Join Peter Picone and Ron Pitz for a guided tour of Hawk Hill Farm’s beautiful, gently sloping trails. Peter is an urban wildlife biologist at the State Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, and Ron is the former executive director of Knox Foundation (and regular volunteer at Hawk Hill). They will discuss the property’s many champion trees, native plants, and efforts to identify and control invasive plants.
The walk will be approximately 1 mile. Please expect to practice “social distancing” even as we come together to learn more about this site. Heavy rain cancels. (Co-sponsored by the North Central Conservation District, and rescheduled from their April 25 plant sale weekend.)
Our 5th annual Wine & Dine for for the health and safety of our guests becomes: A TAKE-OUT HARVEST DINNER from our farms to you on Saturday, September 26…More details to come!
Eat Well & Do Good!
- “Meet and Greet” your neighbors and community at the picturesque Wintonbury Hills Golf Course for tasty appetizers, a glass of wine and friendly conversation.
- Then join other guests for a home-cooked dinner in an intimate group setting at one of our many hosts’ homes in Bloomfield.
- Enjoy old-fashioned conversation over dinner while getting to know folks around the table.
- Dress: “Informal chic.”
- DEADLINE TO BUY TICKETS: Friday, September 10, 2020.
Make a Reservation
Tickets are $85 as a member or $95 as a nonmember (become a member and save $10). Your reservation includes a reception with appetizers and prosecco, a sumptuous meal with wine and dessert in a private home, and the warm feeling you’ll get doing something good for your community — helping Wintonbury Land Trust protect our natural resources, farmlands, and wildlife corridors while connecting people with nature. It’s a win-win for everybody! Reservations accepted on a first come, first served basis. Deadline is September 10.
- Register online with a credit card.
- Print a PDF Registration Form to mail-in with a check.
- Can’t attend? Make a donation or voice your support in the printed program.
- Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Where Does the Money Go?
Wine & Dine is Wintonbury Land Trust’s major annual fundraising event, contributing over $36,250 to our work in the past four years! Last year’s event enabled our 501(c)3, all-volunteer nonprofit to:
Maintain our pastures, fields, and meadows:
- Proper stewardship requires periodic mowing of pastures, fields, and meadows. We “caught up” on some deferred cutting at the Sinnot Farm-The Knoll site and maintained our Hawk Hill Farm pastures, Stout Family Fields, and Evans Family Meadows.
- Work with the town to promote Lisa Lane Farm community gardens and to improve the LaSalette Trail.
Advance the mission of Hawk Hill Farm:
- Purchased parts to repair a donated tractor. This will enable WLT to do some of the mowing and trail maintenance with volunteers at a reduced expense,
Fund educational outreach events:
- Presented Monarch Butterfly Habitats lecture at WLT annual meeting at the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm.
- Co-sponsored with Bloomfield Leisure & Senior Services Departments a Black Bears in CT lecture. (Over 100 people attended!)
- Conducted nature hikes on CT Trails Day.
- Organized annual Over the Mountain Hike with co-sponsors Simsbury Land Trust and Town of Bloomfield.
- Paid for insurance, supplies, website maintenance, postage, and unexpected stewardship expenses such as the complicated removal of barbed wire fence from WLT’s Van Otterloo Preserve.
Please join us in connecting people with nature and protecting our community’s natural resources, farmlands, and wildlife corridors: