If you did not already purchase your tickets for Wine & Dine, Take-Home Harvest Dinner tickets are on sale now. They are $85 for current members, or $95 for nonmembers (become a member for 2020 and save $10). Your reservation includes a sumptuous farm-to-table dinner and the warm feeling you’ll get helping us protect and connect people with our community’s natural resources, farmlands, and wildlife corridors. It’s a win-win for everybody. Eat well and do good! Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Deadline is September 10.  All directions will be sent to you along with date reminders.


Learn where the money goes.

We cannot accomplish our goals without the support, involvement, and enthusiasm of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers.

If you want to help continue the important community work of the Wintonbury Land Trust:

WLT Board Meeting

Date: October 14, 2020

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Seabury Life Community, Bloomfield

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us with questions about attending. Enter Seabury Life via Door 18 and go to the Clock Room on Level 5.

WLT Board Meeting

Date: November 11, 2020

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Seabury Life Community, Bloomfield

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us with questions about attending. Enter Seabury Life via Door 18 and go to the Clock Room on Level 5.

WLT Board Meeting

Date: December 9, 2020

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Seabury Life Community, Bloomfield

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us with questions about attending. Enter Seabury Life via Door 18 and go to the Clock Room on Level 5.

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Our 2020 annual meeting photo slide show.

Created by Hartford Art School Civic Design class members Paulina Modestow, Darcy Peterson, and Emma Schroh and presented at our 2019 annual meeting.

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