Killingly Green News

Keeping an Ear to the Earth


All about Killingly's natural resources, the farms, the gardens and the environment.  Killingly Green News is a collaborative effort of the Killingly Agriculture Commission, The Killingly Community Garden, Mother Nature's Garden of Killingly, and the Killingly Conservation Commission.  

Killingly Community Garden seeks Volunteer Coordinator

The Killingly Community Garden is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator for the 2018 season.

The successful candidate will work as an independent contractor, paid on a stipend basis, to manage volunteers and the garden for the 2018 growing season.  A detailed job description can be found here.

For additional information or an application, please call the
Town of Killingly Planning Office, 860-779-5311.

Also, there are still a limited number of plots available for the 2018 growing season! If you are interested in being one of our gardeners, fill out this application and drop it off at the Planning Office located in the Killingly Town Hall at 172 Main Street, Killingly, CT.

To learn more about KCG, visit their website or Facebook page.

New England Grassroots Environment Fund awards grant to Mother Nature's Garden
by Chris Shaw

A $1,600.00 grant was awarded to Mother Nature's Garden to aid in their plans for creating a reliable water source for their existing pollinator gardens. The grant is part of New England Grassroots "Grow" program which offers awards to groups looking to expand existing projects. MNG is very thankful and excited to be a recipient of this grant.

About the New England Grassroots Environment Fund:

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (Grassroots Fund) energizes and nurtures long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and sustainable communities using stories, tools and dollars to fuel local activism and social change. Since 1996, the Grassroots Fund’s core grantmaking program continues to fund nearly 150 grants annually, giving more than $4 million in 20 years to initiatives by better than 1,700 community groups covering more than 60 percent of New England’s cities and towns. New England Grassroots Environment Fund awards help solve the problems and realize the promises in addressing climate change and energy action, local food, environmental health and justice, land and water and local economies.

For more information, please visit or call 603-905-9915.

Killingly Conservation Commission News
By Donna Bronwell, Killingly Conservation Chair, 860-779-116

New Back Roads Driving Tour

A brand new Back Roads Tour of "Undiscovered Killingly" will focus on the "Mills Beyond". Planned for March before the leaves pop out on trees and bushes, the stone ruins of old mills are more visible. Did you know that Killingly was the greatest cotton manufacturing town in Connecticut in1836?

This bus tour will highlight Killingly's mill history, locations of the many mills along the Whetstone Brook, plus other unique vistas and a historic family farm. Watch for details on registration.

Need KCC and OSLAF members

Looking for an opportunity to help protect our rural character and green spaces?

Both Killingly Conservation Commission and Open Space Land Acquisition Committee have openings. Contact Donna Bronwell, KCC Chairperson or Town Planning Office 860-779-5310. KCC meets on the third Wednesday at 7 pm and OSLAF on fourth Thursday at 6:30 pm. Meetings are always open to the community.

Pomfret's Green Team is offering a documentary film and discussion series:

"GENERATION ZAPPED" - Monday, February 26

This private pre-release screening is an eye-opening documentary about the true cost of living in the wireless age. ($5 at door)

"MERCHANTS OF DOUBT" - Monday, March 26

A troubling story of how influential scientists cloud public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda.

Screenings are at 6:30 pm at the Audubon Center on 218 Day Road in Pomfret Center. Questions? Contact

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