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WCSU’s Jane Goodall Center invites public to help prep university’s Permaculture Garden

DANBURY, CONN.— The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies at Western Connecticut State University will hold Community Days for volunteers to participate in mulching the university’s Permaculture Garden from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in the garden adjacent to the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.

Launched during the 2014-15 academic year, the garden serves multiples purposes, including course curriculum across many disciplines — and its yield provides healthy, locally grown food for WCSU students in the campus cafeterias and at area food pantries.

The community is invited to learn more about permaculture gardening and to participate hands-on in the soil preparation of WCSU’s garden. Both event days will be dedicated to preparing the garden for winter.

The Jane Goodall Center is dedicated to wildlife research, education and conservation. The Center offers interdisciplinary events, programs, classes and workshops that are aligned with the core values of The Jane Goodall Institute.

For more information, email Permaculture Garden Manager Roman Mendieta at



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